El Adobe

(949) 493-1163 | View Website

31891 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA | Directions   92675

33.499623 -117.662559

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Sun - Fri, 11am - 9pm; Sat, 11am - 10pm

 
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El Adobe
El Adobe
El Adobe
El Adobe
Menu
Rancho O’Neill Guacamole, Shrimp & Avocado Cocktail, Ceviche, Quesadilla Capistrano, Nachos Supreme, Chicken, Flautas, Fiesta Platter, Garden Salad, Spinach Salad... more

Reviews for El Adobe

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great as usual – We go there once a year and it is always good. Went last week adn the service was great, the food was great and for 3 people is was only 70 bucks. and that included drinks and dessert and coffee.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Mmm!!! – This place is so tasty. Being mexican, I love mexican food (and drinks, of course). This place was a great find and I have been back several times. The prices are reasonable, the service is great, and the general feel of the restaurant is awesome. Try their burritos when you go. Also, get a marg but have it made with Patron and Ty Ku (the bartender will know what you are talking about). Its super good. SUmmary: LOVE THIS PLACE

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Fajitas recommended! – We ate there early in the evening while it was not too crowded yet but calm and mellow. The place was very cozy and the romantic setting was perfected by singing mariachis and dimmed light. The menu included a dish called "president's choice". The waiter told us that President Nixon used to dine there and this was the dish he usually ordered. It is an arrangement of refried beans, crispy bacon, rice and fried eggs. My salmon fajita came sizzling with a onions, paprika and mushrooms. An extra plate with rice, guacamole, refried beans, and a jar with corn tortillas came alongside. Water was refilled constantly. All in all it was a delectable experience amid a romantic setting.

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

not even average – the chips were cold; the diet pepsi was flat; the salsa was tasteless and the most surprising part for a mexican restaurant is that they didn't have anything spicy - either on the menu or as a condiment. the decor is quaint and the FLAN IS FANTASTIC. but all in all, we were very disappointed.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

We love the decor and feel of El Adobe de Capistrano in charming downtown San Juan Capistrano. Good Mexican food!!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

MMM! authentic mexican food! – One of the pet peeves my girlfriend has is mexican food which she considers "UN"authentic. Coming from out of state, I am a little bit used to it, I'm afraid. But El Adobe de Capistrano hits the mark with really tasty dishes made in true Mexican fashion. If you can get over paying $10.95 for a side order of guacamole(two advocadoes), the service was pretty good and the food is above normal if not outstanding. They have some of the freshest tortilla chips and best tasting salsa I have had in California, or anywhere for that matter. We had to try a cheese enchilada a la carte just to see if they were up to snuff. At something like $5.25 for one enchilada without beans or rice, I thought the price pretty close to ridiculous. But they are definitely in the running for top 10 enchiladas you will ever have. The sauce is almost perfect and they are not "Americanized", "Texified" or "Yuppified" by cheddar or yellow cheese inside. Just good ole' Monterey Jack cheese, and hot when it arrived at our table. If you want to eat quality Mexican food and you're not afraid to pay top dollar for it, this place is a winner.

Recommends
4.5
over a year ago

A landmark Mexican restaurant that was beloved by former president Richard Nixon. – In Short
The adobe building that houses El Adobe dates back to the early 1800s and is considered a must-stop on any Orange County dining tour. The feel is pre-statehood California. One can still sit in the Presidential Booth where Tricky Dick ordered his favorite meal: fresh guacamole, chili relleno, chicken enchiladas, beef tacos, Spanish rice and refried beans. With more than 125 choices on the menu, including some American standbys, every taste is satisfied.

 

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