525 E. Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802


  • Open Mon.-Thurs., 4-11 p.m.; Fri., 4 p.m.-midnight; Sat., 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. & 4 p.m.-midnight; Sun., 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. & 4-10 p.m.
  • $$$
  • Full bar
Padre is a Latino restaurant in Long Beach. It has every license to embellish since it never labels itself as a Mexican restaurant. It functions as a “Latin Table,” a catch-all phrasing that affords it a lot of leeway in the same way that Pei Wei describes itself as generally “Asian.” In fact, some of Padre’s dishes are so geographically disparate and culturally indeterminate it’s a testament to the talents of its chef, Frank De Loach, that he can wok-toss a Peruvian lomo saltado, bake a Portuguese version of paella, and put fried chicken and watermelon in the tacos without anyone batting an eye.

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