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TIATO in Santa Monica

flowergirl | Jun 29, 2011 11:24 PM

I enjoyed a truly delicious lunch on the lovely patio at Tiato Market Garden Cafe in Santa Monica. This wonderful cafe is owned and operated by the An Family of Crustacean. It's a great indoor/outdoor space. I shared the following and they were all excellent.
Shrimp Caesar Roll - think ceasar sald with srimp wrapped in rice paper. It was flavorful and light.
Flatbread Pizza with sausage, pesto, tomatoes and fresh mozarella. I could eat this for evey meal.
Antioxidant Spinach Salad - each bite was a treat as the salad consisted of blueberries, beets, craisins, chevre and shallots. The dressing was perfect.
Pepper encrusted Valdeon Cheese Hanger Steak - the meat was cooked perfectly and very flavorful and tender.
Every dish was seasoned perfectly. I enjoyed the patio which feels sheltered from Colorado Avenue on the other side. They are currently serving breakfast and lunch Monday to Friday and their tapas dinner Tuesday to Friday from 4:30 to 8:00. In addition to the small plates, the dinner menu also has a few substantial items. I can not wait to return for dinner - it all sounded wonderful. They will be serving Sunday brunch.during the summer as well.
There's also a great (and much needed) take-out cafe. I am looking forward to returning very soon.

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