El Adobe de Capistrano

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This restaurant is set in a building that was once the 1797 home of Miguel Yorba as well as the town’s court and jail, built in 1812. The former jail, in which currently stands the restaurant’s wine cellar, is said to be haunted by a ghost. The apparition of a headless friar has also been seen in front of the restaurant.

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    Geographic Information

    31891 Camino Capistrano
    San Juan Capistrano, CA
    United States

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    33.4997034, -117.66261989999998
    Orange County, California
    Nearest Towns:
    San Juan Capistrano, CA (0.1 mi.)
    Laguna Niguel, CA (3.0 mi.)
    Dana Point, CA (3.0 mi.)
    Ladera Ranch, CA (5.2 mi.)
    San Clemente, CA (5.8 mi.)
    Aliso Viejo, CA (5.8 mi.)
    Las Flores, CA (6.4 mi.)
    Mission Viejo, CA (7.0 mi.)
    Laguna Hills, CA (7.0 mi.)
    Laguna Beach, CA (7.5 mi.)


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