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El Campeon Carnieria

31921 Camino Capistrano, #12, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3219
+1 949-489-9767
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pan dulce” (5 reviews)
“lengua” (3 reviews)
“tacos” (11 reviews)
Closes in 2 min
8:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
31921 Camino Capistrano, #12, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3219
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tacos and soups are the way to go here. The goat and porks were best for me. Have been coming here for years when it was just the bakery and restaurant.

Thank faceofweed
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

This place was our favorite Mexican food in Southern California. We visited San Diego many many times but we have never experienced such great authentic Mexican fare for such an economical price. We enjoyed chicken enchiladas with mole a watermelon agua fresca and a really...More

Thank Crpl_D
Reviewed 24 June 2017

I give this cafeteria-style eatery 5 stars because it offers exceptional value for the money. I had the chicken mole combination platter, and, it eas the BEST mole I have ever had (a full meal with rice, beans, salad and tortillas for under $9.00). The...More

Thank janeW42
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Stopped by as I was staying in Dana Point... Had a carne asada burrito... Good selection of salsas... Place is immaculately clean... Fast service, reasonable prices... Best to take out as there are very few tables...Tasty food!

Thank Valentin R
Reviewed 1 February 2017

OMG, this is the best place ever, for true authentic Mexican food in old town san juan. You might need an interpreter, but that is fine because the food is hot an fresh, and the prices are just right. Don't forget the aqua fresca. This...More

1  Thank tykane01
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

This is great walk up Mexican cuisine. So many great options. Tacos of every style to tantalize and complicate your choice. Good luck.

Thank yogiacomo
Reviewed 30 October 2016

This is a combination grocer take out joint up the street from Mission San Juan de Capistrano. It is a "must stop" for food. Cafeteria style with some seating they offer a full array of foods. Soups, salads, carnitas, pollo, jugos, rice, beans, desserts, they...More

1  Thank DBKuper
Reviewed 16 October 2016

I have been coming here for years to eat. The food is amazing. I come here every time I am close to the place to eat.

Thank James S
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

I have been coming here for years. The tacos are the best. I love the bakery too. Go often and you will become a local too.

1  Thank Markimbrooks
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Actually the whole small strip mall area is full of buildings with signs in Spanish, and this restaurant is 100% authentic. I only knew what half of the menu was, and it was a very large menu. Not only the food is authentic but so...More

Thank GuyJW
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31921 Camino Capistrano, #12, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3219
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Juan Capistrano
  • Phone Number: +1 949-489-9767
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