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Olamendi's Mexican Restaurant

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34664 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92624-1301
+1 949-661-1005
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10:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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Dana Point, California
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Food is pretty good, must visit for historic reasons. Drinks are a little week and pricey. Nice view of the ocean if you're near a window.

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Red Bank, New Jersey
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83 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

You might say it's Mexican kitsch, but you cannot help but be amazed when you enter this cozy, cheerful restaurant. The walls and the entire ceiling are completely covered with pictures, lanterns and flags, Day of the Dead figures, calicoes and crosses, masks, lights, glitter. It just goes on and on. Amazing and fun! And the food is comforting and... More 

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Ridgewood, New Jersey
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Mexican food is my favorite kind of food, that being said I have eaten it in many different places. This has to be one of the worst I've had. I got a chicken burrito and my friend got the chicken tacos and we couldn't even finish them. The chicken was so try I needed what felt like a gallon of... More 

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Used to be a prime placefor great Mexican food and drinks, but after the passing of the matriach of the family, the quality has suffered greatly. Locals no longer eat here and the tourists are probably the only participants.

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Fort St John
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

I had a fish soup - never better! I was really congested and had a sinus cold, just needed to the comfort of hot broth and vegetables. I savoured every mouth full. My friends and family enjoyed every thing they ordered as well. Service was friendly and efficient. Did I mention that the guacamole was the best! We will always... More 

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Dana Point, California
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

I love their food, atmosphere and service....they just are a bit high on the price point. we go all the time anyways because we love it. Large portions!

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Seattle, Washington
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Used to go to Olamendi's back in the 80s. Went back last year and (surprise) it was exactly the same. Same low-stress scene, same great food. You'd be tempted to drive right on by, but only if you're just visiting.

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Thank Jon H
Dana Point, California
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Fun place, great food. Extensive menu. Really cool decor and located across the street from from the beach. Sometimes food inconsistent.

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Thank Stella0015
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779 reviews
486 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

This is a legendary place. Nixon was a regular. The food and decor has never changed. Great carnitas, enchiladas, and sopas.

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Houston, Texas
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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

We stopped in at Olamendi's after a visit to the Dana Point beach, and sat at the Presidential table, featuring photos of Regan and Nixon frequenting the establishment. We enjoyed a pitcher of margaritas for $28, enchiladas and tacos featuring fresh seafood.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 21:00
Monday
10:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 21:00
Thursday
10:00 - 21:00
Friday
10:00 - 22:00
Saturday
10:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?