Deputies responded to the call just before 7 p.m., according to the Orange County Sheriff’s blotter, which indicates a 61-year-old has been arrested in connection with the non-injury accident.
Register pictures indicate the car, reportedly a Mercedes Benz, crashed into the outdoor dining area along Camino Capistrano.
The Mexican steakhouse is designated as a California State Historical Landmark, a designation also belonging to Mission San Juan Capistrano. The El Adobe buildings— an adobe and a court and jail—were constructed in the late 18th century, long before becoming a restaurant in 1948.
Freelancer Cheryl Pruett contributed to this report.