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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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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • 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 days ago

The service was amazing and the food was excellent. We would have gone back a second time, but the wait was longer than we wanted before having dinner.

Thank twhitaker7
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I walked in without a reservation hoping to sit anywhere and still had to wait about 15 minutes for a seat at one of the bars. The food was good and worth the wait. Great wine list and fantastic twist on Mexican food. My chili...More

Thank Cynthia H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fine super loud, long wait. I had an enchilada, husband had the burrito our son had tacos. Lot of Mexican restaurants in San Clemente so to me this was loud, long wait and not worth the wait. Our server really didn’t care to much in...More

Thank Searching4realfood
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been feasting on the stacked chicken encheladas many times, also in Feb had my gf bday dinner here, the Fudge tart was awesome, the drinks rock and even the middle salsa is amazing with the chips!!! Be back soon!

Thank bruz1111
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well as with the other Nicks restaurants, the food is consistently good to great and the service is good to great as well. Here, the Seafood dishes were really good- Lobster and seafood enchiladas! but the consensus winners were the Short Rib tacos and the...More

Thank Studiocite
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My gf hit the shrimp diablo and it was amazing I ordered the chicken mole and was disappointed tasted bland not sure how that's possible when it's a spiced chocolate sauce [this was a big let down] however i also got a seafood chili rellano...More

Thank rsenteno
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We all agree that this is the best Mexican restaurant in the area. It is a well appointed restaurant with a variety of delicious lunch and dinner items. The servings are generous and if you are so inclined, do not miss the Coconut Margarita!

Thank Liturgy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

4 of us for lunch. The Valet parking was a great help in this busy season on the beach. The atmosphere is warm, lovely and low key as to not distract. The menu complete and very friendly to my vegetarian needs. I ordered, after pondering...More

Thank anncarol g
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything is so good from the salsa, bean dip and chips to the fish and tacos. You will not go wrong at S of Nicks. Did I mention the cocktails...oh yes!

Thank Bob O
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Favorite of ours in San Clemente. Great service, great food, great vibe. Special occasion or just stopping by the bar for a drink or maybe dinner...never disappoints.

Thank Skendrick
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Response from Karen K | 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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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
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 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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