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“Delicious, gourmet Mexican food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Ola Rica

La Ola Rica
Avenida Tercer Mundo, San Francisco, Mexico
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Chatham, Massachusetts
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Delicious, gourmet Mexican food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Located on the main street of beautiful, quiet little San Franciso ( known locally as San Pancho), La Ola Rica serves excellent Mexican food with unique flourishes. You can sit inside or dine open-air with a view of the street life. We ate outside and it was lovely. Highly recommended: the cream of poblano (peppers) soup- unreal! And the wasabi-panko encrusted fresh mahi mahi. The atmosphere is tradicional/upscale-but comfortable and casual. Truly an outstanding experience.

Visited March 2014
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Newport Beach, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great food, good service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

It has been several years since our last trip to San Pancho, and it was with great pleasure we returned to La Ola Rica for a delicious meal, always the highlight meal of our trip! I had an amazing wasabi-panko fish, and the kids enjoyed fresh made guacamole and simple pasta with cheese. Perfect place for family or a great date night!

Visited April 2014
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Port Moody, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“True Mexican cuisine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

A restaurant dedicated to Frida Kahlo with dark wood furniture (tables made from doors) and lots of art on the walls, simple pizzas to excellent steaks and super service

Visited March 2014
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Connecticut
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88 reviews 88 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Five years later, still excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

La Ola Rica still has excellent food and wait staff.
For 170 pesos I had a perfectly prepared wasabi encrusted mahi mahi cooked in the wood fired pizza horno, (oven), with a side of rice and asparagas. Other dishes, from coconut shrimp, to angel hair pasta, to vegetarian fajita were all perfect. And enjoyed by our group.
It does cost more than tacos, but it is a great change of pace.
Try it early into your visit so you have time to go back.

Visited March 2014
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Montreal, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“A BDay dinner to remember”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

If you are looking for GREAT food and EXCELLENT service in this quaint and local restaurant this is one that you will remember for a long time. What a place to be for your birthday and when the lady found out it was my birthday, she offered me a totally awesome bday dessert.

Of course you want to try out their fresh local fish.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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