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South of Nick's Mexican Kitchen + Bar

110 N El Camino Real, Corner of Ave Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672-4041
+1 949-481-4545
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
110 N El Camino Real, Corner of Ave Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672-4041
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love the multiple nick restaurants. This was my first time here and I tried the tacos and my friend the fresh fish. Both were excellent as was the service. Lunch or dinner it is best to make reservations

Thank rcaldin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting menu and consistently good Mexican food. Try the seafood Chile rellano or shrimp diablo. And have a margarita or two.

Thank Joe D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My sister lives locally and loves this place. We dined here several months ago and enjoyed everything. This visit was with a friend I grew up with in Whittier.. We went to Catholic grade school and to the same high school around the corner. We...More

Thank Morcella
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere! Great service!all of the staff made sure we had an experience to remember. And even better Margaritas!!

Thank Dan F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is the bomb!! My hotel gave me a list of recommended restaurants and this was on the list. After reading a plethora of different restaurant reviews on TripAdvisor, I decided I would give this place a try. As I walked into the restaurant,...More

1  Thank davidsantacruz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a recent dinner at South of Nick’s. There is a good selection of margaritas and we choose a pitcher of the special combination of 3. It was very smooth. The chips and salsa are plentiful. Chips are nicely salted and salsa spicy. Also...More

Thank CTgirl66
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

While it's a little hard to get reservations on short notice dinner here was worth it. Nicks does a great job training staff at all their locations and this one is no exception. We had the "La Tablita " platter for 4 of us and...More

Thank ccrride
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

This is one of the best Mexican food restaurants! Make a reservation! I wanted something refreshing but not a Margarita, which my husband had and loved, so the waiter made a special vodka gimlet just for me! We tried the combo street tacos and the...More

Thank bballwey
Reviewed October 7, 2018

Great restaurant except for one thing that made it bit uncomfortable for us. But not their fault. I wil just say that the food and drinks were excellent. It was al about service. Hopefully a manager will read this review. Greeted by male server who...More

1  Thank adoc4u
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

We enjoy South of Nick's at least 2 times a month. The food is great...love the Mercado Salad. Can't get enough of the house salsas...3 different kinds. The service is excellent too! Always a winner!

Thank Linn M
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Response from karenrD7762BY | Reviewed this property |
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Response from Debra R | Reviewed this property |
I think you'll have to contact them directly. They do have a nice room that you could use for private party.
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October 10, 2015|
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Cannot answer that- will have to call them
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 110 N El Camino Real, Corner of Ave Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672-4041
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Clemente
  • Phone Number: +1 949-481-4545
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"Southern California Mexican" Featuring Prime steaks, seafood, and Mexican favorites. An Orange County favorite for Mexican dining.
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