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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
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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Tucson, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

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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san clemente, ca
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 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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Coto de Caza, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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114 reviews 114 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 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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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
Average Prices: USD 0 - 32
Cuisine: Belgian, French

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