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L'Hirondelle Restaurant

31631 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-2651
+1 949-661-0425
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (11 reviews)
“escargot” (14 reviews)
“duck” (13 reviews)
Opens in 15 min
All hours
French, European, Belgian
31631 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-2651
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful, charming spot right across the street from THE MISSION ~ Love the top of each hour when the bells peel .. .. Cozy and comfortable inside with wonderful, friendly help .. .. Had the PORK CHOP w/ Cherry Sauce and the Beef Bourguignon .....More

Thank Sammy N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wished that we lived closer to this amazing restaurant located adjacent to Mission San Juan Capistrano, but we try to come whenever we are in the area. We love sitting outside and having our lunch in the sheltered patio area. The colorful umbrellas keep...More

1  Thank Joan H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Table was waiting for us on outside patio when we arrived with my family. Service was excellent and outside heaters made it perfect. The menu selection was just right for a Mother's Day brunch. The food was amazing. We would definitely come back again.

Thank lyndabelle1
Reviewed 14 April 2017

we have talked about going here for ages. We will be back soon. the service is excellent the food is awesome and although fine dining you can have an awesome meal for 2 with wine and get out the door for $100. the french onion...More

Thank Kathleen S
Reviewed 3 April 2017

From the Rustic exterior to the Romantic Interior, L'Hirondelle exceeded our expectations on every level. We have missed out on years of pleasure and will not make the same mistake in the future as we l try to make up for the past. From the...More

Thank Grandpagolf1
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

This was the best food ever. It was not inexpensive but worth every penny. Started off with pate, and fruits. Almost too pretty to eat. Had the salmon light, yet filling..and french onion soup, which was amazing. Husband had duck that was succulent and flavorful...More

Thank Patty P
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Great food. Great wine selection. Great old-world charm, Great outdoor garden patio with water fountain and trees. And you can play a piano next to the entrance... The waitress was so attentive and friendly. The owner/operator and his family were just great - made us...More

Thank Koz K
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

I have lived in town for 30 years and always wondered about this cute little French restaurant across from the mission, so we finally came for my birthday. We had a really nice time and delicious food. We sat outside in the pretty patio.Our waitress...More

Thank BrownGirl2
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Many nice choices offered; a good representation of French/Belgian cuisine. Especially enjoy the atmosphere for datenight!

Thank petelapuh
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend took me to this French Restaurant for my 66th birthday. We were expecting a really wonderful meal but both of us were dissapointed with our entrees. I had the sweetbreads and Jane the roasted duck. Both entrees were overcooked and dried out. The...More

1  Thank Fred B
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Considering your restaurant for our son's 30th family birthday dinner. One family member is Vegetarian. Do you have any entrees for a vegetarian? Thank you.
16 November 2015|
Response from Joel P | Reviewed this property |
I would absolutely call them ahead of time. They are a small place and I have made arrangements for a special menu addition with them before as well.
Alexis S
What is the alcohol selection there? My friend is celebrating her 21st on that day and we wanted somewhere relaxing and calm for her to have a drink or two!
26 March 2015|
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Response from Jeff S | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is just beer and wine. A very good beer and wine selection. Their patio is excellent for a casual lunch.
What are their hours
8 March 2015|
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Response from sjc188 | Reviewed this property |
Lunch is 11-2 and they open for dinner at 5.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
French, European, Belgian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31631 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-2651
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Juan Capistrano
  • Phone Number: +1 949-661-0425
  • E-mail
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