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Iva Lee's

555 N. El Camino Real, Ste. E (Mariposa) Send to Phone
Crayfish, gumbo, and other Southern delights for OC.
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Dinner Tues.-Sat.

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Iva Lee's Restaurant Review

: Owners Lisa and Eric Wagoner are area natives who have created a charming place to hang out in downtown San Clemente. The menu by chef Christopher Starr puts a spin on Southern and Creole specialties. Start with the bourbon-infused French onion soup or the spicy andouille, crawfish and chicken gumbo. Entrées are just as innovative, like grilled pork chop with a sugar-pecan glaze, braised short rib with black-eyed peas, and grilled salmon with sherry-glazed sweet potato gnocchi. The special Mardi Gras menu each Tuesday is worth exploring if you want to save a few bucks. The wine list is extensive, with mostly topnotch California varietals, while the cocktails are highlighted by martinis and classic Southern concoctions like hurricanes.

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