Howdy Says - Be Positive, Happy, Healthy & Strong

Fresh, flavorful, healthy & innovative ~ Howdy’s Cafe in Malibu provides nutritious California coastal & Latin cuisine that excites the palate and satiates any appetite.

Howdy’s isn’t just a meal ~ It’s an experience! For many locals and perennial visitors, Howdy’s is a treasured tradition!

At Howdy’s, there’s a special vibe that is best captured by the word Sonrisa ~ meaning smile in Spanish. Sonrisa describes the optimism infused in Howdy’s philosophy and best business practices. As we all emerge from Covid, we know there are better days ahead - days full of joy and success. Days infused with warmth and confidence. Days full of smiles.

Sonrisa also describes Howdy’s ambiance. Customers enjoy the conviviality of the spacious, open-air patio with panoramic views of the Santa Monica Mountains as they delight in the delicious, organic dishes. Here, surfers mingle with businessmen, while families relax and children play.

“Our atmosphere is a key organic ingredient in all of our recipes,” Howdy says. “We are a family of caring, passionate people serving “pride and love.”

Proprietor Howdy Kabrins pioneered the concept of fresh, healthy, fast-casual Mexican food. Starting with his flagship restaurant, La Salsa, at the corner of Pico and Sepulveda boulevards in 1979, Howdy’s unique formula for interesting, enticing and nourishing Mexican food inspired Baja Fresh, Rubio’s, Chipotle, Qdoba and more - all those establishments emulate Howdy’s special formulas.

However, they don’t capture the spirit that defines Howdy’s. The magic that imbues Howdy’s delicious fare with superb taste and textures starts by focusing on the key fundamental elements of clean food. The restaurant only uses fresh, organic tortillas, pintos, spinach & rice, as well as free range organic Mary’s Chicken and only cage free & free range eggs.

Howdy’s menu offers a myriad of fresh, fast and fabulous dining options. Howdy’s is flexible - if you want breakfast at 4 p.m., Howdy’s has it. Consider trying the Huevos Verdes - 3 scrambled eggs, Spinach, Avocado, rice and beans, all perfectly prepared and perfectly seasoned. Que Bueno!

Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to close. There are so many choices! The original gourmet burrito is a popular favorite - choose chicken, steak, or shrimp. Bite into a mouthful of scrumptious, hot filling wrapped in a fresh, organic tortilla.

Howdy’s Sushi Bowls & Lobster rolls are to die for. Tacos! Burritos! Bowls! Salads! All are delectable!

Vegetarian? Vegan? Howdy’s has you covered! Try the veggie or vegan burritos ~ filling and fantastic, your mouth will yearn for more.

View Howdy’s complete, eclectic, delicious menu here:

Howdy’s is constantly evolving, while retaining customers’ favorite dishes.

Constantly improving, constantly learning, and constantly being full of gratitude ~ those are some of the central principles that guide Howdy as he curates new, innovative, creative fabulous dishes for his restaurant.

Those principles also serve as the guiding compass in his life. For Howdy, it’s all about caring, welcoming, always being full of integrity, and also savoring the restaurant’s traditional, popular dishes.

At Howdy’s, the friendly, knowledgeable staff is dedicated to serving customers the freshest, tastiest, tantalizing cuisine at the best price point.

With Pepperdine reopening, be on the lookout for some healthy and enticing specials!

Whether you’re grabbing picnic food for a big beach day, dinner on the way home, or just enjoying being out and about in beautiful Malibu . . . .

Howdy’s is Malibu’s best option for organic, delicious, clean cuisine.

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