Wilson is part owned by the son of a Beach Boy. And I definitely get a mid 60’s feel from the impressive decor.

But the menu doesn’t quite match. Upscale mexican. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVED it. I was just thrown off. Moving on.

I met Bertha and Ernestine, who are employees of one of my clients so, of course, we wanted to talk shit about our boss!

We arrived at an empty restaurant. Now, I went to an empty restaurant on Thursday and it was not a terribly exciting experience, so I was trepidatious.

The tacos were friggin’ awesome!! Dude! Cowabunga! Did I mention that I HATE the Beach Boys? Well, except for “God Only Knows.” Geez, people just love to talk about how genius Pet Sounds was. I am just burnt out, thanks to old Sunkist commercials.

I had these two tacos (copied directly from their website):

POLLO – shredded chicken en adobo, onions, cilantro
AL PASTOR – pork marinated in pineapple, spices and herbs then grilled spicy tomatillo sauce

Then Ernestine ordered sauteed veggies which we shared. Another solid choice (notice the steam coming off them)!

and then I ordered POORLY.

I ordered a thimble full of extremely sweet corn soup for $10 bucks. Rip off central. It was pointless and sugary. But it sure looked purty!

But the tacos were good and our waitress was super nice. I told my friends she looked EXACTLY like Catherine O’Hara from Beetlejuice, from the hairstyle, to the face, to the outfit. Then they whispered to me, that wasn’t a compliment.

BTW, when you visit the website and get to the menu section, you’ll be shocked to see what appears to be a horse hoof stuck in some peanut butter!! Do not be turned off by its nasty appearance, because it certainly looks NASTY!

Would I go back? In a heartbeat!


8631 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 287-2093