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Las Brisas

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$$$
Mexican, Seafood
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361 Cliff Dr, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-1623 (Pacific Coast Highway)
(949) 497-5434
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Scenic view
Entertaining clients

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  • 359
    Excellent
  • 278
    Very good
  • 118
    Average
  • 34
    Poor
  • 31
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great outdoor space

I love the big patio at this restaurant. It has a variety of seating, great views and is protected from the wind. There's even a fire pit. The menu is Mexican inspired and the food is good. Good service and a diverse bar selection.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Dollyamas
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Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
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263 reviews 263 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I love the big patio at this restaurant. It has a variety of seating, great views and is protected from the wind. There's even a fire pit. The menu is Mexican inspired and the food is good. Good service and a diverse bar selection.

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Pasadena, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I've wanted to visit Las Brisas for some time now and I finally made time to have lunch there. Parking is by valet only and will cost you $4 during breakfast and $7 for lunch and dinner with a 3 hour maximum. Las Brisas is located on a cliff that overlooks the ocean and is bordered by a nice garden... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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364 reviews 364 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We hosted a large group dinner here and we were at a large table right up against the window. The food was delicious, I had the shrimp in some sort of sauce that was out of this world. The sangrias were great, and watching the sunset while enjoying the delicious food was one of the highlights of our trip.

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Santa Clarita, California, United States
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88 reviews 88 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This landmark restaurant in Laguna, overlooks the water with both indoor and out door seating, The food is expensive, The view is great, but the staff of the restaurant has their heads so high in the air they can not see the ground. They are rude, inattentive which does not help with average food, They do have the view, The... More 

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Orange County, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This is one of my go to places when visiting Laguna. This restaurant is more on the North end of Laguna. Meter parking available right next to Las Brisas. It can get busy on weekends but they take resevations. Outside seating is first come first serve but worth it you want to enjoy the view of Laguna. Great service also!

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Olathe, Kansas
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562 reviews 562 reviews
325 restaurant reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This is an awesome place - stunning views and a true Mexican (not southwest or TexMex) menu. The service is excellent and the prices fair for where it is located. The chicken mole and seafood options are good, and the guacamole is different, but good. If you are looking for Nachos or other similar type of mexican food this is... More 

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McKinney, Texas
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80 reviews 80 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

I love this place. Been coming here for 30 years and have always enjoyed my visits, including this one. The views are fabulous. The seafood is very good and make sure you have the guacamole appetizer and The Don Marguerita. Well worth the drive from almost anywhere in southern cal. The patio is probably one of the best places in... More 

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Dallas, TX
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82 reviews 82 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We love this place for weekday breakfast, they do a wonderful buffet. Waffles, mexican dishes, made to order omlettes, etc.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Went here years ago and loved it. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't great. Think Olive Garden---it's ok food, but it's not great Italian. Same thing here. Can't beat the view, but our food was just there. Better options out there.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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266 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

A longtime landmark in Laguna Beach. The setting is sublime, atop cliffs high above the crashing sea below. Needless to say, the views are wonderful, but better in the dining room the the outdoor patio. ServIce is very good. My wife's glass of iced tea never got below 1/3 full. They were also very helpful with my celiac issues. And... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 361 Cliff Dr, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-1623
    (Pacific Coast Highway)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
  • Phone Number: (949) 497-5434

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?