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El Molino De Oro

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31886 Plaza Dr, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
949-489-9230
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5:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Takeout

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Love the Chile Verde

I have tried the chile verde tacos and burritos, but my favorite is the chile verde tostada! I get it with rice instead of beans and extra lettuce. Every item is prepared in front of you while you wait. Be sure to ask for the carrots and peppers at checkout. No charge for them along with a small... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Dana Point, Ca.
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San Juan Capistrano, California
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77 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

An acquaintance told us that this is his favorite Mexican restaurant in the area so we tried it for dinner. The service was super friendly but the food is nothing special. My husband who loves Mexican food was super disappointed with his carne asada taco and cheese enchiladas. He said that the enchiladas were really bad and the taco was... More 

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Laguna Niguel, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This place is the best the meat is cooked fresh every day. People who work there are absolutely nice and work very hard to create a smile on the customers face

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We have been feeding our Mexican food cravings at El Molino De Oro for 20 years. If you're looking for excellent food at an amazing price, this is the place for you. The ambiance is very simple - a few tables to eat was is essentially take out. The adjoining bakery is excellent as well. We love the empinadas filled... More 

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Dana Point, Ca.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have tried the chile verde tacos and burritos, but my favorite is the chile verde tostada! I get it with rice instead of beans and extra lettuce. Every item is prepared in front of you while you wait. Be sure to ask for the carrots and peppers at checkout. No charge for them along with a small bag of... More 

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Crystal Lake, Illinois, United States
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Chicken burrito was delicious, and the only reason I didn't rate the restaurant better. Is the ordering system is a little confusing and slow. Too many chiefs and not enough Indians so to say. It was really loud in there and telling them your order was very confusing when they didn't seem to be listening. But the food was amazing... More 

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This Mexican bakery has a very good sweet bread. I've compared it to others in Orange County, and the flavor beats them all. My sister lives in Anaheim and can't find a better panaderia than this one. Their jalapeño cheese bread is worth a try, and I love their conchas. They make delicious cakes for all occasions and I always... More 

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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33 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We love El Molino. Its our go to place for good Mexican grub that's really reasonable. Last night I ordered a rather enormous chicken taco salad, a #2 which is 2 tacos rice and beans and a burger and fries for the kid (great option because he isn't a fan of Mexican Food) plus a large glass bottle coke and... More 

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The place is somewhat clean. The meals are tasty. I ussually have soups. Their mexican tortas are delicious! For breakfast there are many choices of tortas and the bread is just out of the oven. Really good bread.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Don't get turn off by the non typical restaurant set up. Place is a bakery/market/restaurant, one stop place! This was great real mexican place...food was served "a la vista" meaning are to see what want(Similar to the Chinese take out places) I had the beef birria, my wife had chicken enchilada and taco plate. Their mexican drinks (aguas) were very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Don't let the reviews comments scare u! The food is soooo delicious!!! Very authentic Mexican taste in all their dishes. It's also like a one stop shop- bakery, to-go food, and tortilleria (where u buys fresh packs of tortillas for home). Sure, cashier lady needs some customer service skills, but I can see she is efficient and gets the line... More 

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Additional Information about El Molino De Oro

Address: 31886 Plaza Dr, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Phone Number: 949-489-9230
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Juan Capistrano
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 31886 Plaza Dr, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Juan Capistrano
  • Phone Number: 949-489-9230

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 am - 9:00 pm

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