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The Olives Branch Fine Lebanese Cuisine

31105 Rancho Viejo Rd Ste C13, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-1744
+1 949-373-5633
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good27%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“beef lamb” (2 reviews)
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Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Greek, Israeli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
31105 Rancho Viejo Rd Ste C13, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-1744
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

Food is awful. I can do better myself at home. Not saying I am a great cook but when I go out for a meal, I expect it to be better than what I can whip up at home. Not very nice decor/atmosphere and ho-hum...More

Thank Leslie J
Reviewed 1 June 2018

Yummy appetizers and main dishes, scrumptious dessert: baclava ice cream -- their specialty. The server was exceptionally accommodating to diners who requested substitutions and special handling. We'll definitely return.

Thank Joanne S
Reviewed 2 April 2018

We visited last Easter and decided to make the trip to return this Easter! Reminiscent of Easter dinners at my grandmothers many years ago.Delicious authentic Lebanese food, freshly made and a great selection! The service was just as good as the food! We will be...More

Thank NYDaph
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

We celebrated two birthdays amongst our 3 couples and this was a great place to do it. Locally owned and run Lebanese restaurant about 2 miles from Mission San Juan Capistrano. Our waiter, Jerry, was a fine host, made good recommendations and met every need....More

Thank Debbie C
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

We eat a lot of Arabic food and this was right up there with the best we have had. The fattoush is an must and also the hummus. The waiter (shaved head and beard) was very helpful and the martini’s he made were great. Will...More

Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Really good and busy Mediterranean place. We had to wait over half an hour since we had no reservations so make a reservation. The food is really good. I ordered the beef & lamb kafta it is so flavorful and the portion is generous for...More

Thank qhunnyb
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Probably my 5th time here, and will be back again and again for tasty healthy fresh food and great service. Tonight we sat outside. Quit parking lot, pleasant experience. Owner Omar always stops by to say hello. The house made baklava ice cream is a...More

Thank KimBenTravelin
Reviewed 28 June 2017

The schwarma is amazing, but the best part of the meals here is the garlic sauce...DO NOT MISS IT! it is addictive.

Thank Brynn L
Reviewed 14 June 2017

We took my daughter here for her birthday, there were seven of us and the service was superb! The food is fresh and very good. I had the lamb kabob and enjoyed it very much; the falafel is the best that I have had in...More

Thank apwilker
Reviewed 15 March 2017

I'm Italian and i know very well the Lebanese/Syrian food specialties, I’m been very surprise to find this Mediterranean specialties prepared according the tradition in California, without any crazy improvement for satisfy the local market. Flavors, you will love this cuisine its Healthy, succulent and...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$23
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31105 Rancho Viejo Rd Ste C13, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-1744
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Juan Capistrano
  • Phone Number: +1 949-373-5633
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The Olives Branch carries on Lebanese tradition of welcoming guests with endless hospitality, generosity & delicious handcrafted food. Generosity & hospitality are the hallmarks of Lebanese culture, where food is a celebration of life, with endless varieties & magical tastes. Our food & service are refined by these traditions. We take great pride in using only the finest natural ingredients, farm to table handpicked vegetables from local farms, & prime meats that come from only the best halal butchery. We provide an extensive offering of Mezza, Entrees & hand made Desserts. Our success is a tribute to our loyal guests who appreciate being served delicious food in a warm & relaxed atmosphere. Our chefs have created a fresh, authentic menu from old family recipes. We are culinarily distinct, warm & inviting, from our dining room, bar featuring the best Lebanese liquor, wine & beer, to the Art Deco Lounge. So it is with open hearts, arms & smiles that we welcome you to The Olives Branch.
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