El Adobe 31891 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA92675 The El Adobe restaurant is located in what was originally a jail back in the day of early days of California. The wine…More cellar is actually one of the former cells. The restaurant was founded in 1948 and ever since it has been serving authentic Mexican fare. It's known as a Mexican steakhouse, where all of the meats are cooked in an outdoor fire pit. The menu also offers plenty of vegetable and salad selections for vegetarians. The wine list is filled with great California-region wines and the fully stocked bar offers cocktails, beers and sodas. The restaurant has a private dining room that seats up to 30 persons. It also has a special catering division where the fire pit is brought to special events.
Simply Fondue 31761 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA92675 Simply Fondue is a small restaurant chain that started its flagship location in Dallas in 1989. It currently operates 10…More restaurants throughout the southwest, including this outpost in the Capistrano Plaza shopping center. The restaurant is located across the street from the historic Mission grounds so it's a popular spot for tourists to view the church from an outdoor café. Simply Fondue serves French-Swiss traditional melting fondue platters. It's well- known for the fresh quality of ingredients because the restaurant prides itself that nothing is canned or bottled and it boasts that there aren't any preservatives or chemicals used in its cooking processes. Most of the fresh ingredients are delivered from local farms in the San Juan Capistrano area. It features a small bar that is locally famous for its killer martinis and happy hour specials.