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El Maguey Mexican Restaurant

31481 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-2647
+1 949-493-8681
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (14 reviews)
“guacamole” (12 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 21:00All hours
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
$$ - $$$
31481 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-2647
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have had pozole there three times on Sundays . It's very good and consistently tasty, i do recommend it. Fast service and the patio is very convenient if you have a dog with you .

Thank America F
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Liked the food but without margaritas will not go back. What's chips/salsa without margaritas! The guacamole was excellent!

Thank Mary C
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Our stopover was by chance as we wanted coffee. We were greeted by friendly staff and sat in the veranda outside. The restaurant is quite clean, has several regulars from what we noticed, and has a nice printed menu. We ordered the specials, chorizo quesadillas...More

Thank Oliveiro R
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Best Mexican food, homemade salsa. Great chili verde, enchiladas, breakfast, everything is good. Great family run business with awesome service. You'll want to go back over and over!

Thank jill b
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

We were looking for a pet friendly resturant. They have a small patio in front of the resturant that work out fine. Needless to say it has Mexican food. We started with home made guacamole with chips. Had to have a couple of beers. Great...More

Thank Alan G
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We have been eating here at least once a month for the last 14 years. When friends visit and want authentic Mexican food, this is where we go. The food is excellent - nice variety (something for everyone). Great service - very friendly. Fun to...More

Thank Rebecca S
Reviewed 9 July 2017

We eat at this Mexican food restaurant three or four times a year. The food is invariable well-prepared and wholesome. The service is always prompt, and hot; the servers knowledgeable yet not intrusive unless asked, in which case their opinion and suggestions have been right...More

Thank Michele_E_11_11
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

El Maguey has become our date night place. The food and service are excellent and they have gotten to know us. We also like to drive by and use their Take Out option. Our guests ask to go back. It's not fancy but it is...More

Thank Gigi M
Reviewed 25 June 2017

We came for lunch after visiting the Mission and it was a very good experience. They have both indoor & patio seating. Seated promptly. Good selection of authentic items on the menu. Had the enchilada Jalisco/Asada and the camarones Al Mojo de Ajo, and everything...More

Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Left this area five years ago and moved to CT. Came back for a business trip and needed some authentic Mexican food and this place delivered! Carne Asada and Fish Tacos were delicious. Paired with a mechalada and I am one happy visitor.

Thank anartatez
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31481 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-2647
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Juan Capistrano
  • Phone Number: +1 949-493-8681
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