Tallula’s is an ingredient-driven, neighborhood Mexican restaurant located in Santa Monica Canyon, just a few hundred feet from the beach. Co-Owners Josh Loeb and Zoe Nathan both grew up going to this location in its former incarnation as Marix Tex Mex, and long thought of doing their own personal project in this space. When the opportunity came up, they partnered with Rustic Canyon Chef/Co-Owner Jeremy Fox and they’re now fulfilling that dream.


Our kitchen is overseen by Jeremy and Executive Chef Saw Naing, whose shared love for great ingredients and passion for cooking is translated into a menu full of rich, bold flavors and imaginative takes on familiar Mexican dishes. The seasonal menu sources ingredients from the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market and other local purveyors they know and trust. Fully embracing the home-cooked style, Jeremy, Saw and the culinary team call on time-honored recipes to make fresh chile pastes and salsas in-house, as well as their own heirloom corn masa for fresh tortillas. The Mexican-inspired dessert menu was created by Zoe, a celebrated baker, and is run by the Tallula’s team.

We also have a great bar with one of the largest collections of Mexican spirits on the Westside! General Manager Mary Thompson thoughtfully sources spirits like tequila, mezcal, rum and lesser-known options like raicilla and sotol from small-batch producers in Mexico. She also curates the craft beer selection, and creates classic and seasonal cocktails with housemade syrups and fresh produce from the market.

Rustic Canyon Family Wine Director Kathryn Coker crafts the eclectic wine list, featuring 30 wines from boutique producers around the world like Mexico, Spain, Argentina, France and California.


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