00000 - 00000 of 00000
00,000 of 00,000
Located in the oldest brick house in L.A. (the Pelanconi House, circa 1855) in the oldest part of downtown (Olvera Street), Casa La Golondrina Mexican Café is proud of its touristy status, especially when the authentic Mexican vibe matches the authentic cuisine. And the locals don’t mind, particularly when they’re splitting a pitcher of margaritas and being serenaded by a roaming mariachi band. (Maybe not, if they’re here during breakfast and having a bowl of hangover-nursing menudo.) Tacos and burritos you can get anywhere. And this being a traveler’s spot, there are other restaurants competing for your taste buds. So stick with the house specialties, whether it’s the chicken smothered in chocolate mole sauce, pork baked in banana leaves or crab chile relleno.
The oldest restaurant on Olvera Street, dating back to 1930, is Casa La Golondrina Mexican Cafe. It's where Los Angeles' politicians and their wealthy benefactors like to throw each other parties -- also known as campaign fundraisers -- not to mention slap each other on the back and maybe make a promise or two. The restaurant also is known for serving up quality Mexican food in a distinctive, old-school L.A. setting: It's located in Los Angeles' oldest surviving brick house, which... More »
Find everything you're looking for in your city
Find the best happy hour deals in your city
Get today's exclusive deals at savings of anywhere from 50-90%
Check out the hottest list of places and things to do around your city