Chulita (Choo-LEET-uh): 
petite with provocative style

Chulita is an Alta California-style Mexican restaurant and mezcal/tequila cocktail bar in the heart of Venice beach, bringing botanas y mezcales, or Mexican drinking food, to Rose Avenue

Our cozy space is a true neighborhood locale, evoking a Tulum beach shack vibe interwoven with the distinctive essence of Venice Beach. Our mezcal and tequila-based cocktails combined with our collection of shareable dishes honor the spirit of authentic Mexican cuisine

on your plate

Local-Californian yet authentically Mexican. Modern in approach yet deeply rooted in tradition. We believe that better farming yields better flavor. Chulita proudly sources its produce from the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market, supporting producers and their families throughout the state and serving the freshest organic ingredients possible. We also bring together a curated collection of organic, hormone- and antibiotic-free meats and local seafood.

Our tortillas are hand made and pressed from scratch, so we went searching for masa with exceptional flavor and integrity. We are proud to use Masienda Heirloom Corn from farmers in Oaxaca, Mexico, whose families have been cultivating traditional maize for centuries. All partner farms retain their independence and continue our shared mission for agricultural biodiversity and sustainability.

in your glass

For all sips and saluds, our heart lives within the deep traditions of the Aztecs. House-made tepache finds its match with our infused Serrano Mezcal, while all tequilas and mezcals on our shelves are traditionally distilled in small batches from a selection of artisanal Mexican palenques.