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Beach Fire

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$$$
American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Californian
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204 Avenida Del Mar, Ola Vista, San Clemente, CA 92672 (Ola Vista)
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.
949-366-3232
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9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Casual Dining
Families with children
Bar scene
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Dessert

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Visitor rating
  • 35
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Lots of Local artists on the Walls

Art is for sale. Busy but pleasant atmosphere. Average Wait staff and food. Not my favorite place, but I do get in there every couple of months.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Randy D
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San Clemente, Risaralda, Colombia
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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94 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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San Clemente, Risaralda, Colombia
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Art is for sale. Busy but pleasant atmosphere. Average Wait staff and food. Not my favorite place, but I do get in there every couple of months.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

right across from the pier. Food is good and price is reasonable. a small cafe and can be very crowded and long wait on the weekend. After the meal take a walk along the beach and the pier, just an awesome place to be for the day.

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Virginia, USA
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Had dinner here on a Saturday night. Very good service and an upbeat and comfortable environment. Had a booth near the fireplace. Enjoyed the clam chowder, fish and chips and salmon salad. Recommend it.

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San Clemente, California
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Always a winner for happy hour (or any other meal). We live in town and you can't beat their ribs, spicy calamari or other happy hour menu items. We usually come with friends and order things we can all share and everyone always leaves happy and full. I must say, if you don't want to wait in long lines at... More 

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San Diego, California
Top Contributor
153 reviews 153 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We stopped in San Clemente to walk the shopping district on our drive from Laguna Beach to San Diego. This spot drew our attention. We were surprised at the great pulled pork sandwiches that we both enjoyed. Sat outside in the courtyard and had a wonderful lunch. Would go back again.

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Columbus, Ohio
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51 reviews 51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I cannot wait to go back to Beach Fire for dinner, drinks, and the live entertainment. Friends took me there for a Saturday dinner - and we sat outside on the small patio at a high table so we did not have to wait for seating in the main restaurant. We had GREAT service outside. I had the Razberi Lemon... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Had the roast beef sandwich and it was excellent. Also had the calamari appetizer which was great as well. Seared ahi tuna appetizer was decent but could have had a little more flavor

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tikiink, Manager at Beach Fire, responded to this review

Ben, Thank you for your positive review and feedback. We will look into improving our Seared Ahi appetizer so we can get a thumbs up across the board! We hope to see you again soon! The BeachFire Team More 

Santa Rosa, CA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Pleasant but nothing to write home about. Decent service, cute but dated atmosphere, food is just ok. If you are looking for cheap and casual, this is the place. I would go back if I was entertaining teens but not for date night.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Chandler
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76 reviews 76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 204 Avenida Del Mar, Ola Vista, San Clemente, CA 92672
    (Ola Vista)
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Clemente
  • Phone Number: 949-366-3232

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 12:00 am

Questions & Answers

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