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Cafe 207

El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA
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Ranked #58 of 180 restaurants in San Clemente
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Continental
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
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English first
San Clemente, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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65 reviews 65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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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San Clemente
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106 reviews 106 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

The owners mother operates the adjacent Del Agave Mexican restaurant (also a favorite), but Café 207 is anything but Mexican. I would classify it as upscale Americana. It’s a cozy place full of atmosphere. The counter wraps around the kitchen so if you sit there you’ll be able to watch them prepare all of their scrumptious delights! If the counter... More

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Beaufort
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

Was visiting San Clemente on business and wanted a quite place to have dinner. Found this on the internet, boy were we surprised!!!! The resturant is small but the staff and food are GREAT. We chatted with the chef and staff and also watched him prepare our meal. Portions are large and the wine was a great match. We will... More

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Los Angeles
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2011

Thank you to the Cafe 207 crew for always providing the best service, the most delicious food and a very fun & friendly atmosphere. I must also mention that their wine selection is very good with a reasonable price. You can see their wines through a glass window in their temperature controlled wine room. Try their specials, which to me,... More

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san diego, ca
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82 reviews 82 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2011

In a beach city where established chains do not set up shop knowing full well that the food savvy locals don't accept mediocrity, Cafe 207 has a loyal following of customers. Casual setting, very informal, open kitchen and great chef /owner. Seared ahi is a favorite and he does great things with all fresh fish. Try his potatoes with gorgonzola... More

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