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El Adobe de Capistrano

££ - £££Mexican, , Latin
31891 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3215
+1 949-493-1163
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (10 reviews)
“guacamole” (28 reviews)
“fajitas” (14 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
31891 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3215
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful historic jewel right downtown San Juan Capistrano. Great food and atmosphere. From a wedding to family dinner, always a good choice.

Thank 4barrynilson
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

and a nice historical building. Great service, very friendly and professional. Good prices, sizeable portions

Thank Tracy98110
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Many years ago, we attended a family wedding at El Adobe so we thought it would be interesting to check it out again. On a recent short visit, we were in the mood for a quick dinner and El Adobe was nearby. The meal was...More

Thank 72GG_travels
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This wasw my first time to El Adobe. The building is quite old but kept up very well. They have plenty of parking in the back of building. It was a girls night out, so we started with margaritas and then had ribs, yummmmo! We...More

Thank ladyzire
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Big bustling Mexican restaurant in the heart of Downtown SJC. Always busy and the restaurant hosts many special functions and work parties in the outdoor patio in the back. The service was slow but pleasant. Food was only ok and the chips and salsa, the...More

Thank sjworldtravels
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

About once a month a few of us get together at El Adobe for Happy Hour after a long ( but wonderful) day at school :))). The Tuesday taco bar is great, fresh and generous portions. The ceviche also deserves raves, the house wine is...More

Thank pdslafd
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Tourists and events must keep this spot in business. Maybe it was one of Nixon's favorites but can't believe it still would be today. The servers tried, but they seemed totally distracted. The food was just okay. I love good Mexican food and eat it...More

1  Thank OutdoorBoomer
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Stopped here before our tour of the Mission and had lunch. I ordered a chicken quesadilla from their appetizers. The quesadilla had plenty of cheese AND chicken which was more than I could consume for lunch! This appetizer was accompanied by a scoop of sour...More

Thank Nadene R
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

While visiting the restaurant I enjoyed the dinner and atmosphere and the margarita's are very good. Their Happy hours is good as well .

Thank tlamboni
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Easy location to find with lots of free parking in the rear of the restaurant. Stopped by for Sunday Brunch. Fast seating with excellent service. Great menu selection for brunch. Lots of history with pictures of past guests. President Richard Nixon's frequently dinning location for...More

Thank Emory B
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Magda S
13 December 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
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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