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Tea House On Los Rios

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31731 Los Rios St, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3113
+1 949-443-3914
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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Mission Viejo, California
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69 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

This is an old house converted onto a restaurant. It is charming and offers both inside and outside dining or, what else . . . high teas! It has a delightful patio that would be really fun to reserve for small gatherings like bridal showers. I have had better high teas, but the food was plentiful and very good.

Thank 47Juicyfruitgirl
Ramona, California
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is located on the west side of the train station on Los Rios! Very cute quaint shops, restaurants and park. I made reservations for my niece's 5th birthday.... She loves pretend High Tea at home, so that was a wonderful surprise for her!.... As we discovered that this Tea House is more of a restaurant at serves good... More 

Thank LuciaShannon
Laguna Woods, California
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Having been to this hidden treasure for high tea and dinner, I've really been looking forward to trying brunch. Took Mom last Saturday... awesome! California Eggs Benedict on a home made crumpet with perfectly poached eggs and the Farmhouse Scramble were dee-lish. Both were served with a fresh fruit cup and roasted potatoes. Of course we shared a pot of... More 

Thank DreamWriter9
La Mirada, California
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69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

I don't know whether Tea House on Los Rios is under new management or it was just the service personnel but today's experience certainly wasn't what I have experienced over the past years. The food was good, excellent scones, average sandwiches, nice desserts, but service was definitely lacking. The cream served with our scones tasted like pure sour cream --... More 

1 Thank Barbara H
San Clemente, California
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82 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 G
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245 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
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: +1 949-443-3914

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?