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Olamendi's Mexican Restaurant

34664 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92624
+1 949-661-1005
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“enchiladas” (19 reviews)
“guacamole” (25 reviews)
Closes in 15 min
All hours
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
34664 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92624
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The restaurant is very colorfully decorated on the inside so it welcomed us right in. We got there for happy hour and had a pitcher of margaritas (6 glasses) for $28! The food was great too. We were not disappointed.

Thank Croftcar
Reviewed 1 week ago

The ambience in this mexican restaurant was as it should be, warm and friendly. Our orders were taken straight away and we did not have to wait long for our dinner to arrive. We are not used to eating different Mexican food other than the...More

Thank NucciaNice
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here with a friend. View was great as were salsa and guacamole. I had a shrimp taco. Good, but nothing to write home about. The waitress seemed annoyed to be helping us even though there weren’t many patrons there during the lunch hour.

Thank Heather H
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
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Bill H
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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
Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, View, Child-friendly
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
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
  • Phone Number: +1 949-661-1005
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