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“Good Mexican Food”

Las Olas Mexican Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, Seafood, Bar
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Since 1981, Las Olas Mexican Restaurant has served the best authentic fresh Mexican food near the beach!Please join us for margaritas, lunch and dinner specials, full bar and craft beers, Taco Tuesdays, Happy Hour Monday thru Friday till 6 pm, group parties, dog friendly patio dining, great service, and an amazing atmosphere!The menu allows customers a wide variety of options: Build your own seafood, chicken, pork, or carne asada tacos, enjoy delicious favorites like roasted chili relleños stuffed with fall-off-the-bone-tender carnitas, or delight in our seasonal grilled vegetable enchiladas. It's honest food, prepared fresh daily from scratch with wholesome ingredients - never powdered or granulated spice mixes like others tend to use - and their customers appreciate it.Want a Margarita or an ice cold beer? Las Olas Margaritas are famous, and many of our draft beer selections are from San Diego's own incredible breweries. Try the house infused roasted pineapple and jalapeño tequila in a Pineapple n' Chile Margarita some time. It's unique and delicious.Thanks for coming in we really appreciate your business!Visit us online or call any of our three locations for additional information.
Reviewed September 13, 2010

A nice Mexican restaurant across the road from the Pacific Ocean... without a view. Happy hour menu is very nice and has something for everyone. Good service too. Valet parking on the weekend, otherwise you're competing for a parking spot with the surfer crowd.

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Reviewed June 17, 2010

The menu was comprehensive and the food excellent in a simple surrounding. The service was also good and we had an enjoyable meal.

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Reviewed March 9, 2010

Most overrated Mexican restaurant in San Diego.
Blahh..I really would steer clear. Even the view is overrated, across the busy coast road, looking at cars zoom by.
Some of worst Mexican American food around.
The locals say the fish tacos are good. I say nothing is even average there, compared to most of the other choices in the area.

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Reviewed November 3, 2008

This place has it all. Ocean breezes, great atmosphere and outstanding Mexican food! Some of the best Mexican food in Southern California. Great spot for a low key lunch or dinner.

Thank mm4113
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Del Mar, California
Reviewed July 30, 2008

great Mexican food, great view

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