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Olamendi's Mexican Restaurant

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34664 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92624-1301
+1 949-661-1005
10:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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Fort St John
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

I had a fish soup - never better! I was really congested and had a sinus cold, just needed to the comfort of hot broth and vegetables. I savoured every mouth full. My friends and family enjoyed every thing they ordered as well. Service was friendly and efficient. Did I mention that the guacamole was the best! We will always... More 

Thank Roger R
Dana Point, California
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

I love their food, atmosphere and service....they just are a bit high on the price point. we go all the time anyways because we love it. Large portions!

Thank Susann P
Seattle, Washington
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Used to go to Olamendi's back in the 80s. Went back last year and (surprise) it was exactly the same. Same low-stress scene, same great food. You'd be tempted to drive right on by, but only if you're just visiting.

Thank Jon H
Dana Point, California
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Fun place, great food. Extensive menu. Really cool decor and located across the street from from the beach. Sometimes food inconsistent.

Thank Stella0015
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770 reviews
478 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

This is a legendary place. Nixon was a regular. The food and decor has never changed. Great carnitas, enchiladas, and sopas.

Thank yogiacomo
Houston, Texas
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

We stopped in at Olamendi's after a visit to the Dana Point beach, and sat at the Presidential table, featuring photos of Regan and Nixon frequenting the establishment. We enjoyed a pitcher of margaritas for $28, enchiladas and tacos featuring fresh seafood.

Thank Katie B
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56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Only been here two times just for drinks and apps. We really liked it sat on the bar stools looking across the street at the ocean. Nice relaxing not too noisy since it right off the busy Hwy.

Thank Kirk-Janise D
S. CA.
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99 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

I came in for lunch with my (grown up) Son and Daughter. The three of us ordered (3) entrees and a bowl of soup ($47 worth food) and simply asked that our chips be refilled. After all, we got the same size basket of chips as if there was only -1- of us at the table. The nice waitress (Claudia)... More 

Baton Rouge, LA
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34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

With a "Day of the Dead" motif, this place is the real thing! Great food, friendly staff! The place was crowded, but the service was quick.

Thank Bearjon
Trail, Canada
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Very good food , nice Mexican atmosphere , no wait to get in , excellent selection of drinks , huge menus , food authentic Mexican , chiles relano excellent ,food was very fresh , clean facilities , can handle large group. Service slipped a bit when we were finished they kind of forgot about us but all in all very... More 

Thank GaryFruitvale

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
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 92624-1301
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
  • Phone Number: +1 949-661-1005

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?