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120 W Ridgecrest Blvd, Ridgecrest, CA 93555-4009
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11:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Having read the reviews on here I had high hopes of a good, down to earth Mexican meal. Unfortunately not. Attentive staff and quick service but dreadful food. Rubbery chicken and gristly beef that was tasteless. Could just have been my dish but I won't be going back to find out.

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Thank bosunsdad
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

We asked our Mexican-American friends to choose their favorite Mexican restaurant in Ridgecrest. No question in their minds: Olvera's. Not fancy, but very tidy and hospitable. Prices are very reasonable. We had the carnitas and the chile verde and found both dishes wonderful. Sides of rice and beans were unremarkable but fine. Our friends said we could spend a lot... More 

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Thank Donal W
Ridgecrest, California
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

I eat here all the time. Great food for a great price. Get the Monster burrito!! My family loves this place.

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Thank Joe A
Culver City, California
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Looks family owned. Pleasant though not fancy. Doing a brisk business. Very good food, right-sized portions. Excellent chile relleno. I'd eat here again.

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Thank ZiaKat
Ridgecrest, California
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81 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Went to Olver's for lunch the other day. First time in couple of years because the first experiences weren't great. Still not great, but much improved. Good service, clean restaurant and OK Mexican food. Thought portions were nicely sized, but could use a little more heat. DW really liked the Chili Releano, thought it was the best in town if... More 

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Thank steve b
Big Bear Lake, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent food. Large Portions. Medium priced but good quality. I got dinner to go. I ordered over phone and order was exact. Cold and hot food separated. Lots of free salsa and chips

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Thank Nancy M
London, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

I stumbled across this place by accident in Ridgecrest away from the main street. It doesn't look much from the outside or even the front dining room (some kind of buffet deal?) but the back dining room was much better. I got some advice on the huge range of choices on the menu and was just getting going on the... More 

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Thank drjudo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Food was amazing and service was great...loved the tamales! You would pass by this place if you were just driving by...don't!!! Prices were reasonable and servings were huge and food was delicious.

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Thank Denise A
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198 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

I've already reviewed this some time ago, but as nothing ever stays the same, thought I should revisit this. Especially since a really good place has gotten better. A recent reviewer of Olveras says this is the best Mexican food in town. I might add, that as a frequent lunch guest, it's also the most consistent Mexican food in town.... More 

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Thank ChinaLake1
Ridgecrest, CA
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

I love Olveras food. The enchiladas verdes are my personal favorite. Everything I've eaten there has been very good. Good service, too.

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Thank Leigh I

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 W Ridgecrest Blvd, Ridgecrest, CA 93555-4009
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Ridgecrest

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