L'Hirondelle Restaurant

31631 Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675


  • Sun, Tue-Sat 11:30am-9:30pm
  • $$$$
  • Fireplace, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair accessible
  • Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Parking Lot Available, Street Parking
  • Reservations Accepted
The French/Belgian restaurant is a San Juan Capistrano institution, used as proof by residents that their city offers more than Father Serra this and swallows that (although the restaurant's name is French for "the swallow"-guess one can't fly too far from the nest). The lapin à la liégeoise (rabbit) is perfect, tasting like a duskier, moister turkey, with a plum-wine sauce lending a bittersweet taste and juicy plum skins mixed in.

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