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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 good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (15 reviews)
“guacamole” (15 reviews)
“camarones” (3 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
31481 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-2647
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Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

I ate here with some friends after visiting the Mission San Juan Capistrano. Service was fast and the good. The red salsa was a little too spicy for my liking, but the flavor was good. The guacamole was fresh and tasty. The prices are a...More

Thank NKA_311
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

I had an Enchilada and Tamale combo plate. It was very delicious. The salsa was very good and fresh guacamole was also served. The service was excellent and attentive. Thank you for such a wonderful experience.

Thank Lela G
Reviewed 3 January 2018

My family & myself are all about the Mexican restaurants. One of our favorites is south of this establishment in San Clemente. This place came highly recommended to us from on of my wife's clients. I was super excited to come here since I just...More

Thank prosailortim
Reviewed 10 November 2017

What can i say, I love this place. We warm and inviting with great food and margaritas. Wonderful service as well.

Thank cathiestravels
Reviewed 8 November 2017

This came highly recommended to us so I was excited to try some Mexican food in California. This place was a disappointment. Service was lacking, they were not flexible with my allergy and food requests and the flavor was seriously lacking. I'd recommend the guacamole...More

Thank Wyoming_traveler_2
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

We hadn’t been here in a while, so we were looking forward to a different Sunday experience. The relleno was good, nice pasilla, but not much flavor. The machaca was very disappointing, no crispy carnitas and very small serving. Service was excellent, but $40 for...More

Thank yogiacomo
Reviewed 25 October 2017

We have had dinner here on several occasions and have never been disappointed. The tastados are especially good - the best that I have ever had.

Thank jmbakulich
Reviewed 20 October 2017

After our tour of San Juan Capistrano Mission, we were told this restaurant was a great place for real Mexican food. I don't think so. I'm from Phoenix and this was sub par. The service was good but I cannot recommend!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank LovemyAcura
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

My favorite Mexican restaurant in SJC, and one of the best I’ve been to anywhere. I’ve been maybe three dozen times now. We usually get breakfast or brunch. Service is very friendly and efficient. Prices are quite modest. El Maguey is very casual. You’ll feel...More

Thank Mike N
Reviewed 28 August 2017 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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