Everyone knows that Southern California is synonymous with great weather, sandy beaches, beautiful people and now, growing foodie paradise. Sure, sure, Los Angeles has held the title of culinary goliath for a while now but rising from the pack is the David of our story – Torrance.
A hidden gem in the South Bay and standing in Los Angeles’ shadow, Torrance is ready for the culinary spotlight. With a surprising variety of culture and authentic cuisine options, Torrance is the place to visit when you’re looking for a great taste experience.Restaurant recommendations for your next trip to Torrance
A modern blend of French brasserie and a classic diner, the locals like to call the Great Maple a “European dinette.” From the lime green tufted booth seating that lines the walls to the horse-shoe marble-topped bar anchoring the heart of the restaurant, the Great Maple screams fun and sophistication in its décor and plates. With a commitment to quality and responsible products, the team takes great pride in creating a culinary experience for their guests that is unmatched anywhere else in Torrance. Bonus: Since the menu is seasonal, you’ll rarely eat the same thing twice!
If you’re looking for a more casual dining experience, Yellow Fever is a great place to grab a quick bite. Self-proclaimed “lovers of everything Asian,” Yellow Fever brings rice bowls that pack a punch to the table. Blending all of the best Asian flavors with a keen attention to sourcing only the best locally grown and organic ingredients, this is not your average ramen shop. Another cool feature, the team at Yellow Fever is doing its best to keep the eatery’s carbon footprint small. All utensils and “paper” goods are either non-existent in the restaurant (this means no paper towels in the bathrooms!) or biodegradable/recyclable. We highly recommend trying everything on the menu – it’s all delicious!
Frida is what they call gourmet Mexican food. With its roots firmly planted in the traditions of creating authentic Mexican cuisine, Frida’s chefs add flair to their plates with modern twists and fresh ingredients. Fusing the tastes of countless regions across Mexico with the warm hospitality of the Latino culture, Frida’s is a place to enjoy great food, craft cocktails and a welcoming atmosphere.
Extend your stay in Torrance and book a few nights at one of the area’s beautiful hotels. Visit the explore page at DiscoverTorrance.com for more information on local attractions and regional day trips.