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Tea House On Los Rios

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31731 Los Rios St, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3113
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Wed - Fri 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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San Clemente, California
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57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

We visit this charming tea spot every year or two and enjoy taking young girls--or our middle aged girl friends. The historic house is charming! We've hosted a lovely tea for a bride on the porch and it was a cozy, private setting for a leisurely afternoon. Well priced and nice menu. We used to host teas at the Ritz,... More 

Thank JDSC319
Westminster, California
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

Had a great time. The Tea House aims for a Victorian/Edwardian feel; might be better for ladies' parties than families or men (although they do have a menu of perfectly "man-friendly" food). It is definitely a nice place for a little break and I'd recommend it.

Thank Jillie0307
Anaheim, California
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

Great little tea rooms and a lovely menu. You'll have trouble choosing teas because they ALL are Great! Lunch is excellent and I always like to get a sampler.

1 Thank scloangal
Lihue, Hawaii
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

This was the first time I have visited a tea house. I have to say I enjoyed it! Our server was excellent. She took the time to explain everything to us. I ordered the Los Rios tea, it included finger sandwiches, a wonderful currant scone with heavenly raspberry preserves, and fresh fruit. A fun place to go!

Thank wolfsigner
San Juan Capistrano, California
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47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

Went there with my 13 year old daughter. Very cute place. We've been there a few times before. I ordered the chicken with chutney and my daughter ordered the tea sandwiches. My dish came with a plain scone and butter. Believe me!!! When you visit the Tea House you must try their scones, but not the plain, and their cream!... More 

Thank Tiffany J
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189 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

This was our second visit here with my daughter. I called and spoke to Jan to reserve our seats. She was very friendly and accommodating. When I arrived there was no parking and Jan showed me where I could park. Five stars for that. We opted to sit inside this time. Personally, I like the outside seating better. My daughter... More 

Thank Cheyenne P
Orange County, California
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131 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I liked this little restaurant, but thought it was kinda "grandma's" happy place. Pricey for my taste, and I found the staff kinda stuffy. May be back... not likely. Too many other cool places in San Juan.

1 Thank OCEquestrian
Coedpoeth, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The thought of an English Tea House in California was intriguing so it was a must do destination on our trip. The premises in the old district of San Juan was quaint but the reception from the staff was a little abrupt and certainly not what was expected, but our server was very pleasant and made up for it. The... More 

Thank David B
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

Arrived a slow sat mid afternoon- while entering a lot of fou-fou kitsch in the enntrance/ hostess stand the two men in the party started to gravitate to neighboring restaurants. After getting them past the hostess stand things didn't get much better- had the Los Rios Tea a step up from the Cottage Tea which offered four tea sandwiches along... More 

1 Thank batzeats
Malaga, Spain
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We visited The Tea House in San Juan Capistrano some 16 years ago and had a wonderful English Tea with finger sandwiches, cakes & tea as we were in the area recently we called again, but unfortunately it did not live up to expectations. My husband can't have butter or mayo and our friend also cannot have butter, when we... More 

Thank SuzieQ1950

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
American, British
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Open Hours
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31731 Los Rios St, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3113
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Juan Capistrano
  • Phone Number: 949-443-3914

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