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El Molino De Oro

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31886 Plaza Dr, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3709
+1 949-489-9230
05:00 - 21:00
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Dana Point, California
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253 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

Very close to Mexican street food one can find in SoCal. Try the inexpensive tacos with grilled Jalapenos ... Yummy !!! Very reasonable prices... everything moves fast so freshness is guaranteed. One can easily has a satisfactory and tasty meal for about $8...

Thank PG13LA
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97 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2015

Great place to eat Mexican style breakfast. It's the type of place that you order at the cashiers and then sit down and they bring you your food. I like the Gordita. It was really good.

Thank Benzband
San Juan Capistrano, California
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280 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015

An acquaintance told us that this is his favorite Mexican restaurant in the area so we tried it for dinner. The service was super friendly but the food is nothing special. My husband who loves Mexican food was super disappointed with his carne asada taco and cheese enchiladas. He said that the enchiladas were really bad and the taco was... More 

Thank qhunnyb
Laguna Niguel, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2015 via mobile

This place is the best the meat is cooked fresh every day. People who work there are absolutely nice and work very hard to create a smile on the customers face

Thank HazelnutForever
San Juan Capistrano, California
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2015

We have been feeding our Mexican food cravings at El Molino De Oro for 20 years. If you're looking for excellent food at an amazing price, this is the place for you. The ambiance is very simple - a few tables to eat was is essentially take out. The adjoining bakery is excellent as well. We love the empinadas filled... More 

Thank Melody B
Dana Point, Ca.
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155 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015

I have tried the chile verde tacos and burritos, but my favorite is the chile verde tostada! I get it with rice instead of beans and extra lettuce. Every item is prepared in front of you while you wait. Be sure to ask for the carrots and peppers at checkout. No charge for them along with a small bag of... More 

1 Thank loisp9154
Crystal Lake, Illinois, United States
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49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2015

Chicken burrito was delicious, and the only reason I didn't rate the restaurant better. Is the ordering system is a little confusing and slow. Too many chiefs and not enough Indians so to say. It was really loud in there and telling them your order was very confusing when they didn't seem to be listening. But the food was amazing... More 

Thank Cassi F
San Juan Capistrano, California
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51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2014

This Mexican bakery has a very good sweet bread. I've compared it to others in Orange County, and the flavor beats them all. My sister lives in Anaheim and can't find a better panaderia than this one. Their jalapeño cheese bread is worth a try, and I love their conchas. They make delicious cakes for all occasions and I always... More 

1 Thank Tiffany G
San Juan Capistrano, California
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2014

We love El Molino. Its our go to place for good Mexican grub that's really reasonable. Last night I ordered a rather enormous chicken taco salad, a #2 which is 2 tacos rice and beans and a burger and fries for the kid (great option because he isn't a fan of Mexican Food) plus a large glass bottle coke and... More 

Thank Marcy C
San Juan Capistrano, California
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66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2014

The place is somewhat clean. The meals are tasty. I ussually have soups. Their mexican tortas are delicious! For breakfast there are many choices of tortas and the bread is just out of the oven. Really good bread.

Thank America F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
05:00 - 21:00
05:00 - 21:00
05:00 - 21:00
05:00 - 21:00
05:00 - 21:00
05:00 - 21:00
05:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31886 Plaza Dr, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3709
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Juan Capistrano
  • Phone Number: +1 949-489-9230

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