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All 83 San Juan Capistrano Restaurants

El Adobe de Capistrano

31891 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3215
949-493-1163
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Mexican
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations

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Kailua, Hawaii
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243 reviews 243 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

This was a first visit to El Adobe de Capistrano and most definitely will return. The food was fresh and very well prepared. Service was excellent. There was a wedding going on in the lower level during our visit and that just added to the festive air of the restaurant. We had a delightful meal.

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ladera ranch
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Nothing fancy, but always good! have had lunch and recent dinner and always happy. Great Salsa! Service is usually very good!

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Love the nachos, chicken, beef or plain...they are very tasty. Great happy hour-1/2 price appetizers offered in the bar and the drinks are reduced. Nice house tequila...the real thing, 100% agave. Would recommend to anyone! Miguel and Sara do a nice job bartending.

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79 reviews 79 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The food was good. Had the Chili Verde. It was great... The restaurant is nice. The locations is great. Lots a places to shop and walk around...

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RIVERSIDE, CA
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82 reviews 82 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

While this may have been one of President Nixon's faves - It can also be one of yours - His table is well marked and you may even be offered an opportunity to sit there. All that aside, go for the Food. We had an excellent lunch and the service was superb. Green Chile Burritos - Tacos, Beans and Rice... More 

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San Jose
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52 reviews 52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

Had Sunday brunch here. The food was good and the service was friendly. We sat outside by the street which was nice. Got to see a guy riding his horse through town. I would definitely go back.

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

How about a cigar? Had dinner on the outdoor patio flanking Camino Capistrano. Just as our food arrived a group of drunks sat down and started smoking. I thought it was illegal to smoke where food is being served. The service was poor too.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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212 reviews 212 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This looked to be the highest rated Mexican food in SJC, so I figured it would be worth a try. Started out well with standard thin chips and what tasted like a thick, homemade salsa that was incredibly tasty. I was thinking about getting a steak with chimichurri sauce and the waiter was nice enough to bring a sample of... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The food was good, but the paving in the patio had a fellow alumnist fall twice and hit his head. Parking was a little challenging.

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El Paso, Texas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The service was quick and accomadating. They have a nice variety of dishes. The new salads were fresh and delicious.

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Additional Information about El Adobe de Capistrano

Address: 31891 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3215
Phone Number: 949-493-1163
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Juan Capistrano
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: American, Mexican

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