Welcome to Gilbert’s El Indio Restaurant

Join us for O’Gilberts Friday, March 15 – Sunday, March 17 4:00pm – 10:00pm

ST PATRICK’S DAY GOES BEYOND THE 40M AMERICANS that claim Irish heritage; this is a day for everyone, who wouldn’t want to be ‘Irish for a day’. We are all built on blend Irish or otherwise with numerous examples in the worlds of food, music and beyond where something beautiful has been created because of the blending of different cultures or ideas, and we think that is worth celebrating.

We will have a special Irish menu and cocktails like the Irish Margarita. Celebrate and get your O’Gilbert’s green shirts. Limited supply!


Holiday Hours

We are closing early for our Holiday party on Monday, December 17th at 8 pm.

Christmas Eve: 8 am – 5 pm

Christmas Day: Closed

Give the Gift of Amigos Y Familia this Holiday

Purchase gift certificates through your server. We have multiple options just for you!

Celebrate the Holidays with Amigos Y Familia

Email us at gilbertselindiosm@gmail.com to book your holiday party!

Join Us for Breakfast

We offer breakfast daily and early bird special!

Our Annual Thanksgiving Amigos y Familia Picnic




Gilbert’s El Indio is Going Pink

We are selling $20 pink Gilbert’s El Indio t-shirts in support of the Dr. Susan Love Foundation Santa Monica during the month of October. Get yours today!


People Love Us on Yelp


Our Indian Statue Gets Makeover

Johnny Huerta makes over our Indian statue. Show him off by taking photos with him and share it on social media!

Gilbert’s El Indio Goes Green

We are excited to announce we will be in the 2018-2019 Green Business Program. We support the future of restaurants and sustainability.

Gilbert’s El Indio Competing in LA Salsa Festival


World Cup Mexico vs. Korea June 2018

Great time with familia y amigos! Thank you, everyone, for joining us!


The Infatuation – June 2018

Where to have Dinner for Around $30 in Santa Monica

Celebrating Our 44 Years Serving Santa Monica!

We celebrated our 44 Year Anniversary on May 20, 2018! We truly appreciate all the hard work and dedication from our staff and the tremendous support from the community. Cheers to many more years!

Cinco de Mayo Celebration


Thank you to all the AMIGOS Y FAMILIA for joining us on Cinco de Mayo! We can’t wait for the next one!


We were the Runner Up for Most Loved Business on Pico! Thank you to all who have supported us throughout the years!

A few questions we were asked and would like to share with you!

1.     How has Santa Monica influenced or inspired your business?

Santa Monica was an inspiration to open our business for the beauty of the city and wonderful weather. Santa Monica was and still is the center of our family connections and bonds.

2)    How would you describe your business to a tourist or out-of-towner visiting for the first time?

 Gilbert’s El Indio is a quaint family restaurant with quality and delicious Mexican food. It has a friendly atmosphere where family is important and everyone is welcomed.

3)    What separates your business from others in the field?

We do not like to compare our restaurant to any other restaurant. We offer our customers, flavorful food, a family atmosphere and where comfort and friendliness surrounds you.

4)    What does it mean to you to be a most loved business?

We are proud to know that all the work, dedication and passion is rewarded by the people that support us daily. We feel blessed when customers come in and enjoy our food, margaritas and atmosphere and they continue to bring their extended families and friends, instilling in us a strong sense of community.

5)    What is your company’s philosophy or mission?

Our mission is to offer excellent service, authentic Mexican food as well as a friendly atmosphere where our customers feel welcomed and where everyone is treated like family. We value the relationships we have built throughout the years. Gilbert’s El Indio is a place where people can gather for delicious food and where friends become family. Familia y Amigos.   



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