Capistrano Depot, San Juan Capistrano

#14 of 16 in Things to do in San Juan Capistrano
Architectural Building · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
Sarducci's Capistrano Depot is a one of the kind Southern California restaurant.

Established in 1895, the finest cuisine is served in the setting of a historic train depot

in the scenic town of San Juan Capistrano. Great views, an intimate dining room, and a

courtyard patio provide guests with a unique dining experience.
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TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
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  • This is a cute little behind the scenes area. A bit of a walk, but fun. Offers a couple of places to eat, not a great selection for a quick coffee and snack. We ended up at Starbucks.  more »
  • Located right in the heart of the Los Rios Historic District. Great area to walk around. Not much parking available.  more »
  • My party came here for lunch prior to an afternoon of touring the Mission and had a great time. We were promptly seated, our server was attentive, and the atmosphere in the interior dining room was great with the trains coming and going. The food was delicious, with the cinnamon-citrus french toast and paradise chicken salad being standouts. We will definitely be back.
  • Edit: Changed from 4 stars to 3. This place used to be really awesome. Apparently about 2 months ago though, the place changed ownership. Things were ok, nothing really stood out. Don't get the best feeling from the new owner. He will spend lots of time at tables that give him/the restaurant praise and try to avoid those tables that have any complaints. Original Review: I've been going here for years. I really enjoy the food and the atmosphere. There are some areas of the restaurant where you get tucked away and can sometimes be forgotten about for periods of time.

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