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31105 Rancho Viejo Rd Ste C13, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-1744
+1 949-373-5633
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Laguna Beach, California
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We usually go for lunch and the food, service and music are delightful. This is authentic Lebanese food with a Hookah lounge on the side. Always one of our favorites. Also, Jerry is our favorite waiter, wonderful guy

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Thank Lagunaboyonthego
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Nice ambience, great prices, welcoming staff. The menu offers various types of kebabs served with rice and/or humus. The lamb kebab was amazing! Excellent baklava for desert.

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Thank Natalie S
Ladera Ranch, California
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

We ordered the falafel which were pretty good, crispy outside, moist inside. Then we had the lamb kabob which was really good, the chicken kabob which was a little dry, and the wild salmon which was a little over cooked for my taste but good. The entree comes with a choice of soup or salad and we chose the tabouleh... More 

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Thank egraff
Omar C, Owner at The Olives Branch, responded to this review

Hello egraff, Thank you for joining us on Saturday for a meal at The Olives Branch. We are very happy that you enjoyed yourself. I would like to apologize for a somewhat dry Tawook, and an over done Salmon. We started asking how our guests would like their salmon cooked to avoid this, I will have a talk with my... More 

Laguna Beach, California
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

The Olive Branches is a great find in San Juan Capistrano! The setting is very relaxed. The service is very personable, friendly and attentive. The food is very authentic, fresh and delicious. The spicy potatoes, clotted cream dessert, Turkish coffee and everything else were just great! This place is a labor of love for the owner and staff and you... More 

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Thank jr1962
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118 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

Friendly staff, nice owner, delicious food! We recently ate here and then ordered food to go for a friend who can't get out. She is middle eastern and was thrilled with the food. Although we love dining thre, we are also happy they do excellent TO GO service.

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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

Have eaten here several times this year and it has been "on" each time. Very good service that is quick and attentive. Owner always stops by to thank you for visiting. Food is ethnically prepared nicely and is delicious.

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Thank Delicio
Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

We stumbled upon this place on Mothers Day. What a great find! The hummus is fresh and authentic (traveled thru-out Middle East). Staff is very friendly. And the food was great. Would definitely return!

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Thank Doug P
Orange County, CA
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245 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

I went here for a large birthday party and I had to just throw all caution to the wind and just eat what they brought out - and boy am I happy I did. I don't even know all the stuff I ate, but it was ALL delicious. Served family style by a friendly staff - our very loud group... More 

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Thank cybertraveler
Omar C, Owner at The Olives Branch, responded to this review

Hello Cybertraveler, We would like to thank you for joining us Saturday night for your friends birthday party. We really enjoyed having your fun group over. We are thrilled that you were able to try Lebanese food for the first time, and enjoyed it. Our chefs and cooks work very hard making everything from scratch using my mothers authentic Lebanese... More 

Houston, Texas
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84 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

Sat out on the patio on a beautiful afternoon. Checked in with Yelp and got a generous glass of decent house wine. The food was fresh and well prepared. Lamb is the bomb and the fried cauliflower is among the best I have ever had. An added bonus is that this restaurant is also on Rapid rewards so I got... More 

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Thank NurseSherry
Omar C, Owner at The Olives Branch, responded to this review

Hello Nurse Sherry, I would like to thank you for joining for an afternoon on our front patio. I am very happy that you enjoyed our authentic, high quality Lebanese food. Our team works hard preparing food from scratch, using only the best ingredients we can get our hands on. We love our guests to take advantage of the small... More 

California
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

I haven't been back to this restaurant in three years (because of traveling) but the experience here and food is still consistent and really good. The only thing that's changed is that it's become quite popular and can fill up which is understandable. We had the veggie platter, chicken shawarma and beef and lamb shawarma that we paired it with... More 

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Thank worldeats
Omar C, Owner at The Olives Branch, responded to this review

Worldeats, Thank you for joining us again after sometime. We appreciate your patronage and hope to see you more often. We also pride ourselves in trying to be as consistent as possible in providing great Lebanese food, and service. We appreciate your kind comments and look forward to your next visit. Omar More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Turkish, Greek
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31105 Rancho Viejo Rd Ste C13, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-1744
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Juan Capistrano
  • Phone Number: +1 949-373-5633

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?