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La Siesta Restaurant

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920 N El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672-4646
+1 949-498-3094
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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
1 review
Reviewed 15 March 2016

The best original Mexican food and the most relaxed atmosphere make it an awesome experience, surf videos, great music and an awesome bar... one visit and you'll be hooked!

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Thank LuigiMScollo
boston, ma
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2016

Our go to Mex restaurant when we entertain folks visiting from the east coast. The food is excellent, so are the drinks. Great service, fun and lively atmosphere. Several "authentic" dishes offered. Love the salsa, chips and guacamole. My favorite dish is the shrimp fajita, but all the dishes are really good. Sure bet with this one!

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Thank mscapehorn
Southern California
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2016

We walked in on a Saturday night and despite being busy were seated right away. The margaritas on the rocks were very good, but a bit on the strong side so beware of that. We had enchiladas & tacos with beans & rice and it was all very good. Reasonably priced as well, I would return.

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Thank daposton222
San Clemente, California
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2016

I have frequented this restaurant for over 35 years. I have always enjoyed the warmth of the tasty tortilla chips and the excellent salsa. It gets loud and crowded to add to the atmosphere and the delicious fare. I'm a chicken taco lover and they have never failed me with them. Such juicy chicken surrounded with just the right amount... More 

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Thank TheTravelB
Dana Point, California
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29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2016

$2 tacos on Reggae Tuesdays. They serve the regular tacos rather than the minis. Great service, nice bar, family friendly. This is my favorite Mexican restaurant. Get there early.

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Thank Steve I
Lake Forest, California
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34 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

This was our first time dining here and the service was friendly and aware . The food was delicious we enjoyed beef tacos and enchiladas that were served hot and amazing we will be back

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Thank kd1314
Simpsonville, South Carolina
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143 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2016 via mobile

I knew as soon as I stepped in that this was it. A real authentic Mexican restaurant. Service was outstanding as was the food. Fish tacos were OK (caused a little indigestion) but special of the day was sumptuous. Taco soup was tasty and spicy. Will return another time.

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Thank john b
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94 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2016

Relaxing atmosphere, good service. Drinks and food are all generous portions. Best of all the chips and salsa are as good as it gets anywhere. I love this place. Every time I visit San Clemente it's my first pop in. If you like salads the Mexican style is large enough for two servings and very tasty. Lots of parking no... More 

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Thank BluewaterGypsy
San Clemente, California
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37 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2015

This place is always really crowded and I can't figure out why. I think the food is OK, but nothing great. The fact that it is crowded speaks to the lack of good Mexican restaurants in San Clemente.

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Thank RandyLargent
San Clemente, California
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:30
Saturday
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?