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Ramos House Cafe

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American, Southwestern, Cajun & Creole
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31752 Los Rios St, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3114
949-443-1342
Today
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Good for:
Romance
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner

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Visitor rating
  • 74
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent food, terrific service

My & I had a wonderful Sunday brunch at this historic outdoor cafe. He had the Huevos Rancheros which included black eyed peas and were delicious. Their signature Bloody Mary was great, too. Enjoy the quirky decor and get there early to avoid the line.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Lisa B
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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132 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

My & I had a wonderful Sunday brunch at this historic outdoor cafe. He had the Huevos Rancheros which included black eyed peas and were delicious. Their signature Bloody Mary was great, too. Enjoy the quirky decor and get there early to avoid the line.

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Roanoke, Virginia
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

A quaint 100 year old home with garden dining. The atmosphere is fabulous. Fresh herbs growing every where. Unique antique decorations. And, the food !! The most incredible lunch I have had any where in the US. I was visiting California from Virginia. Beef Stew was a delicious mix of melt in your mouth beef, creamy blue cheese mashed potatoes,... More 

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San Juan Capistrano, California
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I love Ramos house. I am a local and always try to take out-of-towners to this hideaway! Aside from the trains, this is a quiet and relaxing place with really good hash! Pricey, just warning you! But delicious and unique cuisine. Not much seating and not sure if they do reservations.

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NY
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The garden setting of the Ramos House Cafe is quaint and fun to watch the trains roll by. The menu is pretty eclectic.. small dishes averaging $10. and large dishes averaging about $18. Had the citrus salad... was expecting some citrus over greens but just got a bowl of mostly tangerine slices with a few kumquats. My companion had the... More 

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Dana Point, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

have been here many times. today was less than usual in quality. brunch menu was not as exciting as usual. i had the chicken salad. chicken was fried to dry, dry. hush puppies were overcooked also. blueberry coffee cake was just ok. very disappointed.

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CA
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Although right next to the train station and in the middle of a city, Ramos House feels like it is worlds away. It is a wonderful spot and the food is incredible. I've never been disappointed with anything I've eaten there.

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Los Alamitos, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We decided to try taking the Amtrak train down to San Juan Capistrano for brunch and to visit some of the local attractions. We decided on the Ramos House Café. The food was very good, yet a bit overpriced in my opinion.

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San Juan Capistrano, California, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Excellent breakfast dishes but prices are way out of line!! $37 a plate for a brunch to sit outside under a heater that becomes too hot is just outrageous. Look, but keep walking over to the Tea House.

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San Juan Capistrano, California
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Ramos House is a true gem. The food is incredible and the atmosphere is warm and unique. The food is always good and the drinks and incredible. Lovely to see the home grown herbs used in the recipes. Even the restroom is fun--kind of an outhouse with in house plumbing. Love the blankets they have at the tables and the... More 

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Royal Oak, MI
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80 reviews 80 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The food was very unique and fresh and really delicious. The atmosphere was really unique as well. It was rustic but upscale at the same time. Being right on the train tracks also added to the atmosphere.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 31752 Los Rios St, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3114
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Juan Capistrano
  • Phone Number: 949-443-1342

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 18
  • Cuisine: American, Southwestern, Cajun & Creole

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 3:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?