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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 - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Valentine's Day meal was on the right side of the "tracks."

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
Mcclintock853
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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138 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
6 helpful votes 6 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
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
80 reviews 80 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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Laguna Hills, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

On a sunny day this is the best restaurant to eat at because of the lovely patio with the fountain. The food is very good and the service also. A train will occasionally pass, but that's a plus -- adds atmosphere without being too noisy.

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Timbuktu, Mali
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Pasted below is information from their website (http://www.capistranodepot.com/specials.html). The $10 price is not true. Menu price yesterday, December 22, 2014, for these specials was $12 per special. "WEEK NIGHT BITES Our $10 ala carte Menu is offered Monday A collection of lightly portioned entrees offered for your dining enjoyment. (Add a dinner salad or today's soup for just $3.50 additional)... More 

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Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I've been several times at Sarducci's for lunch, brunch or dinner. It is a good choice only if you sit by the outside patio. Inside is dark with no character vs outside which is very charming. Salad selections are great.

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San Juan Capistrano
Top Contributor
146 reviews 146 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Sarducci's offers not only a great environment but high quality food as well. Visited last Sunday. The Eggs Benedict, omelet and turkey sandwich in our party were all excellent. the service was tremendous as well. The outside patio was great as weather was perfect. great dining experience at a reasonable price.

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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?