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Beach Fire

204 Avenida Del Mar, Ola Vista, San Clemente, CA 92672
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Ranked #27 of 181 Restaurants in San Clemente
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Californian
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Ola Vista
Transit: OCTA provides a stop in front of the restaurant. You can also take the train and get off at the San Clemente Pier stop. We are right up the hill on Del Mar.
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The food was great! The shrimp and lobster tacos were very good, with the habanera adding some extra zing. My wife said her haddock sandwich was outstanding. One minor detail....the manager should empower the bussers to do little things like top off diners' water and iced tea. When we saw our server was tied up taking orders from a large,... More

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76 reviews 76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Visiting here with family we found this place. We shared a beet salad that was more than enough for the three of us and tasty. All our entrees were outstanding. Tuna steak was like butter. Veggies could have been cooked a bit more. Fish and chips outstanding. Salmon tasty albeit a bit overdone. Service was good given they were understaffed.... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Since quietly re-opening, the Beach Fire has been a reliable spot to have a meal, snack or drinks. The bar is always inviting and the food generally good, the help is friendly, although don't have the polish of their competitors across the street. The overall feeling is that things are layed back, not a bad thing near the beach. The... More

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San Clemente, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This is a good place to hang out in the beautiful downtown area of San Clemente. It has a good menu with a variety of choices, and on days when they have plate specials, the food is excellent and at an affordable price. The bar area is small, but always full of locals and the staff is friendly and helpful.... More

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San Clemente, California
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The food is great, good variety, in a fun relaxed setting. Outdoor patio is nice. Live music on some nights. The owner Barry has lots of experience in the restaurant industry. He has done a great job since he took this place over from the former owners.

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Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

We ate here this evening. It took 10 minutes to get a menu. The wedge salad and blue and beet salads were awesome, but our entree arrived five minutes after the salads arrived. We sent back the entrees to keep warm. The filet mignon courses were delicious. I think they were understaffed. We waited for the bill longer than usual... More

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Berkeley, California, United States
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Not that exciting. sometimes they have live music, which is nice, but the food is so-so. Wouldn't go there looking for a great meal.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

My husband and I were visiting San Clemente for the week. It was a fairly short walk from where we were staying to the location on Del Mar. The weather was beautiful and we opted to sit outside. We had a great waitress that was attentive. We enjoyed the service that she provided. The food was tasty and reasonably priced.... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Best burgers ever, and delicious salad choices too. Known for sticky ribs, but not my favorite. We love the live music after hours, and the desserts are great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

The food is fresh and fantastic, the service was spot on and the ambiance is that of local flavor with great artwork, music, and decor.People here are so friendly and more than happy to accommodate any special requests you may have. Our overall experience is 5 star and we will DEFINITELY return again...and again!

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