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La Siesta Restaurant

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920 N El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672-4646
+1 949-498-3094
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 09:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:30
Sat 09:00 - 22:30
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Original and authentic mexican dishes - great fish tacos (grilled or fried). Chunky salsa made fresh and warm chips. This is a local favorite - a bit off the most congested area of downtown, but it still gets pretty crowded. Terrific reasonably priced mexican food with wonderful people. I will come back every time i'm in San Clemente.

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Thank Todd N
Mission Viejo, California
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80 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

La Siesta is a smaller established restaurant in San Clemente that offers really good food at a decent price. They offer breakfast items all day long and even have some burgers if somebody in your party doesn't feel like Mexican food.

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Thank Bubuflu
San Juan Capistrano, California
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Haven't been here for over a decade so we chose to try it again, this time on Saturday at 5:00. Two tables were open so we were seated immediately. Service was prompt and friendly. The chips and salsa were excellent and our order came within 15 minutes. As we dined, the line outside grew quickly. The noise level inside is... More 

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Thank petelapuh
San Diego, California
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68 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

This place is laid back and fun. The staff are friendly and the food is really tasty, made with fresh ingredients and prepared with care. We shared the huge carnitas plate and had enough for the next day too. Topped off with a couple of margaritas - hard to beat.

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Thank ScenicRoute_Kate
Dallas PA
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

We've been here a few times now, and always leave satisfied. While nicely decorated, it's not slick, but comfortable. Last visit I had chicken enchiladas in mole sauce, and the sauce was fantastic - complex, with a clear hint of chocolate as well as a touch of heat. The meat was tender and moist. A chicken suiza enchilada also had... More 

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Thank bartr
Temecula, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

It's a local hangout for inexpensive eats and drink. Full bar. The food is yummy ( not gourmet) and filling. Prices are very reasonable. It was crowded and noisy on a Sat night with a 20 min wait. But service was fast and good. If you don't mind loud and busy, this place has good food and reasonable prices. Not... More 

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Thank rcande007
Pinehurst, North Carolina
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71 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Great food, excellent service with a nice friendly atmosphere. I've eaten there several times and never have had a bad meal. Enjoy going back each time.

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Thank Joe L
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

La Siesta, in San Clemente CA, is a sort of old fashioned Mexican Restaurant. The staff is always welcoming, can answer any questions about the menu, and never make you wait for service once you are seated. There can be a wait to be seated at times - Taco Tuesday. There are a few televisions to see sports events or... More 

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San Clemente, California
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

If you like Mexican food this is the best! Dining in or having a party catered the food and the service is spectacular. The Huevos Rancheros are the best I have ever had! They know how to make beans and rice, that means they know how to make everything! The service is so friendly and prompt, they make sure you... More 

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Thank Donald B
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146 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere and amazing food, great place to relax and eat, margaritas were awesome as well. Sat inside but with doors and windows open feels like you are outside

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:30
Saturday
09:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 920 N El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672-4646
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Clemente
  • Phone Number: +1 949-498-3094

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