The Watering Hole

Special Celebration and Meet-and-Greet Wednesday November 1st  –  5 pm to 7 pm
Come meet your neighbors and our new Watering Hole Culinary Management Team.  Alejandro, Luis and Edgar are looking forward to meeting everyone.  They will have some Happy Hour specials ready for attending guests from 5 pm to 7 pm.  If you want to beat the rush and dine-in we will be open 10:30 am to 9 pm.
Chef Luis Mena Owner IL SOLE CUCINA
Raised in Mexico City Chef Luis had a dream of coming to America to live the American dream.  But first he had the opportunity to travel through Italy where he enjoyed the food and wine, but most important, he experienced the culinary art from the north of Italy all of the way down to the amazing cities of the southern Sicily.   Luis Mena and his wonderful wife Claudia followed their dreams to Rancho Santa Margarita where they and their partner Edgar Estrada opened “IL SOLE CUCINA”.  Their restaurant has received recognition from 2022/2023 ECCELLENZE ITALIANE as one of the best Italian cucina’s in America.
Il Sole Cucina |  Rancho Santa Margarita
Chef Alejandro CuellarOwner of Balvina’s Mexican Kitchen
Chef Alejandro grew up in Puebla, Mexico in an atmosphere of flavors, colors, and history.  Fascinated with the use of local ingredients by his mother and her expert ability to make complex mixtures of herbs and spices, he was inspired to open Balvina’s Mexican Kitchen in Laguna Hills.
Balvinas | Laguna Hills
Edgar EstradaPresident of Sol Agave
Edgar is one of the founders of Sol Agave.  The dream began inside a 17-foot food truck with a burning desire to serve quality food with healthy ingredients and complex, modern, enjoyable flavors.  Sol Agave has been in business for over 8 years with 6 current locations.  Sol Agave has been nominated the best restaurant in San Juan Capistrano for the past 3 years.
Sol Agave | San Juan Capistrano San Clemente
Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday10:30 am to 9:00 pm  
Saturday 9:00 am to 9:00 pm
Sunday  9:00 am to 4:00 pm
The Watering Hole Menu
Drink Menu
Club Happy Hour Menu