"Talented and charming chef Melba" Rodriguez evidenced an "excellent feel for spices and flavors" at this "tiny" "new eatery" in Hermosa Beach, where most everything on the "interesting menu" of "quite-good" California fare is made from scratch; some suggest it got "off to a rocky start", but most report "they seem to have worked out the kinks they experienced when they first opened", meaning it's well on its way to becoming "a real gem."

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