Día de Campo

1238 Hermosa Ave.
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
310-379-1829
D&iacutea de Campo +

Photo: Anne Fishbein Wood grilled octopus

Details

  • Sun., noon - 9 p.m.; Mon.-Wed., 5-10 p.m.; Thu., 5 p.m.-12:30 a.m.; Sat., noon - 1 a.m.
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • Full bar
At Día de Campo in Hermosa Beach, chef Tin Vuong, along with executive chef Ken Johnson, tackles Mexican cooking, with an emphasis on seafood. From the large, almost unwieldy menu, you choose from all manner of familiar Mexican and Tex-Mex dishes, as well as a wide-ranging "ceviche-esque" section, which allows Vuong and Johnson to play whatever games they please with raw and almost-raw fish. It's this section of the menu that is most gratifying, and where the mix of chef-y, New American touches mixed with Mexican sensibility work best. Hamachi and one small but brilliant piece of uni sit on the plate surrounded by a wild tropical salad — green papaya, mango, peanuts, with half a passion fruit to scoop it up. It's a crazily acidic and bright mash of flavor, but when you get a bite with all the plate's components, it's also pretty brilliant. — Besha Rodell Read our review of Dí de Campo.

Related Stories (2)

  • 10 Easter Brunches for Every L.A. Need
    Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 12:51 p.m. by Sarah Bennett

    If you're a practicing Catholic, Easter Sunday is the day you get to gorge on everything you gave up for Lent. If you're not, it's still an excuse to splurge on a mammoth brunch.  In L.A., the options for places to brunch on Ap...

  • Dia de Campo Review: Trendy Mexican in Hermosa Beach
    Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 1 a.m. by Besha Rodell

    At Dia de Campo, the new Mexican-ish restaurant in Hermosa Beach, the term "chef's table" has been stretched to its logical limits. In the back corner of the room, the glassed-in kitchen has a stainless steel counter with a space op...

View All

More California Restaurants in South Bay

  • At Mar'Sel at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, chef Rebecca Merhej's inspired cooking ...

    American
View All

More California Restaurants in Los Angeles

  • It's pronounced “pah-chay” and means peace; certainly this quiet Laurel Canyon nestler is peacefu...

    California
  • Perhaps one of the loveliest places to dine in greater Los Angeles, Inn of the Seventh Ray is a n...

    American
  • Enterprise Fish Co. provides Los Angeles with gourmet seafood dishes and the freshest catches any...

    American
  • In a neighborhood where artists once rented studios for pittances, a sleek commercial district of...

    California
  • Jar
    Critics' Pick

    Jar is an aptly named place. Both clean-line decorative and Rat Pack retro, Suzanne Tracht's Beve...

    American
  • Lucques
    Critics' Pick

    From the comforting fireplace that greets you upon arrival, to the back patio with its vine-cover...

    California

Newsletters

All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories
    Send:

Newsletters

All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >