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OC Fresca, San Clemente, CA

OC Fresca

4.3
4.3
19 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican / Regional American (Southwestern)
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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican / Regional American (Southwestern), Californian, Mexican
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Tue–Sat 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (949) 503-2692
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Neighbourhood
    San Clemente
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 19 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

19 Reviews
  1. DDMJAP

    Tampa

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great home made chips and salsa. Yummy drinks. Very nice staff!

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  2. SCLocal

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A nice light take on Baja Mexican. Tacos are great, lots of vegetarian and fish options. Nice drink selection. The restraint has a good chill vibe in a great location. Enjoy the back patio with plenty of ocean views on a nice day. A real hidden gem in San Clemente.

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  3. jmako

    Orange County

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Beautiful restaurant & good service once we got seated. The food was just okay, but the Cadillac margaritas were great. Not sure if we’ll go back . Much better options in San Clemente

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  4. JoeF

    Orange County

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Just sort of average....no hurry to return

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had some great tacos and sampled the unique frescas. The environment was relaxed and inviting

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Will definitely be a repeat customer.

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  7. RodH

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Casual, comfortable, great patio!! Drinks (frescas) are awesome! Menu is a little limited, but everything served was wonderful.

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  8. Kpcrsm

    Orange County

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the drinks and the tacos were good. Like the decor and sure will be a hit with warmer weather.

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  9. MaKo

    Denver

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    I was impressed with the look and feel of the new restaurant, but the food was not what we were hoping for. The consensus from our table was that the flavor of each item was OK, but the preparation and presentation was lacking and did not match the upscale vibe of the restaurant.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    London

    106 reviews

    5.0

    106 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    OC Fresca offer a unique experience, from an octagonal bar to an ocean view terrace. Live music and the ocean breeze and a Fresca Mojito and you feel stress leaving your body. Don’t take me word for it, try it yourself. Enjoy, Dr R

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Luis was very helpful with explaining the menu and provided great service. The food was very good. We had the Coconut Shrimp and Salmon Tacos, plus the Classic Guacamole. Good chips and Salsa as well.

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  12. Cygnet

    Orange County

    87 reviews

    3.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    This beautiful old building close to Ole Hanson pool and adjacent beach has been refreshed by the new owners, who paneled the walls with recycled wood from their Virginia barn. The restaurant has only been open for a week, so I offer my comments by way of helpful recommendations for this soft opening. The menu is a work in progress: breadfruit is listed under proteins. Choices ranges across a variety of tropical Mexican items with a surprising corn/avocado dip they call elote and rice bowls topped with well seasoned pork, chicken, or shrimp, etc.. The mango daiquiri prepared behind a wonderful circle bar under the soaring ceiling lacked even a hint of alcohol; interesting beers on draft are available. The old plumbing in both bathrooms needs work as does the training for the waitstaff. Two servers smiling through gritted teeth seemed confused about which had been assigned our table. Neither really knew the menu. A final question: what do the myriad televisions offer to the ambience? Good luck!

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  13. sammijot

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    They have done a great job redoing this location. I love the big round bar in the middle. Food was pretty good! Tacos were yummy and drinks were good (the fresca drinks seemed a little light on the alcohol though!). Our server, RRRRRRicardo, was a kick! He was helpful, fun and seemed to really enjoy his job! We will be back!

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  14. DaHapa

    Orange County

    36 reviews

    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    My wife and I saw some online reviews of this new restaurant in neighboring San Clemente so we decided to give it a try last Saturday night. The restaurant just opened so while they are having some teething issues (the hostess seemed very confused by us having reservations), it was a very good experience. Our server, Ricardo, was engaging, knowledgeable and attentive. Two managers (Javier and Pedro) checked in on us to make sure we were happy. The food was good to great... my lomo saltado was very different from any Argentine lomo I've had but it was amazing. My wife's dish (she got a beer battered fish taco and a pork taco) were also really good. We weren't crazy about the slaw, but we stretched our comfort zone to try that anyway. Good beer choices (including local brews like Artifex Trigger Finger) and my wife's mangorita was very good. The only downside is parking is very tight at the restaurant itself. There's street parking and metered parking by the train station though.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Miami - Dade

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Happy that we have a new restaurant! We will go back. Lights need to be dimmed and maybe some more options on the food menu.

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  16. FrankC

    Orange County

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Noise level was completely intolerable. Cannot hold a conversation. The menu is quite limited and is just limited Mexican food at a much higher price. (2 Tacos, rice, beans: $20. They list a bunch of beers but only have four. Empanadas are supposed to be a specialty but at 6:15 pm, they had none. Decor is rustic blah, done cheaply. Service was spotty, but the guy was trying. So many good options for better Mexican good in the area.

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  17. MartiK

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lively upbeat atmosphere with large selection of beverages made with fresh juices. Ocean views from the outside patio and live guitar player add to the ambiance. Food was fresh and flavorful with nice selection of mexican inspired dishes

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  18. JohnM

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    I really expected more. Food was tasty ..Atmosphere out side was Harsh.. Sat under an Umbrella lights way to harsh.. not sure what I expected .. may not return for dinner.. possibly lunch or a drink

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  19. luvgoodfood

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Pleasantly surprised. I was unsure how ready they would be on first day. Our server Fallon ( not sure of spelling) was very knowledgeable about menu. She was also very sweet. We had the trio of guac. And their signature Frescas. For dinner we both had Loma Saltado. All the food was very fresh and yummie. During dinner both the host and beverage director came to our table to see how everything was and if we needed anything. As did our sever and busboy. Everyone who worked there was A+. We will definitely be going back.

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FAQs

OC Fresca offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 503-2692.

OC Fresca is rated 4.3 stars by 19 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for OC Fresca

1814 N Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    San Clemente
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Tue–Sat 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican / Regional American (Southwestern), Californian, Mexican
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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