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2017 S El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672-3249
+1 949-498-5002
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07:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 14:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 15:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Nice burrito's with several options. However I enjoyed one that it had fried fish. I will go back as I enjoyed it

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Thank Class-invictus
California Desert, California
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We ordered a big breakfast to share. 2 eggs, county potatoes, 2 pancakes, 2 bacon, 1 English muffin. Juice and coffee. At counter, no one greeted us. Gal just stood there till I ask if we sit or order first. Another girl behind counter kept interrupting while she fixed herself a drink and kept saying "all I taste is metal".... More 

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Thank 841vickyb
Victoria, Texas
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

My husband and I recently stopped here for breakfast. While my husband loves ALL things breakfast, I'm usually ok with just some fruit or toast and a cup,of coffee. However, on this day we had just had a long morning of flying in from Texas and we were both quite hungry! He ordered a sausage scramble, and Inhad a BLT... More 

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Thank suzcollins
Newport Beach, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

When we're in San Clemente this is the place for an amazing breakfast. Great menu excellent food and coffee.

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Thank Sharkbait48
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

We ate here on our way home from vacation. I wish we would have found it early on during our stay in San Clemente, we would have ate here more. The portion sizes are definitely big enough to fill up any sufer, and the decor is all fun to look at with all the surf boards and autographed pictures of... More 

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Thank Denise J
Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

Very laid-back environment. Mix of families, surfers, and marines. Some cashiers are friendlier than others. Great prices, especially for the area.

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Thank KF B
Good Thunder, Minnesota
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

The food is great! The bacon scrambler - filled up our son, and he is a marine! Atmosphere is California all the way!! Staff is very friendly!!!

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Thank R9147ONkimk
mybeach101
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

I have eaten here twice. I don't mind waiting in line to give my order, but the line moves very slowly. The reviews were so sterling for this place, maybe both times I went were off days. The food was average and we tried to eat lunch here but after waiting in line at least 20 minutes they didn't have... More 

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Thank mybeach101f
San Clemente, California
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34 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2015

GREAT food, great surf atmosphere! Located across the street from legendary Stewart Surfboards in South San Clemente. Great place to eat while doing laundry at the laundromat next door.

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Thank SurfCowgirl
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2015 via mobile

If you go be prepared to wait for a table but it's definitely worth the wait. Rad breakfast burrito and great coffee selection.

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Thank Rich S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 15:00
Monday
07:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 14:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 14:00
Thursday
07:00 - 14:00
Friday
07:00 - 14:00
Saturday
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2017 S El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672-3249
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Clemente
  • Phone Number: +1 949-498-5002

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