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In Santa Monica, Jessica Koslow and Gabriela Cámara's Onda is an ambitious but flawed restaurant

Critic Patricia Escárcega reviews Onda, the eagerly anticipated new Santa Monica restaurant from Sqirl's Jessica Koslow and Mexican restaurateur and chef Gabriela Cámara.
Patricia Escárcega • Los Angeles Times • March 11, 2020
Onda sits at the edge of the new Santa Monica Proper Hotel in a modest 1920s-era building on Wilshire Boulevard that’s probably not what you think of when you imagine the hottest new restaurant in town. The flashiest thing in the all-white dining...
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