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LA Golondrina Mexican Cafe

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17 Olvera St, Los Angeles, CA 90012-2920
+1 213-628-4349
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good40%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“mole” (13 reviews)
“tortillas” (7 reviews)
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9:00 AM - 9:30 PM Hours
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
$$ - $$$
17 Olvera St, Los Angeles, CA 90012-2920
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Reviewed January 11, 2018

Located on Olvera Street, good Mexican food served at the historic birthplace of Los Angeles. Patio and inside dining with strolling Mariachi's.

Thank jamesv8
Reviewed December 27, 2017 via mobile

Stopped off at this atmospheric restaurant for dinner before heading onto nearby union station. A great location in the middle of the Mexican market. We sat outside on the terrace and watched the world go by. We were served chips and a great salsa very...More

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Reviewed December 22, 2017 via mobile

We’re given corn chips and salsa as soon as we sat down. Drinks order was a little slow but worth the wait. Margarita and beer was delicious. The meals were also good. They had two men playing songs to tables. They were charging $10 a...More

Thank BecBelle
Reviewed December 16, 2017

Although many of the clientele are tourists, there are a lot of local Latinos too. The reason is clear - Mexican-style food that hasn't been too distorted to suit American tastes. The carnitas were superb, and the mole poblano was great too - very genuine,...More

Thank cascaispickles
Reviewed September 23, 2017

I have eaten here several times, and I have always had a great tasting meal. The service is exceptional, and the food is wonderful. The atmosphere is also very attractive and it is very clean.

Thank 484karlc
Reviewed September 13, 2017 via mobile

Had lunch here with daughter now resident in LA and her 6 month old baby . Good authentic Mexican food - best tortia's I've ever had. Then add the live Mexican musicians in the oldest building in LA it's a win win situation. Good service...More

Thank Chris Joanne H
Reviewed August 9, 2017

This was the first restaurant in Los Angeles serving traditional Mexican food. Built in 1930, it's located on Olvera St. in the heart of the historic El Pueblo de Los Angeles district. It's loaded with atmosphere, and you can get caught up in the area's...More

Thank Joan H
Reviewed August 9, 2017

I really wanted to like this place. They had a great cucumber margarita, and the server was nice, but it started off not so great. He spilled the entire margarita over one of our party members. He was extremely apologetic, got the manager, they comped...More

Thank LAWoman_2011
Reviewed August 7, 2017 via mobile

Lovely guacamole with chunks of avocado. We liked the margarita. Cheese quesadilla was good too. Mariachi singers were very good. After we got in, a long line started out tge door. Bathrooms were crowded and needed a clean.

Thank anonymousLosAngeles
Reviewed July 31, 2017

If you are a visitor, Olvera Street is not a must see and LA Golondrina is not a must eat, but if you have the time, it is fun and you will love it. Olvera Street, one of the oldest sections of Los Angeles, is...More

Thank Elizabeth L
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Ross C
June 9, 2015|
Response from Ross C | Reviewed this property |
This restaurant is in the Olvera St historical district near downtown Los Angeles,California. There is no " riverwalk" near this site.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$18 - $18
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Olvera St, Los Angeles, CA 90012-2920
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
  • Neighborhood: Central L.A
  • Phone Number: +1 213-628-4349
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