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La Siesta Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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920 N El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672-4646
+1 949-498-3094
11:00 - 22:30
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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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San Clemente, California
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

Great local restaurant, excellent service, variety of tacos (fish and carnitas very good). good house Margaritas. been there for ever (I think the 50's ). Tuesday's are a mad house but worth it

Thank dickNixon
Westminster, Colorado
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015

Real homemade Mexican food! We stopped in at 2pm on a Monday and were seated right away. Staff was very attentive and friendly. Food was FANTASTIC! Chips were warm and fresh. Be sure to try the mojito margarita with chile salt.

Thank Ashley S
San Francisco, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

REAL ingredients- no substitutions everything is home made no can opener in this joint ALL QUALITY! Easy to find on the main strip in Sam Clemente. Go early it will be packed.

Thank William W
San Clemente, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015 via mobile

Would have never found this place without the recommendation from the front desk of the Holiday Inn. We knew it was good when we saw the line to get in. We were not disappointed. THE BEST chips and chunky salsa we've had in a long time. There were 5 of us and we tried everything from fajitas to ceviche: all... More 

Thank Locarte
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116 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2015 via mobile

One of the best Mexican restaurants in Southern California in my opinion. The staff is friendly and fast and the food is always so fresh & amazingly delicious!!! You need a siesta after the large portions (see photos).

Thank TrvEnthusiast
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173 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

Last week my parents boyfriends were in town and we took them here for dinner. I really love their chicken mole enchiladas and we had a fabulous time together. The service was awesome!

1 Thank PebblesCalifornia
Saint Charles, Missouri
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174 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015 via mobile

We got there in the last 30 min and they happily seated us. The service was excellent. The mexican cuisine superb. Try the ceviche. Out of this world. Or the shrimp enchiladas or any combo platter. Anything will not disappoint!

Thank runnergirl080
Ellicott City, Maryland
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452 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015

We have been to La Siesta several times, but note for a few years, and found the food as good as ever. Service was good, and on a Monday, tables were easy to come by. But if you come on Tuesday, you get cut price tacos, which is a draw, but leads to long lines and waiting times. For us... More 

Thank EC13091
Louisville, Kentucky
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184 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2015 via mobile

Found this spot on the way from LAX to San Diego. It was great to have the doors open with a nice breeze. I'd bet there are better Mexican restaurants in the area.

Thank JWD915
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29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2015 via mobile

This is a comfortable place to enjoy home style Mexican food. The food and drinks are good, the service is good and the atmosphere is casual with an eclectic feel. Give it a try if you are in the area.

1 Thank Impair

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin
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
09:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
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?