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El Adobe de Capistrano

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Mexican, Latin, Southwestern, Spanish
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31891 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3215
949-493-1163
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Dana Point
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been coming here since I was a child. The food and service is always good. This is a nice place to bring out of town guest. Weekends usually seem to have a wedding reception going on, where we were sitting Friday night we could look out to the patio and watch the people at the wedding having a... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been here several times for dinner & lunch. Always love it. Waiters excellent. It's a happy historic place. The food & drinks very good.

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Thank Charlotte R
Lake Forest, California
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152 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'd been here before, maybe 2 or 3 years ago, and we'd had the guacamole made fresh at our table - what a treat! So, when recently in SJC at the lunch hour, I went looking for this restaurant. I'd forgotten exactly where it was - it's probably 3 blocks from the mission - but happily my patience got me... More 

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Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
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160 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a really nice place for a sit down lunch. It was cool (important on a hot day). Service was attentive without being fawning. The food was wonderful. It started with some of the best chips I have ever had. My friend loved her chile relleno. I had the vegetable fajitas. It came with beans and rice. It was... More 

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Thank Nancy882
San Juan Capistrano, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

Historic, comfortable ambiance with a local feel and decor. Food is good. Visitors might enjoy Sunday brunch when mariachi's often (always?) play. Makes for a festive and fun atmosphere. Service is usually very attentive without being over the top. You will feel welcomed.

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

Another of San Juans great dinning establishments. The food is good the service is good and it's a fun place to gather with friends & family. Wonderful bar area also.

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Ladera Ranch, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

This restaurant has been here for many years and continues to be the place to go for good Mexican food or enjoy a drink in the bar. A lot of weddings and receptions are held here, so make your plans accordingly.

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Thank BJR1
Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

I remember going to this restaurant when I was a kid. The food did not disappoint. It was just as I remembered. Good food and a nice atmosphere. Eat here and visit the Mission, you will have a great day.

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Los Angeles, California
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66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

If you're looking for a excellent Mexican restaurant in San Juan Capistrano, this is the place. We recently tried this restaurant, which I was a little skeptical of because of the couple of bad reviews, and came away pleasantly surprised. Not only was everyone of our parties' meals delicious, but our waiter was quite nice. The over ambiance of the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

This place is a great place to stop by for a great authentic Mexican meal while charging your Tesla at the FREE Tesla supercharging station next door.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Southwestern, Spanish
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31891 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3215
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Juan Capistrano
  • Phone Number: 949-493-1163

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