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Village Mediterranean Rim

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123 Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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San Clemente, California
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 

Thank isabela b
San Clemente, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

Thank DaveSanClemente
Berkeley, California
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69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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 

Thank monalinda2010
Southern California
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 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 

Thank keyze
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 

Thank Raymond L
San Clemente, California
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47 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 

Thank bklvrgirl
nour t, Chef/Owner at Village Mediterranean Rim, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review and support to the Village Mediterranean Rim More 

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

Thank Tim A
Irvine, California
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

Thank C F
Dana Point, California
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016

This is a special restaurant, located on tony Del Mar Avenue. After reading reviews, I made a reservation for our anniversary. It was a big hit. The food is fabulous, the service is attentive, and the atmosphere is intimate and romantic. (Might be a little tight for some). We have been back several times, usually for an event such as... More 

Thank DennyCraneEsq
Big Bear Region, California
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166 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

What great food! Compliments to the chef!! The restaurant is very tiny, so seating is limited. The atmosphere is nice. Service was great.

Thank We3luv2travel
nour t, Owner at Village Mediterranean Rim, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind compliment, and review......Hope to see you again. N.T. Chef/Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Mediterranean, Moroccan, Greek
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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?