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L'Hirondelle Restaurant

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French, Belgian
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31631 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
949 661 0425
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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 76
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cozy dinner place with warm service and excellent food

Our favorite special dinner spot. Ali always greets diners warmly and has hist personal flair on every dish. The Poulet Marie Antoinet and Beef Bourginon are always great if we don't get distracted by the specials. House salad is really excellent. Also very good pate.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Joel P
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San Juan Capistrano, California
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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San Juan Capistrano, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Our favorite special dinner spot. Ali always greets diners warmly and has hist personal flair on every dish. The Poulet Marie Antoinet and Beef Bourginon are always great if we don't get distracted by the specials. House salad is really excellent. Also very good pate.

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Dana Point, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Our family loves Sunday brunch at L'Hirondelle Restaurant. The appetizers, soups, salads, entrees and desserts are Old World and wonderfully rich, flavorful and beautifully presented. Having visited the restaurant since it opened more than 20 years ago, we have enjoyed nearly every item on the menu - you cannot make a poor decision. Both the warm, nicely appointed interior and... More 

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HB
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The atmosphere was warm & cozy. The service was good. I went during lunch time. I chose a meal off the dinner menu vs. lunch menu. I ordered the petite duck breast with the cherry sauce. It was very good, skin was crispy and the meat tender. The sides (Mashed potatoes were good but not what I had ordered). When... More 

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jupiter
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

this is our third time at L'hirondelle ,although we live 3000 miles away . It never disappoint ! Our firt time was 13 years ago , just for lunch afte a visit to the Mission across the street . This time we made a special trip from a family trip in LA to San Juan C. To revisit the town... More 

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Mission Viejo, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Finally a restaurant serving frog legs. New improved menu. great staff .Pleasant decor. Will return for excellent dinners

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SAN DIEGO,CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Whenever we are up near San Juan Capistrano this is a must stop for us. An afternoon on their patio, a bit of heaven, and directly across the street from the Mission and right in the heart of downtown. The lunch menu always has some type of fish that is superb along with the service and the mashed potatoes and... More 

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San Diego, CA
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

The ambience and viewin the patio was very nice, but the food was bad. The escargots were tasteless (unbelievable!) and I do not remember such a bad bread in ages! The dessert was misrepresented as a tart with fresh berries and what was brought was a tart with no berries at all and still frozen. The service unfriendly. A total... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

We happened upon this place while visiting Mission San Juan Capistrano and had lunch there. We were charmed by its cozy ambiance and warm attentive service. The food was delicious! We lingered over lunch enjoying the atmosphere. Highly recommend!

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Holbrook, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Right Across from the Mission in the middle of Town, My wife stay in Dana point, We Love this Charming Town of San Juan Capistrano! We read Some Reviews of This Restaurant and we Loved It,it didn't Disappoint us! Does Not look Like Much from The Outside, But Inside it is very Charming, The service was Excellent, very attentive and... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I wanted to take my husband somewhere different for his birthday, which is ON Valentines day. We live in San Diego, and took the AMTRAK up to San Juan Capistrano for a day trip. Since we were there at lunchtime, i wanted something heavy. The Kobe Burger had caramelized Onions and Gorgonzola cheese. It was seriously mouth watering goodness. My... 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 32
Cuisine: French, Belgian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 31631 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Juan Capistrano
  • Phone Number: 949 661 0425

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 32
  • Cuisine: French, Belgian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
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

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?