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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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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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San Juan Capistrano, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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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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 2 weeks ago

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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63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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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Pleasant Hill, Missouri
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wanted a restaurant true to the area and so glad we stopped here for lunch. There was something on the menu for the kids and adults that we all truly enjoyed. Heard Pres Nixon loved this place and we can easily see why. Very good food!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I read all of the reviews prior to my visit, so I was not expecting the best Mexican food in SoCal. But, I was very surprised that this restaurant could flourish all these years with such mediocre food. After visiting the Mission just a long block away, it is obvious now that this place survives as a "tourist trap" living... More 

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Grapevine, Texas
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place had been on our Bucket List for several years, but now we are asking ourselves, "Why did we take so long to try it?" Menu has many great choices of traditional Mexican or specialty steak/chicken/seafood dishes. I got the President's Choice (Richard Nixon was from nearby) and loved it, pictured here. Everything was super; chips and salsa, beef... More 

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Yorba Linda, California
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Nice restaurant, nice ambiance. Had a lovely time. Food is very average. I had a friend who is a great cook of Mexican food and this was very average.

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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
Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups
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?