Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Los Angeles Area >
Nov 10, 2008 05:05 PM

Recs please for a nice dinner in San Juan Capistrano

The wife and I will be spending the day poking around the mission and environs, to be followed by a refined, relaxed meal. Type of cuisine not that important. Quality, service and ambience matter more. Thanks.

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)

    31631 Camino, Capistrano San Juan Capistrano, CA

    1. Nice patio, cozy indoors. L'Hirondelle...

      some people wax eloquent about Ramos House, granted different kind of food and ambiance, but I think i L'H. is more consistent, and very close to the Mission.

      1 Reply
      1. re: Local

        IIRC Ramos House is strictly lunch/brunch anyway (unless that's changed?)

      2. Rendezvous is nice, IMO. Setting is very nice but fun too (it's in a vintage train car), service is fine and food is quite good. It's right next to the SJC train station.

        1. Cedar Creek is right across the street from the old Mission. Nice patio, ambiance and I've never been disappointed with the food. I love the open face prime rib sandwich.

          1. Olamendi's in Capo Beach. Great mexican food!!!!