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31105 Rancho Viejo Rd Ste C13, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-1744
+1 949-373-5633
11:00 - 22:00
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Milan, Italy
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172 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 light. Good services, Good Food we were 15 people for a business dinner an international... More 

Thank MilaneseImbruttito64
new jersey
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

We found this restaurant in a strip mall on yelp.. almost did not go because of Hookah bar (totally in a separate location but is available if looking for that). Great fresh food, nice ambiance!!

Thank sueNewJersey
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

This restaurant good for eating relaxing and romantic place, great food, many choices, price pudget.

Thank Ali B
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

I had dinner with my family and the food was great. Delicious and fresh. The service was great and staff very friendly. We had lentil soup, Humous, vine leaves lamb shawarma and lamb chops. All were delicious and fresh. Thank you for the chef and team.

Thank Ialmosa
Laguna Beach, California
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We usually go for lunch and the food, service and music are delightful. This is authentic Lebanese food with a Hookah lounge on the side. Always one of our favorites. Also, Jerry is our favorite waiter, wonderful guy

Thank Lagunaboyonthego
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Nice ambience, great prices, welcoming staff. The menu offers various types of kebabs served with rice and/or humus. The lamb kebab was amazing! Excellent baklava for desert.

Thank Natalie S
Ladera Ranch, California
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42 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

We ordered the falafel which were pretty good, crispy outside, moist inside. Then we had the lamb kabob which was really good, the chicken kabob which was a little dry, and the wild salmon which was a little over cooked for my taste but good. The entree comes with a choice of soup or salad and we chose the tabouleh... More 

Thank egraff
Omar C, Owner at The Olives Branch, responded to this review

Hello egraff, Thank you for joining us on Saturday for a meal at The Olives Branch. We are very happy that you enjoyed yourself. I would like to apologize for a somewhat dry Tawook, and an over done Salmon. We started asking how our guests would like their salmon cooked to avoid this, I will have a talk with my... More 

Orange County, California
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57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

The Olive Branches is a great find in San Juan Capistrano! The setting is very relaxed. The service is very personable, friendly and attentive. The food is very authentic, fresh and delicious. The spicy potatoes, clotted cream dessert, Turkish coffee and everything else were just great! This place is a labor of love for the owner and staff and you... More 

Thank jr1962
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121 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

Friendly staff, nice owner, delicious food! We recently ate here and then ordered food to go for a friend who can't get out. She is middle eastern and was thrilled with the food. Although we love dining thre, we are also happy they do excellent TO GO service.

1 Thank KimBenTravelin
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Have eaten here several times this year and it has been "on" each time. Very good service that is quick and attentive. Owner always stops by to thank you for visiting. Food is ethnically prepared nicely and is delicious.

Thank Delicio

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
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
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Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?