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LA Golondrina Mexican Cafe

17 Olvera St, Los Angeles, CA 90012-2920
+1 213-628-4349
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good40%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“mole” (13 reviews)
“tortillas” (7 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 9:30 PMAll hours
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
17 Olvera St, Los Angeles, CA 90012-2920
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Reviewed 23 September 2017

I have eaten here several times, and I have always had a great tasting meal. The service is exceptional, and the food is wonderful. The atmosphere is also very attractive and it is very clean.

Thank 484karlc
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Had lunch here with daughter now resident in LA and her 6 month old baby . Good authentic Mexican food - best tortia's I've ever had. Then add the live Mexican musicians in the oldest building in LA it's a win win situation. Good service...More

Thank Chris Joanne H
Reviewed 10 August 2017

This was the first restaurant in Los Angeles serving traditional Mexican food. Built in 1930, it's located on Olvera St. in the heart of the historic El Pueblo de Los Angeles district. It's loaded with atmosphere, and you can get caught up in the area's...More

Thank Joan H
Reviewed 10 August 2017

I really wanted to like this place. They had a great cucumber margarita, and the server was nice, but it started off not so great. He spilled the entire margarita over one of our party members. He was extremely apologetic, got the manager, they comped...More

Thank LAWoman_2011
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Lovely guacamole with chunks of avocado. We liked the margarita. Cheese quesadilla was good too. Mariachi singers were very good. After we got in, a long line started out tge door. Bathrooms were crowded and needed a clean.

Thank anonymousLosAngeles
Reviewed 1 August 2017

If you are a visitor, Olvera Street is not a must see and LA Golondrina is not a must eat, but if you have the time, it is fun and you will love it. Olvera Street, one of the oldest sections of Los Angeles, is...More

Thank Elizabeth L
Reviewed 14 July 2017

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
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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
US$18 - US$18
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
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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