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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:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm.
Friday: 4:00pm - 12:00am.
Saturday: 10:00am - 12:00am.
Sunday: 10:00am - 9:00pm.
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Wine
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Dia de Campo Ratings and Reviews
The ambiance is very nice. The food was ok. The best thing I tasted was the Elote. When my dessert came out, i started to eat and there was a piece of wax paper in between there. I pulled it out of the dessert. I informed the waitress and she brought me another dessert. I was shocked that with a mistake like that, my dessert wasn't comped. Customer Service wasn't a priority!
My first time here, on a Wednesday night, and we found metered parking withing a few blocks. The restaurant was beautiful and our server was present and helpful. The menu is creative modern Mexican. I prefer vegetarian or seafood, cooked and without egg, and I did not find many choices. An adventurous carnivore would find lots to choose from. We didn't try the cocktails or dessert, but they sounded appealing.
We went here for brunch for the first time and found the restaurant quite nice. The food we ordered; Pork Chili Verde and Chicken and Churros were amazing. There Churros are so good; crispy on the outside and soft in the inside, we ordered it as a dessert after brunch. The endless mimosa's that came with our brunch was a nice treat. We highly recommend this restaurant.
Went to Dia de Campo for my daughter's birthday. The decor is Mexican / rustic with really cool art work on the walls and around the room. My wife and I had the margaritas and they great. Very unique taste but reminiscent of traditional style drinks. The black salsa and Guac was awesome! I had the lamb chimichanga and enjoyed it immensely. Again a very different twist on a Mexican restaurant staple. The atmosphere was a bit noisy but it was a fun loving crowd that was relaxing in a cool place. Defenitely a fun place for a date! Will go back!
We had a reservation for two on a Saturday night at 8, and when we arrived the hostess tried to seat us at a table in the busy bar area, a low-top 2-person table of the bar-side of the divider between the bar and the restaurant area, where the butts of bar patrons would be in our face as we ate.
We asked the hostess for another table, as the restaurant side was less than half full, and she refused; we asked to talk with her manager and she again refused. As we were standing there, talking with the hostess, another table in the bar area (there are two tables in the bar!) was served their food -- a bar patron bumped into the server and knocked the couples' food on to the floor at their feet! Needless to say, it instantly validated our hesitation about the seating.
I'm not a picky diner, and am generally fine with communal seating or other non-standard seatings at restaurants, but this was really a non-starter for any normal person. I'd caution anyone making reservations there, and after the poor customer service in response to the situation, certainly won't be going back myself.
The menu is very small. We ordered the chips and salsa. The salsa did not look appealing as it was almost black and had a course texture like the vegetables were too charred. The waitress did bring us pico which was much better. I ordered carnitas and grilled fish tacos. They had too much cabbage. My partner ordered the chorizo enchiladas and they were very good. The water was lukewarm, but the margarita was stiff! Overall, I wouldn't try it again.
This restaurant always delivers good, albeit expensive, food and drinks. My biggest dislike is the menu. The section "LA TAQUERIA" - which translates to "restaurant that serves Mexican food" - is basically the section for "Tacos" I have heard multiple people ask what it means and wonder how many just skip this section because they have no idea and won't attempt to pronounce it - to ask. The "Taco's" are small but come on hand made corn tortillas. Order more than one if this is your main course - or you're not sharing with someone intimate. The Para la Mesa section - "for the table" - has great items and should be promoted as full entrees (maybe a new section?). The "for the table" sounds too much like appetizer or tapas (which translates to "appetizer, or snack") and probably discourages people from ordering - or even going here for a full dinner. Drinks are expensive but delicious and service is excellent.
Five of us went on a Friday night and although the restaurant was not fully-packed, the noise level was so high, you could only speak to the person next to you comfortably. Food was decent but I remember it as much better. Drinks were creative. We had two appetizers & entrees and our tab came up to $240, a bit pricey for what we ate, I think!
We go fairly often to Dia de Campo, but I rarely review anything. Each time we've gone, we've had great service, a fun time, and the food is seriously amazing. This is elevated Mexican food to be sure. They craft some amazing dishes and they're always fresh and served hot. They make their own chips, the guacamole is insane, and even the salsa is ridiculous. You'd be hard pressed to find a better version of their gourmet tacos anywhere in L.A. This place is great! The only downside is the place can get loud. If you're with a group though, and everyone is enjoying their hand crafted margaritas, then the noise isn't that bad.
This is a great option in the South Bay. Great cocktails and food with the sort of attention to detail and quality ingredients you usually don't see outside of Venice, DTLA, WeHo, etc. Atmosphere is very cool and you can hang out for drinks or stay for a great meal. Pro Tip: Don't put their napkins on your lap - they use bar towels for napkins and they get white fuzz all over you. (Just a minor hazard...)
while this is definitely a place i like to go. they were not prepared for cinco de mayo crowds at all. we had to wait for 45 minutes for our reserved table. then they tried to sit our 5 at a 4 top. the manager made up for it by discounting our bill, but only after asked, they didnt see what they could do to accommodate us, and trust me i made my disappointment known from the start.
Waitress was not very friendly from the start. We ordered a "pitcher" of margaritas for four of us only to learn that they've cut the size dramatically to a small carafe. When it didn't fill four glasses, the waitress said it was because they didn't put enough ice in the glasses.... Thankfully, the bartender stepped up to try to make it right, as opposed to her unconcerned attitude. Maybe she just didn't want to be there that day.
We like to come here for brunch and bottomless Mimosas. Great place to ride your bike to. Very close to the Hermosa bike path....handy with those bottomless mimosa! Pricing is good for the quality of food and drink...Sometimes you can find discounts on Travel Zoo. Don't expect your regular brunch food. This place has heavy, delicious Mexican/southwest dishes...you wont find eggs and bacon. Atmosphere is great...hip decor and design. Can't wait to go back.
Dia de Campo had a good vibe and the service was good, but the food was unimaginative and VERY expensive for small Mexican portions. The Chorizo & Shrimp enchilada was just blah at $18, but the empanadas and salmon tostada were good. Dinner was $90 with a drink and tip, not a memorable meal for the price.
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