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Beach Fire

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$$ - $$$
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204 Avenida Del Mar, Ola Vista, San Clemente, CA 92672-5554 (Ola Vista)
+1 949-366-3232
11:00 - 00:00
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Sat - Sun 09:00 - 00:00
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Douglas, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We are currently staying in San Clemente and have visited this restaurant twice so far, with nothing but praise for it. Pleasant, attentive and helpful staff from the young lady that seats you through to the wait on staff. And the food is superb, the pork chops with delicious apple sauce to the steaks or burgers, all have been excellent.... More 

Thank PeteH8899
Irvine, California
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103 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stopped in on a cool and cloudy day. I took advantage of the free parking San Clemente offers, in one of the side lots. I seated myself outside on their small outdoor patio. The view is of the main street through central San Clemente, called Del Mar, so don't expect ocean views. I was greeted almost immediately and offered... More 

Thank Steve_N_018
Dana Point, California
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190 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beach Fire in SC offers a wide variety of good food in a lively setting. Menu offerings include burgers, sandwiches, seafood, steaks, ribs, chicken, salads etc, but I've not had anything there that was standout great. The caribbean skirt steak dish sounds very appetizing, but just misses the mark. There are musicians performing on the weekends which can be overpowering... More 

Thank Tom M
Santa Cruz, California
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Was in town for a horse show and my daughters birthday. We called around last minute looking for a restaurant to accommodate 9 people. The only success we had was at Beach Fire...and am I glad they did. Not only were they very friendly upon our arrival, our waiter was fantastic. From the moment we were there, we were constantly... More 

Thank bdc10763
San Clemente, California
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Very good Eclectic California cuisine! After-work drinks w good vibes and friends. Loud music is you're into that. Once in a while and I didn't really mind but hubby did, though 😁

Thank Lolasuejen
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Food is good but unremarkable for being slightly expensive. Bar is fun and has a lively camaraderie, front table seating is open to San Clemente main drag

Thank Steve V
San Clemente, California
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50 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

My husband took me here for our anniversary. Excellent choice. The place is decked out in surf decor, and gives a Hawaiian vibe. The menu is loaded with selections and the desserts are out of this world.

Thank twarpula
San Clemente, California
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27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Beach Fire is a perfect place to dine before a play at Cabrillo Playhouse. The food is good and reasonably priced. We find it better to sit outside where it is not as noisy.

Thank LLExplorer
Dryden, Michigan
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Anniversary dinner! Always have a great time and great service! Haven't eaten anything I didn't like.

Thank shelleyluli
San Clemente, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

If you're thinking of eating here... go to Avila's instead. Food was average and the service sucks! We will not be back.

Thank Tannonswife

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 204 Avenida Del Mar, Ola Vista, San Clemente, CA 92672-5554
    (Ola Vista)
  • Public Transportation: OCTA provides a stop in front of the restaurant. You can also take the train and get off at the San Clemente Pier stop. We are right up the hill on Del Mar.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Clemente
  • Phone Number: +1 949-366-3232

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?