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

4.2
84 Reviews
$31 to $50
Spanish
Enjoy dining of classic Spanish cuisine with a modern twist, inspired by locally sourced produce. Savor wood-fired meats and vegetables, Spanish influenced wine from our local winery or distinctive cocktails at our lobby bar and restaurant in San Juan Capistrano.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 84 people are saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.0
food
4.1
service
4.7
ambience
3.9
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DaleE
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was very good, however service was slow. The outdoor seating was spacious and the decor is wonderful.

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CarolN
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Beautiful bar and plenty of cool different areas to sit and have a conversation, unfortunately we had to be outside, patio was very nice with heaters. The food was average, nothing special or different. The drinks were way over priced.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Argentina
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous experience
Briana was our server , super nice and professional
Food and drinks Aplus!
Beautiful atmosphere
Definitely will be back😀

SJ
SharonJ
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our party of five thought the cuisine, presentation and service were excellent and delivered in beautiful surroundings. The only drawback was the sound level. While the music selection was good, combined with the fountain and other diner's echoing conversations, it was too loud to carry on a normal conversation at our table.

We will be back!

JB
vipJBOC
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We ordered several tapas including the croquetas de jamon, patatas bravas, beef sliders, pan con tomate and jamon serrano. We were very hungry but all the tapas were enough to fill us up without needing to order entrees (portions were enough for two people to share).
All were good but the standout was the sliders. The beef was juicy and the chorizo jam gave it a unique and tasty flavor.
For dessert we had the churro cake and the cheese tart. Neither were exciting, although they weren't bad either. As someone who normally could eat everything on the dessert menu, I could skip ordering it here next time.
Service was excellent and overall we'll be coming back again.
Downside is parking. It is valet only, which I didn't appreciate because of covid.

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GlassCrawford
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Ysidora was great except it took the hostess more than 20 minutes for us to be seated. The restaurant was not full capacity at all and it was for outdoor dinning. That was a disappointment.

The food and cocktails at Ysidora is really fabulous. It is quite pricey considering the amount of food you are served. We dinned here before for brunch and we seem to to like the menu and the atmosphere during Sunday brunch.

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KeithG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time celebrating my wife's birthday celebration. The food was excellent, the live music was good and the ambieance was superb. All the drinks and food were excellent. My only recommendation is to try to make the Paella by using Fideua,short toasted noodles called fideus, Catalan Style. We had a great time.
Thank you,
Keith

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great beautiful atmosphere. Live music and excellent service. Food we love the appetizer (guacamole and ceviche). The steak was a bit dry for us. Overall love the ambiance ...definitely will go back soon. Thank you

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chloej
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Nice area unfortunately food not so good. Over priced small portions

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Service very slow but gracious.
Had to ask 3x for Splenda for my cappuccino
My flatbread( 1st on the menu...garden ...? Was yesterday’s food. Mache & greens were spoiled& soggy. Tho artichoke was listed in the ingredients there could not have been 1/4 of scanned heart spread on it in separate pieces. You ‘ll have to do something about the “peas” We had to ask what the cilantro pesto was. Flavorless& Soaked completely into yesterday’s reheated flatbread. My advice: Take this off your menu.

We chose the cheesecake for the birthday dessert. How old was the cheesecake? It had shrunk 1/4” away from the hardened crust.

If things are this slow, you need 2-3 fabulous things on each part of the menu & skip the “ yesterday’s food”

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ValerieB
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Beautiful ambiance, food was ok I excepted more from this restaurant. Menu variety was not much.
I will go back only for a drink next time restaurant needs upgrade their menu!

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msumaryann
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The bar area is absolutely full of atmosphere and great selections. Enjoyed my Old Fashioned. Because of temps we then moved to a table at the inside dining room of restaurant. Ambiance in the dining room is nill....very stark, cafeteria feel. Maybe the outdoor dining is better as we saw how beautiful the hotel’s courtyards were with plush seating and fire pits. The service was good but food just so-so. The Red Mojo ceviche was drenched in an orange colored mayo. Fish smelled fishy and without the acid of a normal ceviche all brightness of fresh flavors was missing. The Garden flatbread was limp and cold, flavors bland. Only highlight was Grilled Peach and Tomato Salad.

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vipLaura22
Palm Springs
26 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Delish beautiful room

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vipGeriS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Not Ready! We enter on the side street and push the button on the parking gate no one answered the phone. Had to park on the side street and walk all the way around the hotel. They sat us at a table that wobbled all night. Service was slow. Food was just Ok. Talked to the manager and she didn’t do anything to assure a great experience. Very noisy inside. We won’t go back until they raise their courtesy and become more customer friendly.

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vipTimfin2
Orange County
49 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very eclectic food. Not for those who are non-adventurous!

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JimV
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambiance, food was excellent and service was very good. Highly recommended and definitely will be back soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First impressions are everything and this place has it all. Every detail has a purpose, great ambiance. Love that they have a live musician during brunch.

Staff and drinks are always incredible. I asked for an iced coffee with baileys, and that’s what I got. Yum! The ceviche and guacamole are a must try. As a pescatarian there aren’t a lot of options. But you learn to take the meat off of things. Tried the avocado toast, good, not great, needs a bit of flavor it was a bit bland. Also tried the egg Benedict, again, I was hoping for a bit more flavor. Should have asked for Tabasco but didn’t. The potatoes it comes with are perfect.

Overall a great place, hoping they expand their menu and add a few vegetarian/pescatarian options.

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tenleyy
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went to Sunday brunch, service was perfect, ambience was lovely. Food was good but would’ve liked to have seen some lighter and simpler alternatives. All in all it was a great experience and we’ll be going back.

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vipKathyC
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Wonderful new spot. Would definitely go again. Other then forgetting to get us clean plates and a long wait for our check everything was very good!

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Gecko
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Second experience eating dinner in the courtyard and staying at the hotel. Food was delicious, service was somewhat slow (2 hours) due to full capacity. Drinks took 20-30 minutes. We took our table 20 minutes early, as it was one of two tables remaining as walk ins were given table preferences. Our Server was excellent but extremely busy at full capacity in the courtyard.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the outdoor dining, delicious food, excellent service and live music! Outstanding!

JC
JosCan
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience4

The menu is tooo limited for lunch. It’s great for tapas snd a beverage but not good for a meal. Food was mediocre. Price was reasonable. Service was excellent. Been twice. Won’t go back until the menu is expanded.

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vipFrankR
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kylie went out of his way to make our lunch comfortable, enjoyable and delicious. Thank you!

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vipOC2014
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Restaurant, Food delicious, service excellent!!! :D)

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vipJane
Orange County
25 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined outside in the patio because of Covid concerns, tho we could see inside dining was attractive and distanced appropriately. This is the new neighborhood gem with its many and varied small dishes to share.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing... we have been there 3 times now and every tine was great!!! Love the outdoor seating!

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DaveT
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food, Amanda at the bar makes great cocktails, and they have frozen Rose and frozen Poloma's! Try the pork rinds and the shrimp was really good. Cooked perfectly!

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ErinP
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Beautiful outdoor seating experience. Music was terrific. Food was pricey but delicious. Service was a little bit slow, but it was nice to not be rushed. I will definitely be going back.

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MoDHaggar
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I took my husband to Ysidora for his birthday after a friend recommended it to us. We sat on the outdoor patio with the tables nicely spaced apart. There was live music on the patio, and the musician was great! The tapas we ordered were delicious (wood fired street corn, grilled peaches/tomato salad, marinated olives). The bartender made perfect Cadillac margaritas! Our server was very attentive and did a super job. The only thing missing from the evening was a solid entree. I ordered the prawns which were squishy and had no flavor. My husband ordered the paella which had almost no seafood in it. Based on other reviews, I hope the restaurant can work on their entrees because we would love to come back again for dinner. We will definitely be back for tapas, drinks, and music on the patio!

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Stacy
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautifully designed Spanish style hotel and restaurant. Fits into the history of San Juan Capistrano and is accross the street from the historic mission. Great area to walk around and enjoy the city.

The menu has a heavy Spanish influence with creative and interesting dishes. It's a great idea to order various items and share. Everything is very good, just depends on your own dish preferences. Highly recommend this resturant.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience5

No one else dining in the restaurant and yet we were not checked on at all. Waiters and managers were hiding in the kitchen. Tapas were good. Paella was strange with tiny muscles and clams. Prawns dish favs beans were not cooked and the garlic butter sauce was left off.

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TamaraB
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service and beautiful atmosphere.

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ChristyW
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience5

My husband and I went to this restaurant last week and had a wonderful experience. I loved it so much that I suggested that we celebrate my girlfriends birthday with you. Our waiter was rude, it took 15 minutes for him to approach our table and ask us for our drink order, left, came back 15 minutes later to tell us he forgot what we ordered and needed to write it down and would be back once again, and 15 minutes later he came back with our drinks. We were hoping to have dinner with you but because our waiter seemed so annoyed we were even there we left and went to Trevor on the Tracks where we had an amazing time. Very disappointed. This was my girlfriends first impression of your restaurant, while celebrating a special birthday, and it was a horrible one. 10/20/20 - 5:30pm.

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vipocdiner
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

This is our third time dining there. Only the second time was excellent in terms of food and service. This time I want to specifically complain about the prawn dish with spinach and fava beans. The portion was too small for the $34 price tag and the ingredients really didn’t go with one another well. The Inn at the Mission where this restaurant belongs is gorgeous inside out and the grounds are beautiful too, but the outdoor dining area could benefit from some decor or lighting to improve its ambiance.

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JamesD
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Justin was an excellent server! Amanda was great, too!

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Jrsmawm
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall3food1service2ambience5

Beautiful property. Nice ambiance with acoustic singer. Food was cold, sent back, Luke warm second time. New restaurant, will give it another try.

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AsalA
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience4

The service here is extremely poor. Took 45 minutes to be seated ever though we had reservations. Took another 15 minutes to be served beverages and given a menu, and lastly the food was very mediocre and we will not be returning.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Food was average at best. Had to send one of the appetizers back.

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ChristyW
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Absolutely gorgeous!! So incredibly impressed with the hotel, bar and the restaurant. The service is 5 star!! Incredibly attentive from the door person, hostess, bartender, and server. My husband and I went for a date night on a Friday night and they had live music outside - the music and the ambiance was perfect!! I am a pescatarian and they did not offer many options so it would be nice to see more fish and vegetarian options but otherwise I loved everything, can't wait to go back and would highly recommend to anyone and everyone!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved every single thing we ordered! Service is great! Beautiful restaurant!

FAQs

Ysidora Restaurant and Lounge (@ the Inn at the Mission San Juan Capistrano) offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 503-5700.

Ysidora Restaurant and Lounge (@ the Inn at the Mission San Juan Capistrano) is rated 4.2 stars by 84 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.