Gema

110 S El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672, USA

About Gema

4.5 / 5

from reviews

    Dawn de Leoon
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    February 24, 2024

    Gema is a gem 💎. We had been wanted to go for awhile because heard amazing things and their reputation did not disappoint. The food was exquisite. We started off with Margaritas, one spicy and one cadillac (even though they weren’t on the menu). We feel we have to have a Margarita when evaluating a new Mexican restaurant. Outstanding, (and we are picky). We the shared the smoked yellow tuna, black bean puree and ancho mayo tostados! Delicious. My partner had the fillet steak with tamarindo adobo and scalloped potatoes, (he is still talking about it today). I had the Lubinzo Zarandeada - wild Branzino with peanut adobo & frijoles de la oya. We are definitely going to return.

    Jim Gossen
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    January 28, 2024

    Head a great meal tonight celebrating two of my granddaughter’s birthdays. The food was well presented and very tasty. This is very progressive Mexico City food.

    Ken Potter
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    January 13, 2024

    Wonderful experience from start to finish. Luka, our server, was a joy. The mocktails were yummy. The amuse buche ("Bienvenidos") was an unexpected pleasure. For starters we chose the chalupas (duck barbacoa) and the tostadas (smoked yellow tuna). Both were great but we liked the chalupas by a nose for the win. For mains we chose the Halibut (sous vide) and the Langostino. The presentation of the Langostino (gorgeous) was better to me than the dish itself. The halibut on the other hand was one of the best dishes we've had in a long time. Would order the halibut again, no doubt! The wood ear mushrooms and the sauce (can't remember the name of the sauce), the ice plant, the onion foam... The entire dish was straight yummy. Thanks again, Luka! So glad we have such a progressive, innovative restaurant in our home town.

    Doug Beckman
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    July 15, 2022

    Wow, phenomenal dinner. We’ve been meaning to try this place for months, and I’m so glad we did. It’s high end Mexican cuisine like you rarely see outside of Mexico, and is done kind of as a tasting menu. Outstanding drinks, service, food, and ambiance. I don’t think people in San Clemente really know about this place, but I’ll be spreading the word. I would recommend getting one of each course per couple.

    Derek Clay
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    February 20, 2024

    Not cheap but quite a culinary experience! first of all, it’s a 100% gluten-free restaurant . The food was excellent, every dish was meticulously prepared and presented and flat out delicious. Service was spectacular our waiter was attentive, knowledgeable and just plain excited to be there.

    Gema

    Our Address

    110 S El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672, USA