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Ricardo's Place

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32082 Camino Capistrano, Ste C, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3727
+1 949-493-4941
Today
11:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 09:00 - 09:00
Tue 11:00 - 21:00
Thu - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good food at reasonable prices. They have weekday specials on the menu, including drinks and Taco Tuesdays. Free chips are served warm with a wonderful salsa. I almost always buy the Chili Relleno for one of my 3 items on their combo plate. These are so tasty. I also love the Strawberry Margarita, yummy. I go frequently to this restaurant,... More 

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Thank bobbia627
San Juan Capistrano, California
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Must order crispy chicken tacos. Very, very nice staff. Casual family atmosphere. Gets crowded at times but usually short wait.

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West Covina
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62 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the way to San Diego and stopped in Capistrano for a bite to eat. We were just turning around to go to a different place and spotted Ricardos. We got out of the car and asked a patron exiting the restaurant about the food. Happened to be the owner on his way home. After chatting for a few minutes... More 

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Laguna Hills, California
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63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

About five years ago my Dad moved to San Juan Capistrano. At 83 years old he doesn't cook much, so eating out became a routine. Finding good Mexican food was essential to our weekly lunches. I know there are other famous and small authentic places to indulge your south of the border cravings in San Juan, but Ricardo's combines exactly... More 

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Mission Viejo, California
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190 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

First of all, I really like a place that has huge beverages and keeps them topped off. The chips and salsa were quickly served, and tasted great. More was offered when we finished those. Everyone in our family greatly enjoyed the meals, and only I finished mine as they were all very large. The cost is very reasonable, They have... More 

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Thank Dennis K
Sunset Beach, United States
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

This is such a beautiful restaurant and your are greeted with a smile and very friendly servers. Chips and salsa are brought immediately. I really like the ambiance of the place, just a very comfortable place to eat. We were there for lunch and it was so good. There bar Margarita's were only $4.95 and they were very good. They... More 

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Thank Paul P
Lake Forest, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

We had crispy chicken tacos and they are the best from Ricardo's Place. Great service. Great food, great atmosphere. They handled a fussy 4 Year Old as well as my fussy husband with ease.

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Thank Sue1225
California
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

I eat at Ricardo's once a week with my mom, and the service and food are consistently excellent. We particularly love the chile rellenos, Carnitas tostaditas, and chicken fajitas. Great family vibe, and the guac and chips are also superb.

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Thank Diveman9
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49 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

A must try restaurant when visiting San Juan Capistrano. Food is good and servers are very friendly.

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464 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Went there today, we had crispy carnitas tacos and the Caldo de Pollo. Two of our go to favorites. Both are consistently excellent. Such a great place, super clean with outstanding service to match.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 09:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
09:00 - 21:00
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: +1 949-493-4941

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?