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Ramos House Cafe

31752 Los Rios St, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3114
949-443-1342
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $18
Cuisines: American, Southwestern, Cajun & Creole
Good for: Romance, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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Good for: Romance, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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Towcester
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Lived in San Juan for 18 months and came here many times. Just loved it, great atmosphere and fabulous food. Amazing location and love the whole herb garden against the tracks, tin table and blankets thing. The food is totally original and brilliantly served. I even love the rules on customer behaviour......

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Great atmosphere. Great people watching. Tasty Bloody Mary's and good food. Friendly service. Nice breeze comes through the dining area. Right across the tracks from the depot so you can take the train to San Juan, shop, eat at Ramos House and go home happy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The brunch menu is a little overpriced at first glance... but if you ordered those same things individually at any other place it would probably cost the same. We had the crab scramble (it wasnt called that but I can't remember the exact name). It was really fresh and the citrus cream was a nice counterbalance. The beignets are wonderful!!!!... More

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Dana Point, CA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Such a pleasant hideaway. The ambiance is hard to describe with its European atmosphere and the periodic passing of trains. I especially enjoy the birds and an occasional wondering cat - odd mixture but it works since it's a very natural and comfortable setting. I usually visit for brunch but also love to go to indulge in their signature Bloody... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I ordered the mushroom macaroni and cheese and was not disappointed! Hands down the best Mac and cheese I've ever had. The Juevos rancheros and crab hash are excellent too. The patio is small and intimate and super cute. The only 2 down sides are that the menu is really small and the lemonade was so so. I would definitely... More

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The Ramos House is located across the tracks from the train depot in the town's historic Del Rio district. Unpaved streets and over grown bougainvillea give it an authentic old-timey feel. Walk through the district and go to Ramos House to enjoy delicious high-end cuisine on their patio. There is no indoor dining here. Plan to go on a sunny... More

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San Diego, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We met in San Juan Capistrano as an mid-way point between our party's residences. After checking out a couple of restaurant we decided on Ramos House and are we glad we did! The covered patio was a bit cool so our server immediately offered house blankets. Very thoughtful! Each table has a cute note on it requested cell phones be... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Ramos House Cafe is a lovely little cafe in the Ramos historic district, a flower-covered street that is incredibly charming and great fun to walk around in either before or after brunch/lunch. The food is creative and good, but the atmosphere in the open air restaurant is the real attraction. It is just so pleasant to spend an hour or... More

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Canton, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

My wife and I have been lucky enough to go here twice on trips to California. Great and unique food and the atmosphere is not what we're used to in Georgia. I love this place! Outside seating and the service is great! Do yourself a favor when you're in this area and make sure you go! I'm looking forward to... More

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Kaneohe, Hawaii
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127 reviews 127 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

One of my buddies from high school recommended this as a good midway between SD and LA meet up point. She was right. The whole atmosphere of the town was great. Really enjoyed wandering around the historic buildings. The restaurant itself was relaxed with great amenities for all potential atmospheric conditions. The food was pretty good--not the best I've ever... More

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