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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

First time since before the pandemic and even better than we remembered. Outstanding in every way. We had rockfish and salmon, each of which was superbly prepared. Terrific, friendly, attentive service.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 9 March 2021

My first time there and was suggested by a family member. Staff was great! Food was great as well as the drinks!!! We really enjoyed our meal.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 13 February 2021

An easy going relaxed atmosphere and the food was excellent. The staff was very nice. The crab cakes and caramel bread pudding were delicious.

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 30 November 2020 via mobile

Food was excellent, somewhat surprising given the mall location. Shrimp were grilled to perfection, as were the lamb "lollipops". Salty caramel brownie bread pudding was great. Not too dense, very flavorful. Very relaxed atmosphere, friendly, super efficient service. A nice, pleasant, high quality meal without...pretense. Highly recommendMore

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 29 August 2020 via mobile

Not sure how this is ranked #5, at least for the food. Only the waitress deserved a 5, the food is a 3. The crab cake was too salty, the mash potatoes and beans were average. 6oz filet I’m not sure if it was average...or just bad. Had an iron after taste and wasn’t exactly cooked as requested. I would expect the iron from game food only. Very average food but great service. A 3.5 at most and not ranked in top 10.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 10 August 2020 via mobile

We tried the restaurant today for the first time and the food was delicious. My wife got the blackened tuna special that was excellent. I had a crab cake sandwich that was great too. We will definitely eat here again.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 28 July 2020 via mobile

Love this little place, it’s always consistently good. We really enjoy it and it never disappoints. Scallops with grit cakes are my favorite! Peanut butter pies is fabulous!

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 23 July 2020 via mobile

We are locals and had been wanting to try this place. So glad we did! Got take out dinners of tuna and the scallops. It was great.... fresh, and creative. The service was prompt and friendly. It's not in an obvious location but worth looking...for. We will definitely return!More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 8 July 2020 via mobile

My wife and I agreed this was the best meal during our week in OC, which included Longboard Cafe, Shark on the Harbor and Sunset Grille. We were skeptical driving into this strip mall located next to the Dollar Tree, but once we got inside...it was small, quaint and nicely situated. The cheese crab dip was the best appetizer we had all week! Simply amazing. You may need to order two servings. One doesn’t go too far. I tried the salted caramel bread pudding on a previous recommendation and it was just as good as advertised. All it needed was a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Overall, I’d go back over some of the other places we ate at. The only thing missing was the ambience, but overall, very pleased.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 5 July 2020 via mobile

Excellent just like the years prior that we visited OC. The quality and freshness of the seafood, also how well its prepared is fantastic! Quantity of food and service also very good. Highly recommend. Can't wait for another visit.

Date of visit: July 2020
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6 May 2019|
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Response from thezoo5 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it does- at the beautiful new bar and also in the dining room. During season they also have drink specials!
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18 December 2018|
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Response from SharriZ | Reviewed this property |
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27 February 2018|
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Response from KerriF450 | Reviewed this property |
According to their Facebook page they are open every day except Wednesday until 9 PM.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cafe Mirage

  • Yes, Cafe Mirage offers takeaway services.

  • Yes, Cafe Mirage offers delivery services.

  • Cafe Mirage is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4