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New Mandarin Garden

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111 West Avenida Palizada, San Clemente, CA 92672
+1 949-492-7432
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:30
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Sun 11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:30
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San Clemente, California
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195 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We had their sizzling rice soup, orange beef, fried rice and egg rolls. This will be our new local Chinese restaurant now.

Thank Karen K
San Clemente, California
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is my favorite Chinese resturant. The service is excellent and the people that work there make you feel welcome. If you go try the Pot Stickers -fried, amazing.

Thank Lee192672
San Clemente, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Egg rolls were inedible. Sauce on cashew chicken was off putting. I couldn't figure out why. Been going their for several years. I was told the owners sold. I gave them 2 tries to get it right and they couldn't.

Thank Robin S
Phoenix, Arizona
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147 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016

What a pleasant place for lunch. We were not rushed, and we did linger, and the food came out hot and plentiful. The veggies were crisp, and that is always a good sign of fresh food. Plus, the sauces were very tasty. All in all it was a delightful lunch experience.

1 Thank Eva S
San Clemente, California
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

This is your classic Chinese restaurant.....no I mean it. They recently remodeled, and the place looks great. As Chinese restaurants go, this place is right there. They have all the bases covered, the food tastes very good, and it's CONSISTENT. For me, I want consistency. Whether its Kung Pao, or Mu Shu, just give me the flavor I expect....these folks... More 

Thank slvr68
Costa Mesa, California
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2016

I've been dining at New Mandarin Garden for the past three years or so, and I'm always impressed with the overall experience. The food is very good, and you get good portions with your meal. It's also fairly priced, and the service is always excellent here. The cream cheese wontons are especially delicious, as are the egg rolls and various... More 

Thank Dylan B
Ashland, Oregon
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292 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

We had takeout of four entries and two orders of vegetable egg rolls. It was all pretty bland, but acceptable. Portions were ok. Cost was high, 60+ bucks. We were all a little disappointed.

Thank Tapetseb22
San Clemente, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 November 2015

If you like chinese food you will love new mandarin garden, the food is great and the service is good as well. It's located in the historical City Plaza with nice shops to visit as well.

Thank Flint S
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166 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2015

Food is great. The lunch special is a super good deal. I love sitting on their patio and enjoying the perfect weather in San Clemente. Service is excellent.

Thank mybeach101f
Wasco, California
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2015

Food is awesome...service is friendly. Cilantro beef is so tender and tastey. There is a lot of cilantro on top so you need to be a cilantro lover. Best hot mustard Ive ever eaten...

Thank G W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Asian, Chinese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 West Avenida Palizada, San Clemente, CA 92672
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Clemente
  • Phone Number: +1 949-492-7432
As a family-owned restaurant in business for 30 years, New Mandarin Garden Chinese Restaurant takes pride in creating authentic dishes from award winning and favorite family recipes. The restaurant serves regular menu from Monday to Saturday and offers Sunday Brunch (buffet style). It's a great place to celebrate holidays and anniversaries.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?