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The Olives Branch Fine Lebanese Cuisine

31105 Rancho Viejo Rd Ste C13, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-1744
+1 949-373-5633
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good29%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Greek, Israeli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
31105 Rancho Viejo Rd Ste C13, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-1744
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Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

The place is amazing, food was true lebanese food, we had dinner & sheesha (huka) & next day morning breakfast. I really recommend this place.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 931mohammede
Reviewed October 22, 2018

Great mezza and dinner selections. We tried cold and hot mezzas, all tasted very good and fresh. The meat and rice platter combo included kafta, meat, and chicken all cooked to our likings. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and quick with his service. It was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Sam S
Reviewed August 26, 2018

Fresh authentic Mediterranean food! Great Wines, hummus, gyro, grilled chicken, rice, baklava ice-cream. Flavorful but not spicy. Sit outside and enjoy. Not loud. Great for tourists and locals alike. Easy, free strip mall parking. Good for date night, handicap, families, (not small children). Well trained...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank FederalExpress
Reviewed June 24, 2018

Food is awful. I can do better myself at home. Not saying I am a great cook but when I go out for a meal, I expect it to be better than what I can whip up at home. Not very nice decor/atmosphere and ho-hum...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Leslie J
Reviewed May 31, 2018

Yummy appetizers and main dishes, scrumptious dessert: baclava ice cream -- their specialty. The server was exceptionally accommodating to diners who requested substitutions and special handling. We'll definitely return.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Joanne S
Reviewed April 1, 2018

We visited last Easter and decided to make the trip to return this Easter! Reminiscent of Easter dinners at my grandmothers many years ago.Delicious authentic Lebanese food, freshly made and a great selection! The service was just as good as the food! We will be...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank NYDaph
Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

We celebrated two birthdays amongst our 3 couples and this was a great place to do it. Locally owned and run Lebanese restaurant about 2 miles from Mission San Juan Capistrano. Our waiter, Jerry, was a fine host, made good recommendations and met every need....More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank 561DebbieC
Reviewed October 23, 2017 via mobile

We eat a lot of Arabic food and this was right up there with the best we have had. The fattoush is an must and also the hummus. The waiter (shaved head and beard) was very helpful and the martini’s he made were great. Will...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

Really good and busy Mediterranean place. We had to wait over half an hour since we had no reservations so make a reservation. The food is really good. I ordered the beef & lamb kafta it is so flavorful and the portion is generous for...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank qhunnyb
Reviewed August 12, 2017 via mobile

Probably my 5th time here, and will be back again and again for tasty healthy fresh food and great service. Tonight we sat outside. Quit parking lot, pleasant experience. Owner Omar always stops by to say hello. The house made baklava ice cream is a...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank KimBenTravelin
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$9 - $23
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31105 Rancho Viejo Rd Ste C13, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-1744
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Juan Capistrano
  • Phone Number: +1 949-373-5633
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The Olives Branch carries on Lebanese tradition of welcoming guests with endless hospitality, generosity & delicious handcrafted food. Generosity & hospitality are the hallmarks of Lebanese culture, where food is a celebration of life, with endless varieties & magical tastes. Our food & service are refined by these traditions. We take great pride in using only the finest natural ingredients, farm to table handpicked vegetables from local farms, & prime meats that come from only the best halal butchery. We provide an extensive offering of Mezza, Entrees & hand made Desserts. Our success is a tribute to our loyal guests who appreciate being served delicious food in a warm & relaxed atmosphere. Our chefs have created a fresh, authentic menu from old family recipes. We are culinarily distinct, warm & inviting, from our dining room, bar featuring the best Lebanese liquor, wine & beer, to the Art Deco Lounge. So it is with open hearts, arms & smiles that we welcome you to The Olives Branch.
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