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Casa La Golondrina

Open Now: 9:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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The Original Mexican restaurant in LA

It’s almost a must eat at if you are in the vicinity of Union Station. Feels like the streets of... read more

Reviewed February 26, 2018
James M
Las Vegas, New Mexico
Great atmosphere and good mexican food

I visited this reatsurant together with my wife end some friends for lunch. We all had different... read more

Reviewed April 16, 2017
Fredericia, Denmark
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Sep 26, 2018
Feb 26, 2018
“The Original Mexican restaurant in LA”
Dance to the Latin beat at this swinging cafe & tapas bar located in the oldest brick house in Los Angeles.
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17th W. Olvera St. at Main Street, Los Angeles, CA
+1 213-628-4349
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Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

visited with my mum and sister and all I can say is WOW! I’ve had a lot of burritos in my time but none can compare to the one I had here! I ordered the beef burrito and it was just sooooo tasty!! Friendly staff,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed February 26, 2018

It’s almost a must eat at if you are in the vicinity of Union Station. Feels like the streets of Tijuana. Food is pretty good and we were seated by the fireplace too, which was awesome.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank James M
Reviewed June 25, 2017 via mobile

Wanting to do something different my husband and I went to Olivera St to celebrate my birthday. The waiter was unattending and not very intetested in making the eating experience memorable. The chips looked as if they came from the bottom of the bag and...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Judy A
Reviewed April 16, 2017

I visited this reatsurant together with my wife end some friends for lunch. We all had different courses. My enchilidas were great and sufficient. As side tasty guacamole. Only bad issue was their cola which obviously was made from concentrate blended with clorined water. The...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

Have been coming here for decades. The margaritas are terrific, enchiladas and tacos are freshly made, and the atmosphere and service are first rate!!

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank 652bobp
Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Have not been down here for 20 years. Food was very good and drinks were great. Priced a little high but it's the experience and the food. Mariachi band was great 3 songs for $20. We had them play 6 during our lunch. Great experience...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Camarillodan
Reviewed March 28, 2015

Very good, California style Mexican food. Spacious and airy dining area. Touristy but fun. On Olvera Street.

Date of experience: January 2015
Thank pds525
Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant is not easy to find, but when we hot there it was worth it! Excellent authentic mexicansk food and very good service.

Thank Line Rasmussen P
Reviewed April 28, 2014 via mobile

We went to La Golondrina at the suggestion of the valet at our hotel, who characterized it as "authentic." What an understatement! It sits amidst a bazaar/marketplace with dozens of vendors of Mexican goods that appears out of nowhere in what is otherwise Downtown LA....More

Thank FoodSavant
Reviewed February 28, 2014

I'm quite surprised that there are no reviews for this restaurant. Visited recently while on a tour in DTLA. The place was very busy. I do not agree with the other reviewer, we had to wait at least a good 15 minutes before the food...More

Date of experience: February 2014
Thank FrankieinLondon
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