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Iva Lee's

) #25 of 175 Restaurants in San Clemente $$ - $$$ , ,
555 N. E Camino Real, Suite E, San Clemente, CA 92672
+1 949-361-2855
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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Diner, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
555 N. E Camino Real, Suite E, San Clemente, CA 92672
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We celebrated a friend's birthday at Iva Lee's last night with a group of 18. As always, the food was terrific, served perfectly, and the atmosphere great. We had the exclusive use of the patio, and Eric Waggonner, the owner, took special care to make...More

Thank Don L
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

First visit, great experience. Great live music, cosy and every dish we ordered was excellent. The live music pulls in a huge crowd, recommend you sit away from the band, you will still hear the music but be able to hold a conversation. Cannot wait...More

Thank DPKH
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Went on a Saturday night and the place was HOPPING! Great live music made the evening so much fun. Started with the fried green tomatoes and jerk chicken beignets. Just had to try the beignets as a savory. Really good. But, the fried green tomatoes...More

Thank Brian F
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

I had to admit, I wasn't sure what to expect, but I came back with the intent to go there again. The service was perfect, not too pushy and just the right amount of visits. The drinks were very good and so was the food....More

Thank TheRoadMostTraveled
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We have eaten here several times and love it. It's always on our list to take out of town visitors because the decor is fun, the music is good and everyone seems to find something they really like to eat. Be sure not to fill...More

Thank wagr
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Southern speak easy feel with a little burlesque flair. Deep red walls with live music. Each of the dishes are a surprise. Better than they describe. Very large appetizers or small plates. We often share 3 or 4 small plates to explore the wide variety....More

Thank Geoffrey M
Reviewed 6 March 2017

The servers were great - friendly and helpful, but it took forever for our drink and food orders on a Saturday night. The live music is free, the restaurant full, and the bar was packed. Be sure to sit near the band if you want...More

Thank Knansea
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We went there on Fat Tuesday with no reservations. The greeter was so nice she let us get a quick Marci Gras meal before the next reservation came it. We went early enough as not to be too rushed. The food was outstanding along with...More

Thank Patricia L
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Found this place while strolling in San Clemente. Menu sounded interesting and some of the online pictures looked enticing so we made dinner reservations. We ordered the Anita Beer Braised Beef Short Ribs which were definitely tender but somewhat under seasoned based on my experience...More

1  Thank SrGrammyLinda
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Nice restaraunt with a good menu. Not our favorite restaraunt, but good when we start craving Cajun. A good night club scene the night we were there - good band and many dancing!

1  Thank JimW551
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$36
Diner, Bar, Pub
Drinks, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 555 N. E Camino Real, Suite E, San Clemente, CA 92672
    (Avenida Palizada)
  • Public Transportation: Bus stop nearby
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Clemente
  • Phone Number: +1 949-361-2855
  • E-mail
Dinner House with Cocktail Lounge. Open Tuesday thru Saturday from 5 pm to close. Live Music Wednesday thru Saturday. Closed Sunday & Mondays. Dancing in Lounge
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