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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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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (11 reviews)
“guacamole” (36 reviews)
“chile relleno” (18 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
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 yesterday

I love taco Tuesday, $2 tacos of great flavor, salsa and toppings. Great, friendly service as well. I love the interior too, a very nice place to spend an evening.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Wanderlushhhh
Reviewed October 29, 2018

Although SJC and the surrounding area has a lot of Mexican food choices, El Adobe is definitely the best for a sit down restaurant. There is another excellent restaurant nearby, however Adobe squeezes them out for top sport mainly on uniqueness, cleanliness, and Guacamole. The...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Bubuflu
Reviewed October 26, 2018

we had the nachos. they were loaded with pulled chicken, quacamole and cheese but the chips were so soggy we ended up using the chips they gave us before the meal.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank nannyca
Reviewed October 10, 2018

Just came back from my younger brothers wedding at this Restaurant. I will let you know the experience I had as a guest during the reception and also what my brother shared with me about his experience in working with the special events coordinator at...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Solomon G
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

This lovely old restaurant has atmosphere for days. It could probably get away with to-do food, but it doesn't. The menu is an interesting melange of Mexican dishes and traditional American steakhouse food. Prices are a bit high.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank califcasl
Reviewed September 23, 2018 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.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Michael P
Reviewed September 19, 2018

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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank mrskemosabe
Reviewed September 11, 2018 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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank jackodanapoint
Reviewed September 4, 2018 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

Date of visit: August 2018
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

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank edwardcW5817PZ
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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, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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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