We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Village Mediterranean Rim

123 Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672
949-361-8970
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #43 of 180 restaurants in San Clemente
Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Moroccan
Dining options: Reservations
7 visitor photos
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Write a Review

33 reviews from our community

84% Recommend
    21
    7
    4
    1
    0
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
K2CGirl
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Angeles, California
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Clemente
1 review
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Clemente, California
Senior Reviewer
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Diego
Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
UK
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
75 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Coto De Caza
Top Contributor
174 reviews 174 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Diego
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
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

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Village Mediterranean Rim also viewed

San Clemente, Orange County
San Clemente, Orange County
 
San Clemente, Orange County
San Clemente, Orange County
 

Been to Village Mediterranean Rim? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Village Mediterranean Rim, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing