Credit: CAVA
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6 Must-Try Restaurants at The Point in El Segundo For Every Type of Foodie

From White Truffle Garlic Bread to Butternut Squash Pizza, These Restaurants Are Serving Up the Best of the Best

From Mediterranean meatballs to blueberry shortcake ice cream, The Point in El Segundo is serving up some of the best plates in SoCal. With summer coming to an end, it’s time to take advantage of SoCal’s unbeatable weather and find your new go-to favorite dinner spot. Whether you’re trying to find somewhere to impress a first date or you’re hitting the town for family night, here are a few of our favorite places to sip and savor at The Point. Outdoor Dining South Bay


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For the Dumpling Devotees

Little Sister

One of The Point’s newer dining destinations, Little Sister will be your new favorite spot for flavorful, Southeast Asian-inspired cuisine. Start off with pork, shrimp and crab dumplings before digging into salted cod fried rice and the Shaky Shaky Beef at this Vietnamese eatery. And don’t miss out on their “Local’s Hour,” where you can relish an incredible menu of small plates and curated drinks to pair. Choose among dining on the open-air patio, inside at the bar or in a comfortable booth for a satisfying lunch or perfect date night.

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For the Burger Enthusiasts


If you need something to kickstart the school year, pop over to Hopdoddy. The restaurant’s Back to School Burger is debuting on Aug. 3; it’s assembled with a toasted egg bun, whole grain mustard aioli, fried slices of bologna and Muenster cheese. Served with onion rings, this ensemble is the holy grail of burgers and a crowd pleaser through and through. More selective eaters can even build their own burger!



For the Mediterranean Mavens 


Whether you’re a carnivore or a vegetarian, Cava has you covered! At Cava, you could make a Mediterranean bowl on demand to your liking. That means you choose your base, protein, sauce and sides to construct your very own Mediterranean masterpiece. From crazy feta to Cava’s famous harissa honey chicken, this restaurant will surely please everyone in your family and is a fantastic option for a casual, fulfilling dining experience.

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For the Ice Cream Connoisseurs 

Van Leeuwen Ice Cream

What’s made its way to California from New York has become a favorite stop to cure those sweet-tooth cravings. Van Leeuwen Ice Cream’s current flavor offerings include blueberry shortcake and toasted marshmallow, while classic flavors include mocha cookie crumble, vegan cookies, cream caramel swirl and pistachio. And if you get there on Friday, you’re in luck because Fridays are full of sundae specials. As Van Leeuwen likes to say, “A life without anything good is bad.” Now go get a scoop!

For the Pasta Addicts

North Italia

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Name a better duo than pizza and pasta with a glass of wine…we’ll wait! North Italia serves all the Italian dishes you crave. This hot spot recently released a new summer drink menu consisting of classics and twists like their Smoky Sunset, which is made of banhez, fiorente, lemon, blood orange and pomegranate. So start with the white truffle garlic bread or tuna crudo, dig into the cacio e pepe pizza and maybe share some spaghetti and meatballs. Bon appétit!  

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For the Salsa Savants 

Tocaya Organica 

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Modern Mexican food is what Tocaya Organica is all about. Offering a healthier spin on classics with locally sourced ingredients, try the keto bowl, Tocaya salad or guiltless burrito for a burst of flavor. If you’re craving a taste of the sea, be sure and try their new ceviche tostada with shrimp & Mahi Mahi. And if you’re vegan, Tocaya has got you covered with their vegan maitake mushroom ceviche tostada salad!


The Point
850 S Pacific Coast Hwy
El Segundo, CA 90245

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Noelle Dahl graduated from Sonoma State University in 2020 with a BA in English. Currently living in Huntington Beach, Noelle spends her days throwing pottery, combing the beach for seashells or planning her next adventure.
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