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26711 Verdugo Street, San Juan Capistrano, CA
949-443-5090
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8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri - Sun 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

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  • 18
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    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Unique, authentic, and delicious

We were looking for a restaurant that didn't feel like a tourist trap in San Juan Capistrano. The Hummingbird House Café was just what we were looking for. The veggie wrap was delicious and healthful. The vegetation on the patio is lush and a hummingbird visited some flowers nearby. Efforts to be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
mamasonick
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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were looking for a restaurant that didn't feel like a tourist trap in San Juan Capistrano. The Hummingbird House Café was just what we were looking for. The veggie wrap was delicious and healthful. The vegetation on the patio is lush and a hummingbird visited some flowers nearby. Efforts to be environmentally sustainable are apparent. Seeing the Amtrak and... More 

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La Mesa, California, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I ordered a gyro sandwich which was plenty of food.. fresh and tasty too! I don't drink ice tea so I was offered homemade lemonade and it was super fresh and delicious! Where else can we get homemade lemonade... nowhere that I can find when I am out and about! Enjoyed the patio dining too :)

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new jersey
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345 reviews 345 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

Ordered a delicious salad and their coffee is extra good, it is very quaint in a very old converted house with seating outside.

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San Francisco, California
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341 reviews 341 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
197 helpful votes 197 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

but with a smile and apology for forgetting one of our orders. when they were finally complete, we discovered good, fresh and generous sandwiches, along with freshly brewed outstanding coffee.

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Eureka Springs, Arkansas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

My wife, Daughter, son in law and two Grandkids and I ate lunch here after spending a super time at the petting zoo. The ambiance of the outdoor cafe is very inviting and relaxing. The food was not exceptional but good. The service, however was the worst I've had ever. We were served drinks very quickly and then after some... More 

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Virginia, USA
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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Best part about this place is the setting. Beautiful outdoor seating. Food was good but not above average. We had gyros and sandwiches. Drawback is the service. Our server also appeared to be a cook as he kept disappearing. (We are still waiting for our check.) Seems like a good training program for the servers is needed.

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Tucumcari, New Mexico
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I sure wanted to like this place. Cute old building with outdoor seating. But the service was almost non existent. There is a help wanted sign in the window so at least they know they need more staff. Food was OK, not great just OK. The gyro was either bought pre sliced, or a loaf sliced on a slicer and... More 

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Huntington Beach, California, United States
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181 reviews 181 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

A quaint little restaurant in the historic Los Rios District of San Juan Capistrano just across the train tracks from the Capistrano Depot. Only outdoor seating available shaded by beautiful trees and landscaping. The service was a little slow but the food was very delicious. Several Greek specialties on the menu. I selected the Original Gyro and my wife chose... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

My friend and I stopped in here to get a quick afternoon salad while shopping around beautiful San Juan Capistrano. We had already had breakfast up the street a bit, but there is so much to do in SJC it is very easy to spend an entire day and still not see everything, and the selection of eateries abound, so... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

Meant to go to Ramos House, but settled for bird house. It had a tropical setting in ole town San Juan Capistrano. My ice tea was warm with no ice and a glass that leaked big time. Asked twice to get table wiped off. My veggie wrap consisted of wilted lettuce with tomato tidbits,melted cheese on cold rice, vinegary dressing.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 26711 Verdugo Street, San Juan Capistrano, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Juan Capistrano
  • Phone Number: 949-443-5090

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Greek
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?