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- $20 for $40 worth of contemporary cuisine for two
- $49 for $100 worth of contemporary cuisine for four
Guests sup from a menu of seasonal California cuisine. Entrees include pan-seared halibut with mozzarella polenta cakes ($28), broadleaf venison chops with blue-cheese sweet-potato fries ($30), and grilled farm-vegetable pizza with zucchini, yellow squash, toasted pine nuts, and broccolini ($12).
Embarcadero embraces the fresh flavors of California cuisine with a menu that blends seafood, colorful produce, and culinary influences from Latin America and Asia. Like a children's theater version of Hamlet where nobody dies, each item on the bill of fare is a refreshing twist on an old classic. Wontons stuffed with Hass avocado and cilantro share menu space with mac 'n' cheese infused with chipotle seasoning and Dungeness-crab cakes kissed with jicama slaw and Tabasco aioli. Guests sip full-flavored California wines or choose from flavored martinis and mojitos while they nibble on desserts such as lemon bars and chocolate torte. Live music fills the air every Thursday night, compelling diners to sway in time to their companions’ hearty chewing.
Nice upscale but casual place. Try the potato wrapped Salmon. There is a nice patioshipdad, TripAdvisor, 7/22/12
The food was terrific and the atmosphere and service were also top-notch.Reviewer, OpenTable.com, 9/29/12
Rancho Santa Margarita
22332 El Paseo
Rancho Santa Margarita, California 92688