We were on our way (driving) from San Diego to LA and we wanted to stop someplace off of I-5 for lunch. We had never been to San Clemente - what a nice, charming town! We drove along the main drag (El Camino Real) and checked Yelp - they had given this place four stars - we decided to give it a try. Everything was top-notch. Everything. The decor is upscale Mexican but the clientele is very casually dressed. The waitstaff is young, attractive, smiling and efficient. Our food was delicious - everything was first-class all the way. Prices are not cheap, but not out-of-line with an upscale restaurant. We liked everything so much, we said to ouselves: next time we visit California, we are staying a few nights in San Clemente and we will definitely be back to South of Nick's.
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