Tucked in Los Rios Historic district across the train tracks of downtown San Juan Capistrano is Ramos House Café. A small, unassuming, and very charming restaurant. We came in on a Friday around 11 AM and we were seated promptly. There is a dining area on the porch of this home but we sat in the patio. I love the feel of the patio area...it was pleasant and inviting. The train passed by 2x but it was not really bothersome...it only got noisy when the engine car was passing. The train stopping at the station actually added to the allure of this place.
My husband and I ordered apple cinnamon beignets (light, fluffy, delightful, and delicious), crab hash w/ bacon scrambled eggs and citrus cream served with buttermilk biscuit and apple butter (this dish is divine...I love the blend of flavor and texture and especially delish with some chili sauce. The apple butter has the consistency of apple sauce but was still very good). Huevos rancheros with sausage & chiles (very good according to the hubby though this dish seems on the small side serving wise. It seemed like it was an appetizer instead of entree but otherwise my hubby enjoyed it). I love that the herbs used in the dishes are grown in their garden. You can actually see them around as you are sitting in the patio or waiting for a table outside. One thing to note is that the a la carte menu is only served on weekdays. On the weekends they have a brunch menu for $44/person. I don't eat that much so weekdays works well for me. I am so delighted that this precious gem is in my neighborhood. I enjoyed riding my bike to the restaurant and look forward to going there again.
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