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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 #26 of 181 Restaurants in San Clemente
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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
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
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
Senior Contributor
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 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
71 reviews 71 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
Top Contributor
158 reviews 158 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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San Clemente, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

We have always enjoyed Iva Lee's for its great Louisiana cuisine and friendly atmosphere at the bar. Unfortunately, the bar area was very small and when live musicians were playing, it was impossible to have a conversation with anyone. But they have knocked out the wall to the left, added what must be another 20 feet, and moved the band... More

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