La Golondrina Mexican Cafe

★★★★★
  • 17 Olvera St

    Los Angeles, CA 90012

    Map & Directions
  • 213-628-4349

About La Golondrina Mexican Cafe

Hours
Mon-Sun 9am-9:30pm

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This is the most crowded restaurant along Olvera Street. This could easily be a tourist trap also since it's not the absolute greatest Mexican food you'll eat and the number of tourists packed here doesn't make for a very special experience. It's okay, but very popular.

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This is the most crowded restaurant along Olvera Street. This could easily be a tourist trap also since it's not the absolute greatest Mexican food you'll eat and the number of tourists packed here doesn't make for a very special experience. It's okay, but very popular.

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Ok, it's touristy and maybe a little expensive, but it's a great place to start a day of LA sightseeing. I really love their huevos rancheros, and it's nice to go here right when Olvera street is opening up. Park in one of the all day lots

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Ok, it's touristy and maybe a little expensive, but it's a great place to start a day of LA sightseeing. I really love their huevos rancheros, and it's nice to go here right when Olvera street is opening up. Park in one of the all day lots

Pros: Great atmosphere, great breakfast, margaritas

Cons: Parking, crowds

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My family has been enjoying La Golondrina Restaurant for generations and we've never\r
been disappointed. The quality of the food and margaritas leave most Mexican restaurants far behind. We love the outdoor patio because it is an

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My family has been enjoying La Golondrina Restaurant for generations and we've never\r
been disappointed. The quality of the food and margaritas leave most Mexican restaurants far behind. We love the outdoor patio because it is an

Pros: truly fresh Mexican food

Cons: parking

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Excellent choice for a change from the usual Mexican restaurants on the Westside. Sure Olvera Street is touristy, but where else could we enjoy some of the best carne asada in LA on fresh tortillas while watching an Aztec dance troupe on

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★★★★★

Excellent choice for a change from the usual Mexican restaurants on the Westside. Sure Olvera Street is touristy, but where else could we enjoy some of the best carne asada in LA on fresh tortillas while watching an Aztec dance troupe on

Pros: great food, fun environment, good service

Cons: its downtown, a little pricey

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"La Golondrina" Restaurant is not concerned for it's customers. Sadly, I went to lunch there last Saturday, May 7th. I went with my club, "The Red Hat Society", for lunch. It was early, 11:30, and the restaurant was not crowded at all.

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"La Golondrina" Restaurant is not concerned for it's customers. Sadly, I went to lunch there last Saturday, May 7th. I went with my club, "The Red Hat Society", for lunch. It was early, 11:30, and the restaurant was not crowded at all.

Pros: decent food, some ambience

Cons: poor service, small servings, high prices

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Went here on Cinco De Mayo, and even though there was a long line, the wait was short and the line went fast. Food was great, the environment inside was nice and cozy, very dark and with candles on every table.. There were lots of people around and some very close, but we never felt crowded in. Somehow they manage to make it feel like you're the only ones there. Overall a nice romantic experience.. More of a date place than a family place.

One thing though, was that they charge highly just for a bowl of guacamole.. My husband is used to lots and lots of homemade guacamole, and even the smallest bowl they serve will cost you $5.00! He wanted it for the chips and it was finished in 5 minutes with none left over for the meal.. Luckily they do put some guacamole on his food but not alot. That just struck me as interesting, I have never seen a place to charge so much for that just as a dip!

PROS: Overall a nice romantic experience, B+ Food
CONS: Somewhat pricier than other places, but worth it.

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Went here on Cinco De Mayo, and even though there was a long line, the wait was short and the line went fast. Food was great, the environment inside was nice and cozy, very dark and with candles on every table.. There were lots of people around and some very close, but we never felt crowded in. Somehow they manage to make it feel like you're the only ones there. Overall a nice romantic experience.. More of a date place than a family place.

One thing though, was that they charge highly just for a bowl of guacamole.. My husband is used to lots and lots of homemade guacamole, and even the smallest bowl they serve will cost you $5.00! He wanted it for the chips and it was finished in 5 minutes with none left over for the meal.. Luckily they do put some guacamole on his food but not alot. That just struck me as interesting, I have never seen a place to charge so much for that just as a dip!

PROS: Overall a nice romantic experience, B+ Food
CONS: Somewhat pricier than other places, but worth it.

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After reading the other reviews, I thought this would be the greatest mex restaurant.
The food and margaritas are pretty good but value-wise I would not recommend this restaurant. For a meal for two (entree and drinks), the total came up

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After reading the other reviews, I thought this would be the greatest mex restaurant.
The food and margaritas are pretty good but value-wise I would not recommend this restaurant. For a meal for two (entree and drinks), the total came up

Pros: atmosphere, margaritas, service

Cons: fahitas, price

 

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