THE DIRTY ARMY: Nik, thanks for the OC restaurant guide. Here is my addition. We are locals and have heard very good things about this place. We waited 45-minutes for a shrimp salad that had too much heat in the dressing and rubbery shrimp. I brought it to the attention of our waiter and he defended the meal and challenged me. At that point I told him I have attended culinary school and I do know how to cook shrimp and don’t think that good food needs to be hidden behind too much heat, especially in a salad. I asked him to bring it to the attention of the chef and he proceeded to tell me he should have gone to culinary school. Please…. spare me the drama wait staff… just deliver food that is well prepared in a timely fashion and that is all I am asking for. Don’t challenge me with our opinion frankly your opinion does not count… I am the patron paying your tip I am not looking to be challenged by you. Send your manager over for that!! Nick’s train your staff better and take a lesson on how to cook shrimp chef. No one likes to eat a rubber tire when they are expecting to enjoy shrimp.
None of the locals in San Clemente like this place. It’s for the tourists.- nik