Welcome to The Mission Grill

Burgers, Burritos & Drinks
Across the Street from the San Juan Capistrano Mission

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About Us

Have a hand-crafted meal at the best grill in San Juan Capistrano

Let us introduce ourselves

Mission Grill sits in the historic heart of the city, where visitors and locals enjoy a delicious dining experience with a perfect view of the historic Mission San Juan Capistrano. Steps away are the Los Rios Historic District and the San Juan Capistrano train depot.

Owner John Gillotti is a fourth generation restaurateur with success built on his personal philosophy providing superior guest services, serving natural delicious foods and offering a comfortable dining experience.

“It takes years of thought, education, working knowledge and the right people to create the complete package for success,” Gillotti said.

Mission Grill offers homemade breakfast, lunch and dinner served daily with an American-Mexican mix of specialties that have been created through Gillotti’s joy for cooking. To add splendor to his establishment, he invited a local celebrity chef Rahm Fama from the Ritz Carlton to provide instruction in nouvelle cuisine techniques and inspire creativity in his kitchen staff.

From the gorgonzola bacon burger and chorizo burger to calamari or salmon tacos, menu choices run from traditional to innovative. Speaking of traditional, Mission Grill is a great place to enjoy Mexican specialties such as menudo and posole. Other fan favorites include homemade salsa with chips, calamari steak fries with marinara and pulled barbecue pork burgers.

Shaded umbrella tables overlooking the hills of San Juan Capistrano offers a perfect outdoor setting for the enjoyment of hand crafted cocktails, beer, wine and dessert specials served daily.

A kids’ menu and custom catering are also available.

Specials!

Check out our weekly specials starting at 3pm!
Tuesday – 2 for 1 Burger Night
Wednesday – $2.00 Tacos, Beef, Chicken, & Potato
Best $5.00 Margarita’s in Town – made with Original MG Margarita Mix

Breakfast

Eggs/ Pancakes

  • AMERICAN BREAKFAST
    5.95
    2 Eggs, Potatoes, Toast  Sourdough, Wheat or White
    Add Bacon, Breakfast Sausage, Chorizo $2
  • BREAKFAST SANDWICH
    5.95
    Eggs, Tomato, Lettuce, & Mayo on Sourdough, Wheat or White
    Add Bacon, Breakfast Sausage, Chorizo $2           Avocado $1.50
  • EGGS
    5.75
    Eggs – w/Mexican Rice and Beans  Corn or Flour
    Add Bacon, Breakfast Sausage, Chorizo $2
  • PANCAKES
    5.25
    2 Buttermilk Pancakes
    Add Bacon, Breakfast Sausage, Chorizo $2
  • PANCAKES AND EGGS
    5.95
    Pancakes & Eggs – 2 Buttermilk Pancakes & 2 Eggs
    Add Bacon, Breakfast Sausage, Chorizo $2
  • GREAT START
    7.95
    2 Buttermilk Pancakes, 2 Eggs, 2 Bacon, & 2 Sausage

Mexican Favorites Breakfast

  • CHILAQUILES
    8.95
    Eggs, Sauted Tortilla Chips – Choice Green or Red Sauce, w/Mexican Rice and Beans
    Add Shredded Chicken or Beef or Carnitas $2.00, Chorizo $2.25, Steak $3.00
  • HUEVOS RANCHEROS
    8.95
    w/Mexican Rice and Beans
  • MACHACA & EGGS
    8.95
    Scrambled Eggs, Shredded Beef, Tomatoes, Onions, & Peppers Rice and Beans
  • CHORIZO & EGGS
    8.35
    w/Mexican Rice and Beans

Breakfast Burritos

  • ANTONIO CHORIZO BURRITO
    7.85
    Eggs, Chorizo, Bacon, Potatoes, Shredded Cheese
  • MACHACA BURRITO
    7.95
    Eggs, Shredded Beef, Potatoes, Shredded Cheese
  • CHORIZO BURRITO
    7.85
    Eggs, Chorizo, Beans
  • ANTONIA BURRITO
    6.95
    Eggs, Potatoes, Shredded Cheese
  • BREAKFAST TACO
    3.50
    Eggs, Corn Tortilla  Add Bacon, Breakfast Sausage, Chorizo $1.25

Appetizers/ Starters

  • CARNE ASADA FRIES
    7.95
    Cheese, Steak, Sour Cream & Avocado
  • NACHOS
    7.95
    Chips, Beans, Cheese, Pico de Gallo, Sour Cream & Guacamole
    Shredded Chicken or Shredded Beef or Carnitas or Chili $2  Grilled Chicken or Steak $2.70
  • TAQUITOS
    6.95
    4 Rolled Corn Tortillias w/ Lettuce, Cheese & Guacamole Choose Beef or Chicken
  • QUESADILLAS
    7.95
    Flour Tortilla, Cheese Shredded Beef or Chicken or Steak $2.95
  • FRIED ZUCCHINI
    5.25
    Ranch Dipping Sauce
  • ONION RINGS
    5.25
    Served with Ranch
  • CHILI CHEESE FRIES
    5.25
  • SWEET POTATO FRIES
    3.55
  • FRIES
    2.55
  • CHIPS & SALSA
    2.50
    Served with Pico de Gallo
  • CRAB STUFFED JALAPENOS WRAPPED IN BACON
    8.25
    Chipolte Dipping Sauce
  • WINGS
    7.95
    Buffalo or Thai chili Sauce 8 or 16 per order  Choice of Ranch or Blue Cheese….……$7.95 or $14.95

Soups & Salads

Add – Grilled Chicken Breast $2.70 or Steak $2.95 or Shrimp, Salmon $3.15

  • MISSION SALAD
    7.95
    Romaine, Tomato, Cheese, Tortilla Crisps w/Cilantro Pepita Dressing
  • TACO SALAD
    8.95
    Tortilla Shell, Lettuce, Beans, Tomato, Cheese, Guacamole, Sour Cream
    Shredded Chicken or Shredded Beef or Carnitas $2 Grilled Chicken Breast $2.70 or Steak $2.95
  • TOSTADAS
    6.95
    Corn Tortilla, Lettuce, Beans, Cheese, Pico de Gallo, & Guacamole
    Choose Shredded Chicken or Shredded Beef (Steak, Shrimp, Grilled Chicken Extra)
  • GREEK SALAD
    9.95
    Romaine, Tomato, Red Onion, Feta, Kalamata Olives, & Pepperoncini’s
  • STEAK SALAD
    9.95
    Romaine, Tomato, Red Onion, Gorgonzola Cheese w/Raspberry Vinaigrette
  • SOUP
    Cup - 3.50 Bowl - 6.50
    Chicken Tortillias & Posole
  • CHILI
    Cup - 3.50 Bowl - 6.95
    served with Onions & Cheese

Main Menu

Burgers

All Burgers served with Fries, Potato Chips, or Side Salad
Substitute Onion Rings or Sweet Potato Fries add $1.00 No Fries, Chips, or Salad deduct $1.00

  • BACON (JALAPENO), AVOCADO, CHEDDAR
    10.95
    Lettuce, Tomato, Caramelized Onions, Ketchup, Mustard, Mayo
  • GORGONZOLA BACON BURGER
    10.95
    Lettuce, Tomato, Caramelized Onions & Special Sauce
  • CHORIZO BURGER
    9.95
    Bacon, Pepper Jack Cheese, Tomato, Caramelized Onions & Special Sauce
  • ORTEGA TURKEY BURGER
    8.95
    Grilled Ortega Chili, Pepper Jack Cheese, Lettuce. Tomato & 1000 Island
  • MUSHROOM SWISS BURGER
    8.95
    Lettuce, Tomato, Caramelized Onions, & Mayo
  • CHILI CHEESE BURGER
    9.95
    Cheddar, Onions
  • CHEESEBURGER
    7.75
    Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato, Caramelized Onions, Pickles, Ketchup, Mustard & Mayo
    Cheese: American, Cheddar, Pepper Jack or Swiss
  • FATHER SERRA BURGER
    6.95
    Lettuce, Tomato, Caramelized Onions & 1000 Island
  • SANTA CRUZ BEACH BURGER
    6.95
    Lettuce, Tomato, Caramelized Onions, Pickles, Ketchup, Mustard & Mayo
  • FRISCO BURGER
    8.95
    Parmesan Crusted Sourdough Bread, Lettuce, Tomato & 1000 Island

Sandwiches

All Sandwiches served with Fries, Potato Chips, or Side Salad
Substitute Onion Rings or Sweet Potato Fries add $1.00 No Fries, Chips, or Salad deduct $1.00

  • PHILLY-MEX
    10.95
    Steak, Caramelized Onions, Roasted Red Peppers, Pepper Jack, & Guac on French Roll
  • MISSION BLT
    8.95
    Jalapeno Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, Mayo on Sourdough
    Add Avocado $1.50
  • GRILLED CHICKEN AVOCADO
    8.95
    Lettuce, Tomato, & Mayo on Sourdough
    Add Bacon $1.00
  • FISH SANDWICH
    8.95
    Crispy Fish, Lettuce, Tomato, Tartar Sauce on French Roll
  • GRILLED CHEESE
    8.95
    Swiss, Cheddar, Pepper Jack on Sourdough. Add Avocado $1.50

    Add Bacon $1.00

  • PULLED BBQ PORK SANDWICH
    9.95
    served with Chipotle Coleslaw
  • CHILI CHEESE DOG
    6.95
    w/Chopped Onions
  • *FISH AND CHIPS
    12.95
    Beer Battered Cod, Fries, Chipotle Coleslaw & Roll

Mexican Favorites

  • CHILI RELLENO
    8.35
    w/Mexican Rice and Beans  Flour or Corn Tortillas
  • ONE ENCHILADA
    7.99
    w/Mexican Rice and Beans. Cheese, Chicken or Beef
  • TWO ENCHILADAS
    10.50
    w/Mexican Rice and Beans. Cheese, Chicken or Beef
  • 1 ENCHILADA AND 1 TACO
    9.50
    w/Mexican Rice and Beans. Cheese, Chicken or Beef
  • 2 ITEM COMBO
    11.25
    w/Mexican Rice and Beans. Enchilada, Taco, or Chili Relleno
  • *MISSION BURRITO
    8.75
    Mexican Rice, Beans, Lettuce  Red or Green Sauce w/Cheese & Guacamole on Top. Shredded Chicken or Beef or Carnitas, Chicken Breast $2.70, Steak $2.95, Fish $3.00, Shrimp or Salmon $3.15

Burritos

Available Wet – Red or Green Sauce. Side of Rice & Beans $2.25

  • STEAK BURRITO
    8.15
    Black Beans, Cilantro, Onions, Pico de Gallo
  • GRILLED CHICKEN BURRITO
    7.50
    Black Beans, Cilantro Rice, Pico de Gallo
  • CARNITAS BURRITO
    7.75
    Refried Beans, Cilantro, Onions, Pico de Gallo
  • SHRIMP BURRITO
    9.25
    Grilled Shrimp, Cilantro Rice, Cabbage, Pico de Gallo, & Chipotle Sauce
  • SALMON BURRITO
    9.25
    Grilled Salmon, Cilantro Rice, Cabbage, Pico de Gallo & Salsa Verde
  • FISH BURRITO
    7.50
    Baja Style Fish, Cabbage, Pico de Gallo & Chipotle Sauce
  • CALAMARI BURRITO
    9.50
    Marinated & Lightly fried Steak Strips, Cabbage, Pico de Gallo & Chipotle Sauce
  • BEAN & CHEESE
    5.25
    Refried Beans & Shredded Cheese
  • CALIFORNIA BURRITO
    7.95
    Steak, Fries, Cheese, Sour Cream & Guacamole
  • SHREDDED CHICKEN BURRITO OR SHREDDED BEEF BURRITO
    7.45
    w/Mexican Rice & Beans
  • VEGGIE BURRITO
    7.95
    Black Beans, Cilantro Rice, Lettuce, Avocado, and Pico de Gallo
  • TRADITIONAL GRILLED CHICKEN
    7.15
    Flour Tortilla, Cilantro & Onion, Grilled Chicken w/Salsa Verde
  • TRADITIONAL CARNITAS
    7.35
    Flour Tortilla, Cilantro & Onion, Carnitas w/Salsa Verde
  • TRADITIONAL STEAK
    7.75
    Flour Tortilla, Cilantro & Onion, Steak w/Salsa Roja

Tacos

side of Rice & Beans $2.25

  • THE SAN JUAN FISH TACO
    4.10
    Baja Style Fried Fish, Cabbage, Pico de Gallo & Chipotle Sauce
  • SHRIMP TACO
    4.75
    Grilled Shrimp, Cabbage, Pico de Gallo & Chipotle Sauce
  • SALMON TACO
    4.65
    Grilled Salmon, Cabbage, Pico de Gallo & Salsa Verde
  • CALAMARI TACO
    4.95
    Marinated & Lightly fried Steak Strips, Cabbage, Pico de Gallo & Chipotle Sauce
  • SHREDDED CHICKEN OR SHREDDED BEEF
    3.95
    Flour Tortilla, Lettuce, Tomato, Shredded Cheese
  • VEGGIE TACO
    3.95
    Black Beans, Avocado, and Pico de Gallo
  • TRADITIONAL GRILLED CHICKEN
    1 - 3.50, 2 - 6.00
    Corn Tortillas, Cilantro & Onion, Grilled Chicken w/Salsa Verde
  • TRADITIONAL CARNITAS
    1 - 3.75, 2 - 6.50
    Corn Tortillas, Cilantro & Onion, Carnitas w/Salsa Verde
  • TRADITIONAL STEAK
    1 - 3.95, 2 - 7.50
    Corn Tortillas, Cilantro & Onion, Steak w/Salsa Roja

For The Kids

Kids 10 and Under. Comes with a choice of Fries, Chips, rice or Beans

  • BEAN & CHEESE BURRITO
    4.95
  • CHEESE QUESADILLA
    4.95
  • HOT DOG
    4.95
  • GRILLED CHEESE
    5.25
  • HAMBURGER
    5.50
  • CHICKEN STRIPS
    5.95
  • CHEESEBURGER
    5.50

Desserts

  • CHURRO W/NUTELLA DIPPING SAUCE
    4.95
  • COOKIES
    1 - 1.75, 4 - 6.00
  • SAN JUAN SWEET FRIES
    8.50
    Sweet Potato Fries, Melted Marshmallows, drizzled w/Maple Syrup

Drinks

  • FOUNTAIN SODA/ICED TEA
    Regular - 2.25, Large - 2.75
  • HORCHATA AND JAMAICA
    Regular - 2.75, Large - 2.95
  • BOTTLED WATER
    2.00
  • MILK OR JUICE OR COFFEE & HOT TEA
    2.00
  • COFFEE & HOT TEA
    2.25

Specialty Drinks

All Mission Grill margaritas are homemade with fresh ingredients and fresh local fruit

  • Backyard Lemonade
    7.50
    Come in to find out!
  • Mission Grill Lemonade
    4.75
    A delicious Mission Grill hard lemonade
  • Berry Beach Rum
    9.00
    Fabulous
  • Bloody Mary SPL
    5.00
  • Michelada
    8.00
  • Capo LemonAle
    8.00
  • Midori Sour
    7.00
  • Mission Grill House Margarita
    5.00
    Fresh lime juice, simple syrup, tequila and orange curacao
  • Mission Grill Grand Margarita
    7.00
    Fresh lime juice, simple syrup, tequila, orange curacao and Grand Marnier
  • Mission Grill Top Shelf Margarita
    7.50
    Hotel California or Olmecca blanco tequilas, fresh lime juice, simple syrup and Mathilde Liqueur
  • Flaco Margarita
    9.00
    Fresh lime juice, Partida Blanco and Agave nectar
  • Perro Caliente Margarita
    9.00
    Fresh lime juice, fresh grapefruit juice, fresh jalapeño, simple syrup, Mathilde Liqueur and Hornitos Reposado
  • Patron Margarita
    9.50
    Fresh lime juice, simple syrup, Patron Silver and Patron Citronge
  • Tequilas
    Casadores, Hornitos, Hotel California, Jose Cuervo, Partida, Patron & Tres Generaciones

Events & Catering

PLANNING AN EVENT?

LET US MAKE IT A
DELICIOUS SUCCESS!

We have space at our location to accomodate 12-150 guests or we’ll deliver fresh, made-to-order food promptly to your location.

Just email us at:
catering@missiongrillsjc.com
or call us at
(949) 240-8055

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Swallow’s Day Parade

The 56th Annual Swallow’s Day Parade and Mercado Street Faire will celebrate the return of the swallows in downtown San Juan Capistrano this Saturday, March 22, 2014. The parade begins at the intersection of Ortega Hwy and Del Obispo Streets at 11:00 a.m. and continues down Camino Capistrano. Streets close early (by 10am) but you can park […]

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