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Maro Wood Grill

1915 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA
949.793.4044
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Ranked #49 of 147 restaurants in Laguna Beach
Cuisines: Argentinean
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Maro Wood Grill offers organic produce, wood grilled grass fed meats, seasonal, sustainable, spontaneous eatery in Laguna Beach. What's at the market will actually dictate your meal. Chef Debra Sims will serve organic prepared food sourced from local purveyor, in a menu that's updated daily!!!
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Maro Wood Grill offers organic produce, wood grilled grass fed meats, seasonal, sustainable, spontaneous eatery in Laguna Beach. What's at the market will actually dictate your meal. Chef Debra Sims will serve organic prepared food sourced from local purveyor, in a menu that's updated daily!!!
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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99 reviews 99 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

We walked from our hotel to Maro Wood Grill which was recommended to us from the hotel. It's very cozy with outside seating under a tent, with heaters which made it very comfortable. We had their burger which was out of sight as far as the flavor. Came with coleslaw, which was the best - all their food is made... More

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Costa Mesa, California, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

I first learned about Maro from the appetizers they served at the Green Feast fundraiser for The Ecology Center in San Juan Capistrano. Giving back to the community pays because that motivated me to have lunch at their restaurant in Laguna Beach recently. It was a rainy day and the umbrellas on the patio need to be adjusted to make... More

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Newport Beach, California
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151 reviews 151 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Chose this place based on Yelp stars - mistake #1. Entrees are so unimaginative so we opted for salads with protein. Basically field greens plus fennel (big whoop) in such a lousy vinegarette we has to ask for extra balsamic. The empanadas people rave about were nice but got progressively smaller (why? See photo - not an optical illusion). Wait... More

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Ireland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel concierge - we found it mediocre. Poor service - I was still eating my main course when the waiter (the guy with the small pony-tail!) asked if we wanted desert! When we asked what was available he said there was only 1 desert left. We then declined and the waiter immediately produced the... More

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Mission Viejo, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Sitting on the patio on a warm summers evening is usually enough to make me happy.... But add the amazing food at Maro Wood Grill and the great service and you just can't go wrong. Guests at neighboring tables talking with each other added to a very sociable evening. The place is small so don't expect to get seated without... More

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Coto de Caza, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

This small, quaint Laguna Beach restaurant on PCH is delightful, quieter evening with friends. They offer a wonderful wine selection. Both times we've been there, the owner, a young handsome guy and the chef, a pretty, charming "California-Girl type" have greeted us. The service is excellent and the waiters are clearly well trained and knowledgable. We enjoyed it so much,... More

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Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

We were in Laguna Beach Aug 2012 and had a great meal. The menu is simple but unique featuring local, organic produce. We loved the gtilled edamame, MAro burger, roasted chicken and desert. We went back for a second evening on our short stay.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Fresh, local and organic ingredients! I had green salad with chicken... Very tender, juicy, smokey chicken (wood fire grilled!) and wonderful vinaigrette! Beautiful, small restaurant with outside seating. Simple, modern food and decor. Sangria was very refreshing.

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Laguna Niguel, California
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68 reviews 68 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

Laguna has many great restaurants, some with natural views others not, so they need to step up in every other aspect. Knowing this, expected great argentine food and came away with just an okay. I did love the salad, very tart and delicious for a occassional salad gourmet. The Skirt stake was pretty good as well. Here is what is... More

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Apex,NC
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113 reviews 113 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

Maro was recommended so we decided to go on a Monday Night... FOOD was great, the White Sangria fantastic....but very small place so reservations are suggested strongly... Got there at 740 and the soup and halibut were sold out...and the Short Ribs were being Highly recommended...( always makes me curious when a server is "pushing an item") My husband got... More

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