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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 2014
Price range: $0 - $32
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Cuisines: Belgian, French
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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La Quinta, California
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

This is one of our favorite restaurants and we dine here whenever we are in the area. The food is wonderful and I have loved everything I have ever had, but my favorite is the Beef Bourguignon. Try it! You won't be disappointed in the food or the service.

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Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We hadn't been there in a few years for whatever reason, but that will change. We were most impressed with the small plates. Just a perfect amount for each entre. The Rack of Lamb was amazing, service and was excellent. Highly recommend this place for fine dining.

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San Juan Capistrano, California, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Great little find right across from the Mission in San Juan Capistrano! The French onion soup is the best I have had. Every meal we have had there has been terrific, reasonable, and well served. Trouble is branching out from favorites to try new dishes!

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

L'Hirondelle has been around for awhile. When we first moved here, the server showed my son various little magic tricks. Food is good, location is great.

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San Juan Capistrano
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

One of, if not the best restaurant in town. I have eaten there several times and the food, each time, has been excellent. This is the first place I take out of town guests. The location is excellent and if your happen to be there for lunch, you might get to hear the Mission bells ring. The patio is great... More 

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Laguna Beach, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

The dinners that we had were undercooked and not very tasty. It was early in the evening and we were the only table in the restaurant. The service was very bad and I had to go to the service area to summon my waitress.

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Tucson, Arizona
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Fab meal at L'Hirondelle Restaurant across the street from the world famous mission of San Juan Capistrano. My wife's filet was the most tender cut of meat one could ever dream of. And my chicken breast prepared in the most luscious mustard sauce was 5-star. Great old building, charming atmosphere, best French cuisine this side of Paris...what more could you... More 

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United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The attention to detail here is what makes it so special. Everything was delicious and that, combined with the peaceful outdoor setting, create a wonderful place for a relaxing lunch or dinner. We were all pleased with our meals and will return again and again. Such a nice change of pace from the loud, mass production restaurants that are so... More 

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Orange County, CA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

A wonderful (mildly) French restaurant in a romantic outdoor setting across from the Mission. This is our favorite restaurant. We especially like the onion soup, warm spinach salad, and especially the filet mignon. Don't leave without the desserts, too. Afterwards, this part of old town Capistrano is a very interesting walking tour also.

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Food is delicious and I love that they have smaller sized dinners with one side instead of two for light eaters. Regular eaters can have a full sized dinner but with the smaller size, I don't feel like I am wasting food. Love the salmon and the chicken. Service is excellent and the owners are very visible making sure you... More 

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Additional Information about L'Hirondelle Restaurant

Address: 31631 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Phone Number: 949 661 0425
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Juan Capistrano
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 32
Cuisine: Belgian, French

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