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13738 Rancho Viejo Road, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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214 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in here with a real craving for barbecue. We were immediately greeted by Alberto, who sat us ASAP. After some menu reviews we decided on a Tennessee Tea and Mai Tai and both were the best! We also saw that Alberto fixed them for us. There seem to be a staff shortage but Alberto handled it with finesse.... More 

Thank DiAnnesInLove
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Ordered the chopped beef brisket nacho enough for 2-3 people to share and the stuff potato with bbq chicken was huge and should be shared or if you are starving you can eat it all.

Thank Rain M
San Juan Capistrano, California
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64 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

We hadn't been here in awhile, but stopped in for a late lunch and there were a surprising number of people eating! We ordered at the counter, grabbed a sunny table and enjoyed our meal. The brisket was flavorful and tender and the grilled veggies were quite yummy. I really like their menu options and the staff is always friendly... More 

Thank BrownGirl2
Ladera Ranch, California
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489 reviews
318 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

What a find! There was plenty of parking when we arrived for dinner on a Saturday night. You order at the counter, then they bring you your meal. I ordered the 1/2 chicken meal. The chicken was very tasty! It came with 2 sides - I chose the mixed vegetables and the Garlic Bashed Potatoes. The Bashed potatoes were delicious... More 

Thank Heather M
Ossining, New York
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 February 2017

great friendly professional staff, fun atmosphere, good many food selections!! and oh the music, lively and yet relaxing/accompanying the restaurant theme. a Must try.

Thank Marilynn K
2 reviews
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Great food and plentiful choices. Great service for a very busy place!! Love the smells...all appears to be made on site...favorites are pulled pork and sweet potato fries with honey mustard dip.

Thank Laurie S
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Very sociable people at the bar. The restaurant is casual and enjoys a local crowd. The burgers are scrumptious and varied. The beans are homemade with a little heat. Brisket is slow cooked and excellent. Families, horse people, young, old -- well loved place.

Thank Terri N
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped by for lunch with my wife because this place gets such great reviews for pulled pork...and they certainly earned their reputation. We shared the pulled pork and tri-tip entrees. Service was friendly and prompt from the door to the dining room. Food was hot, flavor-filled, and melt-in-your-mouth tender. The place was busy but food still came in a reasonable... More 

Thank Chaps W
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4 reviews
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

The star of the show ... the brisket was cooked perfectly ... a very high quality meat (e.g., prime level) ... medium rare. It came out very juicy - which I find very rare for any kitchen to produce consistently. Most will keep serving their brisket until it's gone ... long after the juices have left. Both styles of ribs... More 

Thank Jared G
San Juan Capistrano, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Efficient staff with consistent BBQ mix of beef and pork options. Shared concerns about dryness, but we keep coming back which says they are doing something right. Good mix of options along with a full bar and western atmosphere. Good family outing and cowboy feelings.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13738 Rancho Viejo Road, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Juan Capistrano
  • Phone Number: 949-218-0227

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?