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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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“enchiladas” (20 reviews)
“refried beans” (4 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
34664 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92624-1301
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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Great traditional Mexican food, good salsa, chips, but the drinks are pricey. It is worth going just for the experience even though parking can be s bit challenging.

Thank dpblonde
Reviewed 22 October 2017

joined some friends at their favorite Mexican Restaurant in Dana Point. The location is great, service is great, and food was really good. Hubby had a chicken tostado salad which was loaded with nice white chicken. Refried beans were delicious, fish taco really good. One...More

Thank grpandnana
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Conveniently located right next door to the Surfside inn where I was staying and received a 20% off coupon for this well-established restaurant that has been in the family for years. Extensive menu and tasty food. Highly recommend! Ended up having lunch here twice during...More

Thank V6795DPlindag
Reviewed 21 September 2017

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 14 September 2017 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 7 September 2017

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 7 September 2017

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 4 September 2017 via mobile

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

Thank 4cory
Reviewed 4 September 2017 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 30 August 2017 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
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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, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, 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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