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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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Today
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
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
Lovely ending to a beautiful day

A friend and I stumbled across this little gem after a day visiting the Mission San Juan Capistrano. As we were contemplating the menu posted outside a man stuck his head out of a passing car and yelled "the food is really good there." So we went on in, and both of us are very glad we did. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2012
packardgirl51
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Martinsville, Virginia
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Martinsville, Virginia
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

A friend and I stumbled across this little gem after a day visiting the Mission San Juan Capistrano. As we were contemplating the menu posted outside a man stuck his head out of a passing car and yelled "the food is really good there." So we went on in, and both of us are very glad we did. The decor... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

We sat on the lovely patio for a lunch to celebrate our anniversary. The soup was wonderful...chicken curry. My husband had the sea bass and I had Poulet Marie...both tasty and well prepared. The only disappointment was the potatoes...lovely presentation but instant potatoes...not good!

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Tampa
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98 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

Had the chance to sit outside on the patio during the best of weather. The food was very well prepared - service could not have been better. Will be back.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

The service was exceptional...gracious and efficient. The food is phenomenal. Our family has general managers in the restaurant industry and they were completely happy with everything. The appetizers, entrees, dessert, all were delicious. Our favorites were the house salad, peppered/smoked mackerel appetizer, lamb bucco, & trout. They have an excellent wine and beer menu that caters to any taste. The... More 

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Berwyn, Illinois
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

We went here for my birthday...a treat from my daughter and son-in-law. The wait for the Ramos Cafe was too long so we choose L'Hirondelle as an alternative. I'm glad we did! It was not crowded and we had a friendly and efficient waitress. I had grilled trout...which was excellent! My husband had scrambled eggs and salmon and was quite... More 

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San Juan Capistrano, CA
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

This is our go-to restaurant for special occasions. We've been here dozens of times over the years and have never been disappointed. The atmosphere is warm and inviting... kind of a rustic elegance. The food and wine are exceptional. It's a little expensive, but worth it! I highly recommend the escargot for an appetizer and, if you like caramel, you... More 

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San Juan Capistrano, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

My husband and I went out to dinner to L'Hirondelle in March. I have drove, jogged, and walked by this little, quiet, and very quiant restuarant for several years now and smelled some good food cooking. I decided to try it. My husband and I were blown over by the excellent service. Our glass of water was never empty. The... More 

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Southern California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

Weather permitting, eat on the patio, although there's not a thing wrong with the inside on a chilly day. Everything I have ever ordered has been excellently prepared, and served graciously. Especially recommended are the fish, and anything that comes with the mashed potatoes.

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San Juan Capistrano, California, United States
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

I am a local, so we are very familiar with the L'Hirondelle Restaurant. Great for lunch or dinner. They offer smaller portions at a reduced rate or the full version. So you can choose based on how hungry you are. Also, the location os great, across fro the old mission walls, with a great patio.

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Joshua Tree
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

We came here several times during the first decade of the 21st century, loving the food and ambience, until about five years ago when an exceptionally rude host turned us away one stormy evening (the room was mostly empty, but we were looking a bit disheveled as we had been caught in the rain). We almost never came back since... 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, European

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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: Special occasions, Romantic
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?