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647 Camino de las Mares #126, San Clemente, CA
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Today
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations

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  • 7
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice Surprise!

We live nearby and have been reluctant to try Zona's due to the location and previous establishment. We finally decided to try it and were pleasantly surprised. They have a very nice Italian menu that included non-Italian items. Everyone in our party of 4 enjoyed their meals. The desserts were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2013
Sylvia H
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San Clemente, California
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San Clemente, California
Top Contributor
184 reviews 184 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
370 helpful votes 370 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

We live nearby and have been reluctant to try Zona's due to the location and previous establishment. We finally decided to try it and were pleasantly surprised. They have a very nice Italian menu that included non-Italian items. Everyone in our party of 4 enjoyed their meals. The desserts were delicious also. We will definitely return.

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Goleta, California
Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

I bought a Groupon for this restaurant hoping that it would be good and it was very good. We had the pulled pork sliders, the bacon wrapped dates, the tuna stack, caprese salad, shrimp skewers, pasta with chicken and spaghetti with meatballs. It was all very good and filling. Although we couldn't resist and ordered the peach cobbler for dessert... More 

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Fullerton, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

I surprised my boyfriend by taking him Saturday night to eat Italian food. We were both surprised to find a great happy jazzy band playing LIVE. They had 2 other musicians that took turn serenading us. I do warn there are small portions for the price. Great service from all waiters. We had a bottle of their house wine.We can't... More 

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Dana Point, California
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Recently I was looking for a new place for Friday night happy hour so we decided to give Zonas a try. The decor was very nice, bar area was nice...a bit dark but nice. The happy hour food was delicious! We order pulled port sliders, meat lover pizza and the Mediterranean plate. All of it was really good...especially the pizza!... More 

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CA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Boy, have you gone downhill !!! Dirty.. The table was dirty, the silverware is dirty and the bathrooms are a pigsty. It was as if no one cared anymore. I scraped stuck food off the table with a knofe. The waitress send over the busboy to re-clean the table A couple of lethargic wipes and a puddle on the table... More 

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Orange
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75 reviews 75 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

This was a great find located in the back of a movie theater parking lot. Had I not known where to look, I probably never would have found it, but I am so glad I did. I was looking for someplace different to take my aunt and uncle for a birthday lunch and ta da- Zona's. I was hesitant at... More 

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013 via mobile

Zona's is great! We love to watch football here and they have all games airing. The food is very good, (gotta try the green bean fries...yum!) the staff is friendly and provides great service. The bar is cozy too!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

Great happy hour menu. Fresh and lots to choose from ! Generous servings and good service ! Easy to Park and nice atmosphere !

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San Clemente, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

The happy hour and food are great. The help however leaves a lot to be desired. They go thru staff too fast, not sure what is up with that but no one working there seems very happy. Such a shame cause this place could be so much better if the staff part was fixed.

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San Clemente, CA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

Nice people work and dine here. Live music is always a plus for us, and they have excellent musicians including living legend bassist Max Bennett on occasion.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 647 Camino de las Mares #126, San Clemente, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Clemente

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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