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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
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Good for:
Romance
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 74
    Excellent
  • 15
    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
Most recent review
New menu new decor

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Joseph-Sharon
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Mission Viejo, California
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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98 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Mission Viejo, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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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164 reviews 164 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 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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122 reviews 122 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Glendale, California
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186 reviews 186 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We were introduced to this restaurant by friends. The ambiance is very cozy and comfortable and our server was friendly and enthusiastic. Two of our party of six took advantage of the small plates. My husband and I will do the same next time because we each took half of our meals home. He had the rack of lamb and... More 

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Clayton, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We were there for a birthday dinner and it was, in a word, outstanding! Between us we had the filet, Beef Bourguignon and Scallops. The beef was incredibly tender, cooked exactly as we wanted and the seasoning perfect. Paired with the a nice wine and we had a wonderful couple of hours. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to my... More 

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Laguna Niguel, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

One of the best french restaurants we've been to with excellent service. We love seafood and my wife and I tried two different dishes. we could not decide which one we loved more so we ended up sharing half with each other. The owner came over and introduced himself and was very nice and pleasant. I highly recommend this place... More 

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La Quinta, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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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 0 - 32
  • Cuisine: French, Belgian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?