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Olamendi's Mexican Restaurant

34664 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92624
+1 949-661-1005
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“guacamole” (25 reviews)
“enchiladas” (18 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 21:00All hours
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
34664 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92624
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is possibly not for a great Mexican meal but ambiance will help you to go back few decades. Food is okay but little expensive. One can get a view of the ocean but once again not a great view. Service is good. So overall...More

Thank Royadip
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a margarita and nothing special. I had a fish tostada with sea bass. The fish was clean and good but the beans were runny and spoiled the crispy shell. Not to mention the ambience, it was like being at grandmas house with all the...More

Thank 4feet
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Olamendi's in June for the first time in about 10 years. I live in Denver now, but used to visit there all the time when I lived in the OC. Very disappointed in the food. Ordered the chicken enchiladas and they were so-so, not...More

Thank JulyLady76
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a shame. Olamendi's was a goto place more than 50 years ago. And, we'd frequented the place. Nixon liked the place, too. At the beach with authentic Mexican food. THE BEST! So what happened? We had gone to their Mission Viejo location just three...More

Thank Michael F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Reasonably priced. Authentic food. Waiting line for lunch and dinner is always a good sign. No a/c though.

Thank 4cory
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great local and causal restaurant. President Nixon and many other celebrities favorite. Excellent chips and salsa. Many wonderful authentic mexician dishes to choose from. Right across from the beach too.

Thank ibisroost
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We happened upon this restaurant one evening when looking for Mexican food. The interior is very interesting with lots of stuff attached to the ceiling walls and countertops. The food was delicious and plentiful, and very reasonably priced. We ate there one week ago tonight...More

Thank Nanny2525
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

We were recommended this Mexican restaurant by a local resident who regularly eats there. We called ahead, got a good welcome from the guy on the phone and drove down there. Great decor, great ambience, excellent food, excellent service. Not expensive compared to restaurants in...More

Thank Plavi98
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Driving from San Clemente to Long Beach on PCH one Friday morning, with a little hunger in our bellies…..Typical beautiful, sunny, laid back Southern California day…..what better place to go than Olamendi's!! Walking through those front doors, it's like a little bit of Puerto Vallarta....More

Thank AnaheimCA
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Living in Tucson and pretty much have the best mexican food anywhere, we were leary about trying mexican food anywhere else. Olamendi's was less then 50 yards from our hotel, and it was late so we thought we would try it. I can tell you,...More

Thank azspikeq
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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, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34664 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92624
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
  • Phone Number: +1 949-661-1005
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