Although the decor might look 'amazing' and 'trendy', theres a price - a very big one at that. Why spend 200$ for a pair of jeans when you can walk right across the mall and find the same pair for more than 50% off?!
Overall the shopping experience here is terrible. Its small, cramped, and the staff couldn't care less about you.
Selection, or lack there of, is absolutely terrible.
Sangria is definitely a place to go, at least once, on the lively Hermosa Pier Ave. There are weekly dance performances by a local Spanish (like from Spain) and their dances don't get old.
The food is very accurate to the dishes of Southern Spain, although they often throw in some excellent fusion dishes which are to die for.
Prices are rather expensive for their very small portions, but I think of the excess as more of an entry fee than just overpriced food - after all the atmosphere is quite lively.
During my years at Redondo Union High School friends and I would often head to Pedones Pizza for their amazing, HUGE slices of inexpensive pizza as well as their endless menu of extremely creative pastas.
The location is almost right on the beach, which makes PARKING the worst part! I highly reccomend keeping a menu in your car so that you can quickly phone in an order and simply pick it up once you get their, they're hardly ever NOT busy!
The dynamic front and back end staff at The Golden Lotus, in addition to a very culturally invigorating atmosphere, all aide in giving the Golden Lotus the 5 stars which it deserves.
The biggest problem with finding a good Indian Restraunt is the perfect balance of seasoning and spices - such that it isn't burn the tounge spicy and certainly not tasteless and drab.
After having enjoyed nearly all the dishes on the menu, alongside numerous different freidns and colleagues, I can honestly say that not one guest of mine has NOT enjoyed an entree at this fine restraunt.
PROS: Great Food, Reasonable Prices
CONS: Hard to Find Parking
As a firm libertarian and supporter of the independent coffee house I MUST say that Its A Grind brings tears to my eyes. Its a Grind puts to shame the prestige and social status of attending a indie coffee 'joint' and soils the good indie name with terrible, excessively processed coffees and an unappealing venue.
Never judge a book by its cover.
Although the facade is contemporary and well designed, I must say that such care didn't carry on to the way the Batista prepares ones drink - everything is done as quickly as possible and without care for measurement and presentation.
Practically all frozen, blended beverages taste the same - like coffee flavored sugar ice! Wheres the toffee, or the mint, or the whatever else you happened to order to accompany the weak coffee taste?
I only give a 2/5 because the barista was liberal in his offerings of water - other places usually only give you small 'shot glasses' worth, here you get a full cup.
Save your money and just walk down the street to Starbucks.
I'd first gone to Xstreamline with a friend - he was piking up his Kayak from repairs - when I first grew an interest into this marvelous sport and - what is now- my hobby.
Rental prices are incomparable to the big guys like Sports Chalet - sign up for the mailing list and you're in for seasonal coupon offers automatically.
The staff is friendly and the store has monthly excursions up to various waterways for new coming novices to the sport.