Dana Point, California: Nixon's Other Favorite Mexican Restaurant

Authentic Mexican restaurant was a favorite of President Richard Nixon. Festive Dia de Los Muertas decor, also displays Nixon photos and choice tables bearing the Presidential seal.

Original Olamendi's

Address:
34664 Pacific Coast Hwy., Dana Point, CA
Directions:
Along the Coast Highway
Phone:
949-661-1005
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Original Olamendi's.

Nixon's Other Favorite Mexican Restaurant

Great vibe! Very welcoming!

[Maggie, 07/11/2019]

Original Olamendi's opened in 1973 in San Clemente, then moved to Dana Point. Big takeout orders would be called in from the "Western White House" for President Richard Nixon. After the move to Dana Point, Nixon continued to eat there.

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