Ola, which is Spanish for “wave” and Hawaiian for “life”, is the inspiration behind Ola Mexican Kitchen, an exciting and tasty new first-to-market culinary concept from the Huntington Beach-based team behind the popular Mahe restaurants in Seal Beach and Dana Point. The brainchild of progressive restaurateurs Toby Reece and Tony Andrews, this inviting restaurant at Pacific City, with one of the best views on the California coast from almost every seat in the house, makes its debut with an innovative menu fusing elements of authentic Mexican comfort food with elevated, South of the Border influences. The warm yet soulfully rustic modern ambience offering live music and a strong sense of community is creatively fresh, shunning the cliche of the typical Mexican cantina in favor of a more relevant coastal dining room with elements compatible with Pacific City’s surrounding, architectural environment.