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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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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pan dulce” (5 reviews)
“lengua” (3 reviews)
“tacos” (9 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish
31921 Camino Capistrano, #12, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3219
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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
Reviewed 27 July 2016

This place is more like a taco shop than a restaurant, although there are a lot of tables outside. The food is excellent and it's a great place to get lots of food for a party. The food is more authentic than most Mexican joints....More

1  Thank Bubuflu
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We bought a family pack (meat, beans, rice, tortillas and salsa) since we had friends in town. The value was excellent and the food was delicious! This is VERY authentic mexican food.

Thank omlil
Reviewed 4 July 2016

They have everything you can imagine, spanish/mexican. Even the dessert cabinets are full of fresh made pastries of every kind imaginable. You order from the large menus at the counters and all is made fresh to order. You either pick up at the cash register...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 28 June 2016

This is my very favorite Mexican place....I LOVE to come here for lunch. It's a hole in the wall, inside a strip mall, but the food they serve is very authentic and you find dishes here that you won't find in most other Mexican restaurants....More

Thank GermaicanSpiceGirl
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
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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