Taste of San Clemente

One of the best parts about vacation is enjoying delicious food. San Clemente, known for its pristine beaches, perfect weather, and great shopping, also boasts a culinary scene that you won’t want to miss out on. Whether you’re looking for oceanfront dining, craving authentic Mexican dishes, or have a sweet tooth, San Clemente offers a wide array of culinary experiences sure to satisfy everyone’s taste buds.  

Restaurant overlooking ocean

Start your vacation with a seaside lunch at a spot like Fisherman’s Restaurant and Bar. From fresh catches of the day to mouth-watering buckets of clams and mussels all while enjoying your views of the ocean. This is a dining experience that you absolutely must not overlook.

When it comes to dinner, look no further than Pierside Kitchen + Bar, an oceanfront restaurant just a few steps from the shoreline in downtown San Clemente’s “Pier Bowl.” Pierside is your ticket to a culinary experience that includes fresh cuisine, an elegant ambiance, unbeatable seaside vistas, and warm hospitality. As an added bonus, on Friday and Saturday evenings, you can listen to live music while you savor a handcrafted cocktail.

When your craving leans toward authentic Mexican cuisine, South of Nick’s Mexican Kitchen and Bar is an absolute must visit! Whether you’re in the mood for Birria or classic fish tacos, every item on their menu is a delicious choice you can’t go wrong with.

In the mood for something sweet? Indulge your sweet tooth with a visit to South Swell, a beloved locally owned ice cream shop. Voted “Best of San Clemente” for five consecutive years, here, you can craft your own dipped cone, savor a delectable ice cream bar, or even enjoy a fun and funky float!

Your culinary journey awaits! Book your stay at Capistrano Surfside Inn and savor the flavors of San Clemente!