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Village Mediterranean Rim

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123 Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672
+1 949-361-8970
17:00 - 22:00
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Yorba Linda, California
1 review
Reviewed 12 September 2016

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
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

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 IzzyBB
San Clemente, California
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 26 July 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

Thank DaveSanClemente
Berkeley, California
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87 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 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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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 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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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 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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48 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 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
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San Clemente, California
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 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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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 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 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mediterranean, Moroccan, Greek, Middle Eastern
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123 Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Clemente
  • Phone Number: +1 949-361-8970

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