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Village Mediterranean Rim

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123 Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672
949-361-8970
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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San Clemente, California
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've eaten here for several years and never had a bad meal. The menu includes dishes cooked in tajine ccokware, various wild game choices as specials, and an interesting choice of appetizers, soups, fish, and a decent wine list. Make reservations as there is limited seating.

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Thank Bob B
Yorba Linda, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed in Dana Point for a couple days and we were looking for a nice restaurant for dinner, Out of many, many good possibilities, we chose Village Mediterranean Rim in San Clemente. Good choice! We had maybe the best hummus we've ever tasted---hummus with grilled tomatoes and extra virgin olive oil---a delightful poached pear salad, a... More 

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San Clemente, California
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This might be one of san clemente's hidden jewels. Food is insanely good. You would not expect the place to be as good if you just walked in front of it. Unpretentious spot, but legit. Owner is there at the kitchen every day. The only cons is that is kind of warm and loud inside. The restaurant is small and... More 

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San Clemente, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

They are not consistent with their hours. If they are a little slow they will close before their posted hours and you will be out of luck. They do not care and will basically tell you that your out of luck! The food is excellent

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Thank DaveSanClemente
Berkeley, California
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81 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

this is such a nice place to have in a smaller town - still an elegant dining option with a menu that's not like all the rest! I will admit I would have loved even more spice but the special dishes are made to suit a California fare.....and the salads were equally delicious. we try and make this one of... More 

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Southern California
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

I live in San Clemente and this is one of my first choices for a romantic dinner with my husband, or with friends. It is very small, and it can be loud; yet, the food, service, and price point is spot on. We like to eat healthy and the menu here offers us that option. Several fish plates are always... More 

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Quartz Hill, California
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

My girlfriend and I love trying new dishes, and usually seek out interesting offerings when visiting new places. We walked past this restaurant while strolling up Del Mar, the downtown district of San Clemente. What helped us decide was the unusual combinations offered for the dishes, at fairly affordable ($15 - $30 a plate) prices. Our server was extremely pleasant,... More 

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San Clemente, California
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46 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

This is a small place but the service and food is always a delight. We go there when we have a "date night" or want to take someone who is not from San Clemente. Among the specialties are the tagines which are all delicious. We have never had a bad meal--not even close! A GO TO place when visiting (or... More 

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San Clemente, California
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

This is a place for special intimate occasions. Excellent food with creative flair. Not your everyday menu or selection. Enjoy

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Thank Tim A
Irvine, California
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016

The food is excellent, infused with Mediterranean flavors. The atmosphere is intimate, but the acoustic is terrible when the restaurant is full. On a Saturday night I could barely have a conversation with yah person across the table.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Moroccan, Greek
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123 Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Clemente
  • Phone Number: 949-361-8970

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?