An afternoon of wandering around the Santa Monica Pier and walking along the beach, my friend and I really craving tacos and margaritas. Fortunately, Blue Plate Taco was steps from the pier and had just what we were craving. The vibe was super beachy and we were all about it.
We started with a round of drinks and my friend ordered the La Pena Margarita. It had charred pineapple, cilantro, agave, and citrus. It was super refreshing but I wish the pineapple flavor had been stronger. She loved it though.
I had the Hibiscus Prickly Pear Margarita which was on the sweeter side so of course I was a huge fan. It had a hint of thyme which really balanced out the drink.
Because it was the middle of the afternoon, we decided to split three tacos. We went with the chicken, fish, and steak.
The Chicken Taco had juicy chicken with guajillo salsa, avocado, queso fresco, and lettuce. The taco was served on a corn shell and served folded in half so the insides could get all gooey and perfect.
The Steak Taco was definitely on the more basic side with your traditional cilantro and pickled red onions but it was also delicious.
My favorite taco was by far the Fish Taco. I ordered it baja style which means beer battered and fried. It was topped with onions, shredded cabbage, and chipotle aioli. We definitely should have ordered a second of this taco.
The tacos were all served with a side of super refreshing slaw which was also a hit.
Blue Plate Taco is located at 1515 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica
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