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.
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
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
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Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Wine
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Dia de Campo Ratings and Reviews
We had a Travelzoo voucher for brunch. The food was excellent - portions just right and I especially love the bottomless mimosas when they just put the bottles of champagne and oj on the table for self service. Even though it was busy the waitress was very pleasant and attentive. We were waited on and received our order in a very reasonable amount of time and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Due to the high ceilings, the noise level gets pretty high but otherwise, it was a great brunch.
My boyfriend and I were here for Vday dinner. and 3 tacos each... We had a conversation that include our next 3 years together because that's how long it took for our food to arrive!! Waitress was really nice and they gave us a discount and a free dessert at the end, tacos were really good and the churros tasted awesome!!!
Food was creative and the wait staff was great... Cadillac Margaritas were yummy!
BUT.. The female seater ( definately not a maitre d') was snippy. When I asked for an open table in tha back, away from the door she said no.. Another larger party has reserved it.
About halfway through dinner another couple was seated at the table we had requested.. NOT a larger party. When I asked her about it she barely said I'm sorry before she jetted away!
Really spoiled a nice night because of her insincere attitude.
It was so loud! We got the burrito of the day which ended up feeling like leftovers put in a tortilla. It had no brightness other than the gleam from the tin foil it was served in. It really made us question why we thought we liked this place on previous visits. I made a reservation, we still had to wait 15 minutes to be seated, and we only saw our waitress when we ordered and when we paid.
I ordered the shrimp enchiladas and they were tasty. My companion ordered the flank steak fajitas. The meat was very tough and not easy to eat in a taco. The octopus appetizer was stingy on the octopus. For the price of the appetizer we thought there should be at least 2 pieces not one.
I also found the music to be too loud to have a conversation without having to raise your voice.
Great! awesome, refreshing cucumber vodka drink. Food was FANTASTIC! veggie and chicken (yellow mole?) tacos - delish. the mole had an interesting blend of flavors. loved everything - though i wouldn't order the oysters again (may as well get the tacos for same price. one oyster was the size of a dime.) i'll be back w/ a bigger group. can't wait to try more things including the fish!! Chef does a great job! Healthy and bursting w/ yummy flavors!
It was for a birthday celebration. They will not do anything for any occasions. Hostess stated we can order churros and they will put a candle on it and stated she would advise the waitress regarding the occasion. We have eaten here before. The portion size has shrunk. Both the steak fajita and the pork chili verde had very few meat. Fajita was filled with bell peppers and onions. Pork chili verde was filled with chili verde with very little small pieces of pork. The waitress never acknowledge the occasion. I don' think the hostess mentioned it to the waitress. They do have good margaritas. The food was too expensive for what we got.
We had the queso fundido , the steak fajitas , chorizo and shrimp enchiladas and a house salad. Everything was really good only negative was that the beans and rice were really bland but other than that everything was great. Definitely will be back. Cocktail was good to
I visited Dia del Campo with my parents. It felt like a special occasion. Nice ambience and lighting. The food was delicious. Highly recommend the octopus and the fajitas were delicious. Do yourself a favor and get there during Happy Hour to order the pitcher of margaritas. Just be sure to call an Uber, because you will be tipsy!
We had a party of 6 and ordered almost every appetizer on the menu. LOVED all the food. Unfortunately, when it came to Entrees they did not come out together and were very spaced out. Everyone at the table was done eating when the last entree showed up. It ruined the whole happy feel of the evening. We eat out a lot and usually love Dia De Campo but will think twice before bringing a bigger party....
This was not my first visit to DdC. but I always welcome a chance to go there! Every dish I've had has been delicious and inventive, comfort Mexican-style but with a modern twist. This time I got to enjoy one of their desserts - a goat cheesecake wrapped in shredded 'something' with a fantastic sauce, blackberries and nuts. (Wish I remembered the name!) It was amazing!! Have never tasted anything like it before, but would def get it again. Go there.
We have enjoyed many meals there on the past but something has definitely changed. This was our second visit in one month and we were disappointed with the food both times. On this visit, they were out of avocados. We were stunned to find a Mexican restaurant unable to serve guacamole.
We were in town for a wedding and met our friends for dinner. Their menu options were excellent and I love Mezcal so this was an easy choice. My girlfriend and i shared the whole roasted fish which had excellent flavors and was enough for 3 people. our husbands had the pork and they thought the preparation was perfect. We started with the ahi ceviche recommended by our server and she was right, delicious! We will be back again when we are in the neighborhood.
Terrible hostess services. Was told to wait as we asked for another table. Never saw hostess again. Had to go back to hostess stand and ask for a status. Was sat 25 minutes after our reservation and it took another 15 minutes for a server to approach our table.
I have to say this is my second time going and I was very disappointed. Myself and 3 of my girlfriends met there at 8pm with reservations. The hostess was not very friendly at all we waited 15min to get seated. To make a long story short. we waited for our food 2 hours just to find out that it was never sent to the kitchen. The ticket was lost. Manager came over and took our order again, we were hesitant on weather to even stay but at that point anywhere we went we would have to wait. We got our food all 4 at different times. waited for second round of drinks for 20 min also. The entire night was a disaster. And at the end had to pay 100 dollars for drinks. Yes food was on the house but that's the least they could of done. all of us combined had over 2o years in the food service/management industry. I have to say this was the worst service and attempt at redemption I have ever seen.
Cold reception on arrival despite reservation while others without reservation were seated first.
Slow service, appeared to be short staffed.
Food was good, small portions.
Dark and active, loud dining room.
More of a hangout place then intimate dinner.
This place is like a gem... I discovered the place by accident and loved it. I took my friends to the restaurant on a Friday night... TheClaremont (cocktail) is my new favorite. The food tastes and looks healthy and delicious. I cant wait to go and get my cucumber infused vodka drink....
I went there with my girlfriend for our anniversary. We were seated in a booth section to begin but shortly after, were asked to get up and move to the bar area so our table went from being cozy and comfortable to being placed right behind the bar seating. We understand this happens so thought nothing of it. Our server (Brianne) came and took drink orders. We ordered two margaritas and ceviche to start. The margaritas took 30 mins to get to us. We finished our ceviche and then placed our order for tacos. We received our tacos and THEN finally got our margaritas. Our margaritas were WAYYYY too strong. I consider myself a drinker and usually like strong tequila-based beverages but these margs were literally unpleasant to drink. My girlfriend sent hers back and the bartender tried to fix it by (we assume) diluting it. She refused the new drink because we were already done with our meal at that point. We were going to try to order desert but our server rarely checked on us and at this point we just wanted to pay and leave. Our server was extremely awkward during basic interactions and never made eye contact with us even while taking our orders. We hope it was her first day because that's what it felt like. We've been here once before (we are Manhattan Beach residents) and had a wonderful experience so choosing this for our special occasion seemed appropriate. It was close to the worst dining experience we've ever had and unfortunately it turned us off to dining there again.
We had a party of four which we all thought was together. The restaurant apparently thought we were four strangers sitting at one table and brought our food out one entrée at a time over the course of about 40 minutes. My wife and I got our food first but about 10 minutes apart and the other couple we were with ordered two chimichangas (which, in fairness they said were very good) but they came out separated by about 20 minutes. We delayed eating our meal waiting for the chimichangas but after about 20 minutes the other couple urged us to go ahead and eat. Of course, by that time, our food already cold. The manager said they had two trainees in the kitchen. But this still sounds like very inadequate kitchen supervision. It was, without a doubt, the worst service I have ever had.
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