Kay & Dave's Cantina
262 26th Street Suite A
Santa Monica, CA 90402
(310) 260-1355
Cross Streets: San Vicente Blvd.
Parking:  Self
Cuisine: Mexican
Our Food is traditional Mexican and then some. We make our corn tortillas and tamales by hand. We don't use lard. We buy top quality ingredients and have them delivered daily. And our recipes are made with fresh ingredients. Many of our dishes are the creation of our head chef, Alejo Grijalva. Alejo was born in Oaxaca, Mexico. He moved here when he was 17, and his first job was as a dishwasher at our Brentwood location. Alejo is a "self-taught" chef, and he loves what he does. Most of what he knows he learned from his mom. As a little boy, he loved cooking, and sat at her side in their humble Oaxacan kitchen learning how to make all the family recipes. A few examples are our hand made corn tortillas, banana leaf wrapped tamales, lamb birria and chicken suisa enchiladas. Our food isn't gourmet, nor do we aim to be cutting edge in creativity. But we do try hard to deliver authentic Oaxacan tastes with quality ingredients that are made fresh and healthy to eat.
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Dress Code
Meals Served
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Dinner, Lunch
Not Accepted
Restaurant Style
Casual Dining

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Beer, Hand Crafted Beers
Ambiance & Style
Authentic, Romantic
Payment Methods
Cash, Visa
Price Range
$$$ ($16-$25)