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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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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible9%
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“mole” (6 reviews)
“burrito” (6 reviews)
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07:00 - 21:00All hours
Mexican, Spanish
€€ - €€€
31481 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-2647
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 9 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
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

I love this place! I require four things from my favorite Mexican food locations....great salsa, carnival, ceviche and fish tacos. El Maguey hits it out of the park on all 4!!

Thank Randy F
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

There were 6 of us family members who met for lunch after visiting the Mission. Can't say enough about the food and service. A cut above most Mexican restaurants I've experienced with very fresh, tasty and quality food and all at a fair price. We...More

Thank LisaStPaul
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Came here with the family for dinner for the first time in a while. Things have not changed here and the food is still just as good as always. The sales is the perfect amount of spice and their cheese and chorizo appetizer is amazing....More

Thank Dooz85
Reviewed 4 November 2016

When you want a higher echelon of Mexican food, this is a good spot. The menu is extensive and covers the entire culinary repertoire of Mexico. While the prices are higher than most sit down Mexican restaurants, the quality is better and you are able...More

Thank scphil21
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent menu, food and service! We eat there once a week. It's a popular restaurant. We also frequent the take-out counter. Favorites are the chili verde (green chili), enchiladas, burritos and tacos.

Thank GenevieveMc
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

12 on a scale of 10! Recommend their Jamaica, their Guacamole, the Camarones al Mojo and their Chicken Mole enchiladas. This place is fresh, tasty and fantastico!!!!!

Thank k20hoyboy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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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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