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New Mandarin Garden

111 W Avenida Palizada, San Clemente, CA 92672-4763
+1 949-492-7432
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good45%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (2 reviews)
“brown rice” (2 reviews)
“chinese food” (8 reviews)
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Asian, Chinese
$$ - $$$
111 W Avenida Palizada, San Clemente, CA 92672-4763
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Reviewed 4 days ago

While staying in San Clemente recently we decided to try New Mandarin Garden Chinese food. The restaurant is located in a small shopping plaza known as Old Town. I ordered food to pickup and took it back to our hotel. I ordered chicken chow mein,...More

Thank Gene2459
Reviewed March 14, 2018 via mobile

Ate dinner here as a family while visiting the area. Nice atmosphere, very friendly and helpful staff, fast service, but most importantly the food was great. We shared 5 entrees among 5 people and it was a ton of food but we’re glad to have...More

Thank Kristen E
Reviewed October 18, 2017 via mobile

We ordered takeout and it was delivered hot and quickly. All the dishes were tasty and we will not hesitate to order again.

Thank Scott S
Reviewed October 11, 2017

I think they changed owners . Most of the staff has changed. The food was not as good and during our meal the hostess kept killing flys on the windows, lots of flys, it was so disgusting I couldn't eat. she actually came to our...More

Thank casey2001338
Reviewed September 14, 2017 via mobile

The New Mandarin Garden Restaurant offers an expansive array of Chinese favorites at reasonable prices. Be aware that their servings are large. My wife and I shared plates of Orange Peel Beef and Dried String Beans with Shredded Pork. The orange peel beef was extra...More

Thank greeked
Reviewed August 28, 2017 via mobile

Went to Sunday brunch at New Mandarin Garden and was surprised how busy they were. Food was good but just not great and it was really to bad because the service was very friendly attentive and seemed like a family owned place. I wanted to...More

Thank FoodandWineReviews
Reviewed June 15, 2017

We ordered takeouts at the New Mandarin Garden. The service was fast and the total package was well presented and very hot. The entrees with meat were generous with big chunky pieces of meat. The downside was that the sauces were overpowering and it was...More

Thank adesso2636
Reviewed October 19, 2016

We had their sizzling rice soup, orange beef, fried rice and egg rolls. This will be our new local Chinese restaurant now.

Thank Karen K
Reviewed October 17, 2016

This is my favorite Chinese resturant. The service is excellent and the people that work there make you feel welcome. If you go try the Pot Stickers -fried, amazing.

Thank Lee192672
Reviewed July 25, 2016

Egg rolls were inedible. Sauce on cashew chicken was off putting. I couldn't figure out why. Been going their for several years. I was told the owners sold. I gave them 2 tries to get it right and they couldn't.

Thank Robin S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 W Avenida Palizada, San Clemente, CA 92672-4763
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Clemente
  • Phone Number: +1 949-492-7432
As a family-owned restaurant in business for 30 years, New Mandarin Garden Chinese Restaurant takes pride in creating authentic dishes from award winning and favorite family recipes. The restaurant serves regular menu from Monday to Saturday and offers Sunday Brunch (buffet style). It's a great place to celebrate holidays and anniversaries.
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