17 Olvera St, Los Angeles, CA | Directions 9001234.057818 -118.237668
Neighborhoods: Chinatown, Central LA
Great place to take out of town visitors – 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 and visit Chinatown too. Awesome margaritas and the staff has always been friendly.
Best Carne Asada, Bomber Margaritas – My family has been enjoying La Golondrina Restaurant for generations and we've never
been disappointed. The quality of the food and margaritas leave most Mexican restaurants far behind. We love the outdoor patio because it is an exciting place from which to enjoy Olvera Street. When it's full, the dining room is just as lovely. A few of our absolute favorites are Carne Asada, Flan. Chicken Mole and the handmade flour tortillas. We have always found the service to be attentive and unless you're there on Cinco de Mayo when it's a madhouse, we have always been very, very satisfied.
I have had many a margarita and though pricey, I feel I got my money's worth. It was tasty and as the other reviewer said, there was no scrimping on the tequila. They must be amongst the strongest in town.
A word about price -- quality costs, whether it's Mexican or not. My family will continue patronizing La Golondrina and we do recommend you go see for yourself. It's our favorite.
A change of pace, with yummy food! – 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 the street?
Margaritas are pricey, but huge and STRONG. The menu has lots of seafood and different choices - not just the same old burritos. The open interior makes it great for groups.
Service has always been great - we'll keep coming back for sure.
Very Disappointed – "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. We were given a table at the elevated back of the restaurant which afforded us a view of all the tables at the front that were receiving good service. It took a very long time to get our drinks...and to finally order our meals. Before we received our meals, the server brought us two baskets of stale chips. I kept asking for water...it took long to get that too. In the meantime, the restaurant started to fill with more people.
The prices were high. My refill of my lemonade cost me an additional $4.00. I was not pleased at all and do not plan to return.
not as expected – 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 to over $50. Fahitas are not too great either. Nice atmosphere for a date but Olvera Street is very much empty at night. The restaurant is worth going once but I won't be going back.
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