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El Campeon Carnieria

31921 Camino Capistrano Ste 12, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3219
+1 949-489-9767
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
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“rice” (6 reviews)
“tortillas” (4 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish
31921 Camino Capistrano Ste 12, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3219
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We each had a delicious burrito. One was carnitas, the other green chili Verde. Both were stuffed. The menus are posted on the wall above the kitchen. Wait in line to order your food and they call out your number to pick it up. The...More

Thank Rick3256
Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

We've been going to El Campeon for several years now, for good reason. The food is always fresh and delicious. The burritos are enough to feed 2 people. We often pick up beans, rice, chips and guacamole and then get meat and produce from the...More

Thank Debbie J
Reviewed 15 January 2018

This is a bakery and restaurant. I stopped here for chocolate donut and coffee. You can not beat the price and service.

Thank Lukeanthonywflorida
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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Omg. This place is so good. There’s a long line and a full counter and large menu to choose from. The goat (birria) tacos are amazing. The carne asada tacos are also good. The carnitas tacos were slightly dry. The pozole is amazing!! Order size...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 29 September 2017

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
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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 Ste 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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