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Village Mediterranean Rim

Moroccan, Mediterranean, Greek
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123 Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672
949-361-8970
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 12
    Very good
  • 4
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A different Mediterranean

What a pleasant surprise! We were expecting the typical shish kabobs, humus etc... The menu is more eclectic. Great presentation of lamb, beef, fish and fantastic salad. Small venue so it is a little crouded. My only negative is the noise of the pots and pans while cooking as it is open to the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
Kelly R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

What a pleasant surprise! We were expecting the typical shish kabobs, humus etc... The menu is more eclectic. Great presentation of lamb, beef, fish and fantastic salad. Small venue so it is a little crouded. My only negative is the noise of the pots and pans while cooking as it is open to the guests.

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Albuquerque
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Cute quiet place with ample quantities. Not traditional tagines, more like fusion. Limited beer list and the menu itself is not huge but they had a whole menu of specials. I would eat here again, it's a nice change from the usual burgers or tacos.

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San Clemente, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The food was great! Nice cozy atmosphere. Access to the restroom through the kitchen is old scholl. Entrees were well portioned.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This is our second time & we enjoyed ourselves both times. On this visit we invited some friends & made a reservation, recommend since the place is rather small about 12 tables inside & a couple outside. It is easy to miss, outdoor sign not very big. If you are looking for something unusual, not very loud where you can... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Surprisingly good Mediterranean food (think Turkey or North Africa) prepared by an excellent chef and served in a pleasing ambiance. Service was great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We were a little optimistic about entering this restaurant as it was completely empty when we arrived but we relaxed as soon as we were greeted by the lovely waitress. The staff were so friendly and helped us to pick out the best things on the menu. We dined on lamb tagine, pork tenderloin and lamb shank with mash potatoes... More 

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San Clemente, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

I have passed this cozy restaurant many times and never realized what I was missing. Recently I took my wife there for an early dinner before going to view Christmas lighting. We were impressed with the ambience when we entered, and impressed again with the menu and creative offerings. The service was good and the waiter took time to explain... More 

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Dana Point
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The Village Mediterranean food is wonderful and authentic. It is a very small restaurant with great service. Give it a try. You will not be disappointed.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The place was empty when we approached which made us nervous. We checked out the menu and it seemed awesome, so we entered anyways and I am so glad we did! Apparently it was quiet because there was a game on, so we had the place to ourselves. Our waiter appeared to also be a chef and he had great... More 

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San Clemente, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I had been wanting to go here. I used to go when it was a little breakfast place and loved it then. The food was good, but we had to sit outside, because it was so stifling hot inside, I don't know how anyone could sit there and enjoy their food. Strangely, too, you have to walk through the kitchen... More 

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Additional Information about Village Mediterranean Rim

Address: 123 Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672
Phone Number: 949-361-8970
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Clemente
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Moroccan, Mediterranean, Greek

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 123 Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Clemente
  • Phone Number: 949-361-8970

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Moroccan, Mediterranean, Greek
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?