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Sundried Tomato American Bistro - San Juan Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA

Sundried Tomato American Bistro - San Juan Capistrano

4.4
4.4
700 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Sundried Tomato specializes in New American cuisine and we are committed to offering the freshest quality ingredients on every plate. Due to our intimate setting we kindly ask that for parties of 7 or more you contact us at the restaurant directly.

Let Sundried Tomato Host your event! Celebrate with us for your next baby shower, birthday, rehearsal dinner or any other special occasion.

We look forward to serving you soon.

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2 people

7:30 p.m.


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Californian, Bistro
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (949) 661-1167
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Reymundo Pinedo
  • Catering
    Do you know we cater?<br />Sundried Tomato Catering has over 20 years' experience and can cater just about anything, anywhere. From small, intimate dinner parties or corporate lunches to charity fundraising galas or high end events at one of our preferred venues......the possibilities are endless. <br /><br />Contact our catering office today for more information. <br />(949) 661-1299 www.sundriedtomatobistro.com/catering
  • Private party facilities
    Sundried Tomato has always held banquets in the restaurant and patios and now we are excited to announce the new Plaza de Magdalena. Conveniently located downstairs from the restaurant there are 3 distinct spaces to choose from. The Magdalena room seats up to 229 guests and has built-in AV. The Courtyard is an outdoor space with market lighting and serene water feature and can accommodate 10 to 200. The private Teofilo room is the perfect space for more intimate gatherings.
  • Private party contact
    Catering Department: (949) 661-1299
  • Neighbourhood
    San Juan Capistrano
  • Cross Street
    Verdugo & Camino Capistrano
  • Parking Details
    There is plenty of public parking available in downtown San Juan Capistrano along with street parking.
  • Public Transit
    We are located just a short walk from the San Juan Capistrano train & bus station.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 700 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

701 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food is always fantastic! Service was extremely lagging and almost non-existent. We understand it’s a large undertaking for an event like this, but it should be properly staffed.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Complete Rip off. $400 for Mother’s Day for mom, grandpa and 3 kids.

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  3. NicoleW

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Terrible service!!! We dined as a family of 4. There were 2 tables on our patio. We were seated, then 10 minutes later the other table was seated. Another 15 went by and the table next to us were served water and orders taken as we continued to sit there. I finally asked if someone could help us and our incredibly rude server showed up after another 10 minutes. Food was meh. Server was MIA until the end as we waited and waited for a check. Then she was picking up the plates from the table next to us and literally launched a bowl of ketchup that exploded and landed everywhere near us. She barely gave it a second thought and as I was cleaning ketchup off of my shirt, she casually said, “oh, did I get you?”. No apology, nobody came to clean it up and still waited 20 more minutes for our bill. Insane! Will not be back. Too many great dining options in SJC to waste time and money here.

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  4. CarolynD

    Baltimore

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was amazing. I enjoyed the halibut and thought the price was reasonable too! Also, the service was great. I look forward to returning.

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  5. KathleenB

    New York City

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We were seated outside immediately and the staff were very kind. However, it became very busy soon after and they were overwhelmed. There was a singer who was so incredibly loud that it was hard to have a conversation as all the guests had to shout to be heard. The food came late and the vegetable frittata was dry and overcooked. They offered salsa but did not bring it until after we finished. They were kind enough to give us dessert on the house but we will not go there for brunch again.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great place to go for a special lunch with friends.

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  7. ChristianO

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and drinks, great service. Looking forward to our next date night at this spot!

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  8. TeresaA

    Orange County

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food, always consistent. We love this place. Highly recommend!!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food took a bit to arrive, but that’s because it was made to order. It was hot, fresh, and delicious. Well worth the wait! Highly recommend dining here!!!

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  10. HBLocal

    Orange County

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    My husband and I had dinner( get away weekend). Our waitress was great and responsive and food was very good overall. But the person running to food to the tables served our dinner to the wrong table. We knew right away because it was the food we ordered (me steak; husband halibut) and the other people said they ordered steak but also salmon. I was specific on how I wanted my steak cooked and told the waitress that we thought our dinners were given to another table… the woman at the other table also questioned the cook on her steak. So they brought our dinners and my steak was not cooked right. Husband ate his dinner while I waited. Then I ate after. We appreciate that the restaurant took off our drinks from the bill because of the mix up. That was good of them. But the whole thing kind of spoiled the evening. Finally, I’m not a fan of paper on top of white table cloths although I know it cuts down on costs for the restaurant and maybe is OK at lunch. But for the price of dinner etc I want a better dining experience than paper covering the table.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Food was ok. We split several apps. Taquitos were ok. Chicken egg rolls were a bit dry. Good thing there was plenty of sauce. The braised beef sliders were good. Service was below what we would expect. Seated outside at our request by hostess and went downhill from there. Bread brought out right away. Waiter or what we thought was our server asked if we wanted a water. He left and another server asked what we wanted to drink. We ordered a cocktail and a glass of wine and let her know we had already requested water. Cocktails arrived and ordered food. Asked for plain butter for bread. Butter never arrived. Water only arrived after asking again. Outside ambiance was frumpy—wrinkled, displaced, and outdated cushions. Planters were misaligned and not kept up with dried and dead leaves. Expected more as we have dined here several years ago multiple times.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    I’m sorry but we walked in and good not continue being in the restaurant. It smelled horrible, like old very pungent parmesan cheese smell and it was horribly stuffy. It was too cold to sit outside but we had to walk out. Just being honest, I would do a whole deep clean of the restaurant with brand new, clean rags and nice smelling products and a very extensive airing out of the place. Maybe I could return after that..

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  13. ScottG

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Cioppino is excellent! I have liked the way the dishes are prepared here since they first opened. They have a lamb burger that I think is awesome. Eating that on the patio with friends is always a very pleasant break. I've eaten at the Sundried Tomato many times over the years and I trust and like it.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a treat to have a delicious meal at our favorite restaurant.

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  15. RuthN

    Montana

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went out for a date night and Sundried Tomato did not disappoint. My husband and I each enjoyed a cup of the Tomato Soup. I ordered the stuffed shrimp, and my husband ordered the penne pasta. I tried his entree it was delicious as was mine. Our server was friendly, prompt.

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  16. MitchS

    Coastal Georgia

    83 reviews

    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible value for the Restaurant Week menu. The Sun dried Creamy Tomato soup was incredblenn

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  17. AndreaT

    Orange County

    89 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ingrid our server was terrific! The food was delicious, and the choices on the menu very good. I wish they were closer to my home, I'd be here very often. I highly recommend this restaurant, there is nothing not to enjoy here. There were 4 of us, and the other friends asked me how I knew about this hidden gem!

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  18. MelodyB

    Palm Springs

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Went to have a little brunch on a Saturday. Sun-dried tomato has a nice brunch menu and it’s not overpriced. The service was pretty good. Could’ve been a bit better considering they weren’t really crowded when we came. I had to ask for the little sweet, pastries, that they give during brunch. But the food was very Nicely presented. I had the eggs Benedict, which was very good  though the meat was overcooked. Overall though I always enjoy my meal and the service.

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  19. ChantalH

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely evening, our waiter was fantastic, the food delicious and the ambiance just perfect. At the end we had dessert with our waiter singing « Happy birthday «  in a opera voice just spectacular Thank you, we will definitely recommend

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  20. MariaB

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Delicious food, great service, friendly greeting from hostess.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food amazing steak great service. Getting the check was a breeze

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  22. PamelaB

    Orange County

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Able to make reservations a half an hour before we arrived to a set table and great staff and yummy cuisine.

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  23. SaRo

    Los Angeles

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great place for lunch or dinner. We had a birthday lunch ...and Ester delivered wonderful service

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  24. TCLFood

    San Diego

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food (try the Cajan Shrimp & Grits) and the waitress was great! We were not rushed and had ample time to eat and visit friends.

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  25. MichelleG

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great little Bistro, great food and options! Nice little gem in San Juan Capistrano!

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  26. KrisV

    Orange County

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal and attentive service. Great dinner experience!

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  27. GraceM

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The waiter was very nice and recommended the Sundried soup, which our whole family enjoyed a lot!

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  28. SusanW

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fantastic! We both ordered the grilled cheese sandwich with a cup of tomato soup. Utterly delicious!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service and Abraham can sing! I wanted to change one of the dishes and it was no problem.

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  30. outstanding

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A delight with the ambience. Lighting and great service. The salads were beautiful and very well combined. Our meals were delicious and well presented. Go!

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  31. Janet

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We were here for NYE dinner. The menu was a prefix menu only with upcharge pricing. We had the chicken, prime rib, fish and shrimp meals. The starter course was good. We ordered the chopped salad and butternut squash soup. The second and third courses were rough. The prime rib was tough and had to be sent back. The rest of the meals were meh. The brownie and coffee cake desserts were stale as if they have been sitting out for a few days before being served. I I came here previously any everything was fresh and good so am disappointed with this experience,

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  32. IanM

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Had filet version of Eggs Benedict and it was delicious. 😋

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  33. JimBecker

    Los Angeles

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome hospitality. Wonderful food preparation. Friendly. Awesome vibe. Great setting. Definitely coming back.

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  34. happydiner

    San Diego

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff are very friendly. Service is great. Food is always beautifully prepared. Very tasty.

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  35. LindaV

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambiance was very nice and the food was so good. The service was a bit iffy and that may have been because it was the day after Christmas that we went. Our server never showed again and we had to keep flagging down a busser when we needed something.

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  36. KimberlyS

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good choices, fair prices, excellent service-never disappointed

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  37. NancyO

    Central Coast

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The servers and greeter are outstanding and make you feel very welcome. We had a very nice lunch today.

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  38. Thumper

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Abraham, our server was awesome. We have dined here on several occasions, never disappoints. They have a very extensive menu & a couple of specials as well. A great spot in SJC.

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  39. RickM

    Orange County

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great as always. They were short staffed so our server was our waitress, bartender for the whole restaurant and everything else. We had fun, just a little different experience than usual.

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  40. PaulS

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Please get a white wine that is truly dry. All your choices are way too sweet. Otherwise excellent.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Sundried Tomato American Bistro - San Juan Capistrano using the Order Online button. Sundried Tomato American Bistro - San Juan Capistrano also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 661-1167.

Sundried Tomato American Bistro - San Juan Capistrano is rated 4.4 stars by 700 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 p.m.


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Sundried Tomato American Bistro - San Juan Capistrano

31781 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Verdugo & Camino Capistrano
  • Neighbourhood
    San Juan Capistrano
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Californian, Bistro
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    There is plenty of public parking available in downtown San Juan Capistrano along with street parking.
  • Public Transit
    We are located just a short walk from the San Juan Capistrano train & bus station.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Reymundo Pinedo
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (949) 661-1167
  • Catering
    Do you know we cater?<br />Sundried Tomato Catering has over 20 years' experience and can cater just about anything, anywhere. From small, intimate dinner parties or corporate lunches to charity fundraising galas or high end events at one of our preferred venues......the possibilities are endless. <br /><br />Contact our catering office today for more information. <br />(949) 661-1299 www.sundriedtomatobistro.com/catering
  • Private party facilities
    Sundried Tomato has always held banquets in the restaurant and patios and now we are excited to announce the new Plaza de Magdalena. Conveniently located downstairs from the restaurant there are 3 distinct spaces to choose from. The Magdalena room seats up to 229 guests and has built-in AV. The Courtyard is an outdoor space with market lighting and serene water feature and can accommodate 10 to 200. The private Teofilo room is the perfect space for more intimate gatherings.
  • Private party contact
    Catering Department: (949) 661-1299
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