Rancho Capistrano Winery

4.7
59 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Winner of 17 Best of San Juan Awards including best restaurant, best dinner, best lunch, best ambiance, best wine and many more. Rancho Capistrano Winery has become the must go destination for locals and visitors alike.

The winery offers over 30 different house made wines created from grapes from some of the worlds finest wine growing regions.
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1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We had Happy-hour and the wine was great! They have excellent food just need to add few more items with substance to soak up the wine like sliders - too many pizzas

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Rancho Capistrano Winery. The food and wine incredible, the service is fantastic, and the ambience is fun and romantic. Highly recommend!!

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SC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Noisy!!!!!

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J
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The chicken vegetable soup was delicious!
When I asked the hostess about a catered event, she handed me a piece of ripped paper with a name and phone number of their event coordinator to call. No business card? Hmmmm?
Next time leave some for interested parties!

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MB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

We ate on the patio before anyone else showed up. I had to ask to turn down the Country Western music. The table was under a heater so that was fine. The service could have been better given low occupancy while we were there, water refills, removing used dishes, ordering. My meal of the BLAT with tomato soup was good.

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CK
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service ! Look forward to a return visit soon !

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RF
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress Kyra was great!

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HB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

10/10 all around. We love being members here!!!! atmosphere and people who work there are great!

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booked lunch after our Amtrak train was to arrive at the nearby train station. The patio was lovely, and had a large fireplace with a roaring fire. So inviting on a crisp day.

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L
Los Angeles
45 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We've lived in the area a couple of years and always loved the vibe walking by so we had to try. Wine choices are excellent and the charcuterie board is one of the BEST around! Great place to unwind, drink wine by the huge fireplace and relax after a long week. Recommend fried Brussels Sprouts, Big Cheese plate Estate GSM & the Mexican coffee port!!

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J
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my husband here for a birthday lunch before heading to Dana Point for the night. The patio is beautiful and we really enjoyed the food and wine. Great service. Definitely will be making a trip to Rancho Capistrano Winery again.

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AC
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for a Saturday day morning brunch. The food was fantastic. We had the french toast bites as an appetizer and mimosa flights as starters. The patio had a perfect ambiance. We are planning to go back to try the dinner menu.

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DC
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable. The lamb meatballs were delicious. Definitely heading back soon.

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ML
Orange County
26 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went there for the 1st time with 4 friends this weekend. It was outstanding! We were there for Sunday Brunch and loved the experience. There was a great live band playing outside and the food was great. Our table had waffles, Eggs Benedict, soup and fries! I would go back in a heartbeat and look forward to my next trip there.

PS- it's right next to the San Juan Cap train station so it makes it ideal for meeting people from who might be traveling from San Diego or North Orange County

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JS
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food is consistently very good, attractively served. Good wait staff. Really nice atmosphere.

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S
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit to this restaurant with friends and was enjoyed by all! Lovely outdoor setting. I just wish they had a full bar.

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OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location, perfect outdoor ambiance, delicious food and friendly staff

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I found my new favorite Chardonnay!!! The Brussels sprouts app is to die for. I’ll definitely be coming back a lot!!

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B
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have always enjoyed the restaurant. Sometimes we bring our dogs and they enjoy all the attention too.

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CA
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very fun night. Live music on a Thursday. Outside patio is perfect during the summer

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T
Dallas
34 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

always consistent!!! Great environment and awesome wine!

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c
San Diego
25 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was very good but the wine was not and the wine was expensive!

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SB
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We went there at Noon for Mother’s Day and were sat outside at a table for 2. It was partly cloudy, but when the clouds parted, it became very hot sitting in the sun. It was hard to eat my delicious Chicken Pesto Pasta in the hot sun. An umbrella would have been nice, or if we ate in the evening it would have been more comfortable. Service was decent not exceptional(possibly due to it being a busy Mother’s Day). We will go back, but won’t sit in the hot sun next time

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Rancho Cap!! Food is always on point and so is the service.

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AT
Orange County
92 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good food. The salmon was outstanding. Will definitely return.

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TS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easter with family on the patio

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S
Orange County
28 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The pork chop cooked sous vide style is amazing and perfect to share!

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UV
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

We got sat outside, it was freezing, the girl was irritaed when I requested a heater she said they was all in use. I asked to sit inside which they did.
ordered appetizer which they forgot to bring, my pizza had some weird sauce on it, the wine was 30 dollars a glass.
Miserable

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Y
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Wonderful lunch on the patio, close to the train station & historic district. Our salads were well prepared. On weekend evenings, various musicians perform.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My absolutely favorite place to just kick back and enjoy a really good glass of wine. The service is impeccable and everyone takes time to get to know you. Feels like a higher class of Cheers! Oh and the food...the beef stroganoff is a must

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LR
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love the winery. Great food. Good service, good selection of wine . Lovely patio

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I made the reservation for me and my 5 friends. We got there are they had no record of the reservation. The girl made me look really bad like I didn't make the reservation when they had plenty of open tables. I showed her my confirmation and told me i had the wrong date when the date was correct and she sat us without saying a word after that. An apology woyld have been nice??

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We booked New Years Eve at the winery via Open Table. When we got there they were closed . Two employees were doing inventory and said they closed at 3 pm. Either they didn’t inform Ooen Table or Open Table didn’t update the listing. Regardless , very disappointing on New Years Eve.

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TC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We made a reservation for New Year's Eve dinner as OpenTable showed many tables available. Upon arriving at the restaurant, we were shocked to discover that it was closed and not open that day. It completely ruined our New Year's Eve plans and we were forced to scramble (as a large party of 6) to find somewhere else for dinner. Needless to say, our plans for a nice holiday meal were dashed; not to mention we had driven down from Los Angeles just to dine at the winery.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The restaurant accepted our reservation. However we arrived and the restaurant was closed with no warning.

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JM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I wrote an email but haven’t heard back. We made our reservation and received confirmation. When we arrived at 4:15 the sign on the door said their hours for New Years Eve were 11:00-3:00. Pretty disappointing and awkward reading that on my mother in laws birthday. The negative review is for open table, not Rancho Capistrano Winery.

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RK
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Very accommodating, taking special note of our elderly guest. They brought out a heater and let her take her time....they also were very understanding, when our French guest, who is a wine connoisseur, wanted to taste test three wines! Josh was very gracious and helpful and we ended up with a wine that pleased our guest! Thank you Josh!

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l
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2016
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

I've dined several times at your restaurant and sadly the service quality has lowered. Server knowledge is non nearly non existent; the poke I've ordered was not too my liking, quality was there, thus me not minding paying for it as it was more than likely a personal taste. Although there were probably a handful of guests ( I'm being generous as I believe there were a lot more in staff than guests) there was no table check performed. The original server I've had seemed rushed and almost not willing to sell me anything, maybe due to your lunch business levels you don't have people that order much. The second,I presume server, was a little nicer however the knowledge of the beer selection you offered was minimal at best. Even when I got up from my table and asked for the bill to the gentlemen at the hostess stand, I was not asked of my experience, not even when for the first time in my life I've left a zero gratuity. I was not looking for a comp, however a simple acknowledgment and apology would have been nice and would have gone a long way, and not a stare from your servers as I've walked out of your establishment.

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s
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were a group of four on the patio and we were seated next to the guitar player. It was very loud & we had to shout to hear one another. Speakers needed adjusting, especially for such a nice patio.

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OT
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Another wonderful evening on the patio with friends, a great glass of Mission Cabernet and delicious food.

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