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Casa La Golondrina

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Address: 17th W. Olvera St. at Main Street, Los Angeles, CA
Phone Number:
+1 213-628-4349
09:30 - 22:00
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Sun 09:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 09:30 - 22:00

Dance to the Latin beat at this swinging cafe & tapas bar located in...

Dance to the Latin beat at this swinging cafe & tapas bar located in the oldest brick house in Los Angeles.

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Goo Mexican food

Very good, California style Mexican food. Spacious and airy dining area. Touristy but fun. On Olvera Street.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 March 2015
Greenville, South Carolina
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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Have been coming here for decades. The margaritas are terrific, enchiladas and tacos are freshly made, and the atmosphere and service are first rate!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Have not been down here for 20 years. Food was very good and drinks were great. Priced a little high but it's the experience and the food. Mariachi band was great 3 songs for $20. We had them play 6 during our lunch. Great experience Vinnie our waiter did a good job of suggesting food and drink. Will be back... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2015

Very good, California style Mexican food. Spacious and airy dining area. Touristy but fun. On Olvera Street.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014 via mobile

This restaurant is not easy to find, but when we hot there it was worth it! Excellent authentic mexicansk food and very good service.

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Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014 via mobile

We went to La Golondrina at the suggestion of the valet at our hotel, who characterized it as "authentic." What an understatement! It sits amidst a bazaar/marketplace with dozens of vendors of Mexican goods that appears out of nowhere in what is otherwise Downtown LA. The menu is truly authentic, and will disappoint those expecting the usual "Americanized" Mexican fare.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2014 via mobile

I'm quite surprised that there are no reviews for this restaurant. Visited recently while on a tour in DTLA. The place was very busy. I do not agree with the other reviewer, we had to wait at least a good 15 minutes before the food arrived. They bring tacos with salsa and we ordered guacamole. Both were lovely. The food... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2011

Sunday in LA downtown is very slow with most restaurants closed. That place was on a very livable Olvera street , worth visiting (street only!). The menu was rather decent and the restaurant was nearly full, so we went inside. To our surprise the ordered food ( main dishes) arrived within 3-4 minutes after the order, and it was really... More 

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Munich, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2010

Was there on Sunday. Had Chicken Mole. It was really delicious. The sauce so rich and a nice heat to it. Served with Mexican rice and refried beans. The flour tortillas were warm and fantastic. The waitress was very nice, but SLOW.

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2007

I had the Cochinita Pibil and it was excellent! Wonderful citrus flavor in the sauce. The Spanish rice was the best I have ever had at a Mexican restaurant. My son had the Carne Asada. The sauce was good, but the cut of meat was not the best. The guacamole was smooth and creamy, though I have had better chips.... More 

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