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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 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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754 reviews
464 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Thank yogiacomo
Houston, Texas
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Thank Katie B
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35 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only been here two times just for drinks and apps. We really liked it sat on the bar stools looking across the street at the ocean. Nice relaxing not too noisy since it right off the busy Hwy.

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Thank Kirk-Janise D
S. CA.
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97 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came in for lunch with my (grown up) Son and Daughter. The three of us ordered (3) entrees and a bowl of soup ($47 worth food) and simply asked that our chips be refilled. After all, we got the same size basket of chips as if there was only -1- of us at the table. The nice waitress (Claudia)... More 

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Thank THEGUYFROMSOCALIF
Baton Rouge, LA
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34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

With a "Day of the Dead" motif, this place is the real thing! Great food, friendly staff! The place was crowded, but the service was quick.

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Thank Bearjon
Trail, Canada
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good food , nice Mexican atmosphere , no wait to get in , excellent selection of drinks , huge menus , food authentic Mexican , chiles relano excellent ,food was very fresh , clean facilities , can handle large group. Service slipped a bit when we were finished they kind of forgot about us but all in all very... More 

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Thank GaryFruitvale
Loma Linda, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

Great Mexican food served in a unique atmosphere with lots of mementos, photos, and Day of the Dead decorations everywhere. They have an excellent vegan menu on top of the many other offerings and everything we tried was great, including the seasonal pumpkin pie cheesecake!

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Thank msdebra007
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54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

Tonight we dined at Olamendi's Mexican Restaurant which is situated next to the resort where we've been staying for a week. Don Jorge Olamendi, the original owner and proprietor opened the restaurant in 1973. The restaurant is very unique with a lot of history and culture since it contains "Calacas" paintings and life-size figures that Don Jorge collected from all... More 

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Thank fly24fun
Pinehurst, North Carolina
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

Nice little Mexican restaurant beautiful views of the beach and sunset. Food was very good, especially enjoyed the albunicus soup.

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Thank Joe L
San Clemente, California
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218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

We have eaten here many times over the years. This used to be great, but the food is not as "crisp" as it once was. Great atmosphere and location. Parking CA n be difficult as it is limited and tight.

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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, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?