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Maro Wood Grill

1915 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA
949.793.4044
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Ranked #75 of 150 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!!!
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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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English first
California
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74 reviews 74 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

We ate here last week for the first time. We had the baseball steak and skirt steak. Everything was delicious. Try the banana pudding and hot cocoa if you leave room for dessert. We enjoyed the outdoor seating and will be back. Friendly staff and unique kitchen!

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I highly recommend this restaurant I particularly enjoyed the chimichuri sauce. The Best! And the lamb was great also.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

Ridiculously overpriced! We order an artichoke, a burger, 2 empanadas and 2 glasses of wine. All this for over $100.00. House wine was extremely pricey, food was average. Ambience ~ nothing special. We love Argentinian food... This is not worth it.

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Poulsbo, Washington
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160 reviews 160 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The food was really, really good, BUT I would not order a drink here. It is way too much to pay. Like, the least expensive chardonnay was 13 bucks, if I recall! They have a sangria for eight, but I'm sure it's sweet and full of fruit. Anyway, the food was really good and reasonably priced. I had a grass... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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110 reviews 110 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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153 reviews 153 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 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
54 helpful votes 54 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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9 reviews 9 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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