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Village Mediterranean Rim

Mediterranean, Moroccan, 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, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 5
    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
Wonderful food

The food is excellent, infused with Mediterranean flavors. The atmosphere is intimate, but the acoustic is terrible when the restaurant is full. On a Saturday night I could barely have a conversation with yah person across the table.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
C F
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Irvine, California
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Irvine, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is excellent, infused with Mediterranean flavors. The atmosphere is intimate, but the acoustic is terrible when the restaurant is full. On a Saturday night I could barely have a conversation with yah person across the table.

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Thank C F
Dana Point, California
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a special restaurant, located on tony Del Mar Avenue. After reading reviews, I made a reservation for our anniversary. It was a big hit. The food is fabulous, the service is attentive, and the atmosphere is intimate and romantic. (Might be a little tight for some). We have been back several times, usually for an event such as... More 

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Thank DennyCraneEsq
Big Bear Region, California
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153 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

What great food! Compliments to the chef!! The restaurant is very tiny, so seating is limited. The atmosphere is nice. Service was great.

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Thank We3luv2travel
nour t, Owner at Village Mediterranean Rim, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind compliment, and review......Hope to see you again. N.T. Chef/Owner More 

San Clemente, California
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

A bit pricey for San Clemente but the food will never disappoint - great quality and great service. Nice location on Del Mar Avenue.

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Thank Karen W
Dana Point, California
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162 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

The Good - It is a nice setting. Service is warm and friendly. The menu is quite extensive and everything tastes fresh, colorful and generally above average... Salads were nice. The Not So Good - Flavors are .... flat. I was expecting explosion of cumin and cinnamon in my mouth. Too safe, too Americanized.... Portions are quite small ... Overall... More 

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Thank PG13LA
Costa Mesa, California
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Everything here is reminding you of south of France, and also a little bit of morocco. Tiny place, where you have to wait for a table if you don't have a reservation. Waiters and owners are very hands on and accommodating. Food is excellent, and on the edge of being avant garde. Quality is also excellent. Great experience.

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Thank jpcapiton
San Diego, California
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

This is a small, intimate but classy and authentic mediterranean bistro in every sense of the word. Food is not 'fast food' style but instead more like fine dining....even at lunch. I've had the humus, the gyros, the kabobs and all were fresh and delicious. It's small and can get noisy....and I think they may be closed on Mondays so... More 

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Thank Francesca124_13
San Clemente, California
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Love this place when not in the mood for the regular steak/fish sort of dining. LOTS of great tasting food at very reasonable prices and as the name states lots of different Mediterranean types of foods

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Thank bhvvmf
San Clemente, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

holy moly! the food & service here are on point. great for a date night or special occasion. can't wait to go back.

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Thank AprilStreets
Oceanside, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

We went here because we had a restaurant.com coupon. What a find! We started with wild boar raviolli (unbelievable sauce) and a poached pear salad. My husband had the beef cheeks and I had the lamb tangine. I had never had a tangine meal and wanted to try one. I was delighted with the vegetables, lamb and the gravy. My... More 

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Thank SfromPhx

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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, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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?