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By Cari Hachmann

La Tiendita, a family-run Mexican restaurant and historic landmark in San Clemente closed at its Avenida Victoria location on Sunday, July 7.

The owners’ son, named Robert Ramos like his dad, confirmed to San Clemente Times that his parents sold the building.

“We closed on Sunday,” said Ramos Jr. “It’s been a long 26 years and it will be missed.”

However, he said, “We haven’t left San Clemente we are still here. We would love it if everybody just started coming to Café Del Sol.”

The family will continue serving the same authentic Mexican cuisine out of its two Café del Sol locations, at 3817 S. El Camino Real in San Clemente and at its new spot as of this June at 25300 Dana Point Harbor Drive in Dana Point.

Robert and Lucy Ramos and their restaurants have been a fixture in San Clemente for more than two decades. The original Café del Sol opened in 2007, and its sister restaurant, La Tiendita, had been in business for 26 years.

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  • please get a hold of me regarding dana im a founder of boneyard cafe and can possible help or partner
    ive been going to your place for over 25 years

  • We LOVE Cafe del Sol! We’ve been going to the one on S El Camino Real by Cristianitos since it opened. Great food and good prices and nice people.

    Now, we’re really happy they opened one at Doheny State Beach, in the old Boneyard Cafe concession stand. I run American Beach Volleyball Club there year round Monday through Thursday. It’s great to have the good food and good prices of Cafe del Sol at Doheny too! VERY glad to have them.

  • i find it odd and upsetting that you would invest in my boneyard site with just days before a rfp on my turn key concession stand
    i find it wrong illegal and upsetting that the state lied to us for 6 years for a new contract and that they blame wheel fun for my loss
    I DON”T PLAY OR PAY MORDIDA and ask for a grand jury investigation and our rent back illegally obtained by true pandering
    the environment is so hostile to the rangers i’m afraid to thank the good ones less they be shipped off ,, that would be a loss to our whole community like the concerts are a loss of our local doho beach to our local community

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