Mexican food and beachside vibe
Located in Santa Monica canyon (a little community just north of Third Street Promenade and along Pacific Coast Highway), Marix Tex Mex offers a great beach vibe in a spacious dark wood-paneled cantina. Their Mexican food is authentic, yet healthy, and affordable. While you try to figure out what to order (as everything sounds appetizing), enjoy a Cadillac Margarita and scoop some fresh guacamole with their homemade chips. My three menu favorites are the Santa Fe chopped salad with cilantro lime dressing, the Fish Tacos, and the Carne Asada. Marix is also a prime happy hour location. You can go on Mondays for $3 Margarita Madness or Tuesdays for Fish tacos ($1.50 each).