Restaurants in San Juan Capistrano

Up to 52% Off Caribbean Dinner at Chaparosa Grill

Laguna Niguel

$30 $15

(73)

West Indies shrimp curry, jerk chicken penne, spinach-and-mango salad, and chicken jambalaya served in a vibrant-hued dining room

Up to 48% Off European Dinner at Gemmell's Restaurant

Dana Point

$114.15 $59

(196)

Dinner for two or four at French-inspired restaurant with approval from Gayot

52% Off Mexican Cuisine at Tacos and Company

Ladera Ranch

$25 $12

(19)

Family-owned Tacos and Company is dedicated to authenticity, expressed in recipes for burritos, tacos, and guacamole

50% Off Mexican Food at Los Patios

San Clemente

$30 $15

This colorful Mexican eatery serves classics like tosatdas, fajitas, and lobster burritos, and also boasts a dog friendly patio

47% Off Pizzeria Food at Stuft Pizza of San Clemente

San Clemente

$30 $16

(33)

Homemade sauce and dough define Stuft Pizza's pies, which the chefs have been serving up since 1976

50% Off Greek Food at Athena Gyros

Laguna Hills

$15 $7.50

Slow-cooked lamb, thinly sliced gyro meat, and greek salads tossed with organic lemon juice

47% Off Italian Cuisine at Romeo Cucina

Laguna Beach

$30 $16

(113)

Pastas made by hand daily, pizzas baked in a wood-burning brick oven, and other Italian dishes including grilled scampi prawns and risotto

Up to 46% Off at Royal Thai Cuisine

Multiple Locations

$30 $18

(100)

Authentic Thai cuisine once enjoyed by Thailand's royal family, plus a full bar to complement meals

Half Off at Aqua Restaurant & Lounge

Lake Forest

$30 $15

(13)

Shaved filet mignon sandwiches with provolone cheese and Jack Daniels au jus, mahi mahi tacos, and pan-seared tuna on a bed of leafy greens

Up to 46% Off at Texas Pit Bar-B-Que

Lake Forest

$20 $11

(88)

Carolina pulled-pork sandwiches, baby back ribs, and french-dip sandwiches are accompanied by coleslaw, beans, and potato salad

Up to 45% Off New American Cuisine at Gulliver’s Restaurant

Irvine

$20 $12

(325)

Zagat-rated eatery draws inspiration from British pubs and inns, featuring prime rib, steaks, seafood, poultry, salads and more

Half Off at Taco Factory Inc

Multiple Locations

$8 $4

A menu of authentic Mexican family recipes includes tacos, burritos, tortas, breakfast, and veggie options

45% Off Seafood, Tacos, and Kebabs at Yellowfin Fish Grill

Multiple Locations

$10 $5.50

Trout, ahi tuna, red snapper, and swordfish prepared on a mesquite charbroiler; fried-seafood platters, chicken kebabs, and salmon tacos

52% Off Mexican Cuisine at Tacos and Company

Multiple Locations

$25 $12

(187)

Family-owned Tacos and Company is dedicated to authenticity, expressed in recipes for burritos, tacos, and guacamole

51% Off Italian Dinner for 2 or 4 at Italian Cravings Irvine

Irvine Business Complex

$54.85 $27

Inventive pizzas, glasses of beer, and pasta dishes with signature marinara sauce characterize menu of familiar Italian staples

47% Off at All The Perks Espresso Café

Irvine

$30 $16

Pastries, paninis, salads, and crepes complement an extensive selection of handcrafted espresso drinks and specialty lattes

40% Off Greek Food at Taverna Blu 

Irvine Center

$64 $39

(44)

Entrees and shareable small plates of chicken kabobs, garlic-pesto hummus, and other Greek staples

50% Off at Fresh Kabobs

Irvine Business Complex

$22 $11

(29)

Kabobs headline a menu of authentic Indian and Pakistani eats, incorporating ingredients like USDA choice Angus beef and farm-fresh veggies

41% Off Seafood Meal with Drinks at Hokkaido Seafood Buffet

Newport Beach

$50.98 $30

(462)

Unlimited access to more than 150 items, including custom sushi and pan-Asian specialties made from local seafood

Up to 45% Off French Food at Pandor Bakery and Cafe

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

Nutella french toast, croque madame, quinoa salad, and spicy-chicken panini make up the menu at this French bakery and cafe

50% Off Greek Cuisine at Akropolis Restaurant & Coffee

Newport Pier

$22 $11

(98)

Greek spices season souvlaki meats and lamb chops; sandwiches include gyros, paninis, and bifteki burgers

Up to 50% Off Seafood and Steak at Woody’s Wharf

Balboa Peninsula

$45 $22.99

(247)

Waterfront eatery once owned by Chuck Norris plates seafood and steak amid sparkling harbor views

45% Off at Finbars Italian Kitchen

Costa Mesa

$40 $22

New York and West Coast twists update Italian dishes, such as thin-crust semolina pizzas and pesto chicken with cilantro

$8 for Italian Cuisine at Sweet Basil Cafe

Newport Beach

$14 $8

Lobster ravioli, pesto chicken pizza, meat lasagna, and other Italian favorites

50% Off Organic Brunch and Drinks at 118 Degrees

Costa Mesa

$50 $25

(561)

Seasonal brunch food made from ingredients such as Thai coconut and local seasonal berries; vegan takes on Italian, Thai, and Latin dishes

Up to 52% Off at South Coast Pizza Parlors

Costa Mesa

$25 $12

Fresh-made dough and sauce form the basis for topping-strewn pies

50% Off Indian Cuisine at Royal Khyber

Santa Ana

$40 $20

Arun Puri folds more than 38 herbs & spices into north Indian dishes with healthy twists; dining room with silk pillows & intricate artwork

44% Off Sandwiches for Two or Four at Olé! Spain Delishop

Santa Ana

$19.60 $11

(97)

Spanish-style sandwich meal for two or four with chips or olives and drinks

50% Off Mexican Food at El Pollo Norteno

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

(37)

Mesquite charcoal flavors homestyle Mexican dishes, including charbroiled chicken, tacos, and burritos

50% Off Chicken and Mexican Food at Don Jacinto Pollo Grill

Santa Ana

$10 $5

(25)

"Home of the Mesquite Chicken" also serves up wet and dry burritos, beef tongue tacos, Mexican soups, and more

52% Off Upscale Pub Food at Breakaway Sports Lounge & Eatery

Meredith Parkwood

$25 $12

(41)

Cooks prepare pub food from scratch, such as shrimp sautéed with whiskey-cream sauce, at a restaurant with high-definition TVs and DJs

Up to 50% Off at Spoons Grill & Bar

Santa Ana

$20 $11

(54)

Spicy chicken tacos, lobster enchiladas, and steak fajitas alongside Angus burgers, Texas chili spaghetti, and sandwiches

Up to 50% Off Fast Food at Archibald's Drive-Thru

Multiple Locations

$6 $3

Burgers, classic sandwiches, fries, and Mexican dishes hit the spot, whether you're chowing inside or picking up at the drive-thru

Up to 70% Off Burgers and Beers at Ringside Lounge

Huntington Beach

$34 $15

(38)

Upscale American fusion cuisine served in an upscale sports bar setting with an MMA-centric theme

Half Off at Chicago Ribs

Huntington Beach

$40 $20

Baby-back ribs, steaks, and fresh fish grilled and covered in herbs and spices; homestyle pizzas with medium-thick crusts

Up to 51% Off Dinner at Harvey's Steakhouse

Huntington Beach

$40 $20

(100)

Steakhouse staples such as blue-cheese-stuffed filet mignon and lightly blackened ahi tuna; live entertainment six nights a week

50% Off Beer Flights at Old World German Restaurant

Huntington Beach

$22 $11

Flights of imported German beer pair perfectly with traditional bratwurst or other pub-favorite appetizers

50% Off at Himalayan Grill

Huntington Beach

$22 $11

Authentic Indian, Nepalese, and Tibetan menu includes options such as naan, tandoori shrimp, and flaky samosas

40% Off American Cuisine at Katella Grill

Orange

$20 $12

(112)

Peanut-butter french toast, flame-broiled gourmet burgers, succulent barbecue, housemade desserts, local draft beers, and robust coffees

Up to 40% Off American Cuisine at The Rib Trader

Orange

$30 $18

(130)

Hearty fare such as St. Louis-style ribs, pulled pork sandwiches, and hickory-roasted aged prime rib

Up to 52% Off Pizza at Lamppost Pizza 

Orange

$35 $17

(28)

A pair of friends shares eight slices of regular- or wheat-crust pizza, washing it down with beer from Backstreet Brewery

50% Off at Azteca Mexican Restaurant

Downtown Garden Grove

$24 $12

(182)

South-of-the-border comfort food such as pork tamales and taquitos served amidst quirky Elvis memorabilia and a karaoke lounge

45% Off Mexican Cuisine at Casa Jimenez

Murrieta

$20 $11

Eatery evokes rural Mexico with a burnt-orange shingled roof and dishes of pork, steak, and shrimp wrapped in warm tortillas

Up to 60% Off at Racks Billiards & Bourbon

Corona

$56.85 $25

(12)

Bar featured on Spike TV’s Bar Rescue offers food such as burgers, pork sliders, french dip, asian wings, and grilled salmon salad

45% Off Chinese Food at RJ Chinese Kitchen

Corona

$10 $5.50

(6)

Fried rice and chow mein supplement dishes of beef and broccoli and general tso's chicken

50% Off at The Hot Dog Shoppe

Corona

$10 $5

(163)

Dozens of toppings, from classic ketchup and mustard to pico de gallo and teriaki glaze; specialty dogs include Chicago-style and corn dogs

50% Off at Maan's Mediterranean Grill 

Oceanside

$12 $6

(62)

Authentic Greek and Middle Eastern dishes, including lamb-and-beef gyros, Greek salads loaded with feta and olives, and chicken shawarma

Up to 43% Off at The Breakfast Club "80s" Diner

Oceanside

$14 $9

(202)

'80s-themed decor meets classic Americana diner fare, from flapjacks to skillets, and ruebens to burgers

Half Off Guamanian Cuisine at Guahan Grill

Ivey Ranch / Rancho Del Oro

$16 $8

(213)

Guamanian cuisine, such as grilled wahoo fish served with a traditional vinegar-based sauce, Chamorro-style fried ribs, and banana donuts

50% Off Italian Food at Dominic’s at the Harbor

Oceanside

$30 $15

(126)

Pastas, veal cutlets, and gourmet pizzas complement scenic views of the harbor from a heated patio

Up to 46% Off Cajun Seafood by the Pound at Cajun Islands

Westminster

$51.96 $29

(214)

Dig into two pounds of Cajun specialities such as mussels, crawfish, clams with basil, or gulf shrimp

Up to 54% Off Three-Course Dinner at Zen Vegetarian

Westminster

$41.22 $20

(122)

Entirely vegetarian menu includes whole roasted "chicken," fried "shrimp," and sautéed "beef" strips in bowls of veggie pho

Up to 53% Off at The Pizza Press

Anaheim

$44 $23

Newspaper-themed The Pizza Press serves made-to-order personal pizzas and local craft beers

Up to 42% Off California Cuisine at Tangerine Grill & Patio

Anabella Hotel

$22 $12.75

(84)

Eclectic menu showcasing free-range, local ingredients served amidst inviting Spanish mission-style decor

FiRE+iCE Grill and Bar – 45% Off Mongolian Barbecue

Anaheim GardenWalk

$40 $22

Ingredients from four cuisines—Italian, American, Asian, and Latin—become building blocks for custom meals stir-fried before your eyes

Up to 50% Off at Keno's Sports Bar

Northwest Anaheim

$24 $12

(68)

Sports bar with 24 flat-screen TVs, beer and cocktails, and pub staples such as steaks and burgers

$20 Off Your Bill at Tandoori Garden

The Colony

$20 $10

Traditional clay ovens beget smoky naan and chicken, lamb, and shrimp dishes

40% Off Thai Food at Thai California Kitchen

Southeast Anaheim

$20 $12

(112)

Crab fried rice and sweet basil shrimp shares menu space with pineapple-curry pork and tom yum noodle soup

52% Off at Peru Peru Grill

Northwest Anaheim

$25 $12

(38)

Chefs prepare 50 different Peruvian dishes, including shrimp, squid, and calamari

Up to Half Off Mexican Food at Papa's Taco House & Cantina

Yorba Linda

$20 $11

House-made al pastor tacos, Manzarita cocktail with muddled lemon and cinnamon, and breakfasts such as the enchilada topped with two eggs

Half Off Pub Food and Drinks at Group Therapy Pub

Placentia

$20 $10

(19)

Enjoy games of darts and pool at a pub with 15 state-of-the-art drafts and an assortment of liquors, while munching on pub snacks

40% Off at Top of the Bagel Cafe

Carlsbad

$20 $12

Freshly boiled bagels book end breakfast and lunch sandwiches alongside soups, salads, and specialty coffee drinks

45% Off Organic Burgers and Fries at Pure Burger

Carlsbad

$22 $12

(109)

Burger patties handmade with organic, grass-fed beef & customized with ingredients such as real cheddar cheese, avocado & balsamic mustard

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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 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 décor.

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 sautéed 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. The cellar also 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.

26701 Verdugo St
San Juan Capistrano,
CA
US

Culinary school wasn’t enough of a learning experience for Hany Fadda. During the summers between his classical training at the California Culinary Academy, Hany traveled extensively throughout the Mediterranean and the Middle East. These experiences heavily influence the cuisine that he creates as the head chef of Tannins Restaurant and Wine Bar, although he also celebrates Orange County by featuring an extensive wine list that includes more than 40 different local wines by the glass.

These wines complement the contemporary bistro-style cuisine. Italian cuisine appears most prominently on the menus, and the chefs strive for authenticity by importing prosciutto and hand-making their own meatballs in-house. In addition to the assorted pasta dishes, the menus also feature a number of pizzas with toppings that include everything from sausage and roasted red peppers to roma tomatoes and sweet basil. Desserts such as traditional Sicilian cannoli or tiramisu provide a fitting coda to the casually refined meals.

The eatery’s dining room embraces a more classical elegance, with silver candelabras on several of the linen-draped tables. High ceilings and archways between rooms contribute to this vaguely regal setting, as do the thrones that surround each table.

27211 Ortega Hwy
San Juan Capistrano,
CA
US

Simply Fondue's intimate, chandelier-lit dining room plays host to tabletop pots that bubble with warm imported cheeses, oils, and broths. The restaurant's cheese fondues from Switzerland, the Mediterranean, and England allow diners to taste the world's flavors without having to lick every country's flag. The eatery also simmers traditional canola and broth fondue using individual "fondue grills," which sear each morsel for lighter munching. For each entree, chefs pair simmering helpings with platters of meat, seafood, or veggies, all of which can be altered upon request.

Many meals conclude with chocolate fondue, which features an impressive coterie of sweets such as pound cake, triple-chunk brownies, peanut-butter balls, and fresh pineapple chunks plucked from the hats of local conga dancers. The dining experience stays casual throughout with plush red booths and upholstered bar stools set against textured stone walls.

31761 Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano,
CA
US

32101 Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano,
CA
US

31776 Del Obispo St
San Juan Capistrano,
CA
US

31654 Rancho Viejo Rd
San Juan Capistrano,
CA
US