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Olamendi's Mexican Restaurant

34664 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92624-1301
+1 949-661-1005
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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Open Now
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
34664 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92624-1301
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our room wasn't ready at Capistrano Surfside Inn (right next door) so we decided to pass some time relaxing with a margarita here while we waited. What a great place! The decorations hanging from the ceiling, adorning the walls, and everywhere else were so colorful....More

Thank on_the_go_98765
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Talking to locals brought this resturant up often. Diane and I tried and it was a nice evening. Her fish was excellent and my enchiladas her steaming hot and mildly seasoned. There were several drinks available. We do not drink hard liquor but their tequilas...More

1  Thank Howard Bud D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great reputation and maybe we caught it on a bad night. Showed up at 8:40p, hours were until 9p. Wanted to eat, they said they were closing. Offered us to go option which was nice but not what were looking for. Took to go as...More

Thank SG200-2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very eclectic interior design. Potato taco is to die for. President pictures everywhere. This President Richard Nixon's favorite restaurant.

Thank Daniel Allen K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love this little place .I've been coming for about 15 years whenever in town. A nice little place overly decorated with Mexican arts and crafts. They are not skimpy on the quantity and the food is good. A relaxing view of the ocean is a...More

Thank Cheryl G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good Mexican food and ambiance. There is many artifacts, pictures, etc. on the walls and ceilings. This resturent is a well known beach location that has been visited by many famous people as well as Presidants. Love there tacos!

Thank bobhastings7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chips and salsa were brought to our table after a short wait. Our waitress was friendly and efficient, allowing us to leisurely have our meal. We had a blue agave margarita pitcher for $30. We each had a combination plate. One was 2 enchiladas stuffed...More

Thank Rick3256
Reviewed 28 January 2018

This place is hopping, and there are a million things to look at in the restaurant. Pictures, plates, "Day of the Dead" mannequins, and lots of other stuff adorn the walls. Even found out the original owner was friends with "Tricky Dick" and even cooked...More

Thank Retiredhappily2015
Reviewed 16 January 2018

What a blast of color and aromas! Even on a foggy day, this is worth the drive. You may not see much of the ocean, but you'll love the food, the waitstaff, the decorations, and the quirky "party-type" atmosphere. Great food at very reasonable prices....More

Thank PFdBk
Reviewed 5 January 2018

Really good Mexican food surrounded by Mike Pence, George W Bush, Richard Nixon. A colorful restaurant, bedecked with baubles and photos of famous politician patrons. Even Jack Kennedy!

Thank bruceds101
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Bill H
8 April 2017|
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Response from dpblonde | Reviewed this property |
They do take reservations and the hh is slim
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34664 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92624-1301
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
  • Phone Number: +1 949-661-1005
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