I had lunch today at a new Santa Monica restaurant, SOCALO. It was lovely. Chef-created comfort Mexican, Southern California flavored food, very healthy and tasty. Reasonably priced with free parking in the adjoining hotel lot.
I had the burrito with chicken. The burrito itself was grilled for a nice crunchiness. Yummy! Comes with a intriguingly dressed mixed green salad, nicely turned out and all for under $15 including tip.
Solcalo.com, hours 7 am to 10 pm daily.