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Beach Fire

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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 49
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  • 56
    Very good
  • 12
    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
Great for after-work gathering!

Beach Fire is our go-to for drinks/appetizers after work. Love the decor (interesting local art) and we enjoy the patio when weather is nice. Favorites included the calamari, seared ahi salad, and braised pork sliders.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Raymond C
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Avondale
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Avondale
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beach Fire is our go-to for drinks/appetizers after work. Love the decor (interesting local art) and we enjoy the patio when weather is nice. Favorites included the calamari, seared ahi salad, and braised pork sliders.

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Thank Raymond C
Orange County, CA
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were welcomed by the owner and his wife, what a comfortable experience. Enjoyed the live music and great appetizers with our drinks. A definite have to go when in San Clemente. THESE PEOPLE GET CUSTOMERS SERVICE!

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Thank sageOC
Midwest
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was very good. It was a chilly evening & we didn't have reservations, so we were seated outdoors on patio (with heaters), but there must have been 15-20 empty tables indoors (all reserved?), & still empty when we left.... Hmmm....

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Thank thinkin'vacation
Chula Vista, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I met my cousin for dinner; we had not seen each other for several years and had a great reunion. Unfortunately for the hotel, we didn't order a ton of food and occupied the table for 2 1/2 hours, but they were extremely gracious and kind. All the food was great (calamari appetizer, beet salad with chicken and salmon salad),... More 

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Thank Arcie719
Eugene, Oregon
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159 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

One of the few nights that it rained in San Clemente so we looked for a restaurant that we could get into close to a parking space. We were seated in a booth and found some nice wines by the glass. We started with Calamari, which was different from many others we have had. A hot, sweet sauce over them... More 

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Thank bbqmaster69
Detroit, Michigan
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

This is a cozy spot with great local art for sale! The service was fantastic! The food was a little above average, with a good beer, wine and cocktail selection.

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

Good location on Del Mar Avenue with a patio for outside dinning and you can bring a dog. The food is OK - not the best in town but a nice menu of options and great service and atmosphere.

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Thank Karen W
Sutter Creek, California
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211 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

First the service, we had a large group of 17 and they handled our table like we were a table of 6, no one waited for food, the beverages were quick to come, water glasses were kept full, in general the service was wonderful. Next, the food...very creative, lots of interesting different fresh flavors. Fried Calamari had this wonderful sweet/sour... More 

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Thank RLRaceGirl
Phoenix, Arizona
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385 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This is the centre of San Clemente and has a great atmosphere, with a small bar area outside as well. It was a a busy weekend night and we did have to book. The menu has a great choice and I had a a great tuna on brioche and started with a cup of their tortilla soup...very good.

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Thank TutinsPony
San Clemente, California
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

A great assortment of menu items. We always find the staff very friendly and fun. Love to take out of town guests here and then walk around downtown shops. Live music great.

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Thank Nanci M

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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, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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?