Tallula's Est. 2017

118 Entrada Drive, Santa Monica, CA, USA

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Tallula’s is an ingredient-driven, neighborhood Mexican restaurant located in Santa Monica Canyon.
Tallula's is available during the day or night for full buy-outs, accommodating 110 seated or 250 standing. The bar, lounge and outdoor patio can also be set aside for semi-private events. The private event space on the second floor is perfect for birthdays, cocktail parties, wedding rehearsals, company meetings and special dinners.
The Lowdown
Banquet Hall / Event Facility
Bar / Club / Lounge
Beach / Lake / Waterfront Location
Restaurant / Private Dining
Product Launch
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Baby Shower
Bachelor / Bachelorette Party
Birthday Party
Bridal Shower
Charity Event
Corporate Event
Dinner Party
Family Reunion
Holiday Party
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Social Event
Wedding Reception

Venue Setting

Tallula’s is a coastal Mexican restaurant from Rustic Canyon Family's Josh Loeb and Zoe Nathan, who co-own a variety of beloved and critically-acclaimed restaurants in Santa Monica and Ojai. Located just steps from the beach, the menu focuses on sustainably-caught seafood, alongside seasonal vegetables, a variety of tacos on organic, heirloom Masienda corn tortillas featuring housemade masa, and more.

Born in Cuernavaca, Executive Chef Juan Robles showcases different regions of his native Mexico through comforting dishes that showcase the very best, organic ingredients from the nearby Santa Monica Farmers’ Market and from regional fishers, farmers and ranchers whose responsible practices give back to the ocean and land. He and the team also make fresh chile pastes, spice blends and salsas from scratch, and the corn tortillas were one of the top two in KCRW’s 2021 Annual Tortilla Tournament.

The colorful bar, lounge and outdoor patio (aka “Felix’s Bar”) focuses on small-batch agave spirits and features an array of seasonal margaritas, creative riffs on Mexican and Tiki cocktails and housemade aguas frescas, while the eclectic wine list highlights boutique, planet-friendly producers from Mexico, Spain, Argentina, Portugal, California and more.

Tallula's is available during the day or night for full buy-outs, accommodating 110 seated or 250 standing. The bar, lounge and canopied outdoor patio can also be set aside for semi-private events. The private event space on the second floor is perfect for birthdays, cocktail parties, wedding rehearsals, company meetings and special dinners. With a dedicated bar for mixing up margaritas and serving wine and beer, this light-filled and casual room can host a seated dinner for 30 or a standing party for 50 people. The team also offers catering and a taco cart for off-site events.
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?


Additional Charges

The food minimums do not include beverages, tax, 20% service charge and 4% healthcare surcharge.


Additional Insurance Is Not Required To Host An Event Here


Celebrations Hosted Here Since
11 PM
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
Corkage/Bottle Fee – You Can Bring Your Own Alcohol For A Fee
Indoors Only
Non-smoking Venue
Eco/Green Events
Kid Friendly Events
Handicap Accessible
  • Street Parking
  • Valet Parking
  • Wifi
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
  • Other
Venue Features
The Scene:
Tallula's is a coastal Mexican restaurant open for dinner, happy hour and weekend brunch, and just a few hundred feet from the beach. The colorful, vibrant space offers full buy-outs for up to 250 guests, along with areas for smaller gatherings, including an upstairs private dining room and bar for 30-50 people, a large canopied patio, and “Felix’s Bar,” an indoor/outdoor lounge-style space, perfect for mixing and mingling. Whether your looking for something a bit more fun and casual, or an elevated family-style dinner to really wow your guests, we have something for all occasions.
The pagoda-style building dates back to 1984 and was originally a Japanese restaurant before Marix shortly took it over. Needless to say, the unique space has a long history in the neighborhood as a Mexican restaurant. Original features including large oak and glass doors, dark wood-paneled ceilings, rustic columns and ornate Hawaiian Koa wood banquettes re-upholstered in light gray fabric. White ceilings and a subtle coastal color palette inspired by nature—orange sunsets and green palms—evoke the relaxed sensibilities of Tulum, Mexico and Tallula’s beach town locale. Walls are decorated with mid-century modern-inspired artwork and a festive hanging in the lobby is hand-embroidered with animals and flowers by the Otomi people, who hail from Mexico’s central plateau region. Vibrant splashes of sea foam green and turquoise create an aesthetically engaging bar, with an array of vintage orange glass lanterns saved from Marix dangling above and a neon pink sign with “Felix’s Bar” (an ode to Josh and Zoe’s youngest child) written in cursive. Custom, fabricated painted steel tables with bright hand-painted Mexican Talavera tiles by Silverlake’s Further Store are featured throughout the bar area and enclosed patio. An open kitchen faces the main dining room and is lined with bright yellow tiles on the counter. The restaurant’s central staircase features a colorful, dangling modern sculpture that nods to the rock garden below, and leads up to an event space with a dedicated bar, accommodating 50 for a standing cocktail party and 32 for a seated dinner. Blonde wood floors, large communal tables and white walls lighten up the private dining room, while gray chairs and black, latticed metal bar stools lend a sense of modernity to the vintage, beach canyon-chic décor. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the parking lot was transformed into a large outdoor patio with a tall, clear awning hung with bistro lights strung from wooden beams. Trellised and potted plants and murals painted by local artists lend to the vibrant, beachside vibes.
Standout Venue Features:
The upstairs private dining room has it's own, dedicated bar and restroom to make your event truly private. 
Awards & Notables Our heirloom blue corn tortillas were one of the top two in KCRW's 2021 Annual Taco Tournament.

BizBash highlighted our Private Dining Room as a top, new venue.

Gwyneth Paltrow and the Goop team are fans of ours!

C Magazine, among many other local and regional publications, spotlighted our opening back in Spring 2017.
Celebration Locations
Felix's Bar:
Our colorful bar and lounge gives you indoor and outdoor space for 25-50 guests. It features a more fluid layout with lounge seating and high-tops, making it ideal for networking, corporate events, and mixers. Guests can enjoy stationary platters and a build-your-own taco buffet.
- Max Capacity: 25-50 Standing With Some Seated
Canopied Patio:
Our new, canopied patio in the parking lot really feels like a beach party! We have flexible seating and table arrangements for up to 100 guests, and can include anything from tray-pass to buffet, and your own satellite margarita bar. We also offer a Partial Outdoor Buyout, which can seat 10-30 guests with a delicious family-style dinner.
- Max Capacity: 100
Private Dining Room:
Located on the second floor, with its own private entrance, bar, and restroom, this light-filled room can host up to 50 guests. It’s perfect for showers, birthday parties, intimate rehearsal dinners, and company gatherings!
- Max Capacity: 30 Seated And 50 Standing
Main Dining Room:
Includes our vibrant main dining room with an open kitchen concept, hanging plant garden, and spacious built-in banquettes. Accommodates about 60 - 75 guests exclusively in the main dining room and up to 125 guests when including Felix’s Bar.
- Max Capacity: 60-75 in Main Dining Room & 125 when including Felix's Bar
Full Buyout:
Have Tallula’s all to yourself! Includes everything with our indoor and outdoor buyouts.
- Max Capacity: 200
Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes:
The menu changes seasonally, but will always include favorites like super-cheesy Nachos Sencillo and a variety of seasonal Tacos on organic, heirloom blue corn tortillas.  
Bars & Lounges:
The Friggin' Good Margarita, Paloma and Oaxacan Old Fashioned are always crowd-pleasers, and there are always a variety of seasonal options on the menu showcasing the best produce from the nearby farmers' market. For agave spirits lovers, we have some beautiful sipping tequilas and mezcals to create a fun flight or tasting experience.  


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