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embarcadero restaurant - CLOSED

22332 El Paseo, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688-5801
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good48%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Sep 12, 2015
“Great menu!”
Jul 16, 2015
“First time, will be back”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
22332 El Paseo, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688-5801
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Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

Been there twice and love their food! Fish dishes and gourmet Mac and cheese were great!The service was great but it seemed a little empty. We will definitely be back!

Thank lizzybusy3
Reviewed July 16, 2015

An old friend visited and wanted to take her to a nice local restaurant. Our favorite was booked so we tried a new place. We were not disappointed, the service was very good and the meals were well prepared and enjoyable. Not excellent food and...More

Thank Celtickirk
Reviewed July 16, 2015

I agree with other reviews--the food is poor at best and for very high prices--I guess that the hint at San Francisco gives it away that they will be overpriced due to a few pictures hanging of that City. We had a very good waitress...More

Thank 822JohnS
Reviewed July 8, 2015

A great menu with seafood dishes prepared with a little bit of a European flair. I eat here about every couple of months and have always enjoyed the food and the dining experience.

Thank 1BusyBea04
Reviewed January 1, 2015

Last night was the 3rd and last time I will dine there. The waiter was great but the food was just okay again. My wife and I both ordered the scallops and shrimp. It came with two small scallops and three small shrimp. For $28.00...More

2  Thank 1sharkbyt
Reviewed October 11, 2014

They have different items on their menu, and whatever I have ever chose it has always been delicious. Especially their pineapple upside down martini

1  Thank debboo2014
Reviewed July 22, 2014

overall the service was great - waiter was very polite, attentive and friendly. He kept on top of our drinks and kept it topped off. My issue was that for the price of the food I felt it was mediocre in taste. The portions were...More

2  Thank teresa d
Reviewed June 3, 2014

Great service and excellent food. They did take my favorite meal off the menu and I was very bummed when I went back for that specific meal. It is the Macadamia nut encrusted Mai Mai all the side that go with it are super too....More

1  Thank Yvette S
Reviewed April 15, 2014

Had my brother and sister-in-law's co-ed baby shower there. The staff was very helpful in planning the details and accommodating. We were so impressed with the service and kindness of everyone there. The food was good. I would totally recommend having a lunch party there....More

Thank nadiashahmalik
Reviewed April 7, 2014

We tried the Embarcadero Sunday Brunch yesterday - the food was excellent, and unlimited Champagne was a bargain for an additional $5. Our only problem? The server was inattentive. Not that he had a lot to do, because surprisingly he had no other tables to...More

1  Thank rayu
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$30 - $30
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22332 El Paseo, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688-5801
    (Santa Margarita Pkwy)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Rancho Santa Margarita
Relatively new in Rancho, it is now our favorite dining place.
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