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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, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 10
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  • 1
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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
Nice Place to Visit

Went there with my 13 year old daughter. Very cute place. We've been there a few times before. I ordered the chicken with chutney and my daughter ordered the tea sandwiches. My dish came with a plain scone and butter. Believe me!!! When you visit the Tea House you must try their scones, but not the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Tiffany J
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San Juan Capistrano, California
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Anaheim, California
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great little tea rooms and a lovely menu. You'll have trouble choosing teas because they ALL are Great! Lunch is excellent and I always like to get a sampler.

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Lihue, Hawaii
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

This was the first time I have visited a tea house. I have to say I enjoyed it! Our server was excellent. She took the time to explain everything to us. I ordered the Los Rios tea, it included finger sandwiches, a wonderful currant scone with heavenly raspberry preserves, and fresh fruit. A fun place to go!

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

Went there with my 13 year old daughter. Very cute place. We've been there a few times before. I ordered the chicken with chutney and my daughter ordered the tea sandwiches. My dish came with a plain scone and butter. Believe me!!! When you visit the Tea House you must try their scones, but not the plain, and their cream!... More 

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Thank Tiffany J
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75 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

This was our second visit here with my daughter. I called and spoke to Jan to reserve our seats. She was very friendly and accommodating. When I arrived there was no parking and Jan showed me where I could park. Five stars for that. We opted to sit inside this time. Personally, I like the outside seating better. My daughter... More 

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Orange County, California
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114 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I liked this little restaurant, but thought it was kinda "grandma's" happy place. Pricey for my taste, and I found the staff kinda stuffy. May be back... not likely. Too many other cool places in San Juan.

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Coedpoeth, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The thought of an English Tea House in California was intriguing so it was a must do destination on our trip. The premises in the old district of San Juan was quaint but the reception from the staff was a little abrupt and certainly not what was expected, but our server was very pleasant and made up for it. The... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

Arrived a slow sat mid afternoon- while entering a lot of fou-fou kitsch in the enntrance/ hostess stand the two men in the party started to gravitate to neighboring restaurants. After getting them past the hostess stand things didn't get much better- had the Los Rios Tea a step up from the Cottage Tea which offered four tea sandwiches along... More 

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Malaga, Spain
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 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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Laguna Woods, California
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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United States
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198 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 350 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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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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