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El Adobe de Capistrano

31891 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3215
+1 949-493-1163
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (11 reviews)
“guacamole” (32 reviews)
“chile relleno” (17 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
31891 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3215
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a classic place with excellent Mexican food. Great bar to that served food. Enchiladas, tacos and the Chile rellenos are fantastic. Great for large groups or date night. Great cocktail bar where meals are served as well.

Thank Michael P
Reviewed 6 days ago

Visiting the area and this restaurant was recommended. The prices were on the high side for what I am used to’ but are probably normal for California. It was very very noisy due to a large group of people celebrating who were overly loud. Service...More

Thank mrskemosabe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in this place on a recomondation from friends who live locally. What a location and building . In two visits we must have tried everything we were with a large group not one bad comment . Atmosphere and service very friendly couldnt do enough...More

Thank jackodanapoint
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I just love dining at the bar at Happy Hour. Fernando is an amazing bartender and always takes great care of us girls. We decided on the chicken quesadilla which is ample in size and shareable. Perfectly complemented with the house margarita. This place also...More

Thank ladyzire
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Beat the heat outside in the comfortable bar as you enter the restaurant. Fresh squeezed fruit for margaritas. Having reservations made it easy. Because the establishment is very old the seating isn't the most comfortable however, the food makes up for it. Large portions of...More

Thank edwardcW5817PZ
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

I love the more formal setting of this Mexican restaurant, the dark sturdy wood furniture Adobe walls and authentic decorations give a great feel. The food is awesome too. I loved the chemichanga, it's great with margaritas !

Thank Marc B
Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

This is a restaurant that celebrates the circle of life. It has been a tradition fir families and friends in San Juan Capistrano for over 70 years. Couples can marry in the chapel at El Adobo and we attended a celebration of life. There are...More

Thank 2beans2000
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

A great place with a lot of History. You’ll find many artifacts from the 1800’s .The Restaurant is very good and wonderful place to have Special Events,Weddings and Corporate Events out on their beautiful open air patio .It’s also very reasonably priced. It was one...More

Thank Geody D
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

Food was a bit pricey for the portions however fairly good quality. Nice Mexican atmosphere in the oldest building of SJC. Staff was friendly and professional. Perfect location for a lunch break prior visiting SJC mission.

Thank iamstarving
Reviewed July 4, 2018

Had the veggies enchiladas- yum- just the right amount of veggies with a sauce to drool over. The chips could be better but hey we ate em :) Mexican atmosphere in a place with a lot of history in the city.

Thank Rita T
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Magda S
December 13, 2016|
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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
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, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 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. - 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: 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
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