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LA Golondrina Mexican Cafe

17 Olvera St, Los Angeles, CA 90012-2920
+1 213-628-4349
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good41%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“guacamole” (17 reviews)
“moles” (12 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish
$$ - $$$
17 Olvera St, Los Angeles, CA 90012-2920
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A local was raving about LA Golondrina and told us we "had" to eat there. We waited quite a while for our server to take our drink orders but he brought them to us pretty fast after we ordered them. Once our server took our...More

Thank G2557MGjenniferj
Reviewed 5 June 2017

No one would ever confuse Olvera Street with Rodeo Drive. But this colorful stretch of historic Los Angeles offers the excitement of strolling down the main street of a bustling border city. If you are hungry, the are Mexican restaurants and more Mexican restaurants, so...More

Thank Ken H
Reviewed 28 May 2017

We took the Metro to Union Station with friends and Olvera Street is a short block away. We have not been to this restaurant in a long time and decided to come back for a visit. We got a table on the outside covered patio,...More

Thank Cynthia A
Reviewed 26 May 2017

After been a regular at this restaurant for the last 25 years, my last experience was painful, bad bad service, the waiter, took my order wrong, he wasn't paying attention or he just didn't want to be there or serve us, we went to celebrate...More

Thank Marlon C
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

I had the mole chicken and it was the best I have ever had. Chicken was so tender you could cut it with a fork! The mole sauce was perfect and delicious! The guacamole was also amazing. If your looking for authentic Mexican food this...More

Thank Brad P
Reviewed 30 April 2017

We come here fairly regularly as it was one of our favorite places. Yes, I know LA has many other places that are better but we just like the atmosphere, the people were nice, the music, and it was fun to go to before Dodger...More

Thank drill-n-fill
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Fantastic food and margaritas. Has the taquine rimmed cucumber Margarita - authentic and tasty,not too sweet. Taco Carne Asada fantastic. The salsa was natural and slightly spicy - perfect taste and texture. Good for family dinner too as we had two small children

Thank jaypatelius
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

The writer and I came back to Olvera Street just to eat here, one of the oldest restaurants in Los Angeles. We ate only the chicken tortilla soup, plus two cold beers. The soup was decent, full of cilantro, but missing the avocado chunks. Great...More

Thank LizardHntr
Reviewed 30 January 2017

A long time Angelino, with family roots in Texas, Louisiana, and Tampico, Mexico City DF, and Cuernavaca in Mexico, and working for over 30 years in the downtown financial district of Los Angeles, having a good Mexican restaurant to depend upon was always an imperative...More

1  Thank BULLDOG742014
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Had a few hours to spend so lunching here. Staff is very friendly and accommodating. Margarita was exactly what I expected and beautifully served. Thanks for a warm and filling lunch.

Thank littlemomma_1955
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Ross C
10 June 2015|
Response from Ross C | Reviewed this property |
This restaurant is in the Olvera St historical district near downtown Los Angeles,California. There is no " riverwalk" near this site.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 18 - USD 18
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Olvera St, Los Angeles, CA 90012-2920
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
  • Neighbourhood: Central L.A
  • Phone Number: +1 213-628-4349
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