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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fun place for tea with with little girl

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
Cheyenne P
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English first
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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

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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112 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 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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Chester, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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 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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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 268 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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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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