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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
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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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Mission Viejo, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2015

Finally a restaurant serving frog legs. New improved menu. great staff .Pleasant decor. Will return for excellent dinners

2 Thank Joseph-Sharon
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277 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2015

Whenever we are up near San Juan Capistrano this is a must stop for us. An afternoon on their patio, a bit of heaven, and directly across the street from the Mission and right in the heart of downtown. The lunch menu always has some type of fish that is superb along with the service and the mashed potatoes and... More 

2 Thank SHERLOCKSanDiego_ca
San Diego, CA
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2015

The ambience and viewin the patio was very nice, but the food was bad. The escargots were tasteless (unbelievable!) and I do not remember such a bad bread in ages! The dessert was misrepresented as a tart with fresh berries and what was brought was a tart with no berries at all and still frozen. The service unfriendly. A total... More 

2 Thank avid_traveler_8
Houston, Texas
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54 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

We happened upon this place while visiting Mission San Juan Capistrano and had lunch there. We were charmed by its cozy ambiance and warm attentive service. The food was delicious! We lingered over lunch enjoying the atmosphere. Highly recommend!

Thank mariagloria
Holbrook, New York
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325 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2015

Right Across from the Mission in the middle of Town, My wife stay in Dana point, We Love this Charming Town of San Juan Capistrano! We read Some Reviews of This Restaurant and we Loved It,it didn't Disappoint us! Does Not look Like Much from The Outside, But Inside it is very Charming, The service was Excellent, very attentive and... More 

Thank vegman58
San Diego, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2015

I wanted to take my husband somewhere different for his birthday, which is ON Valentines day. We live in San Diego, and took the AMTRAK up to San Juan Capistrano for a day trip. Since we were there at lunchtime, i wanted something heavy. The Kobe Burger had caramelized Onions and Gorgonzola cheese. It was seriously mouth watering goodness. My... More 

Thank Sparky_Jack619
Glendale, California
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234 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2015

We were introduced to this restaurant by friends. The ambiance is very cozy and comfortable and our server was friendly and enthusiastic. Two of our party of six took advantage of the small plates. My husband and I will do the same next time because we each took half of our meals home. He had the rack of lamb and... More 

Thank Lorraine M
Clayton, California
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2015

We were there for a birthday dinner and it was, in a word, outstanding! Between us we had the filet, Beef Bourguignon and Scallops. The beef was incredibly tender, cooked exactly as we wanted and the seasoning perfect. Paired with the a nice wine and we had a wonderful couple of hours. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to my... More 

Thank mpdharley
Laguna Niguel, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2015

One of the best french restaurants we've been to with excellent service. We love seafood and my wife and I tried two different dishes. we could not decide which one we loved more so we ended up sharing half with each other. The owner came over and introduced himself and was very nice and pleasant. I highly recommend this place... More 

Thank Kia E
La Quinta, California
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160 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2014

This is one of our favorite restaurants and we dine here whenever we are in the area. The food is wonderful and I have loved everything I have ever had, but my favorite is the Beef Bourguignon. Try it! You won't be disappointed in the food or the service.

Thank Travel92253

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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
Romantic, Special occasions
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?