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Guapas Tapas

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mediterranean, Spanish, Latin, Wine Bar, Gastropub
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26762 Verdugo St Ste C, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-8103
+1 949-486-6780
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Santa Ana
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent service. Delicious tapas for 2. Fun location. Dined on the patio and could watch the trains stop at the station. Shared an order of meat empanadas and 2 orders of lamb lollipops. The lamb was all meat, no fat! What a treat! We wanted small dinners and these hit the spot. Very reasonably priced. Will go back when I'm... More 

Thank pauline t
Newport Beach, CA
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116 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

You can tell a lot about a Tapas restaurant by sampling their sangria. Guapas hit the mark with their version of this fruity red elixir. Served in the proper glass, at the correct temperature and with just the right amount of diced fruit makes this traditional buzz enabler a must for those wishing to start their experience the right way.... More 

Thank 50isthenew40
Mission Viejo
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84 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Had a nice lunch with my wife here .. the outdoor patio was very relaxing - quaint part of town. Occasional train noise( loud) but its only temporary. The food was generous and tasty.. Servie we perfect - attentive but not hovering .

Thank TravlnDad
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

I love this restaurant. Wonderful tapas. Excellent selection of wines by the glass. Fun location if you like to people watch - it's right at the train platform so you can watch the trains and the people coming and going. I love the charcuterie board (though you need to ask for extra bread, the gazpacho, the calamari, and the roasted... More 

Thank Jacqueline J
Lexington, Kentucky
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94 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

At a Tapas restaurant I want so much variety that deciding is a struggle. We perused the menu and made some great choices. We started with a combo of 3 different veggie empanadas. They were fresh, hot and delicious. We followed with vegetable paella. You do not often find a small serving of paella but itto was prepared fresh and... More 

Thank Iceh2o
Dallas, Texas
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

Quaint place. Have an inside and outside. Sat outside. Lovely mood music and service was good. Ordered the cheese plate which was excellent. They substituted the goat cheese out which was something I do not like. Ceviche was good too. The tartare plate was not up to my standards as it was a little dry. Location was right by the... More 

Thank Paul F
Orange County, California
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137 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

I avoided this place because a friend of mine was not impressed, but I finally went in for $5 wine nite and was amazed! I don't eat a whole lot anyway, so the small "tapas" portions are perfect, but I found myself ordering 3 different things because they were so great! The patio looks out over the train station, and... More 

Thank OCEquestrian
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Delicious small plates with South American themed dishes. Service was prompt and outdoor seating made it very comfortable. Great location by parking, Los Rios, movie theater and next door ice cream shop. Will return.

Thank Delicio
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Located by the train station and near the original street of San Juan Capistrano. Good appetizers like food items and innovative menu. Good Sangria.

Thank may D
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50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Mrs. Karen and me have been known to frequent this cougars hangout. Great tapas, drink and atmosphere. Tell them Margarita Mike sent you.

Thank Michael F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Spanish, Latin, Wine Bar, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26762 Verdugo St Ste C, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-8103
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Juan Capistrano
  • Phone Number: +1 949-486-6780

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