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“South of Nick's”

South of Nick's Mexican Kitchen + Bar
Ranked #2 of 214 Restaurants in San Clemente
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $35
Cuisines: Mexican, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: "Southern California Mexican" Featuring Prime steaks, seafood, and Mexican favorites. An Orange County favorite for Mexican dining.
Poway
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11 reviews
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“South of Nick's”
Reviewed January 29, 2014

South of Nick's was an wonderful dining experience. The wait staff was very attentive. Our table for a group of eight was ready at the time of reservation with plenty of warm chips and enough salsa with refills. The drinks were marvelous, and changes to the orders were taken with efficiency and graciousness. The main courses came quickly with none of the our eight having to wait for food orders. Without saying, the food was done to perfection. Do not miss this restaurant if you are in the San Clemente area.

  • Visited January 2014
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Laguna Hills, California
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“Great Carnitas”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

Looking for a quiet lunch last Sunday, my wife and I decided to eat at South of Nick's. We were seated in the bar area, which was not quiet at all, but the food and service made up for it. The carnitas was quite good, the guacamole flavorful and the salad fine. The service was excellent. We are glad we stopped in.

  • Visited January 2014
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San Clemente, California
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15 reviews
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“Nick's Mexican Kitchen is phenomenal!”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

This one has great authentic high end Mexican specialty dishes at a great price with plenty of variety and great drinks. The prices are reasonable and the service is superb!

  • Visited December 2013
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San Clemente, California
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16 reviews
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“best guacamole ever”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

great food and drinks - love going there a few times a month. there are some items on the menu that are not my favorites, but the shrimp tacitos, the sea bass tacos, the shrimp salad....yum!!!

  • Visited January 2014
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Mattapoisett, Massachusetts
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“Excellent lunch”
Reviewed December 29, 2013

We had lunch in the restaurant. The decor is nice. Service was excellent and our food well prepared. A great meal in a nice place.

  • Visited November 2013
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