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“Just an OK Mexican Restuarant - nothing special, other than the atmosphere”

El Adobe de Capistrano
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Mexican
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Mission Viejo, California, USA
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Just an OK Mexican Restuarant - nothing special, other than the atmosphere”
Reviewed February 8, 2011

Had 5 for dinner at El Adobe - was the first time we went. Hostess was not friendly. Our party had chicken fajitas, spinach enchiladas, sonoran platter (beef type burrito), a sirloin steak, and a pork dish in a green chile sauce. All were OK - just really pretty uninspiring and bland. The pork dish was the worst - tasted like it had come out of a can. We went there with high expectations based upon Trip Advisor, and left disappointed. Will not return. Atmosphere is really good.

  • Visited February 2011
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English first
San Jose, California
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Delicious Mexican Fare in old Adobe Building”
Reviewed August 24, 2010

Very nice restaurant with attentive service.
Convenient parking in the back of the premises.
Outdoor seating available in the back of the restaurant or pick your own table on the front patio and watch the people passing by.
They offer generous Chips and Salsa portions.
The Salsa is out of this world. Watch it, because you need to save room for your actual meal.
If you care for lobster, try their lobster fajitas.
A very yummy dish. I loved it.

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MA
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Perfect place for lunch after visiting the mission”
Reviewed June 10, 2010

We missed this on our visit to the mission, but took a wrong a turn the next day, after I'd read about this place in a guidebook, and ended up back in San Juan Capistrano just in time for lunch. We were grateful for the detour back here. The food was excellent, service attentive and friendly, and the perfect historic atmosphere. We hope to be back on a future visit. Don't miss it if you're in the area.

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Central Florida, Florida
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“DO you want a HUGE salad.”
Reviewed May 12, 2010

It was lunch time and a salad sounded good. The serve the biggest salads I have ever seen. I can't imagine the size of the dinner meals.

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dallas
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Very good!”
Reviewed April 10, 2010

We stopped here for lunch and had the carnitas, they were very good. We definately recommend.

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