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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: $12 - $32
Cuisines: Belgian, French
Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

What a pleasant surprise! We went early and it was dead so right away trying to convince orrselves that it was early, but people don't let this turn you away cause the appetizer to dessert was the best! I had the sole special and my friend had the duck! Both were over the top! But the best thing was that... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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105 reviews 105 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

During our recent visit to San Diego we decided to drive up the coast and visit San Juan Capistrano. We found this restaurant across the street from the Mission so you could not ask for a better location. We found the service was just OK. I enjoyed my picnic plate as it provided a nice variety of food. As mentioned... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This place is perfect for a quiet night out with a loved one or an intimate dinner with close friends.. no frills... just good food.

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Laguna Niguel, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We dined here with friends (2 couples) on a Tuesday night last week. There were no customers inside and a few diners with tables on the patio which is where we chose to sit. Soon other parties began arriving for outdoor seating. Service for our table was very slow from receiving water to taking our wine order to our meal... More

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Solana Beach, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This little place in San Jujan Capistrano is a real find for those who like country French at very reasonable prices. Their pate, roast duck (with a choice of several sauces), escargot and lamb chops were absoultely first rate. The duck served with a crisp skin and minimal fat. There is enough pate to take home with you. Sertvice is... More

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This is a lovely place to take your family, most particularly your mom. The décor is Provencal with a small town French feel. Ali is a wonderful host and his staff take care of your every need. High end French selections at a reasonable price. Book early for special events!

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Torrance, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

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
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59 reviews 59 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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121 reviews 121 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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