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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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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
    Terrible
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
Worth a visit!

This place is kind of a sleeper, but the food is really quite good. Most everything is ala carte, so we generally go when they run coupon deals.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
RandyLargent
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San Clemente, California
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San Clemente, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This place is kind of a sleeper, but the food is really quite good. Most everything is ala carte, so we generally go when they run coupon deals.

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San Clemente, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We love the Village. Unique and authentic menu with an array of fresh ingeredients that make for a delicious menu. The tagine dishes are incredible and flavorfull. I think this is the best place for an authernitc tagine meal in all of Orange County. You can get traditional seafood, chicken and beef tagine, but the lamb tagine is superb. We... More 

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San Clemente, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

My absolute favorite restaurant in San Clemente features amazingly prepared Mediterranean dishes such as tagine, lamb with hummus, steaks, fish, etc. The owner/chef prepares every dish personally. And the prices are fair.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This is my favorite place to go for a special occasion. Their Tagine plates are to die for and I often find myself craving a reason to return just at the thought of enjoying a delicious meal. The wine and dessert selections are great too- but I go for the food above all else

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Sheridan, Wyoming
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

At first blush it the VMR appears to be a little hole-in-the-wall along one of the commercial streets (Del Mar) in San Clemente. What a place for a romantic, fine dining experience! We stopped by during a hot July day (86f) with 85% humidity and enjoyed ourselves. There was outside dining that day, giving the effect of a very European... More 

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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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28 restaurant reviews
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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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41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 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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33 restaurant reviews
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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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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?