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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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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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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Visitor rating
  • 23
    Excellent
  • 26
    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
Most recent review
OK but not Great

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Melody B
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San Juan Capistrano, California
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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58 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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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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80 reviews 80 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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121 reviews 121 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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
54 helpful votes 54 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
160 reviews 160 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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San Juan Capistrano, California
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I love my Ricardo's Pollo San Juan for dinner, on those occasions that warrant an outing. This is where the family takes me for my birthday.The food, and staff, are consistently great. It can be very noisy in the evening, so it s not a place to go for serious discussions, or if the baby just fell asleep! It is... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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85 reviews 85 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Truly excellent lunch in a very pleasant location filled with art. Great service and comfort. Friendly staff who told us history of the place.

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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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