Las Campanas
Las Campanas

Las Campanas

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.missioninn.com/d/mission/media/DOCS/2014Menus/Menu1DuanesJan2014.pdf
  • Phone: 8883264448
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:30pm;
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm,
    Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm,
    Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Mission Inn Avenue/Orange Street
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking, Hotel Garage Self Parking, City of Riverside Self Parking and Street Parking
A word from Las Campanas
Authentic Mexican Cuisine served in a beautiful
outdoor garden setting come taste the excitement of Las Campanas Mexican Cuisine & Cantina! Offering authentic Mexican cuisine creatively prepared using the freshest herbs and ingredients.


Relax in our beautifully landscaped outdoor garden and enjoy our signature margaritas.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Las Campanas reviews from OpenTable diners
100 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (88)romantic (45)special occasion (39)neighborhood gem (33)scenic view (33)great for lunch (32)good for groups (28)fit for foodies (16)great for brunch (14)kid-friendly (13)late-night find (12)hot spot (7)notable wine list (3)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Outdoor setting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The food was excellent, however could not enjoy it because of the heat. NO INDOOR dinning. Need to have misters or fans for hot evenings. Once our food came, the flies were very annoying and also led to unpleasant dinning. Not sure if we will try it again on a cooler night. We do not enjoy eating outside no matter what the climate is.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Drink but don't eat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We went there for a going away dinner for some of our closest friends. The server Elsa was great! Very attentive and accommodating. The drinks were really good and the food was just okay at best. The carnitas was EXTREMELY dry, the salmon was bland even though it was covered in 2 different sauces. The chile verde was okay I guess although I've had much better. We sent the carnitas back and the manager was gracious and gave us something else and took it off of our bill. He also gave us an additional 20% off. Overall, the service was great, they need a better chef because the food was not good. If you are looking for great drinks and atmosphere, go there but if you are looking for awesome food, look elsewhere.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service Slow, Food & Drinks Great
    Misterkeg
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    The patio area we were seated at was very nice. Unfortunately, since we went in early September it was very warm. The staff repositioned the umbrellas frequently to maximize shade areas as time went on. The service was courteous and professional, but really slow. After getting our first round of drinks our server disappeared for an unreasonable amount of time. It was not very busy, so I cannot give allowances for being short handed. The food was great, and served hot.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    My rice was very dry, too much cheese, and the carnitas were also dry. I ended up bringing my food home and have no desire to eat it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • weather dependent
    Unbelieveable
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We had a 5:30 PM reservation and got there about 5:00. They have no indoor seating and it was too hot to sit outside, so we left. It's stupid for OpenTable to demand ratings in all five areas without offering a N/A (not applicable) choice.
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  • Very fun romantic setting
    Cjwilson
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Great customer service, with a reservation we were seated immediately, the music was wonderful and even the waiter was suprised at how fast the food was ready!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, good service
    InMyOpinion
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    My party and I showed 5 minutes til 6PM. Our drink order was honored at happy hour prices, that made us very happy. We were celebrating my mom's birthday the patio was very pretty. I'd only recommend that for birthdays and anniversaries offer a complimentary birthday dessert. The only option was to buy a pricey dessert or reasonably priced cupcake - it was nice that, after the dessert was ordered, it at least came with a candle.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Confusion in the kitchen
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Ordered the tostada without refried beans, but got them anyway. Sent the dish back. The excuse was that the beans helped hold the tostada together. Didn't quite get that one, but nice try.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great time
    Ilovefood
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I took my fiancée there for dinner and we had a blast. Out waiter was very helpful and attentive. The food was fantastic as well as the outdoor atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Las Campanas Did Not Ring The Bell
    Gogetter3
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My wife and I had dined here several times before but it had been 18 months since our last visit. having good memories we invited our friends another couple. I had Chilie Verde, I was dissapointed as it was served in a bowl with a spoon and the presentation was that of a Depression era soup kitchen. The tortillias were cold and not good quality. The rice lacked taste and texture. My wife had Beef Fajitas, her meat was tough and absolutely no presentation. Our friends had shrimp dinners and they were not impressed. it is sad that such a historic beautiful location would let quality slip so much.
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  • Manoo
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Service was average. Two Fajitas came with only one serving of tortillas. Server was busy and we could not ask for more. When it started raining, in addition to getting wet, a sewer smell permeated the place. A loose cat was seen walking around foraging for food. Appeared unhygienic, even if it was not. Had specifically requested two checks separating alcoholic beverages in online reservation. Had to remind server about that. Lack of attention to detail and concern about getting wet (umbrellas were moderately effective) was a disappointment:-( Food was good. Server, when available was upbeat and courteous.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience for visitors
    Metrosocal
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    This restaurant always impresses our visitors. One member of our party from out of town choose this to impress her friend on the next night. Enjoy can not compare with any other Inland destination.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NorthernTraveler
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    The friendly service made our meal exceptional. The ambience is wonderful. The food is very good. Be careful not to order too much....the portions are generous!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    My husband I recently ate at Las Campanas prior to a concert at the Fox Theater which is down the street......perfect way to start the evening!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great waiter
    Susan
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We had a very nice time at Las Campanas. We were celebrating our daughters graduation from Nursing school. She had wanted to try this restaurant and she was very pleased. The waiter we had was very attentive, and accomidated two food requests that were not on the menu. Our five year grand daughter enjoyed eating outside. The patio is pretty with plenty if shade umbrellas.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Las Campanas
    OldBiker66
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Very pleasant dining experience. The food and service were excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beautiful Ambiance!
    luv2dine
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Great food, service, beautiful surroundings! This would be especially romantic in the later evening with the garden lights.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food awesome. Service awesome.
    JonP18
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    The food was great and the service was great. Although you can find great food/service anywhere in So-Cal, what I liked the most was the staff's eagerness to make the night special, unique and customized, for my wife's birthday. I had requested a few little things and they ran with it, they had flowers for her on the table, they helped distract her so I could surprise her when her parents showed up and simply put, their participation in the night was above and beyond.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awful Food
    Phoebeetree
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    This is a beautiful garden patio. Surrounded by the historic and lovely Mission Inn. But this restaurant offers a terrible example of California/Mexican food. My friend and I sampled two meals together, lunch and dinner. Both times the food was not just disappointing, but actually awful. The Taco Cupcakes appetizer was strange: little cups made of under-fried, tough, flour tortilla filled with a very dry, rather tasteless and greasy mixture of ground beef and black beans. The chicken enchiladas were filled with dried-out, tough lumps of meat, then covered with a thick mound of very salty, tough cheese. The other items we ordered were equally bad. So Sad!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Delicious food and drinks. Always guaranteed to have a beyond tasty meal in a stunning environment. Even on a busy night it is intimate and romantic. A perfect date night or large group experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Atmosphere and Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The food was great and we really enjoyed the patio dining.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent experience
    inmyopinion
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We love this place, it is always a special treat to stay, roam and eat here. An experience that makes the ordinary seem marvelous.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DDand43
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Our server was the greatest showed exceptional knowledge of food and drinks was quick, responsive and conveyed tremendous customer service skill-sets that made our evening one of the best that comes to mind - LAS COMPANAS is extremely fortunate to have staff of this caliber on hand! Server was Jessica N.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice but not great.
    Table4two
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Can they fix the cat problem. I had a big cat and a kitten under my table the entire time. Wild and when I mentioned it to the waitress and the food server nothing was done to even try and get them back in the bushes. Cats walking by my ankles was not what I wanted to experience..
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner
    JamesVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Great food, good service. Used our $20 Open Table rewards check w/no problems.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nick
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    The ambiance is the best in the Inland Empire. Las Campanas is like a mini vacation and all you did is have dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very relaxing.
    casualdiner
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Las Campanas is a lovely spot for dinner with friends. The food was well prepared and the service was friendly and efficient.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and views
    RCClee
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The food was great and if you go at night it really looks cool. Be aware that it is all outdoor seating if that means anything to you. The whole Mission Inn area is great and if you are in the mood for Mexican food you can't go wrong with this one.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great dining experience
    Dining4two
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    The guacamole is a must. The food is good and the atmosphere is very nice. The service has been good every time I've dined here. There's usually a wait on weekends so make reservations ahead of time.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Las Campanas esta ayer
    SecretAsianMan
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Las Campanas left for Rancho Cucamonga and returned to the Mission Inn in Riverside. This was a business move because Rancho Cucamonga financially could not support the restaurant with competing Mexican cuisine at the highest prices. There were comparable Mexican cuisine offered that had more value at lower prices. The move back to the Mission Inn allows average Mexican cuisine to be rare and pricing can remain due to the clientele that can afford higher prices for standard food. What is important here is that it is not the food that matters, it is the ambiance. The conversations and the setting will cloud the actual tasting when paired with an adult beverage.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Good food and service, but there was a stray cat that some of the patrons were feeding. We got the sense that it wasn't the first time the cat had been there. Kinda weird trying to have a nice meal with the lady sitting across from us feeding a random stray cat. After we requested a seat away from the cat it was a nice meal.
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    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Food was great but had to wait a long time to receive service. After the waiter finally came to address us, service was good. Ok for outdoor dining but would prefer indoor; no flies, no dropping on table or in plates of plant life surrounding your dining experience. Will come back but won't put this experience at the top of the list for future dining.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • diner
    fab4
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    food and service were excellent; blended Margarita's were delicious and large; I would suggest ordering the smaller size if you are not a big drinker.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • review for 6/16/2014
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    The service was good, food delivery was slow but kitchen was very busy and we were in no hurry, and waitress explained situation. Food was very good. The passion fruit margaritas were disappointing, just not as flavorful as one would expect for a special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Gem
    luv2eatout
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Great service! Delicious food. Customized dinners to accommodate diners who eat gluten-free. Highly recommend and will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service and Food!!
    Disappointed
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The restaurant was not busy at all and it took 15 min after we were seated before someone asked what we wanted to drink. Being Father's Day it would of been nice to have my husbands food served first but we had to ask where it was? Very poor service. Once food was served we never saw our waitress again except for when she brought the check. We had to ask for a box for leftovers twice. Very disappointed in service. Have to say it was our first time and last for eating at this restaurant. We would always see our waitress standing around talking to other staff but not concerned about our table.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • eaten
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    My wife and I were celebrating our 45th wedding anniversary, We both enjoyed the food, the atmosphere and service, the restaurant was a bit noisy due to a child in the next table. We will return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful setting, horrible food
    RaRaVIP
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Every time I try this restaurant the food gets worse. The only reason the still come here to eat from time to time is the setting. On a warm night in the summer, the ambiance is very nice. However, you take your chances with the food and service. Last time, the guacamole was good and one meal was good while the other three meals were lukewarm. We sent them back and they returned hotter but not much better. There is nothing I would recommend on the menu. I would suggest thT the "chef" go back to cooking school.
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    great for outdoor dining
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  • Go for the ambience.
    psattyVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The Mission Inn is beautiful. You cannot beat the ambience there and Las Campanas (in front, next to the hotel valet) is no exception. It's entirely outdoors and is a wonderful place to hang out and talk with friends over a margarita. Do not, however, go for the food. I'm not saying don't order anything - it's not that bad. It's just not that good either. It's OK gringo Mexican. And the service is better than the rest of the Mission Inn (if you've been to the bar or to Duane's you know what I mean).
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food and service
    xtremefocus
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Everything was great here, been here a few times and this was the first time I reserved because the wait is always long. I suggest reserving a table or going early, especially on the weekends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.