The Ramos House Cafe is in San Juan Capistrano. It's nestled in the heart of the Los Rios historical district (right at the train station). This makes for a perfect day trip from LA! The restaurant has been serving contemporary American cuisine in a building dating back to 1881. What is also interesting about the house- is it is run just like the old days (where the owner actually lives in the house, the herbs are grown on the property and the ice cream is even churned out back). The menu, American with a Southern influence, is very small, can change daily and is seasonal. But the food is excellent. Every dish is tasty, flavorful and interesting. Breakfast and Lunch are served all day during the week (Tues-Fri, closed Mon) and serve only a set course brunch on the weekends, which is 35 dollars a person.
[The menu booklet at the Ramos House Cafe]
It's a beautiful restaurant that really makes you feel part of American history when you visit. If you decide to take a day trip dont forget to check out what San Juan Capistrano has to offer:
The Mission- founded in 1776
Self-guided walking tour of the historical district
The Ramos House Cafe
31752 Los Rios St
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675