I'm going to be in Santa Monica for a day and I was wondering if anyone had any recs nearby so my friend doesn't have to trek. I am visiting a friend who is not a foodie (but down to eat) and he'll be on a poor grad student budget
Since I'm coming from Manhattan I would love some good Mexican. (Last time in LA I got taken to a really disappointing Americanized place)
I'm open to any other cuisines too - esp anything that's not as good in NY.
(would love affordable sushi if its yasuda-quality, otherwise I'll pass)
In past visits I've had Roscoe's, Kogi, k-town, lots of chinese food in SGV so these I can skip on these.