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Sundried Tomato American Bistro

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31781 Camino Capistrano, Ste 302, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3227 (Verdugo)
Amtrak/bus
+1 949-661-1246
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Today
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Upbeat California cuisine, served in a smart casual environment. The...
Upbeat California cuisine, served in a smart casual environment. The restaurant has a long and creative wine list at reasonable pricing, happy hour, brunch, and lovely patio seating. We hope to see you soon!
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  • 49
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Happy Hour Ok

Drinks were $5.Calamari was good...artichoke at happy hour good.I think there were better places around the corner..look around the block before going in

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
Chris1466
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Ventura, California
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Ventura, California
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92 reviews 92 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Drinks were $5.Calamari was good...artichoke at happy hour good.I think there were better places around the corner..look around the block before going in

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Huntington Beach, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Plenty of out door seating as well as upscale indoor dining. Our server was very attentive. Food was yummy and was served pretty quickly. I couldn't stop eating the bread with butter. From start to finish our service was friendly.

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Orange County, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This is a GREAT place.The Bistro is located in a historical spot with lots of shops,entertainment,restaurants & history with in walking distance of the Bistro.The food is delicious & there's always new creations on the menu.It has indoor outdoor seating and a nice little bar area with 2 large TV screens.Great place to mingle & meet people.It's a great romantic... More 

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Sweet little restaurant tucked away downtown San Juan Capistrano. Good food and service - love their twist on some of my favorite salads

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Ambler, Pennsylvania
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113 reviews 113 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
266 helpful votes 266 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This restaurant is just a block from the Mission of San Juan Capistrano. The menu had everything from salads to sauteed seafood medleys. We went there for lunch and thought the prices were moderate considering how large the portions were. We ate only half of our salads and had the rest boxed so we could have them for dinner later... More 

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Nimes, France
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Charming place with fresh offering. The gaspaccho are well seasonned, the tomato soup alone is well worth going there. A very efficient service, great overall mood. Excellent for a lay-back lunch

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Brownsville, Texas
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47 reviews 47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Very enjoyable lunch with family and friends... Great location very close to San Juan Capistrano Mission... Very generous servings... Great hamburgers and fries served exactly as requested, huge in size, more than enough to share... Very good service... Highly recommended... Love to come back!

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Se Qld
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87 reviews 87 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We had been referred to this restaurant for lunch, and certainly were not disappointed. We all had the fifty fifty meal, which comprised the specialty sun dried tomato soup and either a salad or spicy chicken sandwich. Our group of four, thought the soup was delightful, the apple salad very refreshing and the spicy chicken sandwich delicious.

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San Diego
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We went to San Juan Capistrano for a day trip and had breakfast at Sundried Tomato. EXCELLENT service and the food was great. Can't say enough about Benton, our server. He's top of the line. Would definitely go back.

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Sitges, Spain
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341 reviews 341 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
235 helpful votes 235 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The only item we found had sun dried tomatoes was the butter,p which wasn't a bad thing because I'm not so much of a fan. We didn't need a huge meal as we were eating dinner with friends so we went with 2 starters and a salad. Dr. nick's salad was probably just as the doctor would have ordered. ProScout... More 

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Rachel G, Manager at Sundried Tomato American Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write these kind words. I am happy to hear you enjoyed your experience. I am sorry if you felt rushed for your lunch, we try very hard not to do that. However, when it is slow we can get a little over zealous and push things along, sometimes too quickly. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 31781 Camino Capistrano, Ste 302, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3227
    (Verdugo)
  • Public Transportation: Amtrak/bus
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Juan Capistrano
  • Phone Number: +1 949-661-1246

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 40

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Description

Upbeat California cuisine, served in a smart casual environment. The restaurant has a long and creative wine list at reasonable pricing, happy hour, brunch, and lovely patio seating. We hope to see you soon!
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?