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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
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8:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner

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Visitor rating
  • 86
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 8
    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
Hidden jem, amazing food, great atmosphere

Wow! My husband found this place on trip advisor when we were staying in Laguna Beach and we wantes to try something different for breakfast. When we sat down and took in the amazing sights and atmosphere we were already impressed, then the food came out. The food was the best breakfast/brunch I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2015
Hillary l
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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English first
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Wow! My husband found this place on trip advisor when we were staying in Laguna Beach and we wantes to try something different for breakfast. When we sat down and took in the amazing sights and atmosphere we were already impressed, then the food came out. The food was the best breakfast/brunch I have ever eaten. The bloody Mary was... More 

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Definitely not your ordinary fare. I truly haven't found a "favorite" on the menu but that is just me as all of my friends rave about the food. Love the setting and casual service.

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Mission Viejo, California
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148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Always wanted to try Ramos House due to the great reviews and now I understand why. Food was excellent, had the salmon lox as an appetizer, could do a large portion next time. Then the beef stew with a blue cheese potato mash, which was really heavy but the flavor was light. It helped having a mimosa to clean the... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

Cute rustic style. This place is right next to the San Juan Capistrano train depot. We went for a Mothers Day brunch and treated my future mother in law. They have a great fresh honey to spread on bread, great looking and tasting food. I love my stew- so hearty and the meat was so tender and tasty. You must... More 

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great place for special celebrations. Food and service has always been great. Go hungry as you get a lot of food. A little pricey, but go knowing that and you won't be disappointed.

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

It is always a very relaxing and friendly place to meet friends and share a meal. The food is good and little out of the ordinary. The atmosphere is rustic and quaint.

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San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

With friends my wife and I traveled to San Juan Capistrano on Amtrak for a day trip. We explored the small town, mission and then had a delightful lunch at The Ramos House Cafe. What a nice experience. The staff was cordial and offered several ideas for us. To start we had the Apple Cinnamon Beignets, wonderful. My wife and... More 

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San Juan Capistrano
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This restaurant is located on the historical walking street of Los Rios, the oldest residential street in California. This restaurant is especially good for breakfast and lunch, but has a unique menu that some may not like. It is also a bit on the pricy side, but it has a very nice and covered patio.

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La Verne, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I've been here twice--once on a date. Let me say, the food did not disappoint...as for the date...well...the food was memorable! This is a very charming location. It feels like stepping back in time, and the patio is quaint. Most of the clientele are middle age ladies. The food is so fantastic. The first time, I had the Beef Stew,... More 

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Lake Forest, California
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

If you are a visitor to Southern California this is a must see spot. The whole area around this restaurant have some of the oldest and long used buildings in the whole state. Mission, homes, railway station cafes and stores not to mention the butterfly sanctuary. Back to the restaurant. Not a place to go if you are looking for... More 

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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: Romantic, Doing business
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?