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Iva Lee's Restaurant

555 N El Camino Real, Ste E, San Clemente, CA 92672-6745
949-361-2855
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Ranked #28 of 181 Restaurants in San Clemente
Price range: $21 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Avenida Palizada
Transit: Bus stop nearby
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English first
San Clemente, California
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We ate here with several friends this past Saturday. One person had the salmon and was sick later that night. I had the Jambalaya and not was just OK. Nothing I'd rush back to order again. We had scallops as an appetizer and they were very good. Service was good. They did have a good crowd due to the music.

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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Iva Lee's has a lively atmosphere and a fine supporting act in their menu and beers on tap. If you want food at a reasonable price with live entertainment then this is a good option to consider.

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kansas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This was a fun venue to have wine, light eats and wine! The band and dancing were amazing and it felt very "hometown!" Will return!

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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The place looks "too high-class" from the exterior, but it's totally cool and relaxed. The service is excellent. The bar area seems the best choice to me.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

The cornbread is great here! Love the staff outfits and restaurant environment. Definitely a great place and it has ample parking!

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San Clemente, California
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

For a number of years we have been meaning to try Iva Lee's so we finally did it. On Monday nights both large and small plates are half price. We arrived about 5:15 and the hostess smiled as she greeted us and gave us the nicest table in the house without us asking for it. That is classy. The menu... More

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Irvine, California
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159 reviews 159 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Six of us for a birthday celebration at 5:30 on a Sunday. Very few in restaurant, had a drink at the bar to start. Large lounge area with a stage setup for live music. Seated inside and ordered a couple of appetizers to start. The sauces with the sweet potato fries were both way better than plain ketchup. The fried... More

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San Clemente, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Although we have eaten here before, I didn't have a particularly strong memory of our visit. After spending the day up at the Huntington Library and Gardens, neither of us wanted to cook. Assuming that an early visit on a Monday night would allow for a last minute reservation, so we took a chance. They informed us that no reservation... More

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Laguna Beach,California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

My wedding reception turned from "Casual to Classy" because of a last minute call to: Iva Lee's. Bonnie and Robin were amazing and helped me change my "back yard taco cart casual " reception into a classy, yet affordable, delish foodie event.. The entire process was done via prompt, detailed emails from a state half way across the country.. What... More

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We went to Iva Lee's for dinner with step-son, girl friend and girl friend's parents. It was really part of the engagement festival and Iva Lees provided a great dinner to kick off the celebration.Everyone was very happy with the menu and the service. We would love to go back the next time we are in Southern California.

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Additional Information about Iva Lee's Restaurant

Address: 555 N El Camino Real, Ste E, San Clemente, CA 92672-6745
Phone Number: 949-361-2855
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Clemente
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: Cajun & Creole

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