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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
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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
Orange County, CA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Orange County, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Just returned from a very nice dinner here this evening. I had the roasted duck and my husband had the filet mignon with artichoke sauce. Both dinners were delicious as was the well-priced CdP that we enjoyed very much. Service was attentive and efficient. Music was soft and quietly romantic. We reminisced of a well-loved trip to Paris and talked... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

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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107 reviews 107 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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