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Sarducci's Capistrano Depot

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26701 Verdugo St, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3146
949-493-9593
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 52
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great restaurant at the train depot

Location, good food and service. This place had it all. Lovely outdoor patio literally next to the depot. Great place to enjoy a meal while watching the train drop off and pick up passengers headed up and down the coast.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
BrotherGrimm
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El Segundo, California
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Nesconset
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We sat outside which was beautiful, waited for service a long time. Order was wrong but nobody checked back with us. Food disappointing. Many other places to pick from.

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Mission Viejo, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My wife and I loved everything about our evening at Sarducci's. We sat on the patio and felt like we had left hectic Orange County behind for a while. The food was excellent and the service was friendly as well as efficient. A couple of tourist from Spain were making rather unusual requests for special preparation but they were treated... More 

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El Segundo, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Location, good food and service. This place had it all. Lovely outdoor patio literally next to the depot. Great place to enjoy a meal while watching the train drop off and pick up passengers headed up and down the coast.

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San Diego, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I've eaten many dinners at this restaurant with family members, and quite a few lunches too. It is located half-way between San Diego and L.A., not far from the freeway, and a good place to take a break from driving and enjoy a good meal. The restaurant is located inside the historic old train depot, and inside dining rooms are... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I'm a train lover and history buff! Sarducci's offers that plus great food at reasonable prices. It is part of the train depot in Old Town San Juan Capistrano with easy access to fun things to do in San Juan. I frequent this restaurant and have brought many of my friends.

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La Mesa, California, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We walk off the train and Sarducci's is right there! Our first stop for breakfast. For me, this place runs average to very good regarding the food. Very convenient and good service every time. Have only been here for breakfast.

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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63 reviews 63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Sarducci's is one of these restaurants that is inevitably a tourist trap. Looks good from the outside but the service is poor and the food eminently forgettable.

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Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

First and foremost, I would like to say that I am so glad that I didn't absorb all the negative comments from other folks who reviewed this WONDERFUL restaurant. We were invited to attend a special "Valentine's Day dinner" with other family members on 2-14-2015. We were treated to a Amtrak train ride from Orange County California to Sarducci's Capistrano... More 

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Laguna Niguel, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We always come for lunch here and its one of our favorite places since its only a few minutes from work and we love their out door patio and their eggplant sandwich with salad.

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Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Great location - maybe the best in a beautiful little town. The patio is fantastic. Hate to say it but the food was disappointing. I would not eat there again. Our disappointing meal began with Sarducci's not having the Seafood special of the day. Also, they did not have the Prime Rib. That should have been a red flag. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 26701 Verdugo St, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3146
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Juan Capistrano
  • Phone Number: 949-493-9593

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, American
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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