What causes a restaurant to be so popular that from opening to close there isn’t an available table to be seen? We had passed this restaurant at various times of the day and night during our stay in Santa Monica and we always found it was packed! So this was the question I had in my mind as we took a seat outside the Blue Plate Taco at Santa Monica.
When our names were called we were ushered into a funky space full of loud chatty patrons and delicious aromas. Most people were enjoying lovely looking cocktails with their Mexican food. I’m never one to say no to a Margherita with my taco, but I decided on a less traditional passionfruit Margherita. When it arrived it was rimmed in salt as expected but had a piece of crystallised ginger skewered across the glass. The Margherita was surprisingly strong but full of fruity flavour. At first I was concerned that the drink might be a little too strong for me, but half a glass in I was considering ordering another.