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El Maguey Mexican Restaurant

31481 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-2647
+1 949-493-8681
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (13 reviews)
“guacamole” (10 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 21:00All hours
Mexican, Spanish
$$ - $$$
31481 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-2647
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Best Mexican food, homemade salsa. Great chili verde, enchiladas, breakfast, everything is good. Great family run business with awesome service. You'll want to go back over and over!

Thank jill b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for a pet friendly resturant. They have a small patio in front of the resturant that work out fine. Needless to say it has Mexican food. We started with home made guacamole with chips. Had to have a couple of beers. Great...More

Thank Alan G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been eating here at least once a month for the last 14 years. When friends visit and want authentic Mexican food, this is where we go. The food is excellent - nice variety (something for everyone). Great service - very friendly. Fun to...More

Thank Rebecca S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We eat at this Mexican food restaurant three or four times a year. The food is invariable well-prepared and wholesome. The service is always prompt, and hot; the servers knowledgeable yet not intrusive unless asked, in which case their opinion and suggestions have been right...More

Thank Michele_E_11_11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

El Maguey has become our date night place. The food and service are excellent and they have gotten to know us. We also like to drive by and use their Take Out option. Our guests ask to go back. It's not fancy but it is...More

Thank Gigi M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came for lunch after visiting the Mission and it was a very good experience. They have both indoor & patio seating. Seated promptly. Good selection of authentic items on the menu. Had the enchilada Jalisco/Asada and the camarones Al Mojo de Ajo, and everything...More

Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

Left this area five years ago and moved to CT. Came back for a business trip and needed some authentic Mexican food and this place delivered! Carne Asada and Fish Tacos were delicious. Paired with a mechalada and I am one happy visitor.

Thank anartatez
Reviewed 8 May 2017

While on vacation in California for 1 week, we came back here two consecutive days! What a treat! The tacos are delicious and authentic. The asada taco was so flavorful and juicy. The salsa def has some kick to it. The juice bar is refreshing....More

Thank lvalle419
Reviewed 27 April 2017

This little Mexican eatery is a bit off the beaten path but well worth looking for. I love the Chile Colorado, as well as the Chile Verde here, but I have had the Carnitas, and the Lingua as well and all are delicious!

Thank crazyhorseoperations
Reviewed 10 April 2017

While the food is very good the various sauces make the trip to El Maguey a real treat. Not only are they tasty, you will find yourself being transported to another land...the "land of delicious." Easy to park and never more than a short wait...More

Thank CoastalPicRick
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31481 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-2647
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Juan Capistrano
  • Phone Number: +1 949-493-8681
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