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Las Golondrinas

Mexican
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27124 Paseo Espada, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
949.240.3440
Today
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:30 am - 6:00 pm

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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Fish tacos!!!

Now coming from Britain it is difficult to find a good Mexican restaurant in the tiny town I live in.. So spending four months in SJC made me fall in love with this amazing Mexican. Not before had I tried the fish tacos, and my gosh they are good. Soft shelled, mouth watering. Amazing. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Tom A
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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Midlothian
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Not pleased. Not a restaurant. Not a good location, no sign. Business district. Didn't eat due to was looking for restaurant atmosphere. Take out only place. Reminds me of roach coach without wheels. Food might be good but wast what I expected to find.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

Now coming from Britain it is difficult to find a good Mexican restaurant in the tiny town I live in.. So spending four months in SJC made me fall in love with this amazing Mexican. Not before had I tried the fish tacos, and my gosh they are good. Soft shelled, mouth watering. Amazing. The cinnamon Chips were also very... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

It's a tiny local Mexican restaurant with only three dirty tables outside. It is HIGHLY recommended to take your order to go and remember that it's a bit pricey here. The chips is certainly not fresh, but the salsa is good. Also, if you're going to order something and expect a salsa, then you better pay up! They charge you... More 

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Durango, Colorado
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

When we moved from this area this was the place we missed the most. Great Mexican food at great prices from a very small store front.

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Washington DC
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202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

I've liked this place for years because of the good, basic stuff available to take home--burritos, tacos, enchiladas, guac and chips, etc. Has an assortment of Mexican soft drinks and beer. There are plenty of other Mexican food emporiums in the area, but Las Golondrinas is a habit that is hard to shake, once you find the place in its... More 

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New York City
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Unless you are from the area, Las Golondrinas is super hard to find; tucked away in a business park, that looks like multiple apartment buildings. Certainly not even close to great Mexican food. Not the worst either. Biggest complaint is the prices do not match the quality of the food. I'm not a fan of finely chopped steak or carne... More 

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San Juan Capistrano, California, United States
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Steak taco was great! Love fresh salas and guacamole they make. But Taqitos was worst than bad. Greasy and oil tasted old. Outside sitting is filthy. Highly recommend take out only.

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San Clemente, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

Glad there's one within a couple of miles of my house because there are times that I absolutely crave Las Golondrinas. Having gone to college in Santa Barbara, I have to say Freebirds makes burritos better than LG (for me, it's the sauce), but LG makes good ones, too. I also love the chicken or beef quesadillas. Messy, and your... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Fresh, tasty, cheap, friendly! Take-out food California style. Try the Super Veggie burrito (it's enormous), the chicken taquitos (with guacamole of course). A South Orange County staple for decades.

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Laguna Niguel, California
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We've been going to Las Golondrinas for years. This is a local place for us. We usually get our food to go, as there is no place to sit inside. There are however, a few small tables and chairs outside in front if you want to eat there. The food is real traditional Mexican food. We love the pork carnitas,... More 

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Additional Information about Las Golondrinas

Address: 27124 Paseo Espada, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Phone Number: 949.240.3440
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Juan Capistrano
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 27124 Paseo Espada, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Juan Capistrano
  • Phone Number: 949.240.3440

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 6:00 pm

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