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

The Starters

  • SAN JUAN SWEET FRIES
    6.95
    Sweet Potato Fries, Melted Marshmallows, drizzled with Maple Syrup
  • CALAMARI FRENCH FRIES
    6.95
    Calamari Steak Strips with our Italian Marinara Sauce
  • MISSION CHIPS
    3.95
    Made in-house seasoned Potato Chips, Bacon, Cheese Sauce & Scallions
  • CHIPS & SALSA
    2.25
    Served with Pico de Gallo
  • NACHOS
    5.50
    Chips, Beans, Cheese, Pico de Gallo, Guacamole & Sour Cream ADD: Steak + 3.25, Chicken +2.50
  • ZUCCHINI
    4.35
    Grilled or Fried Served with Hummus or Ranch
  • ONION RINGS
    4.25
    Served with Ranch

The Sides

  • BEANS
    SM - .95 • LG - 2.00
  • RICE
    SM - .95 • LG - 2.00
  • FRIES
    REG 2.25 • LG 2.75
  • CHEESE FRIES
    3.25
  • CHILI FRIES
    3.75
  • CHILI CHEESE FRIES
    4.25
  • SWEET POTATO FRIES
    3.25

Breakfast

  • CHILAQUILES
    6.95
    Served with Rice & Beans
  • HUEVOS RANCHEROS
    6.95
    Served with Rice & Beans
  • CHORIZO & EGGS
    6.95
    Served with Rice & Beans and Tortillas
  • MACHACA & EGGS
    6.95
    Served with Rice & Beans and Tortiallas
  • EGGS
    4.75
    Served with Rice & Beans and choice of Corn or Flour Tortillas
  • BREAKFAST TACO
    2.45
    Eggs & Cheese in Corn Tortilla
  • BUTTERMILK PANCAKES
    3.95
    Delicious Buttermilk Pancakes
  • BUTTERMILK PANCAKES & EGGS
    4.25
    Delicious Buttermilk Pancakes
  • CHORIZO BURRITO
    5.45
    Eggs & Beans in Flour Tortilla
  • ANTONIO CHORIZO BURRITO
    5.95
    Eggs, Chorizo, Bacon, Potatoes & Cheddar Cheese
  • ANTONIA BURRITO
    4.85
    Eggs, Potatoes & Cheddar Cheese
  • MACHACA BURRITO
    5.95
    Eggs, Shredded Beef, Potatoes & Cheddar Cheese

Main Menu

Burgers

  • BACON (JALAPENO), AVOCADO, CHEDDAR BURGER
    8.25
  • PULLED BBQ PORK BURGER
    8.25
  • GORGONZOLA BACON BURGER
    7.95
    Caramelized Onions, Lettuce, Tomato & Sauce
  • CHORIZO BURGER
    6.25
    Special In-House Patty with Bacon, Tomato, Jalapeno, Caramelized Onions & Sauce
  • ORTEGA TURKEY BURGER
    5.95
    Grilled Ortega Chili, Pepper Jack Cheese, Lettuce & Tomato
  • THE SANTA CRUZ BEACH BURGER
    4.95
    Lettuce, Tomato, Caramelized Onions, Pickles, Ketchup, Mustard & Mayo
  • FATHER SERRA’S BURGER
    4.95
    Lettuce, Tomato, Caramelized Onions & 1000 Island
  • “YOUR” MISSION BURGER
    4.75
    Choose Ingredients and Create Your Own Burger

Burritos

  • FERNANDO’S FIRE GRILLED CHICKEN
    5.95
    Chicken, Cilantro & Onion
  • RAFAEL’S FIRE GRILLED STEAK
    6.45
    Steak, Cilantro & Onion
  • CARLO’S CARNITAS BURRITO
    5.95
    Carnitas, Cilantro & Onion
  • THE SAN JUAN FISH BURRITO
    6.25
    Baja Style Fried Fish, Cabbage, Pico de Gallo & Zesty Sauce
  • MIGUEL’S SHRIMP BURRITO
    7.95
    Grilled Shrimp, Rice, Cabbage, Pico de Gallo & Zesty Sauce
  • SENORA SALMON BURRITO
    7.95
    SENORA SALMON BURRITO Grilled Salmon, Rice, Cabbage, Pico de Gallo & Salsa Verde
  • CALAMARI BURRITO
    7.50
    Calamari Steak Strips, Cabbage, Zesty Sauce & Pico de Gallo
  • VEGGIE BURRITO
    6.45
    Grilled Veggies, Rice, Black Beans & Sauce
  • BEAN & CHEESE BURRITO
    4.25
    Refried Beans & Shredded Cheese

Tacos

  • FERNANDO’S FIRE GRILLED CHICKEN
    2.90
    Chicken, Cilantro & Onion
  • RAFAEL’S FIRE GRILLED STEAK TACO
    3.25
    Steak, Cilantro & Onion
  • CARLO’S CARNITAS TACO
    2.95
    Carnitas, Cilantro & Onion
  • THE SAN JUAN FISH TACO
    3.25
    Baja Style Fried Fish, Cabbage, Pico de Gallo & Zesty Sauce
  • MIGUEL’S SHRIMP TACO
    3.95
    Grilled Shrimp, Cabbage, Pico de Gallo & Zesty Sauce
  • SENORA SALMON TACO
    3.75
    Grilled Salmon, Cabbage, Pico de Gallo & Salsa Verde
  • CALAMARI TACO
    3.25
    Calamari Steak Strips, Cabbage, Zesty Sauce, & Pico de Gallo
  • TAQUITOS*
    3.95
    Corn Tortillas with Lettuce, Cheese & Guacamole SHREDDED BEEF – 4.25

Salads

  • MISSION SALAD
    5.95
    Romaine Lettuce, Tomato, Tortilla Crisps with Cilantro-Pepita Dressing
  • SJC MIXED GREENS
    7.95
    Spring Mix, Tomato, Green Apple, Gorgonzola, Candied Walnuts with Balsamic Vinaigrette or Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing
  • GREEK SALAD
    7.95
    Romaine Lettuce tossed with Tomato, Cucumbers, Red Onions and Feta. Served with Kalamata Olives and Pepperoncinis
  • MISSION TACO SALAD
    8.95
    Tortilla Shell, Lettuce, Beans, Tomato, Shredded Cheese, Guacamole, Sour Cream Choice of Steak, Chicken, Carnitas or Shrimp
  • GRILLED VEGGIE SALAD
    7.95
    Grilled Veggies over Romaine Lettuce tossed with Italian Vinaigrette, served with Feta & Hummus

Sandwiches

  • PHILLY-MEX
    8.25
    Steak, Caramalizied Onions, Roasted Red Peppers, Pepper Jack Cheese & Guacamole
  • STEAK SANDWICH
    7.95
    Lettuce, Tomato & Mayo
  • PULLED BBQ PORK
    7.95
    with Chipotle Cole Slaw
  • CALAMARI PO-BOY
    6.95
    Lettuce, Tomato, & Zesty Chipotle Sauce
  • MISSION CALIFORNIA CHICKEN
    5.95
    Lettuce, Tomato & Mayo
  • MISSION BLT
    6.95
    Jalapeno Bacon, Lettuce & Tomato
  • GRILLED VEGGIE SANDWICH
    5.95
    Grilled Veggies, Feta & Hummus, served on a Wheat Bun

Tostada Salads & Soups

  • STEAK OR CARNITAS
    4.95
  • CHICKEN
    4.55
  • Shrimp
    5.50
  • BEAN & CHEESE TOSTADA
    4.25
  • Today’s Soup
    5.95 • 2.95
  • Chili Soup
    5.95 • 2.95
  • Menudo Soup
    5.95 • 2.95
  • Posole Soup
    5.95 • 2.95

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

The Plates

Two Item Combo 7.95
Served with Rice & Beans

  • CHEESE ENCHILADA
  • CHICKEN ENCHILADA
  • CARNITAS ENCHILADA
  • STEAK ENCHILADA
  • CHEESE CHILI RELLENO
  • GRILLED STEAK, CHICKEN OR CARNITAS TACO

The Desserts

  • CHURROS
    2.50
  • COOKIES
    1.75
  • SAN JUAN SWEET FRIES
    6.95
    Sweet Potato Fries, Melted Marshmallows, drizzled with Maple Syrup

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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88.5 KSBR BASH! Jazz Festival

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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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Friday & Saturday
8am – Midnight
Sunday
8am-8pm

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