Redondo Beach Cafe
1511 S Pacific Coast Hwy
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
The Redondo Beach Cafe is a local diner that serves a variety of great breakfast, lunch and dinner entre’s. They are located on Pacific Coast Highway near the Riviera Village.
OLIVER: This was my first time here and I decided to go with the Reuben sandwich. Always a good test of a classic sandwich. If you are unfamiliar with a Reuben, The Reuben sandwich is a hot sandwich typically made with corned beef, but you can find pastrami variants, Swiss cheese, with Russian or Thousand Island dressing, and sauerkraut. The whole thing is then grilled between slices of rye bread. This is some serious good stuff. There are a lot of arguments as to who invented it, some say Reuben Kulakofsky a Lithuanian-born grocer from Omaha, Nebraska invented it, while many others go with Arnold Reuben, the German owner of the once-famous, now closed Reuben’s Delicatessen in New York.
Redondo Beach Cafe did not disappoint with their variation. Plenty of meat, good dressing and the oh so important sauerkraut made this a great sandwich. The fries were nice and thick, like steak fries. Teh bread was awesome, grilled, rye, flavorful. This is a truly good Reuben. The restaurant itself is nice and inviting, making you feel like you are in a small town and everyone who comes in must know everyone else. I give them a well deserved 4 pigs.
CARL: The Redondo Beach Cafe has a fun, mom-and-pop vibe to it and I decided to go with a local diner style sandwich to complete the experience. I opted for the Ham and Turkey Melt ($9.99) with the obligatory side of fries. The sandwich is exactly what you would expect and the fries were above average. Overall nothing too special and I thought the $10 price tag was a touch high. Would I go back? Yes. Would I go out of my way? Probably not. Similar offerings van be had at about any diner. Four Pigs.