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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
10:00 am - 9:00 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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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited Olamendi's Mexican Restaurant while waiting for our unit and having just arrived from the airport. We were delighted by the friendly and festive air at the restaurant. The food was excellent with many choices and we thoroughly enjoyed it. It was a relaxing repast after our long plane trip from New York. Olemandi's was also an excellent choice... More 

Thank Barbara P
Plainfield, Illinois
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a gem! Great employees and even better food! The pictures all over the restaurant are fascinating! I had the capo beach burrito and my husband the bean and cheese - we both loved the food! The mojitos and red sangria were outstanding! Next time we are in Orange County we will definitely be back!!

Thank schjul
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303 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After a drive from San Clemente Along the coast,we decided to stop at this restaurant which is across the street from the beach. What a disappointment! After sitting for some minutes before anyone took our drink order, the couples behind us who arrived after us were already enjoying their drinks. They also had ordered some guacamole. 5 minutes later they... More 

Thank Priscilla G
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an adorable place. I had the malagueña salarosa (serrano and ginger margarita) and my husband had the hibiscus margarita. Both were fantastic. we split the ceviche. Simple ingredients, beautiful presentation. It was so good i forgot to take a picture. The flan was absolutely perfect. It is the best i've ever had. Service was excellent. I wish i... More 

Thank Danamyte
Orange County, California
2 reviews
Reviewed March 20, 2017 via mobile

This place has some of the best authentic Mexican food around plus a unique atmosphere and great ocean view.

Thank MDDanielD
Alexandria, Minnesota
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2017

Went here for dinner while vacationing in Dana Point. Was very good, authentic Mexican food for very good prices.

Thank Jesse A
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5 reviews
Reviewed March 8, 2017 via mobile

Our service was friendly and drinks kept flowing! My food was a bit spicer then I'm used to and they offer s tomatoes the whole meal over. I tried their award winning margarita, it was a good thing I wasn't driving.

Thank Kate C
Dana Point, California
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed March 1, 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.

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

Thank kaje54
Ridgewood, New Jersey
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed February 21, 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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?