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Ysidora Restaurant and Lounge (@ the Inn at the Mission San Juan Capistrano)

4.4
4.4
258 Reviews
$31 to $50
Spanish

Ysidora pays homage to the Mission's matriarch Ysidora Forster, and invites guests to relax, unwind and indulge in authentic Spanish flavors in a contemporary setting. Enjoy wood fired grilled seafood, hot and cold tapas, local meats and seasonal, locally sourced produce. San Juan Capistrano's moderate climate mimics that of Spain's, making for a perfect match of culinary offerings. The bar offers Spanish wines and Spanish influenced cocktails that honor Spain's olives and legendary gin and tonics.

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Booked 15 times today
Experiences are available.
  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Californian, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch
    Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm
    Bar
    Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 1:00 pm–11:00 pm
    Happy Hour
    Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
    Dinner
    Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (949) 503-5720

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Aaron Obregon

  • Catering

    Special events are welcome in our charming Landmark Courtyard and the Olive Grove. Please inquire with our host for details to celebrate friends and family. We offer set menus to take the stress out of planning your event; or customize your offerings from Ysidora's Spanish cuisine.

  • Private party facilities

    Special events are welcome in our charming Landmark Courtyard and the Olive Grove. Please inquire with our host for details to celebrate friends and family.

  • Neighborhood

    San Juan Capistrano

  • Cross street

    El Camino Real & Del Obispo St.

  • Parking details

    Self Parking is Complimentary when Dining, Valet is $12 every two hours no validation

  • Public transit

    Amtrak/Metrolink San Juan Capistrano Station

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • OC Restaurant Week

    Mar 6 - Mar 12, 2022
    We are delighted to present our three-course menu; $50++ per person. Pricing does not include 20% service charge &7.75% tax. 1st Course – choice of: Tomato Gazpacho Carpaccio de Res - wagyu eye of ribeye, saffron aioli, capers, cured egg yolk, manchego cheese crostini, truffle potato hash, reverence oil Tostada de Camaron - citrus marinated shrimp, cucumber, tomatillo, avocado, caper aioli, morita salsa Main Course – choice of: Wood Oven Roasted Fish - artichokes, pee wee potato, cannellini hummus, tapenade Roasted Adobo Cauliflower - spinach, green peas, quinoa, artichoke, olives, red mojo Roasted Half Chicken - spanish saffron rice, roasted carrots, herb lime Dessert: Apple Cinnamon Churros
  • Valentine Dinner, 6-9PM February 12th-14th

    Feb 12 - Feb 14, 2022
    Come join us for a Valentine Day celebration including live entertainment (Saturday & Monday only). $90++ per adult pricing does not include applicable 20% service charge and 7.75% tax; $50 deposit due at time of reservation; 72 hour cancellation; limited seating

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

Popular dishes

Menu

Tapas

  • Pan con Tomate$8.00

    Marble Rye Bread, "Reverence" Olive Oil, Crushed Tomato Rub

    • Wood Oven Cheese Focaccia Bread$7.00

      Herb Mascarpone, "Reverence" olive Oil

      • Smoked Tomato & Pepper Gazpacho$9.00

        Sea Salt, Aged Balsamic Vinegar

        • Chicharrones & Trio Salsa$8.00

          Fried Pork Skin, Chile Lime Spice

          • Ysidora Guacamole$13.00

            Queso Fresco, Pepitas, Tomatillo Chimichurri

            • Red Mojo Ceviche$14.00

              Daily Local Fish Selection, Tomato, Cucumber, Onion, Avocado

              • "Reverence" Olive Oil Marinated Olives$6.00

                Salsa Verde, Preserved Orange Wedges

                • Jamon Serrano$14.00

                  Imported Dry Cured Ham, Grilled Marble Rye Bread

                  • Tabla de Quesos Españoles$10.00

                    Chef Assortment of Spanish Cheeses

                    • Wood Fired Grilled Peach & Tomato Salad$12.00

                      Meyer Lemon, Cashew Ricotta, Carrot Top Pesto, Pine Nuts, Watercress

                      • Croquetas de Jamon$9.00

                        Serrano Ham, Garlic Aioli

                        • Wood Fired Street Corn$9.00

                          Queso Fresco, Pickled Onion, Chile Lime

                          • Montadito de Res$14.00

                            Beef Slider, Manchego Cheese, Spanish Chorizo Jam, Arugula, Brioche Bun

                            • Patatas Bravas$9.00

                              Aioli, Red Mojo

                              Draft Beer & Seltzer

                              • Stone Buenaveza Salt & Lime Lager$8.00

                                • Stone Delicious IPA$9.00

                                  Gluten Friendly

                                  • Avery White Rascal Belgian White Ale$9.00

                                    • Laguna Beach Beer Thousand Steps IPA$10.00

                                      • Laguna Beach Beer Second Reef Blonde$9.00

                                        • Docent Double Nickels Pale Ale$10.00

                                          • Harland Hazy IPA$10.00

                                            • Abnormal Mocha Stout$10.00

                                              • Cali Creamin$10.00

                                                • Brewery X Huckleberry Seltzer$8.00

                                                  • Refuge Brewery Blood Orange Wit$10.00

                                                    • Pizza Port CA Honey$9.00

                                                      • Brewery X Lager$8.00

                                                        • Mikkeller SD CA Dream Pilsner$10.00

                                                          • Docent Luna Wit$10.00

                                                            • Gunwhale Hayshaker Saison$10.00

                                                              • Beer Flight of Four Selections$12.00

                                                                Non Alcoholic Beer (Cans)

                                                                • Athletic Brewing Upside Dawn Golden Ale$6.00

                                                                  • Athletic Brewing Run Wild IPA$6.00

                                                                    Champagne

                                                                    • Anna Cava Blanc de Blanc$14.00

                                                                      • Vueve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut NV$95.00

                                                                        • Zonin Prosecco$14.00

                                                                          White Wine

                                                                          • Heredad Vionta Albarino$12.00

                                                                            • Casa Madero Chardonnay$17.00

                                                                              • Moreau Chablis$19.00

                                                                                • Santo Brujos Chardonnay$13.00

                                                                                  • La Crema Chardonnay$14.00

                                                                                    • Crowded House Sauvignon Blanc$12.00

                                                                                      • Cakebread Sauvignon Blanc$19.00

                                                                                        • Cakebread Chardonnay$22.00

                                                                                          Rose Wine

                                                                                          • Berne Provence$13.00

                                                                                            Red Wine

                                                                                            • Daou Bodyguard Red Blend$22.00

                                                                                              • Torres Celeste Crianza$13.00

                                                                                                • Prisoner Red Blend$20.00

                                                                                                  • Casa Madero 3V Blend$18.00

                                                                                                    • La Crema Pinot Noir$14.00

                                                                                                      • Trapiche Broquel Malbec$14.00

                                                                                                        • Torres 5G Garnacha$13.00

                                                                                                          • Austin Hope Cabernet Sauvignon$16.00

                                                                                                            • Justin Cabernet Sauvignon$17.00

                                                                                                              • Stags Leap Cabernet Sauvignon$28.00

                                                                                                                Cocktails

                                                                                                                • Lavender Froze$13.00

                                                                                                                  Frontera Twilight Chile Rose, Wheatly Vodka, Lavender, Dehydrated Lemon Wheel

                                                                                                                  • Frozen Paloma$13.00

                                                                                                                    Herradura Silver Tequila, Grapefruit, Tajin Rim

                                                                                                                    • "Jefe" Margarita$14.00

                                                                                                                      Herradura Silver Tequila, Fresh Lime, Muddle Jalapeno, Cointreau

                                                                                                                      • Scorched Earth$13.00

                                                                                                                        Maison Rouge Cognac, Brokers Gin, Green Chartreuse, Lime, Maraschino Liqueur

                                                                                                                        • Holy Smoke$17.00

                                                                                                                          Monkey 47 Gin, Grapefruit Bitters, Juniper Berry Smoke

                                                                                                                          • Quite Frankly Martini$14.00

                                                                                                                            Frankly apple, ginger, Tumeric infused Vodka, Yellow Chartreuse, Simple, Lemon, Eggwhite

                                                                                                                            • Mediterranean Old Fashioned$14.00

                                                                                                                              Buffalo Trace, Mediterranean Demera Syrup, Angostura Bitters

                                                                                                                              • Huckleberry Gin$14.00

                                                                                                                                St. George Gin, Cranberry Rosemary Clove Syrup, Lime Juice, Huckleberry Seltzer

                                                                                                                                • Carde-Jillo$14.00

                                                                                                                                  Licor 43, La Colombe Coffee, Averna, Cardemom Bitters, Orange Cardemom Cream

                                                                                                                                  • Medellin Peach$15.00

                                                                                                                                    Ketel One Vodka, Peche De Vigne, Lemon, Medi-peach Cordial

                                                                                                                                    Last updated: August 6, 2021

                                                                                                                                    What 258 people are saying

                                                                                                                                    Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                                                                                    4.4 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                                                    • 4.3Food
                                                                                                                                    • 4.3Service
                                                                                                                                    • 4.6Ambience
                                                                                                                                    • 4Value

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                                                                                                                                    1. ET

                                                                                                                                      EllenT

                                                                                                                                      Seattle

                                                                                                                                      9 reviews

                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                      9 reviews

                                                                                                                                      Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                      Delicious meals all around!

                                                                                                                                    2. KF

                                                                                                                                      KatherineF

                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                      Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                      I went to ysidora for my anniversary and I loved it

                                                                                                                                    3. OT

                                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                      Las Vegas

                                                                                                                                      7 reviews

                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                      7 reviews

                                                                                                                                      Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                      Wonderful place! Delicious food! Sweet corn cakes with bacon syrup and spiced whipped cream! Carne Asada Juevos! Great ambience and excellent service.

                                                                                                                                    4. LC

                                                                                                                                      LindaC

                                                                                                                                      Orange County

                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                      Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                                                      overall3food2service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                      Tomahawk dinner special was a complete rip off at $140. Served on parchment paper that kept being stuck to the food, unevenly cooked and way too fatty. The remaining courses ok, but not great. We sat on the patio with dinner reservations and the manager initially did not want to seat us claiming that it wasn’t open yet. Very few guests. Beautiful property but mediocre restaurant

                                                                                                                                    5. OT

                                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                      Orange County

                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                      Dined on January 16, 2022

                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                      The food and service were amazing! We had a great time! Can’t wait to go back!

                                                                                                                                    6. O

                                                                                                                                      Oneinacrowd

                                                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                                                      40 reviews

                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                      40 reviews

                                                                                                                                      Dined on January 16, 2022

                                                                                                                                      overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                      Fabulous spot! Terrific vibe at the bar along with personable, attentive bartenders. Wonderful ambience and good variety on the menu. Everything we had - charcuterie, croquetas, sliders, ribeye and the apple cinnamon churros(!) - was delicious, and our servers were great. Really cannot wait to go back.

                                                                                                                                    7. p

                                                                                                                                      precious

                                                                                                                                      Orange County

                                                                                                                                      27 reviews

                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                      27 reviews

                                                                                                                                      Dined on January 16, 2022

                                                                                                                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                      This is my third time at this restaurant. The food is usually very good. My dish last night which was the cauliflower dish and it was great. My friend ordered the beet salad and oh my gosh it was so disappointing. It was a big plate of lettuce and maybe three beats underneath, very sad. Guacamole was very good. I do recommend this restaurant but don’t order their salads

                                                                                                                                    8. SB

                                                                                                                                      SallyB

                                                                                                                                      Baja California Sur

                                                                                                                                      19 reviews

                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                      2.0

                                                                                                                                      19 reviews

                                                                                                                                      Dined on January 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                      overall2food4service1ambience5

                                                                                                                                      The food was pretty good but the service was abysmal. The bartenders in the bar were great but the dinner servers were so bad. Slow and inexperienced and didn’t know the menu at all. Won’t be back.

                                                                                                                                    9. MS

                                                                                                                                      MichaelS

                                                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                                                      16 reviews

                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                      16 reviews

                                                                                                                                      Dined on January 5, 2022

                                                                                                                                      overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                      The food and service was outstanding. The reason that we're not giving them 5 stars is that the menu is fairly limited due to COVID effects on the kitchen staff. The menu on their website is not the menu they are able to offer. That said, the dishes we did have were delicious and well prepared and presented. The staff could not have been nicer. I actually can't wait to go back when they the are up to full speed and have the full menu available.

                                                                                                                                    10. OT

                                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                      16 reviews

                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                      16 reviews

                                                                                                                                      Dined on January 1, 2022

                                                                                                                                      overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                      NYE event was wonderful and in compliance with Covid guidelines. We felt safe. Tables were set far apart and doors and windows were open. The live band was amazing. And pre-set dinner was great . Loved the soup and appetizers. The main course was ok. I gave it a 4. Friendly and outstanding service for New Year’s celebration! It was pricey but worth it especially because of live band, great service and ambiance, and Covid guidelines compliant atmosphere. Truly enjoyed the evening. Well done!

                                                                                                                                    11. JN

                                                                                                                                      JeffN

                                                                                                                                      Orange County

                                                                                                                                      10 reviews

                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                                                      10 reviews

                                                                                                                                      Dined on January 1, 2022

                                                                                                                                      overall3food3service2ambience4

                                                                                                                                      Can here for the NYE dinner. Initially the service was great but as the dinner went on it was hard to get our waiter. The food was just ok. There was a amuse bouche that was forgettable. The salad with chicharrone was good. The main dish which was a play on surf and turf was ok. The pot roast was fine but the scallop was not cooked well. The dessert which was a red velvet cake was very dry. In the end the most disappointing thing was that night was not really what was advertised the website said we would be cheering every hour with Cava which only happened when we actually rang in the new year. There was no wait staff to get another glass. Also when we returned to the table after the ringing in the New year there wasn’t a wait staff to be found. The dinner was way overpriced. For 3 people it came out to $700 and the service was not anywhere that deserved this

                                                                                                                                    12. p

                                                                                                                                      precious

                                                                                                                                      Orange County

                                                                                                                                      27 reviews

                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                      27 reviews

                                                                                                                                      Dined on December 28, 2021

                                                                                                                                      overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                      This was my second time to this restaurant, when you look up the restaurant it does not tell you that it’s a small menu Monday through Thursday so we were disappointed with the food as it was mostly tapas. There was a large party next to us so the waitress was very busy so our service was a little slow. Our first experience was five stars, our second experience was less. I would go back on the days that they have the full menu.

                                                                                                                                    13. MV

                                                                                                                                      MichaelV

                                                                                                                                      San Francisco

                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                      Dined on December 26, 2021

                                                                                                                                      overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                      Came for Christmas dinner and it was just ordinary. Two suggestions: have a more inclusive menu. There was one soup offering and is was gazpacho. Would suggest a chicken tortilla and/or albondigas as well. Also, any specials? Second, I would have more of a “Christmas-like” feel. Suggestion: Have Santa visit the table; have a centerpiece such as holly and/or poinsettias; put out an inexpensive present/white elephant gift of sorts that can be given out. Service was great though. Justin did a great job taking care of us. Overall a good experience but I think a restaurant like this can definitely elevate more to the occasion.

                                                                                                                                    14. OT

                                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                      Dined on December 26, 2021

                                                                                                                                      overall4food2service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                      For me , the more simple the better. The way the pork was described to us was roasted for 2-3 hours. Nothing was mention about it being stuffed snd rolled. My steak was good. Chicken was good. Another thing was I couldn’t identify what I was eating. The manchego potatoes were kind of a mystery. Bottom line is I felt the chef was trying too hard

                                                                                                                                    15. LF

                                                                                                                                      LocalFamily

                                                                                                                                      Orange County

                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                      Dined on December 24, 2021

                                                                                                                                      overall3food2service1ambience3

                                                                                                                                      Food is limited and inconsistently cooked/spiced over 3 visits. Music was too loud inside for dining. prices are set too high for what they deliver in food ($12 for guacamole with only a few chips, then $2 extra for the chips that should have come with it...can be saved, needs some help though - and quickly, as word is spreading.

                                                                                                                                    16. PR

                                                                                                                                      PeterR

                                                                                                                                      Chicago

                                                                                                                                      8 reviews

                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                                                      8 reviews

                                                                                                                                      Dined on December 20, 2021

                                                                                                                                      overall3food5service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                      Obviously difficult times for staffing. Servers were very good but stret

                                                                                                                                    17. D

                                                                                                                                      Debra

                                                                                                                                      Orange County

                                                                                                                                      27 reviews

                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                      27 reviews

                                                                                                                                      Dined on December 20, 2021

                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                      Tapas menu was so delicious and surprisingly very filling. The churros were absolutely the best!

                                                                                                                                    18. WQ

                                                                                                                                      WilliamQ

                                                                                                                                      Orange County

                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                      Dined on December 19, 2021

                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                      I highly recommend this restaurant for ambiance, great service, exquisite food, and plan on returning for brunch in 2022. I had read the reviews and didnt sound good but it is beyond anyones imagination of culinary delight, feels like you are in Madrid

                                                                                                                                    19. D

                                                                                                                                      Debra

                                                                                                                                      Orange County

                                                                                                                                      27 reviews

                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                      27 reviews

                                                                                                                                      Dined on December 17, 2021

                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                      The tapas menu was great ~ most especially the delicious guacamole! I think it’s the best guacamole I’ve ever eaten!

                                                                                                                                    20. OT

                                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                      Dined on December 15, 2021

                                                                                                                                      overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                      We got there right on time. The tables are not set up at this restaurant. Maybe they were low on staff I understand that our table was dirty so we could not sit down. The food was OK there was no ambience no music. We enjoyed our food we enjoyed our conversation in the company of ourselves. However, we all agreed that we would not come back. We were hoping for a very festive holiday feel and we didn’t get any of that.. We did notice in the lounge that there is a beautiful fireplace and it was completely full of people that’s where they were all enjoying themselves. low lighting , couches , fireplace, candles… it look like you were at home in the lounge. The dining area looks like an afterthought or more of well… let’s go ahead and put in a dining room because I think we need it. A lot of empty wasted space. They can do better much better…. Call me… i’ll come and help you work it out💕

                                                                                                                                    21. M

                                                                                                                                      Maurice

                                                                                                                                      Orange County

                                                                                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                      1.0

                                                                                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                                                                                      Dined on December 12, 2021

                                                                                                                                      overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                                                                      It was the worst experience ever. We were seated outside which was extremely cold and having to share one heating lamp with another table. This diminished the intimacy and private conversation. Then to top it off, we sat there for 15 minutes without anyone offering as much as a drink of water. Of course we got up and left. And to add insult to injury the valet said it cost $12 for the car they have parked only for a few minutes. So I said, bro I didn’t even eat and was only here for a few minutes. He comped it. Overall it was a terrible experience. I wouldn’t recommend this place.

                                                                                                                                    22. BL

                                                                                                                                      BertL

                                                                                                                                      San Francisco

                                                                                                                                      11 reviews

                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                      11 reviews

                                                                                                                                      Dined on December 11, 2021

                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                      Although the receptionist was largely clueless, the food and waitstaff made up for it.

                                                                                                                                    23. OT

                                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                      Orange County

                                                                                                                                      7 reviews

                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                      7 reviews

                                                                                                                                      Dined on December 10, 2021

                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                      Went to celebrate a Birthday ! Great food and music. Sat inside it was a Little noisy with other parties. Food was fabulous.

                                                                                                                                    24. ML

                                                                                                                                      MikeL

                                                                                                                                      Orange County

                                                                                                                                      16 reviews

                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                      16 reviews

                                                                                                                                      Dined on December 8, 2021

                                                                                                                                      overall4food3service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                      Beautiful venue, although the dining room ambience was a bit cold and lacking. We were not told when we made the dinner reservation that it was only going to be a “modified/partial menu” I was taking friends for a special dinner and was disappointed to find hardly a menu at all. The servers worked hard and were friendly but were not trained on wine or the food. Management?

                                                                                                                                    25. CD

                                                                                                                                      CandaceD

                                                                                                                                      Orange County

                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                      Dined on November 21, 2021

                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                      This is a beautiful restaurant. The food was amazing and the ambiance.

                                                                                                                                    26. P

                                                                                                                                      Peter

                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                      Dined on November 21, 2021

                                                                                                                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                      I enjoyed my experience overall. The food was very good, the service was good, the setting in the inn was nice. I felt it was very noisy, however. The singer had a good voice, but I don't really need music with my meal, and it's hard to tell where the bar ends and the restaurant begins. Wasn't crazy about having to sit outside either. Overall would have preferred a quieter and more intimate indoor setting, but other than that no complaints about the food or service.

                                                                                                                                    27. JC

                                                                                                                                      JimC

                                                                                                                                      Orange County

                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                      Dined on November 20, 2021

                                                                                                                                      overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                      They need more items on the menu. What they have is good but too limited. There is a good opportunity to present some great and unusual Spanish food.

                                                                                                                                    28. OT

                                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                      Orange County

                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                      Dined on November 15, 2021

                                                                                                                                      overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                      Overall a very pleasant experience. Just a little disappointed that they ran out of a couple items on the menu.

                                                                                                                                    29. PR

                                                                                                                                      PeterR

                                                                                                                                      Chicago

                                                                                                                                      9 reviews

                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                      9 reviews

                                                                                                                                      Dined on November 14, 2021

                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                      Great experience as always!

                                                                                                                                    30. JJ

                                                                                                                                      JaniceJ

                                                                                                                                      Orange County

                                                                                                                                      8 reviews

                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                      8 reviews

                                                                                                                                      Dined on November 7, 2021

                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                      Definitely will be back!

                                                                                                                                    31. OT

                                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                      San Francisco

                                                                                                                                      10 reviews

                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                      2.0

                                                                                                                                      10 reviews

                                                                                                                                      Dined on October 23, 2021

                                                                                                                                      overall2food2service2ambience4

                                                                                                                                      The hotel and restaurant are beautiful. Unfortunately the food and service was terrible. I ordered the “local” grilled fish… I received farmed salmon! That is not a “local” fish unless you caught it at Costco. It was overcooked .The black lentils had numerous uncooked lentils I’m lucky I didn’t break a tooth. My husband order the beef sliders… over cooked beef and stale rolls. Now on to service. After taking our order & asking us we if we wanted another drink she just dropped food , drinks, bill and never said a word to us and Threw the food, drinks & bill on the table each time without looking at us as she was passing by like she was in a big hurry It was rude. No the place was not crowded…It’s a shame because the place as I first mentioned “ looked” great

                                                                                                                                    32. l

                                                                                                                                      lovedit

                                                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                                                      21 reviews

                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                      21 reviews

                                                                                                                                      Dined on October 17, 2021

                                                                                                                                      overall4food3service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                      Great local spot but order carefully. You would think that with a name like Ysidora there would be super paella. However that was the one dish that disappointed. Rice with breaded, fried chicken on top doesn't cut it anywhere. On the other hand, the grilled octopus was fantastic. Not seeing any vegetables on the menu we asked if the chef could do something and were very pleasantly surprised with a nice order of grilled asparagus, carrots, and broccoli. Service was great and drinks outstanding.

                                                                                                                                    33. JS

                                                                                                                                      JohnS

                                                                                                                                      Northern MI

                                                                                                                                      21 reviews

                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                      21 reviews

                                                                                                                                      Dined on October 16, 2021

                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                      Enjoyed the live music and outdoor dining atmosphere

                                                                                                                                    34. CB

                                                                                                                                      ChristineB

                                                                                                                                      Orange County

                                                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                                                      Dined on October 9, 2021

                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service3ambience5

                                                                                                                                      We’ve been here a few times before and it was always good. We enjoy the outdoor seating. Tables are spaced well enough apart for Covid regulations as well. Great ambiance and love the live music. 2 new things occurred during this experience. *Hostess wouldn’t seat us 15 minutes early. The entire party of 4 was present. (There was plenty of seating available.) *Drink ordered took a long time, food was delivered before 3 cocktails could make it to the table.

                                                                                                                                    35. IN

                                                                                                                                      ItalianNonna

                                                                                                                                      Orange County

                                                                                                                                      19 reviews

                                                                                                                                      2.0

                                                                                                                                      19 reviews

                                                                                                                                      Dined on October 9, 2021

                                                                                                                                      overall2food2service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                      Anxious to see the Inn at the Mission, we booked a reservation at Ysidora's and were attracted by the courtyard seating. The hotel is gorgeous with a nice big bar, open and comfortable seating, and a beautiful, romantic courtyard. Service was good but the menu was not what we expected. Fried octopus was NOT calamari! We ordered items we recognized...salads, beef sliders, wood grilled salmon. Except for the salads (which were cold and crisp), everything was overcooked. The beef patties and salmon were dry with not much flavor. The bill came and we were shocked at the prices! Not good value for what we received. We were happy to see the new hotel but will likely never go back.

                                                                                                                                    36. OT

                                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                      Dined on October 3, 2021

                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                      Very relaxing environment, food was great, even had someone playing the guitar and he was good too. We had someone in our group who all of sudden started choking, he had a piece of his food stuck in his throat and staff was very helpful. All in all we had a wonderful time and would come back and definitely recommend to others.

                                                                                                                                    37. OT

                                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                      Orange County

                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                      Dined on October 3, 2021

                                                                                                                                      overall3food2service2ambience5

                                                                                                                                      Beautiful place! Great, but pricey cocktails ($16-$18), Beautiful inside bar! Great live music. Okay appetizers. Terrible entrees! (4 of us ordered, all yuck!). Terrible servers! Nice hostesses!

                                                                                                                                    38. K

                                                                                                                                      Kacy

                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                      Dined on October 3, 2021

                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                      Great evening on the outdoor patio with great music and food

                                                                                                                                    39. B

                                                                                                                                      Brothertime

                                                                                                                                      Orange County

                                                                                                                                      21 reviews

                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                      21 reviews

                                                                                                                                      Dined on September 26, 2021

                                                                                                                                      overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                      The menu choices were OK. I tried the Carne Asada which I found to be very good but there weren't many other choices I could have tried & I'm not that fussy.

                                                                                                                                    40. SD

                                                                                                                                      SalD

                                                                                                                                      Orange County

                                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                                      Dined on September 26, 2021

                                                                                                                                      overall3food2service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                      Very nice ambience, nice patio setting. The Carpaccio and the bread were very good but the Paella was a huge disappointment. Overcooked flavorless rice, no traces of saffron, bits of chorizo and pieces of breaded of fried chicken sitting on top of the rice, THAT'S IT. It is an insult that this dish is called Paella. Please called it something else. Although the description on the menu mentions only chorizo and chicken, from a dish called Paella I was expecting more. Also very limited choices of Entrees. If I ever decide to go back (and that's is a big IF), I will stick to the appetizers

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                                                                                                                                    Ysidora Restaurant and Lounge (@ the Inn at the Mission San Juan Capistrano) is rated 4.4 stars by 258 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                                                                                    Google Map for Ysidora Restaurant and Lounge (@ the Inn at the Mission San Juan Capistrano)

                                                                                                                                    31692 El Camino Real San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-2657

                                                                                                                                    • Cross street

                                                                                                                                      El Camino Real & Del Obispo St.

                                                                                                                                    • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                                      San Juan Capistrano

                                                                                                                                    • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                                      Brunch
                                                                                                                                      Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm
                                                                                                                                      Bar
                                                                                                                                      Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
                                                                                                                                      Fri, Sat 1:00 pm–11:00 pm
                                                                                                                                      Happy Hour
                                                                                                                                      Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
                                                                                                                                      Dinner
                                                                                                                                      Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

                                                                                                                                    • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                      Spanish, Californian, Mediterranean

                                                                                                                                    • Dining style

                                                                                                                                      Casual Elegant

                                                                                                                                    • Dress code

                                                                                                                                      Casual Dress

                                                                                                                                    • Parking details

                                                                                                                                      Self Parking is Complimentary when Dining, Valet is $12 every two hours no validation

                                                                                                                                    • Public transit

                                                                                                                                      Amtrak/Metrolink San Juan Capistrano Station

                                                                                                                                    • Payment options

                                                                                                                                      AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                                    • Executive chef

                                                                                                                                      Aaron Obregon

                                                                                                                                    • Additional

                                                                                                                                      Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                                                                                    • Phone number

                                                                                                                                      (949) 503-5720

                                                                                                                                    • Catering

                                                                                                                                      Special events are welcome in our charming Landmark Courtyard and the Olive Grove. Please inquire with our host for details to celebrate friends and family. We offer set menus to take the stress out of planning your event; or customize your offerings from Ysidora's Spanish cuisine.

                                                                                                                                    • Private party facilities

                                                                                                                                      Special events are welcome in our charming Landmark Courtyard and the Olive Grove. Please inquire with our host for details to celebrate friends and family.

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