I love my friend Danielle, She has the greatest sense of style and humor. We both love two things and do them so well together. Shopping at LuLu Lemon and eating. Well, last summer, when
she was at the end of her pregnancy she introduced me to two things...Babies R Us and La Costa Mission. Now don't get me wrong, I can "slap a rack" at Babies R Us as well as any mother-to-be, but truth be told, I'd rather be on the patio at
La Costa Mission. Since the first visit, I've been back for lunch a few times. Located on the land side of PCH next to the historic Malibu Courthouse, La Costa Mission Malibu locals and tourists alike embrace the warm cozy feel of the fireplace,
beautiful tile floor, and wonderful food. LCM serves two of my favorite wines Napa Cellars Chardonnay ($12) and Franciscian Merlot ($40/bottle) on their gorgeous patio. But come for the margaritas! ($10)They are delightfully fresh. The
Raspberry with tequila, fresh lime, triple sec, and muddled raspberries is refreshing, while the Bloody (tequila, triple sec, lemon, fresh muddled blood orange) is definitely my fave.) Or, have a Negra Modelo ($6) if you want a great bottled beer.
We usually go for lunch so I am going to focus on that menu for this review. Start off with the Guacamole ($8) It's super chunky and is served with roasted tomatillo sauce and house-made tortilla chips. You will eat every last
bite! Another great appetizer that is Taquitos de Pollo ($9). Small crisp taquitos are stuffed with shredded seasoned chicken, poblano chilies, homemade sour cream, queso fresco, salsa verde, and more of that amazing guacamole. When we're with more that two
people, it's worth it to order the Entremes Surtido ($9 per person).Nine bucks each gets you an appetizer platter of quesadillas, chicken taquitos, ceviche tostadas, and guacamole). For an entree, Caesar Salad ($11/$14/16) is really outsting!
Romaine and endive lettuce is served with lime dressing, coddled egg, cilantro, parmesan, garlic croutons, toasted pepitas. Order it plain, with chicken, or shrimp. The Tacos al Carbon ($16.50) we had were Black Angus skirt steak sliced thin, marinated
in garlic, served with roasted pepper salsa, beans, and guacamole. Quesadillas ($16.50) are good-sized. I adore the Charcoal Chicken with Guacamole. Melted cheese on flour tortillas comes with black beans and a nice light jicima salad. If you like
enchiladas, try the Enchiladas de Pollo. ($16). Homemade tortillas are wrapped around chicken, covered with green tomatillo sauce, served with black beans and queso fresco. Service is excellent too! Who needs the beach? This is a good excuse to
take a ride to Malibu! La Costa Mission 21337 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. (310) 317-0110. Tu-Thu-5-9:30 Fr-5-10pm Sa 11:30 am-10 pm Su 11:30 am- 9:30 pm.
Dishes: Gauacamole, Taquitos de Pollo, Tacos al Carbon, Quesadillas, Enchiladas, Caesar Salad.