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L'Hirondelle Restaurant

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$$$
French, Belgian, European
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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 79
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful gem!

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 11, 2015
mariagloria
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Houston, Texas
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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San Diego, CA
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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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42 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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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145 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 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
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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216 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 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
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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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287 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 via mobile

We hadn't been there in a few years for whatever reason, but that will change. We were most impressed with the small plates. Just a perfect amount for each entre. The Rack of Lamb was amazing, service and was excellent. Highly recommend this place for fine dining.

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San Juan Capistrano, California, United States
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Great little find right across from the Mission in San Juan Capistrano! The French onion soup is the best I have had. Every meal we have had there has been terrific, reasonable, and well served. Trouble is branching out from favorites to try new dishes!

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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, European

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?