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Beach Fire

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American, Steakhouse, Californian, Seafood
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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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11:00 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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 11
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Close to Cabrillo Theatre

Stopped for a quick bite before a show at the Cabrillo Theatre. We had excellent service with a young and knowledgeable waitress. Started with an order of coconut shrimp. Huge split prawns do we easily shared. I enjoyed the Ahi a Tuna sandwich and my husband loved his fish tacos. For dessert we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
travelernottourist
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Mission Viejo, California
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
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Mission Viejo, California
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160 reviews 160 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Stopped for a quick bite before a show at the Cabrillo Theatre. We had excellent service with a young and knowledgeable waitress. Started with an order of coconut shrimp. Huge split prawns do we easily shared. I enjoyed the Ahi a Tuna sandwich and my husband loved his fish tacos. For dessert we tried one of their coffee drinks. Did... More 

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Elm Mott, Texas, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We stopped for lunch at Beach Fire at the recommendation of our Marine son. He has great tastes in restaurants! All the food was fresh and delicious. They have a great sense of serving good Mexican food with a California twist. We recommend the Shrimp and Lobster Tacos and the cheese burger with the teriyaki sauce. Everything was great! The... More 

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Visited 3 times when in CA...great food super service...indoor and outdoor service..local art displayed and for sale..definitely a must when we return to San Clemente.

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hemet, ca
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We love to eat at Beach Fire. The atmosphere is laid back and the staff is very friendly. Best of all, the food is exceptional! We stopped by one evening and tried the happy hour and it was so great we have gone back again and again. Don't miss the Sticky Ribs on the Appetizer menu. The ribs are so... More 

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Karnes City, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We ate at the Beach Fire Pizza shop across the pier. Delicious and affordable. There was nothing to dislike

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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

Put us in the very back of the restaurant but I have to say the food was good. Wonderful ahi tuna appetizer with some yummy flatbread. Very good pear martinis too!

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San Clemente, Risaralda, Colombia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
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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
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56 reviews 56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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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, Steakhouse, Californian, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children
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?