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Cafe 207

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El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fun eats and great steaks!

Had dinner with friends here. Beer selection could be a little better, but the wine was great! Chef Darren perepared soem great appetizers for us to taste, as well as his amazing risotto which made us want to lick the plate! Excellent filet with a port reduction that was quite wonderful! Only... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
Jen P
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Benicia, California, United States
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Benicia, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Had dinner with friends here. Beer selection could be a little better, but the wine was great! Chef Darren perepared soem great appetizers for us to taste, as well as his amazing risotto which made us want to lick the plate! Excellent filet with a port reduction that was quite wonderful! Only complaint was that they lacked a dessert menu... More 

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San Clemente, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Resident of San Clemnete but first time visit to Cafe 207. The menu is in their window and we liked that they had a filet mignon w/red wine reduction. Decided to give it a try. Place is very small but also has outside seating. There were only two other customers in the place on a Thurs. night. There was one... More 

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San Clemente, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

My husband and I love this place. Total gem. The steaks cut like butter. Such amazing quality. Especially the filet. Love it!!! Sides are yummy and shrimp appetizer (in the boat) is awesome.

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

We went to dinner here this evening. I had the filet mignon prepared medium rare which came with some lovely mashed potatoes with blue cheese I think, and a medley of fresh vegetables. My boyfriend ordered the ribeye and he is quite the foodie, second to me. He ordered it medium and I couldn't hardly get one word out of... More 

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San Clemente, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

The ingredients are fresh and good. Not excellent, but good! The service is slow regardless of ordering ahead or not. Ownership has changed hands the last couple years. The inside is very small. I think there is one table outside. It's not in a scenic part of San Clemente. Cafe 207 is in a strip center. Does not have a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Greeted by the owner who also helps out serving. Friendly, cozy place, awkward entrance. Really good food. Reasonable prices. Nice outside eating area.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We came here with another couple on Valentine's Day and WOW. Just wow. They were amazing. The food was great, the service was great. And the waitresses were so friendly and personable. They ran out of bread at the end of the night and whipped us up a custom cheese tray...how cool is that?! Instead of just saying "sorry we're... More 

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San Clemente, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

My wife and My meals were quiet tasty, but the help (and I mean all of them) seem to be more interested in hanging out with their friends than running the restraunt. When I asked gentleman helping us to speak with the manager or owner, he told me "I am the manager". I told him anything I had would fall... More 

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So. California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

I always go with the special...never been disappointed! Fresh food in a nice atmosphere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

A must try if in San Clemente. Don't miss this little gem. Local owners & delicious food (with nice wines to match). Love the bruschetta. My husband always gets a NY steak while I love the fish with garlic mashed potatoes.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Clemente

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?