Ricardo's Place Mexican Restaurant

Phone: 949-493-4941
32082 Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
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Authentic Mexican Cuisine

Five Generations of the most authentic Mexican food, Ricardo’s Place is dedicated to the family tradition of excellence that began with Grandma Juana in Mixtlán, Jalisco, México.

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Taco Tuesday at Ricardo’s!

Join the Party on Taco Tuesday at Ricardo’s Place and enjoy special discounted pricing on your favorite tacos and drinks.

Taco Tuesday specials

Delicious Mexican Breakfast

Huevos con Chorizo, Omelette Mexicano or maybe Pancakes with Eggs! A great way to start your day, especially on Saturday or Sunday morning when we open at 9am.

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Catering by Ricardo’s Place

Catering is not just about food, it’s about the experience. Ricardo’s Place can help turn your special occasion into a once-in-a-lifetime event.

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Choose from our mouthwatering appetizers.

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Soups & Salads

All soups made fresh daily and come with tortillas upon request.

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Ask your server to make your delicious dish more or less spicy accordingly to your taste.

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A perfect ending to a delightful meal!

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Our delicious breakfast dishes are served with beans, rice, and tortillas. On request hash browns instead of beans and rice.

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Taco Tuesday

Join us for Taco Tuesday! Tuesdays from 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm

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New Dishes

Come in tonight and sample some of our new menu offerings!

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Stop by Ricardo’s Place and treat yourself to one of our award winning margaritas or our newest drink, Machete.

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About UsFive Generations of the Most Authentic Mexican Cuisine

The success of Ricardo’s Place or La Cocina de Ricardo is dedicated to the family tradition of excellence that began with Grandma Juana in Mixtlán, Jalisco, México. She was the main chef of her town and would prepare the food for small and large events, and devoted to making every occasion memorable. This tradition of thoughtfully prepared recipes was passed to Mamacita Alicia who brought all of this knowledge to Southern California some 40 years ago. Along with two brothers, Arnulfo and Mario, and eight children: Rosa, Raquel, Ricardo, Bertha, Estela, Alejandro, Belén and Minerva. Mamacita Alicia made the journey to Southern California and was ready to introduce her unique and flavorful culinary style to this growing community.

Almost 40 years later, the recipes that Mamacita Alicia brought to Southern California continue to remain as delicious as the day Grandma Juana created them back in Jalisco, México. The entire family is dedicated to maintaining a clean establishment, the best, healthiest and most affordable Mexican food around. We thank you for your business and consider you an important part of our family tradition.

Meet RicardoGet to know Ricardo

our chef
Ricardo, the third oldest child and an entrepreneur since an early age, encouraged Mamacita Alicia to share her recipes with the Community. As an alumni of San Clemente High School, Ricardo knew that the residents of this once small town were in need of excellent and affordable Mexican cuisine.

And so, Ricardo’s Place was born, opening it’s doors on April 16, 2003.

We Love Our CustomersThank you for your support!

Ricardo's Place Family
"We would like to thank our valued customers for their support and loyalty. We look forward to personally welcoming you and your family at Ricardo’s Place.”
- Ricardo Beas

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AwardsAccolades & Distinction


Acknowledgment Award to Ricardo Beas for his Platinum Sponsorship of La Pata Gap Connector Ribbon Cutting Celebration. Presented by OC Supervisor Lisa Bartlett


Best of San Juan Capistrano:
-Golden Horseshoe to the Best Salsa
-Golden Horseshoe to the Best Taco
-Silver Horseshoe to the Best Margarita

Ricardo & Rosa Beas, Grand Marshall of the Capistrano Swallows parade


People's Choice SJC Dispatch:
-Best Salsa
-Best Taco

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