San Clemente, CA 92672
OC Weekly's Description
So authentically Cajun they hand out beads to patrons, Iva Lee's is a haute-cuisine take on the Big Easy. Crawfish cakes are topped with a dollop of saffron aioli, and the pan-fried pork chops are thick and juicy. The chicory coffee crème brûlée is so tasty it's like eating crack pudding.
Tips from foursquare
Having Shrimp Po Boy, Mac & Cheese & a Hurricane!!
Love Fat Tuesdays with amazing menu. Shrimp po boy, corn hush puppies, fried chicken.
Go with a group and sit on the patio for dinner, or inside with a date, but move to the bar by 9pm for the live blues, which shut downs around 10:30.
Burning thyme cocktail!
Tried this place for the second. Both times we've had a terrible experience. The food came out an hour late and was terrible. AGIAN.
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