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Maro Wood Grill

Argentinean, South American
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1915 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA
949.793.4044
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Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Maro Wood Grill offers organic produce, wood grilled grass fed meats,...
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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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Anything other than a 5 is a travesty

Excellent across the board. Service, quality of ingredients, organic ... all fantastic. We had the salmon and ribeye. I recommend sitting at the bar to observe how a great kitchen works.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Bill R
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent across the board. Service, quality of ingredients, organic ... all fantastic. We had the salmon and ribeye. I recommend sitting at the bar to observe how a great kitchen works.

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Thank Bill R
Laguna Beach, California
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137 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stopped at Maro's for lunch this afternoon, and left unimpressed. Yes, there were parts of the meal that I enjoyed: the wedge salad & grilled green beans were good, but the rib eye, at $36, was expensive for a relatively thin cut of meat that was largely devoid of flavor. The chimchurri sauce which accompanied the steak was good,... More 

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Thank James J
Montague, California
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

This place is the best! Should be listed as one of the top three in Laguna Beach. Not only was the food relish.... Wait staff was excellent! The last time we were there I had the lamb. Done to perfection ... My husband had steak ... Hubby loved it .... And of course we both had dessert ... Yummy good... More 

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Laguna Beach, California
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137 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

I say steak patio, because Maro is VERY SMALL, with only a few tables inside, and a small number more in the newly-expanded covered patio. It amazes me that Maro is doing as well as it is, given its size limitations, but the food there is REALLY GOOD! The empanadas, as starters, are delicious, as are the mesquite-grilled edamame. The... More 

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1 Thank James J
Hesperia, California
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54 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Quiet and cozy restuarant toward the south end of Laguna, quaint outdoor patio with a smaller but very good menu. The food was delicious and service was superb.

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Thank MrsDero
Palmdale, California
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

I was not sure what to expect from this small establishment. The prices were that of a mid to high end establishment, but the ambiance was more like a small cafe. That being said the place was unique and our server was excellent. We had six in our party. Our table had 2 burgers, 2 salmon, 1 rib-eye and 1... More 

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Thank Jim B
San Clemente, CA
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81 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Maro would be more competitive with an inexpensive wine option, lunch specials, or even a happy hour - but $30 for a burger and glass of wine at lunch in a tiny venue on a stifling patio with a view of traffic puts a lot of pressure on the food to be amazing. And the burger was tasty and pink... More 

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100 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Maro's food is fresh, organic and amazing. Some of the best steaks and the best, quality burger in the OC. Quality, reasonable wine, huge pours. Very fairly priced for the quality.

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Thank TonyFi18
Laguna Niguel, California
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

If you're looking a restaurant with delicious food and a cozy setting (a place that locals love to frequent), then you'll want to make a reservation at the Maro Wood Grill in Laguna Beach. This Argentine restaurant has all the best basics -- grilled meats (beef, chicken, fish), empanadas (divine!), Malbec wine, Quilmes beer and so much more. Because Maro... More 

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Thank BarbaraSG949
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53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Love the okra appetizer and Graffigna Grand Reserve Malbec. Prefer the Australian lamb versus the Baseball steak. Who would have thought this would be the case? Staff is very friendly especially for Laguna Beach restaurant.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1915 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
  • Phone Number: 949.793.4044

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Argentinean, South American

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!!!
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?