OC Fresca

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$30 and under
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Mexican / Southwestern

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vipDDMJAP
Miami
25 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great home made chips and salsa. Yummy drinks. Very nice staff!

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SCLocal
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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jmako
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience2

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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JoeF
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Just sort of average....no hurry to return

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had some great tacos and sampled the unique frescas. The environment was relaxed and inviting

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Will definitely be a repeat customer.

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vipRodH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Casual, comfortable, great patio!! Drinks (frescas) are awesome!
Menu is a little limited, but everything served was wonderful.

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Kpcrsm
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Loved the drinks and the tacos were good. Like the decor and sure will be a hit with warmer weather.

MK
MaKo
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience5

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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vipOpenTable Diner
London
82 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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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vipCygnet
Orange County
82 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

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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vipsammijot
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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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vipDaHapa
Orange County
29 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience2

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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FrankC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience2

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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MartiK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

JM
vipJohnM
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

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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luvgoodfood
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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.

FAQs

OC Fresca does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. OC Fresca also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 503-2692.

OC Fresca is rated 4.5 stars by 19 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.