Featuring some of your dining options in San Juan Capistrano


San Juan Capistrano
Restaurants & Dining

Casual Dining Coffee Houses
Italian Restaurants Mexican Restaurants
San Juan Capistrano Tea House
Caterers in San Juan Capistrano

Locals and visitors alike come to San Juan Capistrano to experience excellent cuisine served in the most romantic and splendid of surroundings Southern California has to offer.

Many San Juan Capistrano restaurants are family owned and operated and the proprietor and chefs prepare their long guarded recipes with great care for patrons who are greeted at the door with old world hospitality. Some restaurants, such as Sarducci's offer patio dining where guests enjoy their meals surrounded by Spanish architecture adorned in Bougainvillea blossoms. Many have wedding and Banquet Facilities. San Juan Capistrano offers dining diversity with their Mexican favorites reinvented, or authentic Italian cuisine.

From the elegance of the fine dining experience to the fun of an old fashion hamburger served in a forty's style diner or a chocolate dipped ice cream while strolling historic streets. The Restaurants of San Juan Capistrano are award winning and have become the diners' choice destination.



Casual Dining

32033 Camino Capistrano

Since 1982, Mollies has been turning out satisfied customers with their down-home American cooking. It’s where the locals eat.

With over 150 affordably priced items on their menu, there’s no doubt in anyone’s mind that there’s something for everyone

NYC Cafe & Catering
31888 Plaza Street, Suite #C-3

Breathtaking Italian dishes and healthy Mediterranean food at affordable prices. At NYC Cafe, we believe in providing food that tastes and qualifies as a gourmet meal without charging a ridiculous amount. We prepare our sauces, pizzas, calzones, lasagnas, and sandwiches all from scratch with fresh ingredients which we purchase from a local farm. Our bread is freshly baked every morning. Every menu item is made to order. Not only do we put our love into our food, but we value our patrons. After all, it is you that keep our doors open. Therefore we do appreciate your business and we welcome you to our family.

San Juan Hills 19 Sports Bar & Grill
32130 San Juan Creek Road

19 Sports Bar and Grill brings you everything you’d expect from an upscale, trendy sports bar, like plenty of flat screen TVs where you and your friends can watch just about every sporting event imaginable, great food and a lively atmosphere. Sit inside or take in the most beautiful natural views from the outdoor veranda while enjoying their full food and beverage service.

Located at South Orange County's favorite golf course - open every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner

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Coffee Houses

Hidden House Coffee
31791 Los Rios Street

"Every step of the process we take is meticulously handled to bring our customers stellar coffee"

A truly unique Coffee House Experience - Hidden House is nestled in the Historic Los Rios District of San Juan Capistrano just across the tracks from the Train Depot. All of their coffee is specifically chosen for its flavor character and hand roasted on site. Delicious pastries are made fresh every day by Kevin Montoya of Carley Cakes for an extra special treat.

So take a walk across the tracks to a Real Coffee House, relax on their tree covered patio, and enjoy a coffee experience like you never have before.

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Continental Dining

Cedar Creek Inn
26860 Ortega Highway

Offering guests a warm romantic dining experience while in town. A place where you can linger by the fire on the garden patio overlooking the Mission in the heart of the city. Rated by Zagat as one of the four "in" places in Orange County, Cedar Creek Inn is a favorite for it's warm and rich Country Inn Decor, and Fireside Patio Dining

Sundried Tomato American Bistro
Camino Capistrano & Ortega Hwy

Eclectic and innovative California cuisine, served in a cozy interior in downtown San Juan Capistrano. There is an extensive Wine Menu, Take Out Meals, Patio Dining, Vegetarian Meals. (949) 661-1167

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Italian Dining

Ciao Pasta
31661 Camino Capistrano

One of Orange County's favorite Italian Restaurants! Located across the street from Mission San Juan Capistrano, patrons can enjoy the downtown atmosphere while dining on incredible authentic pasta creations, meat and fish dishes and delectable desserts.

Ciao Pasta is owned by Chef Pasquale Manta who trained in his native Southern Italy at the age of 20. Indoor and outdoor patio dining with a full bar and extended wine list.

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Mexican Cuisine

El Adobe De Capistrano
Camino Capistrano

The Romance of Old San Juan lives on at Historic El Adobe. Designated a Historical Landmark, El Adobe is steeped in regional history. Dating back to 1778 as one of the Yorba Adobes, it is currently considered on of Orange County's most prestigious and well-respected dining and banquet facilities.

Serving Lunch and Dinner Daily.

Ricardo's Place
Camino Capistrano

Opening their first restaurant in the middle 1980's, Ricardo's Place maintains a tradition of thoughtfully prepared recipes passed down through generations of family members. Offering the best, healthiest and most affordable Mexican food around.

Catering, food to go and banquet facilities also available.

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Tea House

The Tea House On Los Rios
31731 Los Rios Street
"Building relationships one cup at a time."

Come experience the beautiful Tea House on Los Rios in one of California's most unique and historic neighborhoods. Their handmade scones, loose teas and entrées are delicious and highly acclaimed. Specializing in special events - Baby and Bridal Showers, Garden Weddings, Birthday and Anniversary Parties.

Hours- Wednesday through Friday 11-5, Saturday and Sunday 10-5. Closed Monday and Tuesday.
Reservations Suggested. 949-443-3914

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El Adobe De Capistrano
31891 Camino Capistrano

Located just blocks away from the Mission San Juan Capistrano, the El Adobe offers an artfully restored historic setting, as well as a full range of services for your event. Their banquet & Catering menus feature many authentic and historic Mexican-Californian specialties as well as steaks and seafood from their new mesquite grill. Banquet Menu options are posted on their site. El Adobe will also be pleased to further customize a menu to meet your specific needs.

NYC Cafe & Catering
31888 Plaza Street, Suite #C-3

Offering many different Italian and Mediterranean dishes. At NYC Cafe, we also offer a large variety of sandwiches, sides, and salads all using the finest ingredients fresh from a local farm. Any of our main restaurant dishes items can also be catered. We do offer special orders as well, so if there is something you like and can’t find it on our menu please feel free to call us. Our catered dishes are perfect for luncheons, birthdays, graduations, anniversaries, off-site catering occasions, themed parties, family gatherings, holiday events, weddings, special events and are perfect for corporate events.

Ricardo's Place
Camino Capistrano

Opening their first restaurant in the middle 1980's, Ricardo's Place maintains a tradition of thoughtfully prepared recipes passed down through generations of family members. Offering the best, healthiest and most affordable Mexican food around. Catering, food to go and banquet facilities also available.


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