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27124 Paseo Espada, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-2741
+1 949-240-3440
07:30 - 19:00
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Sat - Sun 07:30 - 18:00
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San Juan Capistrano, California
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63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2016

Los Golondrinas continually delivers great food to our catering events. My son loves the mini burritos! Everyone always raves when we have their food at our parties.

Thank RaisingTheBoy
ATL, Georgia
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2016

I used to live in So Cal. One thing I miss is the Mexican food specifically Las Golondrinas. They have other restaurants. One in Laguna Niguel, one in Mission Viejo, one in San Clemente, & one in Capo Beach. This one in particular is where the magic is made! They all are excellent! This is just where they make the... More 

Thank LandlockedATL
Western Hemisphere
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229 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2015

Golondrinas are these cute birds that go chirp chirp, nice little birds, but Las Golondrinas Mexican Food are out to get the palate less lemmings that crowd their counters without fail. Why so harsh, you may ask? I will explain: Went there for Taco Tuesday at the suggestion of a very bad advice from a member of our family. Mentions... More 

Thank Luke17
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80 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2015 via mobile

Not pleased. Not a restaurant. Not a good location, no sign. Business district. Didn't eat due to was looking for restaurant atmosphere. Take out only place. Reminds me of roach coach without wheels. Food might be good but wast what I expected to find.

Thank Scott S
Stafford, United Kingdom
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243 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2015 via mobile

Now coming from Britain it is difficult to find a good Mexican restaurant in the tiny town I live in.. So spending four months in SJC made me fall in love with this amazing Mexican. Not before had I tried the fish tacos, and my gosh they are good. Soft shelled, mouth watering. Amazing. The cinnamon Chips were also very... More 

Thank Tom A
Fairbanks, Alaska
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2014 via mobile

It's a tiny local Mexican restaurant with only three dirty tables outside. It is HIGHLY recommended to take your order to go and remember that it's a bit pricey here. The chips is certainly not fresh, but the salsa is good. Also, if you're going to order something and expect a salsa, then you better pay up! They charge you... More 

Thank chrisrauhl
Durango, Colorado
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2014

When we moved from this area this was the place we missed the most. Great Mexican food at great prices from a very small store front.

Thank Biker1946
Washington DC
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447 reviews
301 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2014

I've liked this place for years because of the good, basic stuff available to take home--burritos, tacos, enchiladas, guac and chips, etc. Has an assortment of Mexican soft drinks and beer. There are plenty of other Mexican food emporiums in the area, but Las Golondrinas is a habit that is hard to shake, once you find the place in its... More 

Thank BlueNWashington
New York City
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45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2014

Unless you are from the area, Las Golondrinas is super hard to find; tucked away in a business park, that looks like multiple apartment buildings. Certainly not even close to great Mexican food. Not the worst either. Biggest complaint is the prices do not match the quality of the food. I'm not a fan of finely chopped steak or carne... More 

Thank rickatnyc
San Juan Capistrano, California, United States
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48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2013

Steak taco was great! Love fresh salas and guacamole they make. But Taqitos was worst than bad. Greasy and oil tasted old. Outside sitting is filthy. Highly recommend take out only.

Thank Christie R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:30 - 18:00
07:30 - 19:00
07:30 - 19:00
07:30 - 19:00
07:30 - 19:00
07:30 - 19:00
07:30 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27124 Paseo Espada, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-2741
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Juan Capistrano
  • Phone Number: +1 949-240-3440

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