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31921 Camino Capistrano, #12, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
949-489-9767
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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The O.C., California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This is one of the best taquerias in SoCal and the beach cities in SoCal are famous for taquerias. Attached to the adjacent Mexican market and carniceria you can find all of the specialties that you would find south of the border. Carnitas, carne asada, lingua. tripa, cabeza, birria, pozolle, menudo, aquas frescas and so much more. ***WARNING*** Do not... More 

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Woodland Hills, California
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83 reviews 83 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We stopped here briefly to charge our car. Trying to save time we figured we would also grab a bite. We tried 3 different kinds of soft tacos and all were great. As a bonus while we were there they were just taking some fresh pastries and breads out of the ovens, so we had great munchies for the rest... More 

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Cerritos, California
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237 reviews 237 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

It's been over ten years ago since we stumbled up El Campeon. We were craving Mexican food and this place stopped us in our tracks. Our first visit here was a bit intimidating as we didn't know how or what to order so we just pointed. Today, we can order with ease and without the confusion. If the sight of... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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70 reviews 70 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I stumbled upon this place many years ago, and I remember being the only gringos in the place. Not much has changed. They've grown a lot, making the restaurant bigger and adding a grocery store. There were also more gringos there than I remember. The fast food style menus on the wall were very helpful to me.... More 

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San Juan Capistrano, California, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Food looks unhealthy catered to a Hispanic customers. Feel un welcomed. Rice was dry and beef tacos was greasy. Service was poor. Very disappointed.

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Capistrano Beach, CA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Let's see: has its own carneceria, its own bakery, its own tortillaria, and its own grocery store so everything is fresh. It also (weirdly) has its own electronics and music store but that is another story. I am usually the only gringo in the place. It is dive-y in that the seating is very rudimentary but to tell the truth... More 

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Saginaw, Michigan
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75 reviews 75 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

We took a day trip into San Juan by way of the Metrolink Train. When you exit the train you have a choice of the historic part of Capistrano or the town/mission area to search out lunch. Head toward the mission and turn right on Camino Capistrano. Just past the El Adobe Restaurant you will see the El Adobe Plaza.... More 

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CA
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56 reviews 56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The bakery section has fresh bolillos rolls all day and they are the best I've had. The pan dulce - cookies, sweet rolls, etc. are always good. The food is always great. The picnic benches outside are always full. The place is always busy, service always friendly even if you don't speak Spanish. They cater special events too.

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Los Angeles, California
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68 reviews 68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

red chili combination plate: big chunks of pork in a slow-cooked homey chili sauce. Comes with rice, beans, tortillas, salsa. Locals fill the place.

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Western Hemisphere
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151 reviews 151 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012

The place is a little gold mine so whatever my opinion they are not going to suffer. Their food is acceptable, some dishes much better than others, but overall is much better than a Taco Bell or Del Taco, and that is the basic criteria it must have. A lot of mexican people frequent the place and that is why... More 

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Additional Information about El Campeon Carnieria

Address: 31921 Camino Capistrano, #12, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Phone Number: 949-489-9767
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Juan Capistrano
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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