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“Olamendes Mexican Resturaunt Laguna Beach”

Olamendi's Mexican Restaurant
Ranked #15 of 146 Restaurants in Dana Point
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Laguna Beach, California
Level 6 Contributor
304 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Olamendes Mexican Resturaunt Laguna Beach”
Reviewed 12 February 2014 via mobile

Traditional Mexican food in a bright and colorful setting. Great family environment, definitely NOT a fast food joint and very kid friendly. Esmerelda was the best! Food offers old family traditions which include an awesome chicken breast served with a light sauce and capers named, Nixon's Chicken as it was President Nixon's favorite at the San Clemente location. Olamendes' has moved back to its original location upstairs in Laguna Beach downstairs from San Shi Go in the 600 block on south PCH.

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Rye, New Hampshire
Level 6 Contributor
151 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Poor quality”
Reviewed 7 February 2014

The restaurant was a trove of interesting pictures, photographs, pieces of memorabilia. That said the food was a little below average. Cheese enchilada a gooey mess, taquitos fried too much and therefore dried out, green burito peppers undercooked, chips not warm, only one salsa. Would not go back.

  • Visited February 2014
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Ladera Ranch, California
Level 6 Contributor
340 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“great for dinner or just a quick stop in for nachos'”
Reviewed 17 January 2014

we have eaten dinner there and always enjoyed it..(try the carnitas) but I stopped in for some nachos and a chance to just enjoy the view and read my book. nachos were excellent. I did ask to add some cheese and they did it right. the waitress was great and the owner Maria still works there and stopped by to say hello. always a good sign when the owner still shows up to make sure people are happy. on the weekends you can get the special Mexican soups. they are worth it too..

  • Visited January 2014
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Rochester, NY
Level 6 Contributor
163 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Mexican Love”
Reviewed 14 January 2014 via mobile

This place is a treasure! Olamendi's does genuine Mexican with flavor and flair. Great food and excellent service. Enjoy.

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Vancouver, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Good Mexican Food”
Reviewed 19 November 2013

The atmosphere is unique, with much to look at in the restaurant! Food was good; generous portions. Service good and prices reasonable.

Visited November 2013
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Thank Terry J
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