We love it when new restaurants pop up in our area and love it even more when they're good. Hot's Kitchen opened about a month ago in Hermosa Beach and we have to give it a huge thumbs up. One of our biggest concerns with a brand new restaurant is SERVICE among everything else because that alsways seems to be hurting when restaurants are in the beginning stages, getting their feet and trying to be organized and good all at once. I think we had 4 different people serving to us and checking on us the whole meal as well as one one solid waiter they could not have been more professional or friendly.
The food was great. Everything is a small plate (mini burgers & street-sized tacos) so you can taste and share and order multiples. My favorite kind of meal! There are a million tacos on the back and they go anywhere from basic chicken to sushi to exotic "gator" tacos. We started with the fried oyster mushrooms with balsamic syrup. Yummy. I tried the Bistro burger with gruyere and carmelized onion and avocado and a raw tuna taco with seaweed and edamame puree. It was delish. My husband and I split the Cubano taco and that was serious good eats - not to be missed.
A Delirium Tremens Belgian Ale rounded it out and we went home happy with full bellies. Can't wait to go back.