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Village Mediterranean Rim

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

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Visitor rating
  • 23
    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
Most recent review
Hiding in plain sight

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 23, 2014
roadcall
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San Clemente, CA
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  • Reservations
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37 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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San Clemente, CA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 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
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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San Diego
Top Contributor
145 reviews 145 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 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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UK
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121 reviews 121 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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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: Mediterranean, Moroccan
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?