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Tea House On Los Rios

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31731 Los Rios St, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3113
949-443-3914
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch

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  • 13
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
English Tea

We visited The Tea House in San Juan Capistrano some 16 years ago and had a wonderful English Tea with finger sandwiches, cakes & tea as we were in the area recently we called again, but unfortunately it did not live up to expectations. My husband can't have butter or mayo and our friend also... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
SuzieQ1950
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Malaga, Spain
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Malaga, Spain
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We visited The Tea House in San Juan Capistrano some 16 years ago and had a wonderful English Tea with finger sandwiches, cakes & tea as we were in the area recently we called again, but unfortunately it did not live up to expectations. My husband can't have butter or mayo and our friend also cannot have butter, when we... More 

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Fort Lupton, Colorado
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

What a wonderful place to take my 90-year-old parents for their birthdays! They LOVED everything about this quaint house and the decorations. The finger sandwiches and scone with early California cream were scrumptious and each tea pot had a unique cozy. The service was impeccable and we had the music room all to ourselves. All in all, a truly lovely... More 

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Rancho Bernardo, California
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137 reviews 137 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We visit a lot of tea rooms and decided to visit 'Tea House On Los Rios' on Valentine's for lunch/tea.The setting is pretty, conveniently located near free parking on 'Los Rios', a quaint street with other restaurants and gift shops. It's a stones throw from the train station, which also makes it convenient if you're coming from other cities. We... More 

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Laguna Hills
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Had a Christmas tea here. It was very pricey but charming house. They sat us at a terrible table when the place was empty, we were first to arrive that morning with reservations for two, and they said everything was already taken. Then I heard a couple wander in with no reservations and get a table much better than ours.... More 

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San Clemente, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I went to Los Rios Tea house for the first time last weekend for a friend's baby shower. It is a beautiful place to have a girl's party. I didn't pay for my meal so I don't know how the value is but the tea was very good, the scones, whipped butter and homemade raspberry jam were amazing. Wasn't impressed... More 

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California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I can't see how anyone could rate this place below excellent! We came across this place by chance for my boyfriend's birthday; we were looking for a quick snack to tie us over before dinner. Since it was a weekday it wasn't too busy and we were seated outside because the weather was warm. Sitting on the deck makes for... More 

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San Juan Capistrano, CA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I am a San Juan Capistrano local but I had never tried this place - due largely to its mixed reviews on Trip Advisor and other sites. However, as holiday season was approaching, I thought it would be nice to have tea with my daughter, sisters, sisters-in law, and nieces and I made a reservation for 12, two months in... More 

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The tea house is so fun! I have gone with my daughter and we enjoyed tea and lunch--salads, sandwiches and tea food available. I love Los Rios area.

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Irvine, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I have been going there for 9 years. I love the place. Ask for Melissa, she is the best server. Lots of teas. Lots of amazing food. Ask for the back story about the place, it is cool if you like history.

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San Clemente, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Found a live snail in my salad! Server did not seem to care. Just said it happens with fresh garden food. I don't know how they could have missed a snail sitting on a pear slice on top of the salad.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 31731 Los Rios St, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3113
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Juan Capistrano
  • Phone Number: 949-443-3914

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15

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