A unique Location
Welcome to Don Juan Kitchen and Bar, the cherished creation of visionary owner Marcelo Rey, nestled in the heart of the historic San Juan Capistrano area. Marcelo’s lifelong dream has materialized into a vibrant haven where the tantalizing aroma of authentic Mexican cuisine dances through the air. Step into a world where lively music and a jovial atmosphere set the stage for an unforgettable dining experience. Immerse yourself in the elegance of our carefully crafted food and drink menus, featuring exquisite dishes and tantalizing libations. Marcelo’s unwavering dedication has brought to life a restaurant that embodies his passion and unwavering commitment to culinary excellence. Join us at Don Juan Kitchen and Bar, where dreams become reality, and every moment is a celebration of the extraordinary.
We are located across the street from the Capistrano Depot.
One of the more outstanding features of beautiful San Juan Capistrano is the train depot.
t was completed October 8, 1894 and was written that: “Old San Juan will soon blossom with the finest depot on the Santa Fe system.
The History of Mission San Juan Capistrano
Mission San Juan Capistrano, historic landmark and museum, is the Birthplace of Orange County. It was founded more than two hundred years ago as the 7th of 21 missions statewide and features a chapel still standing where Saint Serra once celebrated Mass. Today, it is a monument to California’s multi-cultural history, embracing its Native American, Spanish, Mexican and European heritage.
Indulge in a gastronomic adventure like no other at Don Juan Kitchen and Bar. Prepare to be captivated by the exquisite flavors of our Mexican cuisine, meticulously crafted to tantalize your taste buds. From the first bite to the last, our dishes showcase the artistry and passion that define our culinary creations.
Chef Chris Tzorin
Introducing Chef Chris Tzorin, a second-generation culinary maestro hailing from Orange County, CA. With a burning passion for the culinary arts, Chef Chris embarked on his journey at a young age, attending the renowned Art Institute of California to refine his skills. Remarkably, he ascended to the position of executive chef by the age of 20, a testament to his prodigious talent and unwavering dedication. Now, Chef Chris brings his inspiring and energetic spirit to Don Juan Mexican Kitchen & Bar at Orange County, enchanting diners with his culinary creations.
Art Institute of Orange County
American Coastal Cuisine
2016: Winner Guys Grocery Games
2014-2016: Multiple appearances on the Food Network channel.
2023: Festival of Chefs – Chef Chair
Discover All Options
Prepare your senses for an adventure as our culinary artisans unleash a symphony of flavors on your palate. From the first bite to the last, our exceptional food offerings take center stage, showcasing the artistry and passion behind each dish. Indulge in meticulously crafted creations, where innovation meets tradition, and every bite is a revelation.
At Don Juan Mexican Kitchen & Bar, every moment is infused with excitement and joy. Join us for an extraordinary dining experience where great food, exceptional drinks, lively music, and the company of kindred spirits come together to create an atmosphere that is truly one-of-a-kind. Let the pulsating energy embrace you as you embark on a journey that will ignite your senses and leave you craving for more.
I recently had the pleasure of visiting Don Juan Kitchen and Bar in San Juan Capistrano, CA, and let me tell you, it was an extraordinary experience! This fresh new restaurant has quickly become a favorite spot in the heart of San Juan Capistrano, and I can see why.
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