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All 84 San Juan Capistrano Restaurants

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
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Cuisines: Belgian, French
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
ca
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

We have been coming to this restaurant for many years; going back to when it was owned and operated by Walter and Ramone. After Walter retired, Ali and Lisa bought the place. It is a warm, friendly environment with excellent food and ambiance. My wife and I eat here often and it is our "go to" restaurant for special occasions;... More 

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Garden Grove, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2011

My husband and I discovered L'Hirondelle Restaurant when visiting the mission. It has become one of our all time favorites for dinners, lunches and Sunday brunches. We have never been dissappointed by the food, atmosphere or service. Ali, the owner, has made many celebrations special for our family.

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Los Angeles, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2011

We were looking for a quiet place to dine with some foodie friends of ours and remembered this little gem across from the Mission in San Juan. We haven't been there for a while, but this visit reminded us why we like it. The food is delicious, the wine list is full of interesting choices, the service is superb, and... More 

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Orange, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2011

Sitting on the patio for lunch or dinner is a relaxing and wonderful experience. The service is great, the food is great, and I go back there again and again. Last time I was part of two couples and we had appetizers, salads, entrees, and wine and the check was about $50 each with tip. You cannot beat that for... More 

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La Mirada, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2011

My husband and I took advantage of the $10 metrolink weekend pass for a day trip to San Juan Capistrano. We had read about this little place on trip advisor and decided to give it a try. It turned out to be the best lunch we have experienced in Orange County. The small patio surrounded by lush vegetation and piped... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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144 reviews 144 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2011

I took my mother down to L'Hirondelle for an early Mother's Day lunch (on Saturday). I had an excellent seared Ahi Salad, served perfectly rare, as I ordered it. My mother had the "Picnic," which was a platter of herb roasted chicken breast, duck pate, brie cheese, fruit, crackers and some other items. Quite a feast. She loved it. I... More 

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USA- California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2011

My wife and I had dinner at this French/ Belgian restaurant in celebration of St. Valentine's Day. We had a 5 pm reservation on a Sunday. We arrived at the restaurant early so the hostess had us wait in comfortable chairs in the lobby in front of a warm hearth. Once seated, we were greeted by the server who took... More 

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2010

Seriously what a find, a laid back relaxed restaurant. We had Brunch there yesterday and, I can only describe it as perfect. The food , Service, ambiance and the guitar player. I had the Bouliabaise for my brunch entree, and my husband had the Beef Bourguignon. Both were presented beautifully and served piping hot. I shall return.

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laguna niguel
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2010

Had lunch with a friend on a Friday afternoon, sat outside as the inside is under construction. I ordered the curried chicken salad - very bland, not much flavor and overpriced. My friend ordered the chicken breast salad - again, very bland. The dishes look beautiful when served but neither had much flavor at all. We both agreed possibly the... More 

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california
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2010

My husband and I went to L Hirondelle for dinner in August, and it was so good, we decided to go again last month. The food was just as delicious the second time. We each ordered an appetizer (pate, brie and fruit for me, and mushroom caps for him). Yum! Both were fresh and beautifully presented. For the entree, we... 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 0 - 32
Cuisine: Belgian, French

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