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“Good food loved the turtle release”
Review of Roberto's Bistro

Roberto's Bistro
Ranked #7 of 22 Restaurants in Troncones
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: After-hours
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours
San Juan Capistrano, California
Level 5 Contributor
43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Good food loved the turtle release”
Reviewed 4 June 2014

We had a lovely dinner at Roberto's.......a few of us had the fajitas with cheese (do yourself a favor and skip the cheese it coats the meat and veggies and its way too over the top) but most everyone else had steak. Service was solid and the views are absolutely stunning. We drank way too much so our bill was rather large but on average the plates run about $15 to $20 USD. After we ordered we were told they were going to release the turtles which they keep protected on the beach in front of this restaurant. My kiddo got to empty the bucket that had about 100 tiny turtles in it and watch as they made their way out to sea. It was really special and something we will treasure always. We loved the local vibe of this place the only thing I didn't like is that the bar area is literally right next to the dining tables and people were smoking. I get it we aren't in the USA or other countries that have strict smoking policies but it was just a personal annoyance.....all it would take is moving the tables a little further away and presto...problem solved.

  • Visited May 2014
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  • English first
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English first
San Francisco, California
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great Steak!”
Reviewed 2 May 2014

Roberto's is the place to go for excellent steak. I had the fajita's surf and turf and hubby had the largest cut of meat you could get on the menu, sorry I forget the name but that was the description. Both our meals were excellent and it was nice to sit and face the beach while dining. The price reflects what you order but we felt the meals were excellent and of good quality and so it was worth it. A nice addition to the restaurants of Troncones and very good service.

  • Visited April 2014
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Troncones
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great food, Great Price, Friendly Atmosphere...”
Reviewed 11 March 2014

Best steak in town, the Arrachera is maybe the best steak anywhere. Best food on week nights when the locals go to eat, biggest fun on Saturday night when everyone goes to party.

  • Visited December 2013
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Fairfax, California
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Busy with gringos!”
Reviewed 24 February 2014

The steak was great, the rest not so great! And, there wasn't a local in sight, which is a disappointment for us. However, the music was good, the dancing was a blast..... Great fun!

Visited February 2014
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Thank FranklyFairfax
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Calgary
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Memorable!”
Reviewed 30 January 2014

The evening we were there, there was a turtle release. An exciting adventure to watch the newly hatched turtles head for the ocean. The food was well cooked, well served, by attentive staff.

Visited January 2014
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Thank Traview
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