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El Adobe De Capistrano

Map & Directions 31891 Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
  • Mexican
  • All Major Credit Cards, cash
  • Wheelchair accessible, Kid Friendly
  • Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
  • Full bar
  • Reservations Accepted
  • Parking Lot Available


LA Weekly's Description

Like many San Juan Capistrano watering holes, this one embraces local history. Located across the street from the home of venerable Orange County justice of the peace Richard Egan, El Adobe features a cozy room to get a cool drink. The interior has the feel of an authentic turn-of-the-century adobe, with its plaster walls and exposed wood-beam roof. The Adobe also pays homage to Southern California history by hanging a Mexican Tricolor next to the Stars and Stripes. The ornate wood bar offers a full complement of wines, liquors and beers, the latter served in large schooners. The favorite Mexican restaurant of el Presidente Richard Nixon. Stop by the presidential booth, and order the President's Choice (guacamole, chile relleno, chicken enchilada, beef taco, Spanish rice and refried beans).

Member Reviews

  • sandaloon wrote a review for El Adobe De Capistrano
    on 07/31/12

    The food and the service in the "restaurant" is great. However, the cocktail lounge frequently has a "gang" presence who harass other patrons, especially other hispanic patrons who are not gang members; not a friendly/relaxing environment.

  • BDP1210 wrote a review for El Adobe De Capistrano
    on 07/02/08

    My father in law loves this restaurant. When we lived in SF, we would always stop in here for dinner when he visited. Classic food and service. Very Wall Street feel to the ambiance and the crowd, just 3000+ miles off route. Definitely worth a stop, particularly for lunch.

  • ian7791 wrote a review for El Adobe De Capistrano
    on 07/02/08

    ...and a fine fish restaurant, right in the heart of the financial district. It hasn't been in this same location since 1849, but it's been a part of the fabric of San Francisco for ever. Worth a visit, definitely.

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Tips from foursquare

  • Matt D. on 03/12/11

    fantastic skinny margaritas upon request. this place is also haunted.

  • DJ BAIT on 09/11/12

    I DJ here for Taco Tues from 9pm to Close. Great people, great food and great drink specials!!

  • Emily C. on 12/26/13

    Food was good. I enjoyed the chips and salsa. Service was slow and not very attentive. Never got my water filled at all. Waiters seemed forgetful but they were nice at least.

  • Steve B. on 08/20/13

    Good Mexican Restaurant to enjoy food along with liquor. But the service needs to be better, for any financial query, feel free to catch me on http://www.faaastcash.com/

  • Linda P. on 04/14/13

    Unlimited champagne in the bar on Sundays... gulp gulp gulp

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