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

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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 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
Unique food in San Clemente

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
rantall
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Boston, Massachusetts
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39 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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K2CGirl
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

As a famly of 5 on vacation, we decided to try The Village, based on other restaurant reviews. We are very familiar with Mediterranean and Middle Eastern food. We ordered the mezze with the grilled falafel and it was tasty. I had a halibut dish served with a mashed potatoes that were right out of the ice cream scooper. There... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We have been coming to San Clemente for 11 years and finally stopped in here. This place is over 15 years old and is fantastic. In a town that is beginning to explode with new restaurants, this small location is a must add to the agenda. With seating for only about 30 it is intimate, yet right in the center... More 

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San Clemente
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

There are so many options in Ornage County where the food is good and the atmosphere is great. The village has decent food but you sit on top of the other guests and you in and out in less than an hour and drop a lot of money. I do not mind the money but there are so many other... More 

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San Clemente, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

My wife and I have been coming here for years. We love the place especially after the recent remake inside. The menu is full of interesting food - curry's and game. what's disappointing is we have watched the menu slowly change and get smaller. Example - the Wild Boar ravioli - a few years ago this came with 4 ravioli,... More 

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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?