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Hummingbird House Cafe

26711 Verdugo Street, San Juan Capistrano, CA
949-443-5090
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San Juan Capistrano, California
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226 reviews 226 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We ate outside on the patio under a large umbrella in this lovely outdoor cafe. They serve standard American fare, but they specialize in Greek dishes and my moussaka was excellent. The birds and singing and the butterflies abound (it's next to a butterfly park). It's next to the train station, and a train pulls in every once in a... More

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Jamul, California, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

Since the wait was so long at the popular restaurant next door on a Sunday, we asked one of the local artists for a recommendation. She recommended the Hummingbird House Cafe. We were not disappointed. You order food inside and eat outside on your choice of two patios. (There is limited indoor seating.). My wife and I shared the lemon... More

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Bakersfield, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Go for the Greek food here. Lamb shank served with rice and Greek salad was amazing. Enough food for a light lunch for two. Outdoor patio is lovely, trains go right by.

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United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Very nice café with good choice of freshly prepared food and drinks which are not expensive. Adjacent to the old area of SJC and a good place to relax.

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San Clemente, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Amazing quaint little house next to the tracks in San Juan Capistrano with a Bulgarian Chef. My wife and I both had Lamb Shank Kokkinisto for only$13.95 each. This is a garden cafe with many Greek Specialties and Mediterranean deserts. So if you are in for something new and quaint for breakfast lunch or dinner this is a great place... More

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Eastpointe, Michigan
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69 reviews 69 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

While visiting San Juan Capistrano California Mission at top of hill,came here afterwards for a nice sandwich.Longish preparation, but hey, this isnt a Subway shop. Tables are in the backyard of this 1870 house, in historic Los Rios district. Train /light rail has stop right next to house.

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

I took my 3 kids for lunch on Sunday . The wait is long , poor service. Extremely expensive . More than 60 dollars for the meal. Salads and bagels. I ordered a Mediterranean Salad. It was mostly old iceberg lettuces . Really bad , the worst I've had. They took a long time to serve . I was totally... More

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California
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74 reviews 74 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014 via mobile

We ate here for the first time last year while strolling through historical Los rios district. Such a cute cafe. I recall having a Greek salad. The servers were friendly and we were not rushed. We will be back!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Two most important aspects of a food establishment for me are: food quality and ambience. The Hummingbird House Cafe has a relaxing and exotic garden-like patio in the historical district of Los Rios in San Juan Capistrano. I highly recommend to take a day to explore the lovely little town with its rustic colonial houses and the mission. The staff... More

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Tucson
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

A very nice, hospitable place just off the main traffic route (over the tracks). The food is good, the price is fair, and the outdoor eating environment is very pleasant. It appears to be family run, which may account for the good service and apparent desire to please. If you visit the mission, I would highly recommend it. It is... More

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