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El Adobe de Capistrano

) #4 of 81 Restaurants in San Juan Capistrano ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Mexican, , Latin
31891 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3215
+1 949-493-1163
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“guacamole” (26 reviews)
“fajitas” (16 reviews)
“chile relleno” (14 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
31891 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3215
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Reviews (284)
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1 - 10 of 284 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had a very nice Father's Day lunch today at El Adobe, the food and service were excellent! We had a party of 8 and everyone enjoyed their meal. Great place for a family with children! Never felt rushed, it was just a very nice...More

Thank rrosol
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff and food are excellent. It is very convenient to the Mission. Parking is available behind the restaurant.

Thank 10,234
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The El Adobe restaurant is a landmark in San Juan Capistrano. Housed in an historical building in the heart of downtown, it offers a variety of seating locations: out on the front patio, in the bar/lounge, or in one of several dining rooms. There really...More

Thank Heather P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting this restaurant after many years,I was extremely disappointed.The restaurant smelled musty and after ordering the 'Nixon special', I could hardly eat the chile relleno, leaving the rest of the combo. I was sick after this meal. I definitely would not recommend this place as...More

Thank valerienomad46
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed Mother's Day dinner with our daughter's family and her husband's extended family at El Adobe. They seated us very comfortably in a semi-private area, which was perfect for our occasion. All of us ordered ala carte, so the service was taxed, but did...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When my family came to town on Mothers Day they took me there. The selection of foods were amazing and we loved every minute. Our table was ready on time and we did not have to wait long for our table.. We did have reservations.

Thank lyndabelle1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really enjoyed the fresh lobster tacos, with tons of lobster, amazing quacamole, ceviche', Carne Asada. The service was complete and attentive.

Thank Brockelman5
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely worth the stop! We went on a random drive there on our way to Disney and it was so amazing! Yum!

Thank MoJoeTrips
Reviewed 15 May 2017

We were done with watching the parade and walking it's course in San Juan Capistrano this past March, when we decided it was time to get some lunch. We happened to stumble on El Adobe de Capistrano and decided to try their Mexican dishes. This...More

Thank ricsandimas
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

You feel like you are in a Mexican restaurant in Mexico. Staff are friendly. Atmosphere has a very Mexican feel and it has an area for weddings or big parties. Not a huge menu but still a good variety and you can even create your...More

Thank Buttercup5687
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Nearby Attractions
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1,180 reviews
.31 km away
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120 reviews
.22 km away
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15 reviews
.62 km away
O'Neill Museum
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.15 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Magda S
Is there a gluten free menu?
13 December 2016|
Answer Show all 3 answers
Response from BJR1 | Reviewed this property |
No, they don't have a gluten free menu, but they will make things that are gluten free. My wife has no problems with them, and she is gluten free.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31891 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3215
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Juan Capistrano
  • Phone Number: +1 949-493-1163
  • E-mail
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