About Las Campanas

Come taste the excitement of Las Campanas and enjoy out signature margaritas. Serving authentic Mexican cuisine creatively prepared using the freshest herbs and ingredients, the restaurant offers casual outdoor dining for lunch and dinner Monday – Saturday.


Relax in our beautifully landscaped outdoor garden and enjoy our signature margaritas.

3649 Mission Inn Ave
Riverside, CA 92501
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mexican

Hours of Operation:
Lunch:
Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:30pm;
Dinner:
Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm,
Friday -Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm,
Sunday:
Breakfast: 8am-10:30am
Brunch: 9:30am-2:00pm
Dinner: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Mission Inn Avenue/Orange Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(888) 326-4448

Website:
http://www.missioninn.com/dining/las-campanas-en.html

Parking Details:
Valet Parking, Hotel Garage Self Parking, City of Riverside Self Parking and Street Parking

Additional:
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Las Campanas Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.1

ambience

4.7

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (26)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Romantic (20)
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Good for a Date (19)
Casual (19)
Special Occasion (19)
Worth the Drive (15)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Good for Groups (13)
Great for Lunch (13)
Scenic View (12)
Fun (12)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Cozy (9)
Authentic (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Business Meals (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
People Watching (5)
Seasonal (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Great Beer (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Spicy (2)
Tapas (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

The food was good. Service and ambiance was excellent

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·Dined 4 days ago

Everything was nice. We ordered the 3 Taco Meal. For the price that they charge you would think they would put more meat in the Tacos. Other than that it was nice.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Fun, Kid-friendly, Casual, Happy Hour, People Watching
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Our party was seated immediately at a quite patio table. Service was prompt and courteous. Food was delicious. Atmosphere was relaxing and enchanting.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 10, 2017

I had a special dinner with my grandson before going to the Fox Theater. The food was very
good but we didn't have much time to eat it since it took 50 minutes to get our order. I thought an hour and a half would be plenty of time but we took most of our food in to go boxes.

Tags: Scenic View, Casual
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Food was good. Our server, Jeff was great!!! Only disappointment was putting "Birthday" in special occasion spot on OpenTable reservation & nobody at Las Campanas acknowledged birthday. I always think it's nice if you get a song or dessert to make it special. I called the Mission Inn & spoke to Jordan & she said they don't really do anything there. I would have picked up a cupcake or something ahead time if I had known that.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

We love coming here with and without the kids. The food and drinks are always delicious. The service is always extremely slow

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Service was exceptional, food very good and priced reasonably. Will be back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 28, 2017

I was running late because of an accident on the freeway. I called the restaurant to let them know I was late for my reservation time and they were rude on the phone. I will not ever eat at this restaurant.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Beautiful location for outdoor dining. Food selection is great and the margarita's can't be beat.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Absolutely love this place. Always great food,excellent service and amazing atmosphere.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Great outdoor venue with variety of great food choices and great margaritas

Tags: Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Great Beer, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Fun, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 22, 2017

I have eaten here numerous times and have never had a complaint, but this last time it wasn’t so great. I really love this place and it still remains a favorite but it took a significant amount of time- almost an hour to get our food. And I have been there when it’s busier, but it never took that long. A few of the dishes did not taste very good such as my usual chili rellenos tasted “eggy” and the red enchilada sauce seemed like cinnamon accidentally dumped in, as strange as that sounds! My moms order was wrong as well but we let it go. We were also sat in a high traffic area in which there really wasn’t room for passers by and someone even tripped and stomped on a pumpkin on the ground and smashed it!

Tags: People Watching, Special Occasion, Spicy, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

1 meal arrived after other 3 meals almost complete and waiters had to be chased down to express our concerns.

Spoke with manager and his resolution was to pay for 1 drink.

We brought family who were visiting from out of state and they were so disappointed.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 14, 2017

I heard this was a good Mexican restaurant but Mexican restaurants are everywhere. Wow! Was I a happy camper! I had the camerones poblano and loved every bite. My wife also loved her meal. Prices were reasonable, service was excellent and the evening was perfect. Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Had never been before to eat but have always wanted to try the food and made a reservation via Open Table to celebrate our 38th anniversary. We will certainly return to eat even if it's not a special occasion. Service was great and the seafood enchilada dish was delicious. We loved being able to sit outside and the Mission Inn location is the best.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

This restaurant is beautiful. The chips and salsa were great. While we really enjoyed our food, the service was rough. The waitress was kind but really lagged. Then when we finally got our food, one of our meals was wrong. The waitress did bend over backwards to make it right. Reality may be that she was just having a bad night. We liked the restaurant enough that we’ll definitely try it again.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

The quality of food and service was excellent, but the time it took for our food to arrive was over an hour. We had tickets to the Fox, as most others dining at Las Companas. Our waitress explained that the kitchen was overwhelmed with orders due to the crowd from all those who are eating before the show at the Fox. That is why I made reservations. I thought ahead and would have expected the restaurant to do the same. VERY disappointed that I had to firmly ask our waitress to expedite our food. Reservations were for 5:30pm and we did not get our food until 7:05, after I asked. We did not have time to have a Casey's cupcake, which my niece was most looking forward to. Our order, just the two of us, was nothing special or different. Enchiladas and open faced quesadilla, both with chicken. I have tickets for the Fox in December and reservations at La Trattoria, I have moved the time to 5:00 pm, in hopes that this is not a similar experience.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Everything but the service was great. Waited about 10 minutes before we were greeted. At last a server greeted us but spent a lot of time explaining why we didn't get service right away, mentioning it throughout the dinner. We didn't care, we just wanted to move forward. Server assistant was unfriendly, they didn't pay attention to detail. The restaurant is so beautiful and it just could have had better service. Would still go back in hopes service would be better next time.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Meh....Service was abysmal despite the fact it wasn't that busy. Food was just ok, nothing special and salsa tastes like pureed canned tomatoes. Also, the area around the restaurant/hotel is a little seedy.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Food and service were great. We were sitting in the shade and as soon as the sun shifted out waiter immediately brought an umbrella over to keep our table shaded. Great customer service!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Overall was very romantic date and excellent food. Service lacked on the drink area where it took long to get another drink.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Authentic
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·Dined on September 28, 2017

Las Campanas is a good intro to the Mission Inn ambience. Especially when you have family & friends visiting Riverside for the first time :)

Tags: Tasting Menu, Scenic View, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Very nice outdoor area. Slow service. Food was pretty good but sounds like no special orders due to things being

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Perfect place for our anniversary, food was great and the ambiance was beautiful.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Great waiter! Excellent Chips and salsa.. Mojitos Were very good. Our table ordered the fish taco plate and the carnitas dinner. We were all pleased. Topped it off with flan which was fabuloso!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Celebrating a belated anniversary, we were excited to return to Las Campañas at the Mission Inn. All outside seating, the ambiance is one of the best this world traveler have ever sampled. Stunning, historic, majestic, the beautiful Mission Inn envelopes Las Campañas.
Sadly, the food did not mix well with the incredible architecture. The table-side prepared guacamole was the sole hit of the meal. My carne asada enchiladas was bland with the top of the "roll" hard, the bottom soggy. Smothered in tasteless cheese, the verde sauce missed my tastebuds completely and the beef was mostly salty.
My wife dined on their specialty shrimp quesadilla. Though tasty, it was difficult to eat as the arugula which covered forced the diner to graze on the greens before getting to the shrimp, cheese, sauce, and tortilla.
It is sad. We first dined here in 2005 and it began our regular date spot. A complex creative menu, many seafood selections, plenty of palette pleasing plates. Gone now, reduced to a single page of picks not much different, or even as rewarding, as many local "chains" or some far superior "mom & pop" shoppes.
Will we come back? Absolutely, but for drinks and appetizers until someone adds variety and flavor back to the entrée selections.

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·Dined on September 17, 2017

It was our first time with the family.it was a perfect evening my family enjoyed everything.Very nice atmosphere . Food was great!!

Tags: Cozy, Late-night Find
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

The wait staff was awesome!
The hostesses were quite rude.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 8, 2017

We always enjoy the ambience of this restaurant and the delicious food

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual
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·Dined on September 7, 2017

All in all good but the food was not as good as I remembered and cocktails were pricey

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Seasonal
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·Dined on September 6, 2017

I came here on a weeknight. It was nice and not too busy. The wait staff was attentive. We had the tableside guacamole. I had the cheese enchiladas and my husband had the chicken enchiladas. Both were very delicious. The portions are a good size. I also had a blended mango margarita. It was very refreshing.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 5, 2017

On a quiet weekday night, luckily not warm weather, service was good. From experience of many meals here, you need to choose the food carefully and according to your taste. I find the Cadillac Margaritas good, then the freshly made guacamole is usually reliable, though that night there were too many big chunks of avocado and not a lot of quantity. The beef fajitas were well seasoned/marinated (not too spicy), served fresh, and really enough for 2 to share (though we had separate entrees). I like spicy, and so ordered the habanero sauce on the side ($2 extra). The quesadilla abierto was also a good choice, plentiful with lots of salad (could have used more cheese). The atmosphere is really pretty at night, dining al fresco; but the food can be hit and miss. I'd recommend revamping the menu, more innovation and variety.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Excellent meal and ambiance. Highly recommend the open-faced quesadilla, which had a delicious topping of arugula. Few vegan options; however, they were very accommodating of dietary needs. Service by Fernando was outstanding.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 4, 2017

When I arrived for a few minutes early for my 9:30pm reservation I was told they close at 9pm.

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·Dined on September 1, 2017

Selected this restaurant for a small gathering for my 24th birthday and I had a lovely night, as did my family and friends! Food and drinks were great!!

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Even after making reservations, we had to wait 15 minutes to be seated. Last week, we had no reservation and had to wait 10 mins. What's the point in making reservations? The maitre d could tell we were annoyed and sat us down but the table was still wet. So, the evening did not start off well. However, the waiters provided excellent service.

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·Dined on August 28, 2017

Very romantic atmosphere! !
You can hit the spa and stay at the hotel, pretty affordable prices if u want to impress your honey!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Tea, Romantic, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 27, 2017

I saw a previous post and they must have been there at the same time as us. This place is normally great, but last Saturday was disappointing. Always slow service, but food would be great. Not this time, carnitas tasted like they had mole sauce. Nobody, but nobody puts mole' sauce on carnitas. I ordered the chicken mole' and the chicken was overcooked. The chicken meat should fall off the bone with mole'. This chicken was crunchy as if they BBQ it first. We will continue to come because we love the mission Inn, but it guys...get it together!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Its always a hit or miss at The Mission Inn, service started out great then we lost our food server and had to request twice for someone to find him. They were very quiet probably due to the fight or the heat so surprised service was a challenge. Food is decent, margaritas good and ambiance is always great even when the lights went out!

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Fun, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Never disappointing! You can't possibly order a bad dish here. And the patio is quite pretty and very relaxing!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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