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“excellent service and delicious food”

South of Nick's Mexican Kitchen + Bar
Ranked #2 of 222 Restaurants in San Clemente
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$35
Cuisines: Mexican, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: "Southern California Mexican" Featuring Prime steaks, seafood, and Mexican favorites. An Orange County favorite for Mexican dining.
Reviewed 18 July 2014

My wife and daughters were very pleased with this restaurant,food tasted very good and margaritas so special that i have to repeat the same drink,the place was not crowded when we arrived,but in less than half of an hour,all tables were occupied.The service was excellent,Diana our waitress provided an outstanding service,because of this we will come back soon even for dinner or travelling around this area.Congratulations to SOUTH OF NICK'S.

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Thank Carlos T
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Reviewed 17 July 2014

This was the first place we ate at after arriving in San Clemente for a short visit. We sat in the bar area to avoid waiting for a table. That worked out just fine - still had the full menu and a very friendly helpful waiter. The cocktails were tasty. Our only problem was that we filled up on the yummy chips, salsa and guacamole and didn't save much room for our delicious entrees. Overall, a great dinner!

Thank Leslie B
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Reviewed 17 July 2014

The Avenida Del Mar commercial area in San Clemente isn't lacking in places to eat, and we thought since we'd had a good dining experience at Nick's on Del Mar that we'd try out the bar at this Mexican restaurant that shared its name. The restaurant is very modern considering the obvious age of the building it's in, the owners took a great deal of time and effort to build a First Class restaurant interior. We didn't come for dinner as we were just tourists walking around the area, although the food that we saw served around us did look very good. There were other plans for dinner so we settled on just having a couple of margaritas at the bar in the mid-afternoon. I ordered a Traditional ($9) and She Who Must Be Obeyed ordered her usual Strawberry version ($10). Along with that we decided to snack on some guacamole & chips while watching the scene from the bar. It's a very pleasant place, and the male bartenders were friendly and kind. Plus the guacamole ($9) was very fresh and avocado chunky with a generous amount served in a large bowl. It would be better if the chips were lighter, but they had good salty flavor and we wouldn't complain. The overall experience was quite nice, wish we'd had another day in town to have dinner there too. Owned by the same people that own the other Nick's down the street on Del Mar, both appear to be very well managed.

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Reviewed 15 July 2014

South of Nick's has a great menu. They offer unique takes on traditional Mexican fare. The service is great, too.

Thank sekratzer
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

This is not your typical Mexican restaurant like El Torito etc. Unique and amazing food! Best salsa I've ever had!!! We had the shrimp taquitos for an appetizer and they fabulous!
Lunch was very good with good sized portions. For dessert we got the butter cake. It was out of this world. I've never had anything like it. Service was good and attentive. Highly recommend!

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