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The Top 7 Restaurants in San Juan Capistrano You Have to Try

Orange County Lifestyle

The Top 7 Restaurants in San Juan Capistrano You Have to Try

Welcome to Verso Homes’ guide to the best restaurants in San Juan Capistrano, the charming and historic mission town in Orange County, California. Known for its rich cultural heritage and beautiful natural setting, San Juan Capistrano is also a food lover's paradise. From farm-to-table eateries to traditional Mexican taquerias, the town offers a diverse array of dining options to suit every taste and budget. Whether you're looking for a romantic dinner spot, a family-friendly restaurant, or a casual spot to grab a bite, this guide will help you find the perfect place to enjoy a delicious meal in San Juan Capistrano.



So, let's get started and discover some of the best restaurants in town!


Trevor’s at The Tracks
26701 Verdugo St, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

Kayla Breneman at Trevor’s at the Tracks


We absolutely love Trevor's at the Tracks! Our experience is always top-notch. The servers are incredible—consistently checking in, engaging in friendly conversation, and providing quick service. 

Our favorite spot to sit is right in front of the tracks! Watching the trains go by adds a unique charm to your day.

The food is amazing and the portions are not only generous but incredibly tasty. The menu features a variety of internationally-inspired dishes, all made with locally sourced ingredients. The atmosphere with the live music is both uplifting and fun, adding an extra layer of enjoyment to your meal. This place really nails the casual sophistication vibe.

You could easily find yourself sipping cocktails on the patio, people-watching, and soaking in the live music. Hearing and seeing the train pass by is such a fun experience, and it truly elevates the ambiance. We always have a fantastic time!



Los Rios Tea House
31731 Los Rios St, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

The Tea House On Los Rios is our go-to spot for a delightful high tea experience. This absolutely beautiful restaurant transports you straight into a Victorian tea party. The atmosphere, service, and food are all excellent, making it a must-do experience in San Juan Capistrano.

Don’t forget to wear a beautiful hat—you'll fit right in! While dressing up isn’t required, if you don’t, you’ll wish you had. The charm of this place is undeniable.

From the scones and mimosas to the soup, salad, sandwiches, and dessert, everything was delicious. The menu offers a variety of items, including enticing entrees, weekend brunches, and of course, the high tea experiences. The selection of tea is top-notch, and the entire atmosphere takes you back in time.

We love their outdoor seating area. Surrounded by lush greenery it's the perfect spot to relax and unwind with friends and family. Be sure to check out their upcoming events page, which features a calendar of events and tea experiences at The Tea House, providing a wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of tea.

Plus, for those who prefer to enjoy their tea at home, their Loose Leaf Tea is now available for purchase on their website!

Make sure to snap a photo in the pink phone booth—it's the perfect way to capture your visit to this enchanting spot. The Tea House On Los Rios is truly a beautiful place, and we can’t wait to return!



Heritage Barbecue
31721 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675


Heritage Barbecue is a must-visit for anyone craving a variety of smoked meats. If you're like us and want to sample different types, we recommend getting smaller portions of each.

We love their brisket and pork ribs! The brisket melts in your mouth, and the pork ribs have fantastic flavor. The sides are amazing! The mac and cheese is some of the best we have ever had!

After indulging in all the savory goodness, we recommend finishing off with their incredible banana bread pudding. 

Heritage Barbecue is a charming spot in the heart of San Juan Capistrano, conveniently located right across from the Mission and within walking distance of the train station. Just a heads up—they're closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. The line can be long and slow-moving, but don't let that deter you from trying this amazing BBQ. You can also order ahead and pick up if you're in a hurry.



Ellie’s Table at the Egan House
31892 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675



Ellie's Table is a gem in the heart of historic downtown San Juan Capistrano. The restaurant is named after Ellie, the proprietor's grandmother who was a homemaker and cook extraordinaire. The menu features some of her recipes and offers a variety of dishes. They are known for their Famous Palm Sandwiches and pastries, we love the selection.

The restaurant has indoor and outdoor seating with a warm and inviting atmosphere. The servers are nice, and the service is excellent, both inside and out.

The food is fantastic, and consistently delicious with each visit. The lattes are made perfectly, adding to the delightful experience.

We love their chilaquiles and shrimp tacos, which are some of our favorites. We recently tried the Country Fried Biscuits & Gravy and Prosciutto Toast, and they were both absolutely amazing.

This intimate restaurant is a wonderful place to enjoy a casual meal with friends or family. The vibe is great, and the staff is attentive and friendly. Ellie's Table is the perfect spot for a casual and comforting meal.


The Ramos House Cafe
31752 Los Rios St, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675


The Ramos House Cafe in San Juan Capistrano is a restaurant that features a California-inspired menu with a focus on fresh, local, and seasonal ingredients. The menu features a variety of dishes including salads, sandwiches, entrees, and vegetarian options. They also have a selection of beer and wines.

The restaurant is housed in a historic Victorian-era house, adding to the charming ambiance. The restaurant has outdoor seating available and is also available for private events and weddings.

They are known for their friendly and attentive service, and it's a great place to enjoy a meal with friends and family.


31761 Camino Capistrano Suite 5-6, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675


(c) Yelp


Looking for a romantic and unique restaurant experience? Look no further than Mayfield San Juan Capistrano. This quaint and stylish restaurant offers a unique dining experience that is perfect for a special occasion.

From the moment you walk in, you'll be captivated by the charming décor and romantic atmosphere. The menu features a variety of delicious options, all of which are perfect for a romantic date night. From mouth-watering salads to delicious pasta dishes, they have something for everyone. And our desserts are something else entirely - they're sure to satisfy your sweet tooth! 

If you're feeling extra special, why not try the chef's choice option? This menu features a selection of dishes that are specially prepared by the restaurant's award-winning chef.

So whatever your appetite, you're sure to find something to love at Mayfield San Juan Capistrano.


Sol Agave
31111 Rancho Viejo Rd, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675


(c) Yelp


Look no further than Sol Agave San Juan Capistrano. This restaurant is dedicated to serving up some of the best Mexican cuisines in the area, and they've got everything you love - from fresh guacamole to mouth-watering tamales.

Plus, their menu is packed full of delicious options that will tantalize your taste buds. They offer a variety of dishes that are inspired by the agave plant. Enjoy dishes like the chicken mole poblano, which is made with roasted poblano peppers, cocoa, and almonds. Or try the agave shrimp, which is served with black beans, corn, and avocado. And if you're looking for something sweet, don't miss the tiramisu, made with espresso and ladyfingers. 

So whether you're in the mood for a leisurely meal or an energetic one, Sol Agave San Juan Capistrano has got you covered.

31760 Camino Capistrano, Suite B, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

Our Favorite Bakery! If you haven't checked out FKN Bread in San Juan Capistrano yet, you're seriously missing out. This place is hands down our favorite bakery, and it's not hard to see why.

First off, the bread here is out of this world. Frank Kunert, the genius behind FKN Bread, has over 20 years of baking experience, and it shows. From the moment you walk in, the smell of freshly baked bread hits you, and you know you're in for a treat. Their sourdough is perfectly crusty on the outside and soft on the inside, and don't even get us started on the croissants – they're buttery, flaky, and just plain delicious.

What makes FKN Bread really stand out is the quality of their ingredients. They use organic flours and natural starters, so you know everything is as wholesome as it is tasty. Whether you're grabbing a quick breakfast pastry or stocking up on loaves for the week, FKN Bread is the go-to spot for fresh, artisanal baked goods. Trust us, once you try it, you'll be hooked!

To wrap it up, San Juan Capistrano boasts a wide variety of dining options that cater to different tastes and budgets. The town offers everything from casual restaurants to upscale farm-to-table establishments. These restaurants have earned a reputation for their delicious food, great service, and unique atmosphere. Whether you're looking for a romantic date night spot, a family-friendly restaurant, or a casual spot for a quick bite, San Juan Capistrano has it all. So, next time you're in town, be sure to check out some of these amazing restaurants and experience the culinary delights of San Juan Capistrano.


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