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Recs please for a nice dinner in San Juan Capistrano

Cubancoffee Nov 10, 2008 05:05 PM

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.

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  1. Servorg RE: Cubancoffee Nov 10, 2008 05:26 PM


    31631 Camino, Capistrano San Juan Capistrano, CA

    1. Local RE: Cubancoffee Nov 10, 2008 05:27 PM

      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.


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      1. re: Local
        mikester RE: Local Nov 11, 2008 08:38 AM

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

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        mikester RE: Cubancoffee Nov 11, 2008 08:39 AM

        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.

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          jsl RE: Cubancoffee Nov 11, 2008 10:09 AM

          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.

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            mrszondo RE: Cubancoffee Nov 12, 2008 07:32 AM

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

            1. kc girl RE: Cubancoffee Nov 12, 2008 04:09 PM

              I think you'd enjoy Cafe Mozart.

              I agree the food is good at other places mentioned already, but the ambience of relaxation and high quality is definitely at Cafe Mozart. Quaint, friendly, kind of dark. They might even have a piano player that day.

              Cafe Mozart
              31952 Camino Capistrano Ste A1, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

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