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Ricardo's Place

32082 Camino Capistrano, Ste C, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3727
949-493-4941
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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
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- May 29, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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Laguna Beach, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I used to get "to Go" fish salad, but then I would get home and the portion of fish was small and barely any lettuce. Come on, lettuce isn't that expensive. If I would order more lettuce, then they gave me a good amount, but it's iceberg and rather blah. Mexican food is subjective and Ricardo's is mediocre.

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Orange, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Ricardo's Place is a wonderful family run restaurant with incredible food and one is always made to feel welcome when they come in. We've never been disappointed.

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Laguna Niguel
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73 reviews 73 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Nothing to write home about, the Chile Rellano was very mushy, the food was very bland. I would not reccomend this place.

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San Juan Capistrano
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127 reviews 127 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Consistently a great value. The service is always fast, friendly and attentive. The portions are large and the prices reasonable. Never rushed but always crowded. Very popular with locals and a destination for surrounding communities. Authentic Mexican food.

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Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

If you understand Mexican food, then you will enjoy this refreshing and delightful restaurant. Ricardo is a first class owner who works incredible hard to stay in touch with his customers and community to provide a wonderful dining experience.

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Dana Point, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Ricardo's Place a a great place to bring the family for delicious Mexican food which is reasonably priced and quickly prepared and served. There is always a crowd gathered there but the wait is never long and if you have children this is a plus!! The staff is friendly and attentive as well so you can't go wrong dining at... More

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Capistrano Beach, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Dined on a Wednesday night with an early reservation; four in our group. We were surprised how crowded it was on a weeknight. There appeared to be lots of families having early dinner. Service was excellent, food was better than most so-called Mexican restaurants - my wife raved about it. I was distracted from enjoying the meal and annoyed with... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Went over the weekend, not impressed at all! The food was served cold and didn't have any flavor. Luckily SJC has several other Mexican Restaurants in town.

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Ladera Ranch, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

We hit up Ricardo's at least once a month for delish Mex food that hits the spot. This is not healthy or Baja Fresh style food so be in the know before entering through the doors. Service is always very friendly and the menu is absolutely huge. You can't go wrong with any of the standards - tacos, burritos, or... More

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Wallingford, CT
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50 reviews 50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Ate here on a Saturday night. Surprisingly short wait for a table. Service was friendly and efficient. The food was well made and more than ample. A little on the noisy side, but not too bad. Would go here again.

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