The Olamendi’s restaurant at Mission Viejo is an extension of our own family kitchen. For us, food is the heart and soul of our gatherings and our traditions. We believe that good, honest cooking can bring people together. That is why when you’re at our Mexican restaurant in Mission Viejo, California, you are a part of our family. We take enormous pride in making authentic, unique Mexican food with an emphasis on freshness, flavor, and wholesome ingredients. Ask about our catering options! Let our family bring our authentic Mexican cuisine to your next event or gathering!

Carlos Olamendi y Miguel Olamendi


Carnitas Plate

Our carnitas plate is one of our most popular dishes and a customer favorite. We start with tender, juicy pork shoulder that’s been slow-cooked to perfection, resulting in meat that’s succulent and full of flavor.

To prepare the dish, we cut the pork into bite-sized pieces and sear it until it’s crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. We then serve it with a side of traditional Mexican rice, seasoned black beans, and fresh pico de gallo, which is a zesty salsa made with diced tomatoes, onions, and cilantro.

Our carnitas plate is a delicious and satisfying meal that’s perfect for lunch or dinner. It’s also a great choice for sharing with friends and family, as the generous portion size is sure to satisfy everyone at the table.


Chilaquiles is a traditional Mexican breakfast dish that’s a favorite among our customers. At our restaurant, we serve this classic dish with a healthy and fresh twist.

We start by frying up strips of corn tortillas until they’re crispy and golden brown. Then, we add in a rich and flavorful tomato-based sauce that’s been seasoned with traditional Mexican spices, such as chili powder, cumin, and garlic.

Next, we add in your choice of protein – whether it’s tender chunks of chicken, juicy strips of steak, or savory crumbles of tofu – for a protein-packed breakfast that will keep you energized throughout the day.

Mole Poblano

Mole poblano is a rich and complex sauce that’s a staple of Mexican cuisine, and one of our restaurant’s signature dishes. It’s made with a blend of ingredients that come together to create a unique and delicious flavor.

We start by roasting a variety of dried chili peppers, including ancho, pasilla, and mulato, until they’re fragrant and smoky. Then, we grind them into a fine powder and blend them with other traditional Mexican ingredients, such as garlic, onions, and toasted sesame seeds.

Next, we add in a variety of spices, including cinnamon, cloves, and coriander, as well as a touch of chocolate, which gives the sauce its signature richness and depth of flavor.

Chile Verde

Chili verde is a delicious and savory Mexican dish that’s a favorite among our customers. It’s made with tender chunks of pork that are cooked in a tangy and flavorful green sauce.

To make our chili verde, we start by searing the pork until it’s browned and crispy on the outside. Then, we simmer it in a sauce made with fresh tomatillos, green chili peppers, garlic, and onions.

The tomatillos give the sauce a tangy and slightly sweet flavor, while the green chili peppers add a spicy kick that’s not too overpowering. The garlic and onions add depth and richness to the sauce, rounding out the flavors and making it irresistible.

Fish Ceviche Salad

Our Fish Ceviche Salad is a refreshing and healthy dish that’s perfect for a light lunch or dinner. It’s made with fresh and sustainable fish that’s been marinated in a tangy citrus-based marinade, which is what makes this dish so unique and delicious.

To make our Fish Ceviche Salad, we start by using only the freshest and highest quality fish, such as sea bass or halibut. We then cut it into small pieces and marinate it in a mixture of lime and lemon juice, along with diced red onions, fresh cilantro, and a touch of spicy jalapeno peppers.

The citrus juices in the marinade help to “cook” the fish, turning it from translucent to opaque and giving it a bright and tangy flavor. The onions and jalapenos add a bit of heat and crunch, while the cilantro brings a fresh and herbaceous note to the dish.

Natural and Fresh


We take pride in preparing healthy Mexican cuisine, visibly before you. It is our family commitment to you, today, and in the future, we will continue with the Olamendis family tradition.

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Fresh Ingredients

Our menu is packed with fresh produce, including crisp lettuce, ripe tomatoes, and juicy avocados.

healthy meals

We also use high-quality, lean proteins, such as grilled chicken, grass-fed beef, and wild-caught seafood.

Traditional Ingredients

In addition to our fresh ingredients, we also use traditional Mexican spices and herbs to enhance the flavor of our dishes.

Eating Well

From the smoky heat of chipotle peppers to the zesty tang of cilantro, our ingredients are carefully selected to create a delicious and satisfying dining experience.