We have so many great dining options here in the Beach Cities, and luckily, many of them cater well to little ones. While eating out with three children is a little tricky, we still like to do it often to feel like sane people – and we award extra points for restaurants that offer something to distract the kids while Mom & Dad enjoy a nice cocktail. Whether you’re heading out with an infant or a gang of preschoolers, the following local joints will be a hit for the whole family!

La Playita

This is hands down our favorite place to go to get Mexican food.  They have THE BEST Margarita, endless amounts of homemade chips and guac and delicious food.  My kids love the Chicken Quesadilla and my husband and I usually get some sort of Fish Taco.  We come around 4pm, grab a seat outside and have the place and beautiful view to ourselves!  We get Margarita’s to go and run the kids on the beach afterwards.  It’s pretty hard to beat!

Address: 37 14th Street, Hermosa Beach 90254

Rock & Brews

With two locations (South Redondo and El Segundo) Rock & Brews is super convenient.  They have a great menu that will please everyone in the family and the atmosphere is lively and fun.  They also have a gated kids section where you can let you little ones climb and run lose while you sip a cocktail. Win win for everyone!


6300 South Pacific Coast Hwy.
Redondo Beach, CA 90277

143 Main St.
El Segundo, CA. 90245

PitFire Pizza

Consider PitFire the one restaurant you’ll go to where a table is hardest to get between 5-6 PM – this place is BELOVED by families with kids. With an extensive wine & beer list and unique pizza offerings (like The Hail Kale Pie with Black Kale, Field Mushrooms, Aged Cheddar, Calabrian Chile – YUM!) all in a casual atmosphere, this is our go to spot for to to meet friends with kids. They even have little clay boxes for the kids to create their own art which keeps them busy until their pizza arrives!

Address: 401 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Lil Simzys

Lil Simzys is like the cute tiki sister to regular Simzys (also a great family spot, located on Manhattan Beach Blvd in downtown Manhattan Beach). Located smack dab in the middle of The Point in El Segundo, Lil Simzy’s offers more than just delicious burgers, sandwiches and fries – it’s also outside! Heat lamps abound, and kids can roam on the adjacent grassy lawn and playgym, all within eye (and ear range) of parents enjoying one of their incredible tiki drinks or house-made craft beers.

Hop Daddy

Another hit with families located in The Point, just around the corner from Lil Simzys.

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