Ysidora is the perfect destination for dinner at a beautiful boutique property in close proximity to San Juan Capistrano. Our waitstaff was friendly and served us heavenly dishes like crab cakes, olives, and truffle fries. We also enjoyed cocktails with Sangria mixed with Prosecco, which had hints of freshness and blood orange. Meanwhile, my husband's request for pork chop with goat cheese ended without any good flavor or results. Unfortunately, our plans have been put off.
While exploring Spanish restaurants in the area, we came across gazpacho, tomato bread, and grilled octopus. Although it was not bad, our initial experience was disappointing due to the combination of vinegar and tomatoes. The salad was bland while the chicken breast was tasty but the tomato sauce left an overpowering taste.
Our visit to this spot for a girls' night went well. It was perfect timing, and my girlfriend couldn't be happier with the overall experience. We decided on savoring our bottle of whiskey (yum!) and sitting outdoors in the sun while we watched the live jazz performance. The waiter at the restaurant recommended us two appetizers: guacamole and octopus, which both had contrasting flavors due to their unique flavor.
Following my Instagram post about the opening time of tea service on Monday through Wednesday from 12-3, I arranged to sit outside with my friend and friends. We were treated to an adorable tea cart and food, which was perfect. The tea sandwiches were bigger than usual for my taste buds, and I thought it would be delicious!
We were left with no choice but to wait for 20 minutes, as we had to approach the front desk and ask for assistance. The service was poor, and the food was also terrible. Although I would have preferred a cooked meal rather than boiled British potatoes, the shrimp and potatoes were both disappointing.
The food and service were outstanding, and the drinks were delicious. The live band performance was also a highlight. Thank you for your support.
The overall vibe is amazing, and I'm really pleased with the location. The only downside to taking out the star was the unsatisfactory service at first. Upon entering, I found myself seated outside the bar lounge for 15 minutes, but then someone else arrived and demanded my order of drinks or appetizers. After some time, everyone left, waiting for an hour until they arrived.
Our Easter brunch included a bowl of yogurt, berries, and desserts, all priced at $80ea, with no excess. We were served only four choices: chilaquilas with shredded chicken, skirt steak, gelato, 2 frozen Eggo waffles...and even the kids were told not to bring any candies by the adults.
The mission inn hotel has a beautiful restaurant with high ceilings and hard surfaces, but overall the food is excellent. The wine list is not overly large and varied, including affordable hamburgers, smallish ribeye, and wine cocktails. Our server was attentive even though we asked questions; he seemed to be helpful but slightly unintelligent at our inquiries.
I'll start by saying the hotel and grounds are simply stunning, with comfortable seating options available outside and sunny seats. The wait staff were pleasant, and we had a decent lunch of sandwiches and salad served on seasoned whole grain bread rather than dry or lack of dressing.