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Cafe Matinee

23532 El Toro Rd Ste 15, Lake Forest, CA 92630-4703
+1 949-588-7511
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
23 Jul 2018
“Worth your visit.”
3 Oct 2017
“Hidden Gem”
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal
$$ - $$$
23532 El Toro Rd Ste 15, Lake Forest, CA 92630-4703
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Reviewed July 23, 2018

Have been to Cafe Matinee twice lately, and both times have been very pleased. The food is of fine quality and well prepared. Service is very good, and atmosphere is fine - much more attractive inside than out.

Thank jmbakulich
Reviewed October 3, 2017 via mobile

I have been eating Lebanese food for over 30 years in multiple states and this is the most outstanding restaurant of all. All items were made fresh right before being served. The family takes enormous pride in their ingredients and recipes and generously shared their...More

Thank GrandTour579218
Reviewed July 19, 2017

It has been some time since my last visit however they take pride in their quality of food and preparation. I enjoy the kabobs and the side dishes some names I do not remember. A clean, quiet and friendly atmosphere at reasonable prices. They must...More

Thank Whimsicalartist
Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

Café Matinee is one of those hidden gems... a small cafe in a strip mall next to a sushi place and a Mexican market -- but don't let that fool you. The lamb and filet dishes are excellent, and the hummus, with or without awarma,...More

Thank Mtnnsky
Reviewed May 25, 2016

Mid week meal so the restaurant was quiet , but the food was delicious, freshly prepared with everything home made including the free baclava which was given to us . Service was great .

Thank liz101Worthing
Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

Cafe Matinee is a neat little one-of-a-kind place. We'd never had Lebanese food and it was a great treat. Similar but different than Greek. Try something different when you go!

Thank rslaybaugh
Reviewed September 20, 2015

This Middle Eastern Lebanese family owned restaurant is the best Lebanese food I ever enjoyed. The family atmosphere and the service is great.

Thank josepo1944
Reviewed September 8, 2015

I've dined at Café Matinee many times during the last 15 years. I find it a relaxing place to go for quality Mediterranean food at a friendly environment. Family owned (same owner), consistent quality. There are quite a few things I love there. We always...More

Thank XiaLosangeles
Reviewed July 16, 2015

Very good Lebanese food. They make their hummus from scratch, and it was delicious. The other mezze dishes were also quite good. The Filet Kebabs were excellent. The service was very friendly and helpful.

Thank FlyinPup
Reviewed May 27, 2015

Unpretentious eatery with amazing food and friendly service from the family members. Sometimes we order several appetizers and make that our meal. Many choices, great for sharing.

Thank Nancy S
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23532 El Toro Rd Ste 15, Lake Forest, CA 92630-4703
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Lake Forest
  • Phone Number: +1 949-588-7511
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