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Ricardo's Place

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32082 Camino Capistrano, Ste C, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3727
949-493-4941
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9:00 am - 9:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 am
Tue 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 29
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  • 32
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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The decor us unremarkable but the food is very good. Great fare and a whimsical variety of specials. Good bar menu.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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Palm Desert, California
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Palm Desert, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The decor us unremarkable but the food is very good. Great fare and a whimsical variety of specials. Good bar menu.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We went here for lunch on a Friday. Atmosphere and service unremarkable. Food lacking in flavor. Price average. We would likely opt for another dining experience the next time we are in town.

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

Ricardo's Place is a friendly and warm family restaurant. Food is good and varied, but not on the spicy side. You can get good food for the money and Ricardo is always there to meet and greet you. They do have Taco Tuesdays.

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

If you want a great mexican food in the heart of San Juan Capistrano then you must visit Ricardos. The food is consistently good and well priced! Service is friendly and quick. The tacos are delicious and the margaritas are very good!!

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My wife and I love going to Ricardo's for dinner, tacos, tortilla soup, and drinks. The staff is friendly and attentive. The food is fresh and authentic.

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Mission Viejo, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We've eaten here about 4 times so we certainly consider the food to be fine. I especially like the carnitas and the whole fish. There is little to no Mexican atmosphere here, however. Tables and booths are lined up much the same as they were when the restaurant used to be called Harry's and by that I mean in a... More 

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Mission Viejo, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

One of our favorite dining spots in San Juan, located a few blocks south of the Mission, is Ricardo's authentic Mexican restaurant. Let me suggest starting with an order of flower chips and guacamole. In fact you could almost make a meal out this appetizer. Try it, you'll like it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We always stop at Ricardo's when we're in SJC. We discovered this place years ago and have enjoyed it ever since. During this visit a family with a baby and small child sat down right next to our table. I was preparing myself for a noisy meal and watched the servers to see how they reacted to the situation. To... More 

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Mission Viejo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

In one word, everything is just good. From drinks to food and then the bill. I tried steak fajita, just delish.

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Midlothian
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Great food Great service Nice and quiet atmosphere Came in at the evening hours One odd thing is that they are closed Monday and Wednesdays so watch out for that.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 32082 Camino Capistrano, Ste C, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3727
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Juan Capistrano
  • Phone Number: 949-493-4941

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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