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

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Visitor rating
  • 83
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 7
    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
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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La Verne, California
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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La Verne, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

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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11 restaurant reviews
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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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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Unusual food offerings...a different take on Mexican dishes. Kale salad interesting and delish. Exotic bloodies and excellent wine choices. Soft blankets to ward off the chill in cooler months. Excellent service.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

Delicious Scottish eggs that surprised with taste - creamy hard boiled eggs wrapped in sausage finished in with breadcrumbs they were perfect along warm cinnamon apple beignets & espresso - went on a Friday so had the cafe menu which seemed worth every bite. The other guest were equally impressed with their orders of scrambled eggs with crab hash &... More 

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Sandy, Utah
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135 reviews 135 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This place was the original house so the Ramos family built in 1881. The Los Rios area is the oldest neighborhood street in California. The shops and restaurants are unique to say the least. This place has terrific food and great service. The atmosphere is something else. We had breakfast that was great and the beneis are to die for.

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Santa Monica, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I had brunch there the day before Easter, and walked in (party of two) without a reservation. Could be the $40 prix fixe pricing slowed down the business. I thought the price was fair, considering one got a drink, small plate and large plate, and "rented" the table for, in our case, 2.5 hours. We each had a coffee for... More 

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Was our first time here that our friends frequently come to. It's in the old section of town which has a wonderful charm. The place itself has a great feel and and the food is fantastic! The owner even had a friend in town who gave us a bit of live music. This place has a family feel and won't... More 

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San Juan Capistrano, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Great treat when you are visiting SJC. A true original with a beautiful setting and great food. This should be thought of as a special occasion spot, something where you can really take your time, and are willing to try something a bit different. You will be well rewarded!

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Orange County, California
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46 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

From the greeter cat to the rustic elegance, this place starts out and never lets up. Breakfast and lunch only, get there early; it is VERY small and intimate. The food is as beautiful as it is delicious and not what you think... I guarantee you have never seen bacon and eggs like this! We had the salmon locks and... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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144 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The Ramos House Cafe is just across the RR tracks and down the road a bit (to the right) in the quaint Los Rios Street district. The rugged setting is charming right down to the pull chain commode in the WC. I nearly left when I saw the lunch prices. Yes, they are higher than what you might want, but... 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, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?