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“jewel box with great food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Village Mediterranean Rim

Village Mediterranean Rim
123 Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672
949-361-8970
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Ranked #35 of 185 Restaurants in San Clemente
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Moroccan
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
High Point, North Carolina
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57 reviews 57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“jewel box with great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2011

Very small, intimate restaurant with Mediterranean decor - great wait staff, really great - and food was tremendous! We enjoyed the wild boar sausage with ravioli, the appetizer dish with variety of Mediterranean items, the osso bucco and bottle of great wine! Glad we had made reservations because it was small and busy! Thank you for a wonderful dinner!

  • Visited February 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Orange County, CA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“So Good!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2010

Love this place! Great vegetarian options. We generally start with the mezza plate, then the veggie tagine for two as our main course. The panna cotta is amazing, as are all of their desserts. Everything is exceptionally flavorful and presented elegantly. Try to go early in the week. Friday and Saturday evenings are very busy, so the tiny restaurant gets cramped and loud for parties of two.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Laguna Niguel, Ca
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“Cute Restaurant, Great Service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2010

We visited this small restaurant for the first time. The service is excellent. We thought the food was interesting but both felt that we would order something different if we went back again. I had the elk. It was a bit tough, but the sauce and side dishes were great. My husband had the lamb oso buco. Again, the sauce was very good but the lamb itself was not outstanding. Both of us felt that one of their curries or more stewy type dishes might be better. The chef clearly has an imagination. We would go back but would select something different next time. We brought our own wine but they did not charge corkage (although their menu said there was a $12 corkage fee).

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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