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Ramos House Cafe

31752 Los Rios St. (Ramos St.) Send to Phone
949-443-1342 | Menu
Down-home Southern-inspired New American cooking under the oak tree beside a historic cottage.
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Breakfast & Lunch Tues.-Sun., Brunch Sat.-Sun.

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Ramos House Cafe Restaurant Review

: Located within San Juan Capistrano's Los Rios Historic District in a structure built in 1881, Ramos House Café serves up breakfast, lunch and weekend brunch. The house is actually occupied by proprietor John Q. Humphries, so don’t be surprised if he greets you in his pajama pants with coffee cup in hand. Also be mindful that this charming cottage has all-outdoor dining, with tables placed under a shady 100-year-old mulberry tree (heaters and blankets provided). Chef Mitch Gillan helms the tiny kitchen and makes the most of humble seasonal ingredients. For those who need to relax, try the eye-opening Bloody Mary with spicy Scotch quail eggs dipped in hot mustard. Some come early for the strong coffee and soft yet crisp apple-cinnamon beignets. The egg scramble dishes are tasty, with ingredients like smoked bacon, sweet onions, crab hash and cured salmon. For lunch, we suggest the spiced-just-right pulled pork sandwich, with its crunchy sweet potato fries and refreshing apple slaw. At meal’s end, try any of the desserts or the churned-by-hand ice cream sandwiches.

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