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L'Hirondelle Restaurant

31631 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
949 661 0425
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $12 - $32
Cuisines: Belgian, French
Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Torrance, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Four of us ate here before concert in the Basilica San Juan Capistrano. I have trouble identifying any of the entrees as either French or Belgium in origin although they were nice. We had lamb chops, standing rib pork chops, Jon Dory special and all were nicely prepared and quite delicious. The fresh vegetables were perfect. The most outstanding part... More

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ca
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Ali and his team never fail to provide excellent cuisine and service, Whether we are eating on the patio over looking the Mission or indoors in the cozy environment, we are always made to feel as special guests. Ali and his wife, Lisa, bought this restaurant from the former owners and have taken it to a higher level of excellence.... More

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San Juan Capo, CA, US
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119 reviews 119 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We have been to this lovely Belgian restaurant many times over the years. The owner is a gracious host and their kobe burgers are the best!

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San Clemente, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We have been visiting L'Hirondelle for over twenty years and never had less than a perfect meal. The prices are reasonable, the food is excellent, the people are terrific, and the outdoor seating is really special. We also hold family occasions there, e.g., birthdays, holidays, etc. For everyone of the "What sort of visit was this?" questions that comes next... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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100 reviews 100 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

The chicken, fish and hamburgers are delicious, as are the fries, mashed potatoes and vegetables. Gorgeous outdoor dining. Everything we had hoped it would be!

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San Clemente, CA, USA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I am hopeful every time I go to L'Hirondelle. Every time I am disappointed. The menu is varied, but the execution of the dishes and the service leaves a lot to be desired. OK for a quick bite after a game or movie, but I've given up on having some kind of authentic European meal. For superb French cuisine, I... More

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Phila
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013 via mobile

This is one of my absolute favorite restaurants. I get out to this part of California about 4 times a year and will drive out of my way to dine here. I originally discovered through TripAdvisor and was not steered wrong. Favorites are the foie gras appetizer as well as the sweetbread entree - don't miss the crepes, fresh berries... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

I absolutely recommend this restaurant if you are visiting SJC, good food, delicious meal. Friendly staff. The atmosphere is really relaxing.

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Laguna Niguel, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

I absolutely adore this restaurant . The Sunday brunch is wonderful. If the weather's warm , sit out on the patio where you have a view of Mission San Juan Capistrano. With the sound of the fountain, the music softly playing, and the bells ringing at the mission, you feel as if you are sitting in an open air cafe... More

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The meals are delicious and include champagne. The place is very nice and the patio relaxing. Nice place, good food, good music and fair prices.

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