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Village Mediterranean Rim

123 Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672
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Ranked #37 of 176 restaurants in San Clemente
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Moroccan
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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84% Recommend
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English first
Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

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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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
7 helpful votes 7 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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San Diego
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112 reviews 112 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

On the main drag, but nearly hidden, VMR is worth seeking out. Unlike it's ho-hum Italian restaurant neighbor, VMR offers exotic meats and preparations that are both adventurous and satisfying. I considered having the leg of elk, but chose a lamb steak from the specials menu at the server's recommendation. It was beautifully presented, tender and perfectly cooked, with a... More

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109 reviews 109 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

The food at the Village Mediterranean is exceptional, atmosphere delightful and the staff are brilliant. The food quality and preparation is way beyond any available in the area. Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy an evening of culinary delight.

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Los Angeles, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Decided to try something different while visithing San Clemente so we went to the VMR on the main drag on Del Mar Avenue in downtown. It was not crowded on a Sunday evening. Nice decor with photo prints reminiscent of Italy. A few tables outside & no more than 10 tables inside, We started with the lentil soup & boar... More

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Coto De Caza
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156 reviews 156 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

walked in off the street when two otehr places were full and an hour wait. there was one open 4 top and we got it. not a big place and definitely pricey but this was a 5 star food night. how could we live here for 20 years and they have been open for 15 and we didnt know about... More

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San Diego
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013 via mobile

A really relaxing place on Avenida Del Mar in San Clemente. The pricing was OK. Good service and good tasting food. Very good dessert, Chocolate Torte and Ginger Cheesecake. Yum

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Dana Point, California
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31 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

This has been one of our favorite restaurants and have highly recommended it to others. So to celebrate my mothers 79th birthday, we decided to take her here for dinner. I made reservations a week in advance, for a party of 4. We arrived promptly at the restaurant and were the first party seated. We ordered an appetizer and a... More

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Los Angeles, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

This restaurant is one of my favorites in South OC. The staff is so friendly, helpful, and attentive to the details. And the Food SPEAKS FOR ITSELF!!! Wow! I don't even eat red meat and the chicken dish I had was phenomenal. It was flavorful but not salty, moiste, and had combinations of all the right textures. My husband tried... More

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