Top 10 Restaurants In Pacific Palisades, California Eats

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9 February 2017

The affluent neighborhood of Pacific Palisades in California has many exquisite dining options, especially for the health conscious. Juice and salad bars are popular trends in the area as are traditional ethnic restaurants serving French, Italian and Mexican cuisine. Many of these casual, yet delicious, dining options are frequented by Hollywood’s elite. We check out 10 of the best restaurants in Pacific Palisades.

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Cafe Vida

Café Vida is focused on serving food that is both delicious and nutritious. The food served at Café Vida combines low fat Latin and Californian tastes to create distinctive flavors. Due to the focus on health, heavy oils and sauces are never used and the dishes contain only the freshest and highest quality ingredients. Simple ingredients and cooking are the foundation for the creation of meals that taste great but come without the guilt. Many organic and vegetarian options are available at Café Vida.

Modo Mio Cucina Rustica

Modo Mio Cucina Rustica serves the finest traditional Italian cuisine. The restaurant is a warm and cozy place with a charming atmosphere and delightful food. The menu is inspired by the flavors of Northern Italy and uses the freshest ingredients available to create culinary works of art. The menu is extensive and features many Italian favorites. The food is so delicious that it draws in some of Hollywood’s finest and visitors should not be surprised if they see a movie star enjoying a world-class pasta at the table next to them.

Maison Giraud

Maison Giraud brings to life the delightful flavors of France in a warm, casual space. Chef Alain Giraud shops local Farmer’s Markets every Wednesday and Sunday to ensure that the restaurant has the freshest, local ingredients on hand. The seasonal ingredients are combined with French tradition to create a menu that is truly magical. French food is often considered to be heavy and unhealthy but at Maision Giraud, there are plenty of light and healthy options available. Maison Giraud is a great place to enjoy a delicious espresso or a crispy croissant with friends on a casual evening out.

Matthew’s Garden Cafe

Matthew’s Garden Café is a delightful European inspired cafe that boasts an unique ambiance and beautiful interior decorating. The brick flooring, fine china and calming fountain will make visitors feel like they are enjoying their coffee at a quiet outdoor cafe in Paris or in a charming secret garden. Matthew’s Garden Café serves delicious imported coffee and many vegan options. The soups, omelets and salads are made with organic produce and the cafe is famous for its paninis. High-tea breakfast and luncheon options are also available.

Taste at the Palisades

Taste at the Palisades offers a cool, casual atmosphere and delicious fresh food. Every Thursday, the chef had selects all produce from the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market and creates a delectable Farmer’s Market Dinner using the fresh, local ingredients. The menu features several vegetarian and gluten free options and organic ingredients are used in many of the dishes.The menu offers a large range of delicious salads, pastas, burgers and pizzas at reasonable prices. Everyone is sure to find something satisfying to eat at Taste at the Palisades.

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Pure Energy Café

Pure Energy Café in Pacific Palisades’ menu is jam-packed with a large selection of flavorful and energizing food and drink options. Many organic, vegetarian and healthier turkey-based options are available. The food at Pure Energy Café will make you feel great, but so will the drinks. There is a large selection of drinks specifically designed for power and recovery, as well as a variety of protein shakes, vitamin heavy juices and organic healing juices.

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Juice Crafters

Juice Crafters is the must go to juice bar in Pacific Palisades. This family owned juice bar uses one hundred percent raw and natural ingredients. Juice Crafters makes some of the best freshly pressed juices, smoothies and acai bowls in the area. Those looking for a healthy and energizing option, need look no further. This is the perfect place to stop to enjoy a nice healthy treat before or after a workout, whether taking part in a juice cleanse or simply seeking a refreshing beverage.

Various Juices @ Juice Crafters

Kay & Dave’s Cantina

Kay & Dave’s Cantina combines the freshest ingredients with traditional Oaxacan family recipes to create delicious Mexican food. The corn tortillas are homemade and no lard is used in any of the dishes ensuring that only meals of the highest quality are served. All of the salsas, sauces and soups are also made from scratch. There is a large selection of vegetarian options available and there are no animal products in any of the sauces, rice or beans.

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Pinocchio In Cucina

Pinocchio In Cucina serves delicious Italian cuisine for a reasonable price. Pizza and pasta favorites are available for take-out, delivery or in-house dining. The restaurant promises speedy delivery, excellent customer service and food of the highest quality. The menu offers a large selection of gluten free and wheat crust pizzas, in addition to its traditional pizza selection. Gluten free pasta is also available. All of the dishes at Pinocchio In Cucina are prepared fresh daily and only use the best ingredients available.

Palisades Garden Cafe

Palisades Garden Café prides itself on providing the freshest food and drinks and in order to ensure this, all of the food is cooked-to-order. The menu offers a large selection of sandwiches, paninis, salads, wraps and burgers. The wide variety and several vegetarian options ensure that there is something for everyone. In addition to serving delicious food, Palisades Garden Café also sponsors the local little league team and schools as a way of giving back to the community that has supported the restaurant through the years.

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