El Patio Cafe 34226 Doheny Park Rd, Dana Point, CA92624 El Patio Café is a Capistrano Beach tradition, serving the people of Capistrano and surrounding area…More Mexican-style dishes since the late 1930s. The family still works in the kitchen preparing Lucy's famous authentic recipes. Try a bean, rice and cheese tamale or a tropical quesadilla, both of which are truly fantastic dishes. You can finish off with Bunuelos (fried tortilla in cinnamon and sugar) for dessert and a Mexican coffee. The prices are very reasonable for lunch and dinner, with authentic Mexican food available for both.