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All 82 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
Cuisines: American, Mexican
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations

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San Jose
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47 reviews 47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 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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200 reviews 200 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 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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Gilbert
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The food was nothing to rave about. Took the waitress' recommendation to have the lobster tacos and the fajitas. Both lacked much flavor. Was very disappointed that there didn't seam to be seasoning on anything - especially the steak for the fajitas. We love all types of mexican food, but won't return here for theirs. The outdoor patio was nice... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

My folks got married at your restaurant 39 years ago today. They made reservations in person with one of the women managers that were on staff tonight. My mom also came in person last Monday,7/28 to confirm all arrangements for our celebratory dinner tonight were in place. Our reservation was at 5:30 pm and we arrived on time to be... More

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San Diego, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We loved this place. Good food and even better ambiance! I wish we had a place like this in San Diego.

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Carlsbad, CA
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105 reviews 105 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Excellent looking from the bar to the several dining rooms. Some very romantic and some very open for parties/weddings. The bartenders know it all and I mean they can make it better. Great margaritas, salsa and thin crispy, fresh chips. Good place to meet people from Hollywood, socialites etc. Feels comfortable and cozy at the same time. Love the food... More

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Chula Vista, California
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106 reviews 106 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This is a place to take the family -the WHOLE family- for a celebration, or even just a quiet dinner. The menu is full of traditional dishes and some with a more modern flare. The prices are quite reasonable. The service is good and attentive to every need. They tout the fact that President Richard Nixon and his wife, Pat,... More

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