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2101 Mandalay Beach Rd. (Costa de Oro) Send to Phone
Dine in a lush tropical setting inside the Embassy Suites Hotel Mandalay Beach Resort near the ocean in Oxnard.

Lunch & Dinner daily, Brunch Sun.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Capistrano's Restaurant Review

: At lunch and brunch, Capistrano’s is bright, open and airy. Lots of plants and an indoor fountain create a lush, tropical ambience that’s romantic at dinner. Sunday brunch is served buffet-style with stations for pastries, salads, seafood, waffles, omelets, roast beef and more. In addition to dinner entrées like cioppino and Chianti-marinated top sirloin with roasted mushrooms and grilled radicchio, the menu offers quite a few salads, sandwiches, pastas and pizza choices. A charbroiled tuna steak is served with wasabi mayonnaise atop a grilled sweet roll, and a roasted eggplant and portobello panino is made with a Fontina and Boursin cheese spread. A Parmesan-crusted chicken breast comes sliced and laid over linguine, while grilled filet mignon is paired with au gratin potatoes and a red wine reduction. Service is attentive.


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