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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

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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Mexican meals made with care

We ate here for lunch last year when we visited the nearby Mission and enjoyed it very much so we made it a point to stop for lunch last week while driving from L.A. to San Diego. The staff is super friendly and attentive and the food is very good. They run cheap margarita specials which is a nice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
Mok43
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Los Angeles, California
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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Newport Beach, California, United States
Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

I had breakfast here this last Saturday morning with some friends. This place had been highly recommended by one of them who frequents this restaurant for dinner. So we thought that we'd give it a try for breakfast. I'm glad that we did. I enjoyed my huevos rancheros very much and it was very tasty. I would definitely order it... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We ate here for lunch last year when we visited the nearby Mission and enjoyed it very much so we made it a point to stop for lunch last week while driving from L.A. to San Diego. The staff is super friendly and attentive and the food is very good. They run cheap margarita specials which is a nice bonus... More 

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I had lunch here awhile ago hoping for an authentic Mexican food experience but instead got the usual fare that you can find at just about any chain restaurant. It's too bad because we could use a really great Mexican restaurant in a town that we founded before California became a state! I end up going to Old Town San... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

Real friendly great from the owner. Food was a little slow at coming out but the place was packed out! However the food was great, the server was brilliant and well worth the tip. The drinks were strong as well! This is nice coming from Britain and I was taken here by a host family when over for soccer. Had... More 

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San Clemente, California, United States
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123 reviews 123 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Had another good meal at ricardos last night. The place is always crowded but it's worth a short wait. margaritas are always good as is the food I recommend shrimp Diablo but I have never had a bad meal here. I would go here more if it wasn't so crowded and loud. I'm sure there s 're better Mexican restaurants.... More 

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Dana Point, Ca.
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76 reviews 76 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I'm usually here on Tuesdays for their tacos. They prepare the crispy ones authentico. The chicken is seasoned perfect for my taste and they don't skimp on the cheese. A beverage is required for the special $2.75 price. The chicken and tortilla soups are really good too. Service is always friendly! Ricardo makes appearances frequently greeting his guests with a... More 

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

As good as Mexican food as anywhere. Fantastic service and drinks. We like to visit weekly. Taco Tuesday is the best, as is the specials everyday.

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Top Contributor
162 reviews 162 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This is our go to Mexican restaurant, very well run, outstanding service with some real special offerings. Whether breakfast, lunch, or dinner there's choices for everyone.

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Best and most consistent Mexican food in San Juan. Clean with great atmosphere. Reasonably priced and service is excellent

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Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Nice-looking restaurant. Nothing fancy, but comfortable booths and free-standing tables, a bar and big-screen tvs. I was just in town briefly and thought Mexican food would be perfect. Service was quick and friendly, but not checking every two seconds, which was fine with me (I'm always caught trying to say that everything is fine when my mouth is full!). I... More 

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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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