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Hummingbird House Cafe

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26711 Verdugo St, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3127
Tue - Thu 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri - Sun 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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San Diego, California
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

My husband had gyro and I had lamb. We were happy with the plates. Good size portion. You can split with someone. The patio is nice and good location. I would go back

Thank DanielaB
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016 via mobile

Located in the historic area, this restaurant served excellent Gyros, as well as a variety of other items. Moderately priced, with a pleasant outdoor patio. As it is across the train tracks, there could be some noise if the Amtrak is coming through. Very friendly waitress helped us.

Thank Carhydancer
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

We decided to have lunch at this cute little spot after perusing the more expensive menu next door at Ramos House. Lots of Greek dishes and relatively inexpensive. The outdoor seating is rustic, under shade popups. Our server was attentive and friendly. On a weekday afternoon, it wasn't crowded and our food was delivered quickly. The asian salad was delicious... More 

Thank czarinalex
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

I enjoyed a lunch here with a friend. The wrap was good, not extraordinary, but good and came with a nice kale salad at a decent price. It isn't high-end food, but has the same kind of beautiful setting as the higher priced and usually crowded Ramos House next door. Service was friendly, and we weren't rushed despite the fact... More 

Thank Knansea
silicon valley
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147 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

it is a relaxing setting with delicious food. The gyro's and salads are tasty. It is close to train so a nice place to wait.

Thank travel4fun111
Cortland, New York
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

I don't see why some people felt threatened by this restaurant. Sure it wasn't they best restaurant but it was good. I got the lamb Gyro very good. Tried the falafel, a bit dry. But overell the whole experience was very good. I would suggest getting the lamb gyro.

Thank Michael_Jewett
Lake Forest, California
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80 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

We had high hopes of the Hummingbird Cafe because to its cute location and property. Unfortunately that was the only inviting part of our experience. The service was young, inexperienced, and without personality. Food was slow and some of their best known items were unavailable. We all ended up with wraps that were more lettuce than substance. The Greek potato... More 

Thank pkashinsky
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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56 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

I had high hopes for this establishment because the name is so cute, proximity to the mission is great, we love med food and were plenty hungry. Here's the rough truth. The service all the way to owner are horrible to deal with. Think about your worst restaurant experience and then double it. No greeting at all - not even... More 

Thank dfelt01
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

This is a great little place, with the most relaxing atmosphere and their hummus is amazing. Try the soup and gyros too, you can tell everything is authentic.

Thank Nasko F
Dana Point, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Had lunch with a girlfriend on the beautiful patio. The picture was taken from the chair I was sitting in. I am a huge fan of Greek food. I often choose this location to have lunch. They have wonderful Greek food!! Great service and in a very special part of San Juan Capistrano. A must visit if you have not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Mediterranean, Greek
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26711 Verdugo St, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3127
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Juan Capistrano
  • Phone Number: 949-443-5090

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?