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About BeachFire Bar and Grill - San Clemente

Located in the heart of Downtown San Clemente, the original BeachFire serves up flavor and freshness with coastal fusion cuisine, nightly smooth live music and vibrant art floor to ceiling. Guests of all ages realize they are part of a unique and exciting experience. BeachFire is more than a restaurant, it's a place to connect in food, fun and spirit.

BeachFire serves up the ultimate Southern California beach lifestyle with award-winning Coastal Fusion cuisine using only the freshest, healthiest food products and ingredients available. We prepare our dishes with respect for our Earth's valuable resources, with hand-crafted sauces and dressings. Our signature Crispy Thai Calamari, Coconut Shrimp, Seared Ahi Salad, Vaquero Burger, and Peppered Flat Iron Steak round out a tasty and fresh menu. Finish your meal by sharing our delectable S'mores Dessert and enjoying the smooth live music in the lounge.

204 Avenida Del Mar, Ste. D
San Clemente, CA 92672
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Californian, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Friday - Saturday:5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Cross Street:
Ola Vista

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(949) 366-3232

Website:
http://www.beachfire.com/

Entertainment:
The free nightly smooth entertainment is provided by an accomplished list of musical talent that has taken years for owner, Barry Pierce, to establish. Our lounge also features many high definition televisions with NFL ticket channels offering a quality, classy, sports experience. Free WiFi, Happy Hour, nightly Lounge Specials make BeachFire the fun, lively place to be.

Parking Details:
We offer street parking behind and in front of the restaurant, as well as an underground parking garage. There are handicap parking spaces available on the street in the front of the restaurant, and a public parking lot just across the street from the restaurant for more parking.

Public Transit:
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.

Private Party Facilities:
Overlooking the lounge, BeachFire"s Mezzanine area upstairs offers private seating for up to 22 guests. Our beautiful courtyard patio is perfect for private celebrations for up to 50 guests.

Private Party Contact:
Debi Riley: (949) 366-3232

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

BeachFire Bar and Grill - San Clemente Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (7)
Fun (7)
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Good for Birthdays (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Cozy (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Live Music (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Healthy (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Notable Wine List (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Great Beer (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Tapas (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We ordered drinks and the blue cheese potato chip appetizer which were both very good. For dinner we split the blue cheese wedge salad and the pork chops. Both were excellent. And the s’mores for dessert. Service was attentive. We are new to the area and will definitely put this on our “go to” list for dining out.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

It was my husband's birthday! The service and food were excellent! We had a party of 8 and they seated us in the outdoor patio which was perfect! Highly recommend this place and we will definitively be back!

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

My family used to frequent this restaurant years ago, and I was really looking forward to going back, however my food was sub par. Unfortunately the chicken dish I ordered came out extremely overdone, almost inedible. The accompanying rice pilaf was okay, a bit bland though, as were the other vegetables. Both drinks we ordered tasted watered down and didnt really taste like they actually had anything noted in the descriptions. We were sitting very close to the band so it was quite loud and difficult to talk, but I would say in some aspects that is part of the charm of Beachfire. The appetizers ordered were good but to me did not make up for the very overdone main dish. Overall quite a disappointing experience, I am not opposed to going back but I will likely choose something else first.

Tags: Late-night Find, Fun
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

After a bit of a rough start attempting to move two tables together so we could fit all 5 of us at one table on the patio, we had a nice lunch. Food was mixed up but quickly remedied. Service was good and the chicken avo melt was tasty. I got it with a salad instead of fries and would have preferred the salad before the sandwich rather than on the same plate. The salad was very tasty. We would go back.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Have eaten here on several occasions and it's always been grest food and great service. Good menu, something for everyone. Their french fries are the best!
Will keep coming back.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Comfort Food, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Cozy and inviting atmosphere, good menu, service was excellent food was better than expected. Nice patio. Glad we found this place!

Tags: Live Music, Casual, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Cozy
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Service fantastic but food and ambience was fair. Place looks a little more tired than I remember.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Cozy
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

What a great place! We will be back over and over!
Live music was phenomenal !
Amieance terrfic!

Tags: Casual, Tapas, Bar Seating, Live Music
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 21, 2017

We enjoyed a nice lunch of ceviche tostadas, seafood linguine and a blackened salmon salad.

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·Dined on September 13, 2017

We were here a few months ago and had a superb dinner and a better seating area. This time we had the same entree and although it was very good it was not as awesome as before. Also we didn't like the booth we were given although ok. Service was superb!

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Healthy, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

We actually went the day prior for lunch & just needed to come back! Amazing waiters & amazing food. Thank you guys!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Good for Groups, Fun
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

BeachFire never disappoints. Service is always great, along with outstanding food!

Tags: Healthy, Live Music, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 14, 2017

We made a reservation for 7:30 p.m. Last Sunday evening because some out-of-town guests really wanted to go to Beachfire. We had wanted to eat around 6:30 but 7:30 was the earliest reservation we could get. The San Clemente Fiesta was going on in the street in front of the restaurant so we walked to avoid parking problems. Much to our surprise, the restaurant was closed when we arrived at 7:25! The doors were locked caked, chairs were stacked up on side and no note on the door. We did not receive a phone call, email or text from the restaurant stating that they would be closed. This is extremely poor customer service. If you want to eat here, I would suggest that you call to confirm that they will actually be open

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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Our meal was quite tasty and our server was very good. However, we were very uncomfortable with where we were seated. There were many other open tables, but the manager said everything was full and we couldn't change tables. When we left the restaurant, there were still many other open tables. We tried to speak to the manager quietly and politely about the situation, but he was extremely rude. He said he was the owner and could do and say whatever he wanted with his restaurant. He was extremely loud and angry, a little scary in fact. We will never return to this restaurant after being treated this way, and we will never recommend this restaurant to anyone else.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Great music, good food. Kids menu and food great value very large portions.

Tags: Casual
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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Beginning with the hostess that showed us to our table, to the end when we paid the bill, everything was great! Everyone was so friendly, the food was delicious and our waiter, Adam, took good care of us.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on July 26, 2017

It was great

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·Dined on July 23, 2017

On a weekend get away, we looked at other restaurants but couldn't get in, our reservation was for 6:45pm we asked and they took us 1 hour earlier! Great location, great food, very tasty, cocktails were spot on and we were given a great seat on balcony. Highly recommend this one.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual
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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Really fun neighborhood Gem. Terrific lunch spot...sit outside. Great food.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 19, 2017

Staff was shorthanded. Took 45 minutes to get a lunch order and it wasn't that busy.

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Great Father's Day dinner with our family of five on there patio!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 18, 2017

WE HAD 3 ORDERS OF THE LOBSTER/ SHRIMP TACOS. THEY WEREN'T VERY GOOD, EXPECTED MUCH BETTER. I HAVE BEEN THERE MANY TIMES AND IT'S USUALLY PRETTY GOOD BUT THIS WAS NOT UP TO PAR.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Food was terrific, service was good, would recommend for dining in San Clemente.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on June 16, 2017

This restaurant is on the main street and always appears very busy, both at lunch and dinner. The braised brussel sprouts are a wonderfully tasting beginning as is the calamari. The hangar steak entree was very tender and had a brandy based sauce. The prices are reasonable for a beach city restaurant.

Tags: People Watching, Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 10, 2017

We made last minute plans with friends who live in Carlsbad & San Clemente was the spot we chose. San Clemente has come a long way in culinary terms. Beachfire was one of the first trendy upscale restaurants to open & many more have followed. We sat outside so we could carry on a normal conversation. We ordered the ribs & coconut shrimp to start & both were very good. The rib appetizer is bigger than some meals. I had the nut crusted Mahi Mahi with garlic mashed potatoes. Both were good, the coconut curry sauce was fabulous. The Ahi salad was good but eclipsed by the Brussels sprouts, a fabulous version is made here.
Our waiter Levi was excellent providing good service throughout.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Nice place but food was not very good. I had coconut encrusted Tilapia, which tasted like Mrs Paul's fish sticks. Was obviously not freshly cooked but had been micro waved. Waitress and staff were very friendly and efficient.

Tags: Live Music
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on May 28, 2017

BeachFire is consistently excellent. It has the "surfer dive bar ambiance" (which is a good thing) and is very laid back, but the food is excellent. They just do a good job every night, what else is there to say?

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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Excellent food and service! Enjoyed the upstairs private seating for a group.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 13, 2017

very consistent, friendly competent staff, good menu

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Food was decent, service was good, but the band started in the bar around 9:00 pm and our seat was near the bar, so as soon as the band came on, we couldn't hear each other when trying to talk. Maybe a heads-up from the staff the band would be playing 10 feet from us so putting us somewhere in the back would have been better. Normally we would have stayed to have some drinks and hang out a bit, but the band was a little too much to handle. Overall, good time though.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Dawn, our server was superb. Very attentive. Food was good. The furniture and ambiance is getting time for an update, but overall a very good place for Friday night dinner.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Always a go to for great music and fantastic food! All of the servers are great but Levi is a true gem.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Fun, Late-night Find, Live Music
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 (Orange County)·Dined on March 28, 2017

The food and service were great. Local spot with local art / artists on display and live music 7 nights. Great overall spot. A loud for us as we were close to the bar and music...but otherwise we enjoyed it. Very reasonable price wise. We'll be back.

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on March 25, 2017

All of the food was good and everyone was very pleasant - including the manager (or at least I'm assuming he was the manager) who greeted me at the door as well as checked on us later in the evening.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 18, 2017

This was the first earring at your restaurant. I made a reservation and table was ready when we arrived. LOTS of very good food. Each of us had a different order and all were very pleased with what we ordered.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Tapas, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Been coming for years - even before we moved to San Clemente. Always a fun, casual place for good food. Gets loud in the front when there is music so sitting in the back if you want to talk is better. Not really into the bar scene but if you are, looks like fun especially when they have live music.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (Orange County)·Dined on March 10, 2017

First time we used open table for this restaurant and they really treated us special for having this reservation. We were attending a play after dinner and they served us in an efficient and timely manner. This restaurant has really improved since the new owners have had some time to decide what they wanted to be.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on March 4, 2017

We got right in at our reservation time and our host and waiter were very friendly. The food came out fairly quickly too. But, the quality was only average. The fries were overcooked and the veggie burger was kind of soggy. The other three people with me weren't disappointed with their meal, just not excited. Like I said . . . average food.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Great food and service had a nice lunch down on Del Mar in San Clemente

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Small family reunion; beach fire was very accomanding to a change in plans

Tags: Fun
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