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El Molino De Oro

31886 Plaza Dr, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
949-489-9230
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Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Takeout
Most recent review
- Jul 2, 2014
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Dining options: Takeout
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English first
San Juan Capistrano, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Great service. They always remember what my husband and I want to order and start it when we walk in the door. All the ingredients are fresh and they do not skimp. During the holidays the tamales are fantastic. Great to sit in the restaurant and have a Chicken Tostada and a Corona on a Saturday afternoon as well.

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Capistrano Beach, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This is where the locals go for take out - including me! Tamales, sopa, menudo (weekends only), arroz, frijoles, tortillas, etc. and my most of all favorite - the freshest pan dulce.

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Fair Oaks, California
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268 reviews 268 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

I don't normally think of visiting a Mexican market for fresh mole, handmade corn tortillas, but I will now! This place was jammed packed, and between the cheap, great food and the other items to take away like dozens of types of pan dulces (sweet breads), I'd go back there again. I wasn't expecting much but based on what others... More

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Oxnard California
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308 reviews 308 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

We stopped here off the 5 while heading North from San Diego. It is easy to get to from the freeway. There are several other quick eats places in this shopping area, but once out of the car, our stomachs craved the great smell coming from El Molino. We can see that there were many people walking in so it... More

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Pass Christian, Mississippi
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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

I just love this little place. I drive down just to eat here whenever I am in Orange Co. Their food and a nice cool Horchata transports me back to Central Mexico everytime.

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Dana Point, CA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

I wouldn't buy my pastry or bread anywhere else and the regular food service is as close to eating in Mexico as i guess I can get. Excellent sopa and caldo. The tamales are super and the tortas are my favorite "fast food."

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

I moved away from there 10 years ago and when I go back this is the first place I head too. I can not wait to get back again and have their wonderful Carnitas. Thanks guys, you are the best.

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2012

The natural drinks are real good, watermelon, melon, horchata, lemonade. I usually order the carne asada taco or just plain bbq chicken. Note, most of the customers are hispanic, so you know the food is good. They also have a bakery on site, try their flan, OMG, so good!!! If you eat inside, only barstools along the window. Outside are... More

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Dana Point, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012

My office used to be in the same center, so the day the Castro family opened the restaurant, they brought plates of food over for us to try. We were hooked. We ate there nearly daily, but when our office moved, we still ventured over often. It's family owned and operated. Before Renee (wife/owner) passed away, she would be found... More

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jef-ind
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175 reviews 175 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2010

We had breakfast here (3 children and 3 adults) and were VERY impressed with this simple place. Food was outstanding with a great selection of pastries, great breakfast selections (both Mexican and more traditional American fare), and wonderful coffee. The entire group of 6 ate for under $30. Would return many times.

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