Tapas, not Topless: Mediterraneo

“Let’s go for tapas.”


“No, tapas! Small plates!”

I don’t know how many times I’ve heard this misunderstood bit of conversation. But I went for topless, er tapas Sunday night at Mediterraneo in Hermosa Beach.


The 8 of us did a fantastic job tackling the menu and ordered almost everything. And since it was Sunday, it was half-priced sangria to boot.

bruschetta with anchovies

caprese salad


I always tell people that dolmas are my drunk food. They are the perfect combination of enough oil to coat your stomach and carbs to get you going. These were plump though a bit salty.

fennel salad

zucchini involtini


I loved the spanikopita! Perfectly flakey and lots of spinach.

cold mixed seafood salad

meatballs polpette

grilled shrimp

I enjoyed the meatier dishes though the sausage and steak never made it down my end of the table. I was content though with the grilled shrimp and meatballs.

The next time I’m in the area, I know where to go topless. I mean, tapas.


73 Pier Ave
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
(310) 318-2666