September 6, 2006 3

Olamendi’s (Laguna Beach)

By in 18: Greater LA

Jamaica: Hibiscus flowers tea drink~ Our entrees each came with Sopa Azteca, very yummy veggie soup with zucchini, carrot and potato (top with guacamole and tortilla chip).
Tamale Qaxacaquenos: chicken tamale with Qaxacan mole sauce. The mole is…alright, a bit light for my taste and not as complex tasting (too cocoa but without hint of sweetness). Tequila Shrimp.
Joan’s Chiles en Nogada: green pepper stuffed with blends of fish, meat, almonds and raisin, topped with creamy walnut sauce. The clashing of multiple flavors is too weird for her. Seafood Burrito: a safe choice, and good!
DSC00858.jpgWe drove down to Southern California beaches via the ocean view Pacific Coast Highway this past Labor day holiday weekend with our parents. We were hungry after suffering the traffic jamming at Laguna Beach so we stopped for lunch. We passed by some seemingly good hole-in-the-wall joints but because of parents, we ended up in this family restaurant called Olamendi’s. The interior is quite over-the-top (what are those chinese red pockets doing up there?). This place is not bad but rather expensive (every entree is $15+). Mexican food is complete exotic realm for my parents, they seems fine with it so it’s all good.

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3 Responses to “Olamendi’s (Laguna Beach)”

  1. seat says:

    The interior very tacky! ^^;;
    Tequila Shrimp sounds good.
    Hole-in-the-wall joints were too adventurous for your parents yet you brought them to exotic mexican? ^^;;

  2. Freda says:

    It’s either a hole-in-the-wall mexican joint or tacky mexican family restaurant (the other restaurants at that are where we parked are hole-in-the-wall pizza, hole-in-the-wall coffeehouse, nice but overpriced normal sandwiches…^^;;;)…

  3. Anonymous says:

    I always eat at Olamendi’s. It is one of the best Mexican restaurants around. The atmosphere is great and the people are always friendly, and, what I care about, the food is always good.