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
  • Carniceria El Campeon
    Though the hub is homey, Carniceria El Campeon's fare is far from plain. Rave reviews state that Carniceria El Campeon has some of the best (if not THE best) Mexican fare in town. A healthy lifestyle starts with the food you eat, and Carniceria El Campeon is creating innovative healthy meals. Both the young and the young-at-heart will dig the family-oriented menu and ambience at Carniceria El Campeon. Sit outside at Carniceria El Campeon and soak up the sun on those nice summer days. Drift away from stuffy dress-code conventions and dine in comfort at Carniceria El Campeon. Catering is also available if you'd like to serve Carniceria El Campeon's tasty dishes at your next party. For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your meal or snack to go. Free parking is offered every day in the lot next door, allowing guests to relax and enjoy their meal. With food so tasty, you'll want to have breakfast, lunch, and dinner here...and you can go right ahead as Carniceria El Campeon serves three meals a day.
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    31921 Camino Capistrano
    San Juan Capistrano, CA US
  • Hidden House Coffee
    At Hidden House Coffee, the beans are fresh and the roasts are bold. The weekends are for going out for amazing combinations. Save the salad for the weekday and come grab a meal at Hidden House Coffee. The perfect place to take the kids, dining out at Hidden House Coffee won't cost you a sitter. Surround yourself with the wonderful weather at your next night out at Hidden House Coffee. Complimentary wifi is available as well. Gather up your group of friends and head to Hidden House Coffee, a local restaurant that has room for large groups. Keep it casual at Hidden House Coffee — the coffee shop is laid-back and patrons dress accordingly. If time is of the essence, Hidden House Coffee's take-out option may be a better fit. Hidden House Coffee will even bring the amazing food from their kitchen to yours. Whether you are looking for street or lot parking, Hidden House Coffee is close to both. You'll find your bill at Hidden House Coffee to be more than reasonable, with most meals costing less than $15.
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    31791 Los Rios St
    San Juan Capistrano, CA US
  • Marie Callender's Restaurant and Bakery
    The bakers at Marie Callender's Restaurant and Bakery know what they're doing when it comes to making pastries, cookies, and all the deliciousness in between. Marie Callender's Restaurant and Bakery's chefs have carefully created a menu filled with flavorful and healthy eats. Marie Callender's Restaurant and Bakery also operates a bar, so a round of drinks with dinner is not out of the question. Score quick and easy seating for your large group at Marie Callender's Restaurant and Bakery. No need to dress up for a trip to Marie Callender's Restaurant and Bakery — the casual bakery encourages laid-back attire. Always five minutes behind schedule? Pick up your food to go instead. Catering is also available if you'd like to serve Marie Callender's Restaurant and Bakery's tasty dishes at your next party. Marie Callender's Restaurant and Bakery is a local eatery that serves up free parking. Keeping dinner under $20 is no small feat, but it is entirely possible at Marie Callender's Restaurant and Bakery.
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    31791 Del Obispo St
    San Juan Capistrano, CA US

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