All Reviews by SweetDiaz

  • El Cholo 1025 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401 (310) 899-1106

    4 stars Posted on 06/19/2012 12:44pm

    Busy Mexican restaurant with good Americanized Mexican food and strong margaritas, so be careful if your are driving. The salsa and chips are perfect to enjoy with margaritas. I had the beef taco and enchilada combo which was great.

    It's a big rambling Mexican style building with downstairs and upstairs dining areas, a bar, and a courtyard with tables in front. This location is newer and doesn't have the charm and atmosphere of the original in Los Angeles, but it has the same wonderful food. Upstairs seating is a bit quieter but overall pretty noisy. The decor inside was rustic and a good setting for the meal. Service was great as well.

    I'd definitely 100% go again...
  • Olive Garden

    5 stars Posted on 06/19/2012 12:00pm

    Olive Garden is one of my family's favorite places to eat. My son who just turned 6 and has loved Olive Garden for years now. When he gets to pick the restaurant we go to, Olive Garden is his first choice.

    As with any place that you go there are gonna be pros and cons but I really think that everyone should try this location at least once. The service that we've received at this particular restaurant was excellent from the greeter who made us feel welcome down to the person who bussed the tables afterwards to clear away our dishes. Two thumbs up!!

    This restaurant has a big variety to choose from. You can order chicken, pizza, or pasta. There are a variety of pastas to choose from. Along with your lunch or dinner, you also receive unlimited soup or salad and also unlimited breadsticks.There are also free refills on your pop or lemonade. Lunch prices are around $5.99 and dinner prices start at around $7.99. However, if you have a small appetite, you can order lunch portions at dinner.We have been able to order that at the locations in Michigan, I do not know if they do that out of state.

    Olive Garden is a great value for your money.
  • Sunkissed Tanning 926 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401 (310) 451-9895

    5 stars Posted on 06/13/2012 12:23pm

    Best, best tanning saloon I ever been to!!!!!. I tan all the time. I love keeping that summer tan going. I have tanned all over LA and never been to a place like this tanning saloon!!!!! First you walk in and you can see and smell how clean it is!! Next I was not only greeted by the person at the saloon, but I was also giving a tour of the entire saloon. They helped me find the best package for me and lotion. They are very very very knowledgeable about EVERYTHING!!!

    My tan came out beyond my expectations. The lotion was great!!! It really worked.

    Take it from me you don't need to go anywhere else to get the best tan in LA or anywhere!! I recommend the Sunkissed Tanning and their Bronze Tan Booth.

  • BOA Steakhouse 101 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401 (310) 899-4466

    5 stars Posted on 06/11/2012 01:11pm

    Hands down, my favorite steakhouse! I have been here both with small and large groups, and it's an amazing experience every time. Great ambiance. The service was beyond exceptional is was absolutely amazing! The staff were super nice made sure our drinks were always full, the food was very delicious. The Kobe steak and the Ahi Tuna were perfectly cooked and seasoned. The appetizers were so good.I ordered the Atlantic salmon on a cedar plank and shared a side of truffled cheese fries. The sides here are served family size, so I highly recommend sharing. The salmon was cooked to perfection in that it was moist and paired well with the sauce provided.

    This place is not cheap but the food and location are superb and the atmosphere is perfect to take that special person out for dinner
  • Alternative Body Studio 17383 W Sunset Blvd, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272 (310) 454-4944

    5 stars Posted on 06/06/2012 01:47pm

    Love this health club!

    The cleanliness is unmatched, amenities unsurpassed, and with a staff that is more than willing to accommodate and instructors are just first class.

    This gym is a true example as to how a gym, or small business for that matter, can and should be run.

    I know for a fact that if I weren't a member at this gym I wouldn't have met my fitness goals as soon as I have; I find it much easier to stay motivated and look forward to working out on a day to day basis. I feel like it would be impossible to be disappointed at this studio as the experience and Pilates is really what you want to put into it.The workout gives me a dose of temporary euphoria so I always leave the studio happy.
  • Philip's French Cleaners 15224 W Sunset Blvd, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272 (310) 454-7244

    5 stars Posted on 06/06/2012 01:34pm

    Three things define a great dry cleaner:

    1) They get your stuff clean (obviously)

    2) They don't loose items or orders, and they're on time

    3) They don't destroy your clothing and follow instructions (In other words, when you request laundering or dry cleaning, they do what you ask.)

    Philip's is perfect on all three counts. We won't use anybody else and would highly recommend!
  • Paradise Cove Beach Cafe 28128 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265 (310) 457-2503

    4 stars Posted on 05/17/2012 01:02pm

    The restaurant's atmosphere is fun and lively, food is average and price is good for being on the beach. Make sure to get your parking ticket validated or end up paying a fortune. My bf and I went there couple of weeks ago to have dinner and enjoy the spectacular view.The place was very crowded and the attendant said there was an hour wait. So we went to the bar. People made room for us and we felt very welcomed, we ordered there and ate at the bar. the Bartenders were very busy, but took the time to fill our orders and they were very pleasurable. Since we ordered and ate at the resturant they vouchered our ticket and parking was only 3 dollars not bad at all. Had a nice time, but every time we dine there I wish they didn't have this parking issue at all.
  • Gladstones Malibu 17300 Pacific Coast Hwy, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272 (310) 454-3474

    5 stars Posted on 05/17/2012 12:47pm

    Gladstones is my favorite seafood and beach bar/restaurant. I always go here on weekends for lunch with my little girl. The view is spectacular on any day. We get a window table inside if the weather is cold. On sunny days an umbrella table on the patio is a must. When it comes to food, it's amazing... we love, love their Clam chowder (it's simply the best in town), Fish and chips and Macadamia rock shrimp We enjoy the food, the view and foil wrapped leftovers. Last Saturday it was a foil wheal we took home with us.

    Here are the reasons why we keep going to this place: good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, scenic view.