Restaurants in San Juan Capistrano


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  • The Vintage Steakhouse
    From inside The Vintage Steakhouse, it would be easy to pretend that a passenger on the trains passing just outside the window is engrossed in a pristine early edition of The Sun Also Rises, smoke swirling off the Chesterfield perched absentmindedly between his fingers. Without much effort, you might conjure a woman in the bar car, gratefully sipping a Southside and sending up a wordless celebration of the reversal of Prohibition. That?s because the restaurant resides inside the historic Capistrano Depot, which, despite its 1894 build date, bears an unmistakably art-deco vibe evocative of the 1920s or ?30s. A trio of arched windows is the focal point of the main dining room; when trains aren?t sliding past their decoratively gridded glass, diners can peek through bougainvillea and willow trees to the 200-year-old adobes planted behind them. Inside, knotted wood planks run across the 18-foot ceilings, a near match to the hardwood floors glistening beneath. A smaller dining room sits in the adjoining Dining Car, a fully restored 1927 Pullman train car upholstered in warm reds and golds. Candlelit tables for two line each side of the car, under which couples? intertwined feet rest softly upon the regally patterned carpet. The ambience is a bit more social in the Chef?s Alley room, an 1887 freight house with its own cocktail bar and more contemporary d?cor. No matter where parties choose to dine, they?re presented with a thoughtful menu of hand-cut steaks and seafood accented with local, organic produce. The chef prepares all dishes over an open-flame mesquite grill, giving everything a juicy, so-that?s-what-fire-tastes-like flavor. A chef?s selection of veggies and the patron?s choice of potato accompany the entrees, which range from filet mignon in a cabernet demi-glace to prawns saut?ed in a sauvignon-blanc sauce. These rich sauces pair perfectly with the more than 150 varietals that populate the restaurant?s wine list. Though heavy on French and Californian selections, the temperature-controlled wine cellar also has a few Spanish, Australian, and Italian bottles tucked away. Plus, the cellar stores a few cases of bubbly for the prix-fixe Sunday brunch?s bottomless champagne special, ensuring a festive follow-up to the smooth live jazz that plays every Friday and Saturday night.
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    26701 Verdugo Street
    San Juan Capistrano, CA US
  • Las Golondrinas Mexican Food
    For a quick bean and cheese bite, order a burrito from Las Golondrinas Mexican Food. Las Golondrinas Mexican Food does not prepare their menu with low-fat items, though, so those following a strict diet may have better luck elsewhere. Save money on a sitter — kids are welcome to join the table at Las Golondrinas Mexican Food. On warmer days, take advantage of Las Golondrinas Mexican Food's outdoor seating. Seating is readily available at Las Golondrinas Mexican Food for those with large parties. Las Golondrinas Mexican Food is first-come, first-served, so plan accordingly. Dress is typically casual at Las Golondrinas Mexican Food, so leave the fancy duds behind for the evening. That's right! Las Golondrinas Mexican Food will bring their delicious food to your house for any occasion. Delivery and take out are both available if you prefer to eat in the comfort of your own home. Free parking is available right next door. Leave your piggy bank at home! With prices under $15, you can eat at Las Golondrinas Mexican Food for next to nothing. Las Golondrinas Mexican Food happily accepts all major credit cards as a form of payment. Las Golondrinas Mexican Food has menus for breakfast, lunch, and dinner — just pick your favorite meal and head over.
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    27124 Paseo Espada
    San Juan Capistrano, CA US
  • Sundried Tomato Cafe
    For a mouthwatering meal you're sure to love, Sundried Tomato Cafe in San Juan Capistrano is the place to be. None of the fare at Sundried Tomato Cafe is low-fat, so you'll have to put the diet aside for a visit here. Take your pick of beer, wine, or other beverages offered on Sundried Tomato Cafe's menu. Go ahead and bring your rug rats with you — Sundried Tomato Cafe has kid-friendly food and seating. Reserve the private room at Sundried Tomato Cafe for your next party — it's perfect for large groups looking to dine and celebrate together. For no extra charge, utilize Sundried Tomato Cafe's free wifi. Make the most of the warm summer months by dining outdoors in Sundried Tomato Cafe's beautiful outdoor seating area. Four-legged friends are welcome at the restaurant. Be sure to make reservations so you can get seated right away. No need to dress up for a trip to Sundried Tomato Cafe — the casual restaurant encourages laid-back attire. Or, take your grub to go. Can't get enough of Sundried Tomato Cafe's tasty dishes? They also offer a catering service for parties and events. Street parking is plentiful near Sundried Tomato Cafe. On busier nights, a garage is also available. Sundried Tomato Cafe's mid-priced fare will typically cost you about $30 per person or less. Early risers and night owls alike can enjoy Sundried Tomato Cafe since it offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
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    31781 Camino Capistrano
    San Juan Capistrano, CA US
  • Hummingbird House Cafe
    For your next sandwich, check out Hummingbird House Cafe, a delicious deli in San Juan Capistrano's San Juan Capistrano region. Grab the kids when you head to Hummingbird House Cafe — its family-oriented menu and ambience all perfect for the whole clan. Hummingbird House Cafe is the perfect spot to enjoy a great meal outside (weather permitting). Get to dinner early — Hummingbird House Cafe does not accept reservations. Folks tend to dress down at Hummingbird House Cafe, so keep comfort in mind when heading to the restaurant. You can also grab your food to go. Hummingbird House Cafe prides itself in its delicious catering. Sidle into a space on the street or park your vehicle in the adjacent lot. Store your bike at a nearby rack and enjoy a bite to eat at Hummingbird House Cafe. You won't need to save up for a trip to Hummingbird House Cafe — most meals cost less than $15.
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    26711 Verdugo Street
    San Juan Capistrano, CA US
  • Flavors of San Juan Capistrano
    Flavors of San Juan Capistrano?s tours explore two somewhat different things: food and history. You?ll be able to expand both your palate and your historical know-how on each casual, fun tour, so you can ultimately get a better understanding of San Juan Captistrano as a whole, which was built by some of the earliest inhabitors of California. Groups of up to 12 people will go to food tastings at renowned area restaurants such as Hidden House Coffee and Mission Grill. Between restaurants, you?ll take in local lore during visits to historical spots. With advanced notice, the 3-4-hour tours can accommodate vegetarians and Spanish-speaking people, and groups with at least eight people can arrange private tours. Certain locations also offer beer, wine, and fork tastings for an additional fee.
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    26701 Verdugo Street
    San Juan Capistrano, CA US
  • El Coyotito
    For tasty Mexican fare, San Juan Capistrano's El Coyotito is hard to top. Foods low in fat are not on hand here, though, so get ready to loosen your belt buckle. Find time to peruse the wine list here — El Coyotito offers a variety of drink options. Gather up your friends, coworkers or family members and head to El Coyotito for a group meal. Keep it casual at El Coyotito — the restaurant is laid-back and patrons dress accordingly. The restaurant has catering services as well. Sidle into a space on the street or park your vehicle in the adjacent lot. You'll find your bill at El Coyotito to be more than reasonable, with most meals costing less than $15. El Coyotito has menus for breakfast, lunch, and dinner — just pick your favorite meal and head over.
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    31952 Del Obispo Street
    San Juan Capistrano, CA US
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