La Onda Latin Mex

4.7
37 reviews
$41 to $100
Latin / Spanish
La Onda Latin Mex restaurant + bar - an authentic Latin Mex venue serving flavours that draw from the vastness of Latin American and Mexican cuisine.
Located in Dromana, our venue sits across from the beach where the flavours and sounds of Latin America blend with the smells of the ocean to create a unique dining experience in the Mornington Peninsula.
Let us inspire you with our many tastes, music and the love we all share for incredible genuine cuisine straight from the heart of our history.
Our restaurant offers a-la-carte menu. Our dishes are created from local products and techniques from our talented chef. Gluten Free, Dairy Free and Vegan options available.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 37 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
Value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BellaC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and customer service! Will definitely be back

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KellyF
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food, super friendly service and a nice ambiance. I grew up in Southern California so I really miss authentic Mexican food but this restaurant ticked all the boxes. It will be a regular on all future trips to the Mornington Peninsula 🌮

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JoanneD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food great service definitely recommend this place!

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CarronB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Another great night had by all. We sat outside this time and found the noise level better. Food & service was great. We will be back again.

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Elly
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

2nd time going in a week, amazing atmosphere and beautiful family vibes. Shout out to Molly for being an absolutely amazing waitress, she was so helpful.
Had a beautiful conversation with Rosie about her history and how she came about creating La Onda, such a pleasure hearing her rich history. Will definitely be returning and recommending to friends and family.
Spicy Margaritas are AMAZING

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RachelC
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Yummy food. Service a little slow but overall a good experience. Will be back

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StafetyBeach
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

The food was ok but I felt for what we paid we didn't get our moneys worth. The serves were really small, prices were like going to a top hat restaurant without the higher level of service. There was quite a few things we couldn't order due to it not being available even though it was on the menu, which restricted our choices.

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CarronB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Great food shared with friends. Shame they don't do the frozen Margaritas anymore.

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MadeleneA
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The food and service was wonderful! We cannot wait to come back again!

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AndreaO
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious, and it was so lovely to sit outside in the afternoon sunshine (Whilst shaded undercover). I highly recommend La Onda!

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AmandaJ
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

It's frustrating to be asked to provide a credit card for a required booking, in effect being asked to promise to come or else pay a fee, while the restaurant isn't required to keep any promises, such as providing the menu they have on their website, or only accepting bookings that their service staff can accommodate. We had a bad experience.

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ElliseM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is always consistent, so are the Margaritas. Staff were amazingly friendly.

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Stac
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food, great service very hard to come by sometimes on the Mornington peninsula especially this time of year. Keep it up!!

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
6 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing Mexican food in Mornington . Had heaps of Tequila and Tacos .. we kept eating until our stomachs could take no more :)

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CalebW
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome atmosphere, great service and yummy food !

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GarethS
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing atmosphere with a great menu, and served by fantastic staff!

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AlisonC
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely, friendly service.
Beautiful authentic food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

La Onda never disappoints, great staff and great food!

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KatieE
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great dinner! The service was friendly and the food was delicious. We will be back for sure.

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Louise
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and the best service, able to cater to all our dietary needs

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DaveM
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Celebrated my daughter's 7th Birthday there, great atmosphere and really made her night special by decorating the churros and singing happy birthday to her, my son had a ball too wearing a sombrero as they were singing. Food was great, drinks were cold and service was awesome. Not too spicy for the little ones as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional customer service and food as always :)

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LisaW
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have been drooling over their photos for well over a year and finally got to eat there. It was fabulous, highly recommended, extremely good value and so delicious. We will be back. Lisa

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RachelC
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely food and service as always. We love La Onda and Roxy SO SO much!! Always recommend you guys to ppl. Love rach n Phil x

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Adam
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely delicious like always and the staff are fantastic!

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EmilyG
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, thanks to chef Roxy who sat down and talked us through the menu. You don’t get that at many restaurants!

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MattP
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a lovely place. The owner is delightful, the service is impeccable & the food is delicious!

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AngelaG
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our dinner was incredible, all of the food was amazing!

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MichelleP
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a fantastic experience dining here. The food and the atmosphere is amazing!

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Mammaspy
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience3

Lively small venue, friendly and good food (mexicana)

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Loulou
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had the best time ever. Lovely staff. Great food. Impromptu dance party out the front on a glorious summer night. Sombreros supplied to said impromptu dance party by aforementioned lovely staff. Thank you for a wonderfully memorable night. Xxx

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AlexH
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful night, the food, staff and atmosphere were all fantastic! Highly recommended!

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Amelia
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious margaritas and a fun vibe! Would recommend

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SuzieH
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super tasty food, lots of choice. Really lovely owners, and great service. I'll be back :)

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Melbournites
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An excellent place to enjoy delicious food in a friendly, relaxed setting.

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Riley
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

La Onda is authentic, fun and well-priced for this and the outstanding service! The music is upbeat providing a great atmosphere, the cocktails are yummy, but the food is the best!

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MargD
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

The services was great, I was a bit disappointed that the flavours in the food weren't stronger. Loved the fish tacos and the salad with calamari and Yukka, it was interesting to try something I had never eaten before and the ceviche was good. Had a pork and pineapple taco but the pork was a bit dry so didn't enjoy it that much. I would recommend to try something different - that Margarita was one of the best I had.

FAQs

La Onda Latin Mex offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 5904 7632.

La Onda Latin Mex is rated 4.7 stars by 37 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.