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L'Hirondelle Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
French, European, Belgian
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31631 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-2651
+1 949-661-0425
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Laguna Niguel, California
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My girlfriend took me to this French Restaurant for my 66th birthday. We were expecting a really wonderful meal but both of us were dissapointed with our entrees. I had the sweetbreads and Jane the roasted duck. Both entrees were overcooked and dried out. The chicken liver pate appetizer was delicious. I ordered a bowl of pea soup also and... More 

Thank Fred B
Aliso Viejo, California
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We couldn't have picked a better place for a special Thanksgiving meal! The menu for the day was extensive and everything delicious. We started out with some escargots, which surpassed our expectations and then had the Traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings. The most wonderful moist and tender turkeybreast should be mentioned especially. We were greeted promptly, the service... More 

Thank GiselaE
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Another Romantic Anniversary celebrated at our favorite in-town romantic getaway, where we were lucky enough to get married 4 years ago, 4 years after we had our first date there. I highly recommend spending an evening with that special someone enjoying their exceptional food, wine and service on their romantic outdoor garden patio. Its the stuff fine Memories are made... More 

Thank thebigmozier
San Juan Capistrano, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

L'Hirondelle is owned by a special couple, who greet you with a hug! It has inside and outside seating, but the outdoor courtyard is best, as you are surrounded by huge trees, potted flowers and the sounds of the Mission bells and the romantic trains heading south to San Diego.! Want to people-watch, this is where! Our favorite restaurant in... More 

Thank elsasale
San Juan Capistrano, California
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

A very attractive restaurant opposite Mission San Juan. Great outdoor patio.dont travel to it. Live here

Thank 350sgk
Laguna Hills, California
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

My husband and I have been enjoying this wonderful restaurant for years. We recently moved to Reno and really have missed coming here. We were back in town and made a special trip to join Ali and enjoy the great food. The absolute best steak in OC ... the rack of lamb is also done so well. Wonderful mashed potatoes... More 

Thank kboc
Hesperia, California
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

The food is EXCELLENT! EXCELLENT! EXCELLENT! My only complaints are the fans weren't on, and the day was very hot. It took three requests to finally get them turned on. My other complaint was the unisex bathroom's lid was up (to be expected with guys using it... :) but "waste" was smeared around the interior of the bowl. Someone needs... More 

Thank WanderingWoman2014
Orange County, CA
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74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

The most romantic restaurant in OC. Wonderful garden setting, acorss from the mission, great French influenced food.

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

Restaurant across the Mission. Very quaint place. Menu items are very nice. The service is great! Cute patio to sit outside on a beautiful day. Owner of restaurant almost always in the restaurant.

Thank may D
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016

Excellent meal, dessert was ok. Main entrance is around back which isn't clear if you park on the street. Charming decor.

Thank KatieMP2013

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
French, European, Belgian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31631 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-2651
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Juan Capistrano
  • Phone Number: +1 949-661-0425

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