About Dia de Campo
A blend of old school and new school Mexican meets West Coast fish house and raw bar.
Día de Campo owners Chef Tin Vuong and Jed Sanford’s vision for a Mexican and seafood restaurant set in the South Bay of Los Angeles. Located in Hermosa Beach, just a block off the sand and strand, Día de Campo is a modern surf lodge, of sorts, catering to those who want to disconnect, leave the day behind and gather with friends and strangers over flavorful food and drinks. The menu has Chef Tin paying homage to the array of Mexican and Latino food he’s enjoyed growing up in LA, mostly coming out of cocinas east of the LA River, while also taking inspiration from the fish houses, oyster bars and surf shacks along the coasts of California, Mexico, Hawaii and wherever the Pacific meets the sand.
Seafood, Latin American, Mexican
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm.
Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm.
Thursday: 5:00pm - 12:30am.
Friday: 3:00pm - 1:00am.
Saturday: Noon - 1:00am.
Sunday: Noon - 9:00pm.
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Wine
Dia de Campo Ratings and Reviews
This was our first time at Dia de Campo. ...
This was our first time at Dia de Campo. Our meal was very good. We each ordered something different from the menu to try different things. The pancake was great. I had the Benedicts with carnitas and that was really tasty as well. The service was very good and friendly. Will definitely go back.
Fish tacos were very good but very small ...
Fish tacos were very good but very small. Pork tacos had no flavor. Sat at the bar and the service wasn't great. Margaritas are one of my all time favorite things and they made the worst skinny margarita I have had I didn't even finish it. The rice was amazing. Not sure I would go again
I LOVE THE FOOD AT DIA DE CAMPO, BUT OUR ...
I LOVE THE FOOD AT DIA DE CAMPO, BUT OUR SERVICE WAS LACKING. FIRST, SOMEONE TOOK OUR RESERVATIONS PRETENDING TO BE OUR GROUP (NOT THE RESTAURANT'S FAULT AND THEY DID MANAGE TO SEAT US PRETTY QUICKLY), BUT STILL REALLY ANNOYING. THEN, THEY FORGOT ONE OF THE THINGS WE ORDERED. WHEN WE MENTIONED IT, THEY SAID THEY'D BE RIGHT ON IT, BUT INSTEAD, WE WATCHED SEVERAL OTHER TABLES GET THE ITEM WE ORDERED BEFORE WE DID. NO APOLOGIES FOR MESSING UP THE ORDER EITHER WHICH MAKES THE WHOLE THING WORSE. I'D GO BACK BECAUSE THE FOOD IS GOOD, BUT THEY REALLY NEED TO WORK ON THEIR CUSTOMER SERVICE.
Great restaurant, excellent food, very c ...
Great restaurant, excellent food, very cool decor. I was shocked at how good this place was only because it was a last minute reservation on Open Table and no one had previously recommended it to me, so we were going there blind. The food was exceptional, the ambiance was great, everything was perfect. Next time we will try the Bloody Mary bar, it looked awesome. The zucchini pumpkin bread french toast was out of this world! The steak and eggs was delicious, the shrimp cocktail was unique and better than any I have ever had, not an ordinary plane Jane shrimp cocktail! the quality of the food superior.
Being a resident of the east side, I was skeptical of prices for tacos and elote. But, the craftsmanship of dishes like the scallops and greens with stone fruit (peach), the black salsa, red braised lamb, and pork chili verde were worth the cost. We look forward to returning for the pork belly and octopus dishes. Our server says that we cannot go wrong with any dish and we tend to trust her instinct.
It Was Everything Advertised and More
We'd been wanting o go to Dia de Campo for months but there were never any available tables when we wanted to book. We finally tried a Monday evening and got a reservation on four hours' notice, although times were limited to early (6:30 or before, which we chose) or late (after 9:00). The food was creative, fresh and delicious, from the guacamole with crabmeat to the tacos (tapas size; many of the dishes were of that size and intent, but they have full entrees as well) to my favorite, the octopus. It was prepared as a sausage, but was tender and moist. The approach reminded me of my favorite squid meal on the island of Mykonos, where the squid was served as a tender steak. The service was attentive but not intrusive. We even got drinks at Happy Hour prices.
All in all, a great experience. Recommend it highly and can't wait to do it again!
Good Happy Hour
We brought a friend from out of town and booked early not realizing what a great happy hour they have. Yummy tacos & nice margaritas at great price. Food was yummy, served timely & nice atmosphere. Was getting busier & noisier by time we left ... So go on early side if going for happy hour .
Incredibly slow service and disappointing food
You are always taking a risk when you pick a restaurant for a special occasion and unfortunately I made the wrong choice. Incredibly long dinner -- 2:30 on a Tuesday night. We literally had six menu items and only ONE was great (oysters, short rib empanada, ceviche, pork belly, grilled lobster, churros). We were probably saved by the servings of tortillas and salsa!
Oysters, took almost 40 minutes to arrive and were just OK and the pico de gallo and horse radish didn't complement them.
Short rib empanada. Small serving, the flavor profile seemed flat, and the little bit of short ribs inside were drowned with cheese and red sauce. Have enjoyed MANY empanadas, including in Chile, but we didn't care for their version at all.
Straight up ceviche arrived. We absolutely love ceviche and this is not a ceviche. If no one told you ahead of time, you wouldn't guess it was ceviche. It includes chunks of sweet potato.... Unfortunately we were hungry and had waited a long time so we ate it.
Grilled lobster, pork belly, and some rice and beans arrived. Thank goodness it looked good. The grilled lobster was Mexican style and very tasty. The beans and rice were average but I was hungry and happy to have them. Eventually we tried the pork belly and it was so salty it was inedible. Can't even describe the presentation.
Lastly, churros with chocolate. Very small to share and it does not look like any churros you've seen and looks distinctly unappetizing. Nonetheless we tried it and found it uncooked in the middle! The chocolate was also tepid. No patience to have them try again to deep fry a churro!
After 2:30 hours, we just wanted to leave. Generally we would have sent some food back but we were hungry and knew getting anything replaced would be at least 20-30 minutes. Rarely been so incredibly disappointed with a meal and didn't feel well by the time we got home. I certainly regret choosing it for a special birthday dinner.
Dia De Campo Doesn't Disappoint
I love dia de campo's lunch and dinner and this time I came for a casual lunch of small plates during bandito happy hour it was equally delicious. The standout were the oysters, the mahi bowl and the cocktails. If you like mezcal try the H. Bogart if you want something lighter go with the Sophia. All in all one of my faves in hermosa beach.
Dinner at upmarket Dia de Campo
Well-designed menu provided us with a wide variety in choices. We opted to start with the guacamole and crab. This was excellent, and we would definitely order this again. We also had the squash blossom quesadilla, however, we found the amount of cheese too overpowering to even taste the squash blossom. Although the house hot sauce was provided, we would have enjoyed a bit of salsa to balance out the flavors. On the other hand, the hamachi ceviche was a hit, as well as the chimichanga. The portions are quite large here, so no chance to try the desserts. Service was attentive and friendly. Would recommend.
Went to Dia De Campo for a meeting with my boss from NYC. The menu is eclectic for sure, not your average items for sure. Started with the guacamole and Dungeness crab appetizer, best guacamole ever! I had the hanger steak fajitas (excellent but some salsa would have been nice), the boss had the grilled romaine but asked if she could substitute grilled octopus for the shrimp - not a problem! Should have asked for salsa - my bad. The ambience is wonderful, kind of a chic casual. I think I was the only older person there, but it is Hermosa after all.
Modern up-scale Mexican
Really enjoyed my birthday dinner with my girlfriends. Everyone was friendly from the minute we walked in, through service and leaving the restaurant. No sense of snootiness at all which can occur in these hipper- type restaurants. They allowed us to use the Happy Hour menu although we were not sitting in the lounge/bar area. My vegetarian friend really liked her food although I forgot what she ordered. I loved the sauces they used on my battered fish and chicken tacos. It makes we want to become a saucier. Lived to come back again.
great for the younger crowd food cumin-laden
thought I would enjoy this as I love Mexican food especially seafood. reservation was for 830 pm and then told that had been overbooked. seated by 9 pm. out of lobster and fresh fish by then which is what we came for. food was fresh and attractive but everything was heavy spiced and full of cumin. if I wanted cumin I would have gone to an Indian restaurant HOWEVER, place was full of young Beach Cities folks who seemed to be smiling and happy so maybe it was just us expecting something this place didn't have for us
Sunday Brunch experience
We've been to Dia de Campo for dinner in the past but never for brunch before today. As always, the menu is eclectic. Ask questions if you have certain allergies or dislikes. The food is very good. Fresh ingredients, great seasoning, fantastic presentation. Bottomless mimosas are served as a bottle of sparkling wine and a caraffe of orange juice. Mix it yourself to taste. Live music started around noon but was also great. Energetic and somewhat noisy but just about right. Service is outstanding even on a crowded day. Reservations are usually needed.
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