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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
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10:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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Pinehurst, North Carolina
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56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice little Mexican restaurant beautiful views of the beach and sunset. Food was very good, especially enjoyed the albunicus soup.

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Thank Joe L
San Clemente, California
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402 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We have eaten here many times over the years. This used to be great, but the food is not as "crisp" as it once was. Great atmosphere and location. Parking CA n be difficult as it is limited and tight.

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Thank JimW551
Pinedale, Wyoming
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Really really great Mexican food. Definitely will visit our next trip to California! Service was fast and friendly.

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Thank Stacey R
Garden Grove, California
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50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Before our first bite, we were impressed with the atmosphere. Photos of Mr Olamendi with past presidents and many other celebrities from Hollywood. There is all sorts of articles from Mexican culture including paintings and carvings. The menu contained all the favorites that you would expect to find and a collection of old world personal recipes from the owners. The... More 

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Thank ronald t
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

I went with my friend for a quick bite at night we sat at the bar because the place was packed and we did not want to wait. The girl at the bar took forever to get our food order I understand their busy but still. I ordered a shrimp cocktail which they also took forever to make and when... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Very authentic, great atmosphere, staff very friendly and willing to explain dishes. All homemade sauces

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Monrovia, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

I love Olamendi's Mexican restaurant hard shell tacos both chicken and beef it's a authentic mexican food little bit pricey since it's a beachfront restaurant, Capistrano Beach. My family and I visit Capistrano beach twice a year and tried Olamendis food to go 5 years ago did not like it much. When I tried again last August 2016 it was... More 

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Thank Beenthere2015
Reedley, California, Usa
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43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Stopped in for a beer --- but had some ceviche too. Food was good, beer was cold. Service was sharp, area was clean. The people there seemed to be enjoying their food.

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Thank Kenneth C
Dana Point,
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

We've been many times to this eclectic place across from the Capo Beach. Plenty to eat and drink, and it is larger inside than you first think. Lots of curious stuff to see inside, old photos, and things. Food is excellent. I've had everything in here from the tamales, tacos, enchilada's, don't forget to order the fresh guacamole. I like... More 

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Thank johnsanDanaPoint_
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61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

A long time locals Mexican Restaurant on PCH in Capo Beach. Mr. Olamendi was so well liked that he had over 2000 people attend his funeral. Now the family has multiple restaurants in the area but this is the birth place. Known for its margaritas. Fun and helpful staff. Parking can be tough at peak hours. Have fun !

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Thank robert j

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 21:00
Monday
10:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 21:00
Thursday
10:00 - 21:00
Friday
10:00 - 22:00
Saturday
10:00 - 22:00
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?