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 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. 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
  • Mission Grill
    Mission Grill in San Juan Capistrano is a well-known Mexican restaurant, offering a casual ambience with flavorsome burgers. It's a popular spot for visitors looking for a decent price and a fantastic meal. Defined by its outdoor seating, the restaurant is a fantastic option when you feel like soaking up some of those California rays. No specific attire is required, so feel free to dress casually and comfortably. Also, though the overall price can be a bit on the low side, you won't be sacrificing any quality. For those who are interested, the menu does feature vegetarian items and it's been tabbed as a nice option for both families with children and large groups. Along with its outdoor seating arrangements, it's one of the few dog-friendly restaurants in the area and in addition to its quick service (take-out is available), the restaurant also offers delivery, and can even cater an event for you. Or, if you just want to pop in for a beverage, the restaurant does have a pretty decent selection at its bar. A reputable favorite for breakfast, brunch, and lunch, Mission Grill definitely stands out from the rest. The restaurant is easily reachable by public transit, and visitors who drive have access to a garage and private lot nearby (or can park on the street).
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    31721 Camino Capistrano
    San Juan Capistrano, CA US
  • El Maguey Mexican Restaurant
    For a quick bean and cheese bite, order a burrito from El Maguey Mexican Restaurant. Taste comes first on the menu here, so low-fat chow is a world away. Unwind with a glass of wine or cocktail with your meal — El Maguey Mexican Restaurant has a wonderful selection of drinks to accompany your dinner. Got kids? No problem at El Maguey Mexican Restaurant! The restaurant is a fantastic spot for families to dine together. The large dining space at El Maguey Mexican Restaurant provides quick and easy seating options for large groups. Dine out in the open during El Maguey Mexican Restaurant's summer season when patio tables are available for use. Keep it casual at El Maguey Mexican Restaurant — the restaurant is laid-back and patrons dress accordingly. Getting your food to go is also an option. Feed the gang at your next get-together with catering from El Maguey Mexican Restaurant as well. Street and lot parking is simple near El Maguey Mexican Restaurant. Looking for delicious food for under $15? Look no further than El Maguey Mexican Restaurant. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at El Maguey Mexican Restaurant, so come by whenever it fits your schedule.
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    31481 Camino Capistrano
    San Juan Capistrano, CA US
  • Taco Bell
    At Taco Bell, guests can expect one of the better-priced meals in San Juan Capistrano. Come by for the excellent quality and stay for helpful service. You'll be a regular at Taco Bell before you know it. Thanks to its outdoor seating, the restaurant is a fantastic option when you want to soak up some of that Cali sun. Streetwear attire is acceptable, so feel free to come as you are. Also, while the prices may be low, you can bet that the ingredients will be fresh. In fact, you should easily be able to enjoy a good meal for $9 or $10 here, and can probably get in and out for $5 if you try. With several vegan items on the menu, there really is something for every taste and if you're searching for the perfect spot for a family gathering (or a birthday meal), it's rated as a nice local option for big groups and families with children. If you're in a hurry, the menu has plenty of items that are well-suited to eat on the go. One of the better fast-food chains in the area, this Taco Bell is definitely the place to live más. Don't worry about trying to find a spot on the street, as visitors to the restaurant do have access to a private parking lot nearby.
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    31771 Del Obispo St
    San Juan Capistrano, CA US

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