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El Adobe de Capistrano

31891 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3215
+1 949-493-1163
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (11 reviews)
“guacamole” (32 reviews)
“fajitas” (14 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
31891 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3215
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our table of 9 enjoyed a great evening of food and drink. Quality of food was great, prepared hot and savory and guacamole was freshly prepared at our table and was the best I ever had! Besides the food, Miguel’s (ito) humor he brought to...More

Thank aftalarico
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice older restaurant, reasonably quiet. Not real busy on a Sunday night for dinner. Food was OK, seems just short of very good but nothing objectionable. Portions were ample. Cost with minimum drinks came out about $30 pp. Would go again if opportunity arises, but...More

Thank Larry R
Reviewed May 16, 2018

The restaurant occupies two historic restored adobe dwelling, dating to the 1840s. Friendly and attentive service, tasty food, fair prices, great experience. Especially enjoyed the chicken fajitas and the table made guacamole. Would recommend and return.

Thank SandyRiver
Reviewed May 12, 2018

Just to eat dinner here! We visited this restaurant the last time we were in San Diego and rode the train to San Juan Capistrano and it was great. This time we drove and were completely surprised that we got a table! (we went on...More

Thank Pam W
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

First of all, not ADA friendly. Many elderly with canes needed to navigate stairs to the main seating area. Food was average, as was the service. Multiple menu options but short on taste. No next time for us

Thank CV S
Reviewed April 21, 2018 via mobile

Ambience is nice. It looked like they had a banquet table area. From pictures it looks like the governor has used that room. Had wonderful Cabo salad with chicken. Chip were good as well as salsa.

Reviewed April 16, 2018 via mobile

This is a classic place with excellent Mexican food. Great bar to that served food. Enchiladas, tacos and the Chile rellenos are fantastic. Great for large groups or date night.

Thank Michael P
Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

We had such a great time drinking margaritas and eating the best made at the table guacamole and chips. The harpist, Julio, added to the festive feeling and even came to play a few songs at the table. We look forward to hearing him again...More

Thank nanaonabike
Reviewed April 4, 2018

Our family loved this place. We all agreed our food selections were very good. The salsa, quac and chips were very tasty. The cocktails were excellent too! Very nice ambiance and charm. We definitely will be coming back.

Thank 25yrstime2travel
Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant offers it all.Everything was very good and the wait staff is very attentive.A must when in the San Juan Capistrano area

Thank Marguerite J
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Magda S
December 13, 2016|
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Response from BJR1 | Reviewed this property |
No, they don't have a gluten free menu, but they will make things that are gluten free. My wife has no problems with them, and she is gluten free.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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: +1 949-493-1163
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