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Mare Culinary Lounge

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696 S. Pacific Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (14 reviews)
“the holiday inn” (13 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Mediterranean
$$ - $$$
696 S. Pacific Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

Came here at the recommendation of a long time local. It is off the beaten track adjacent to the Holiday Inn. Best bet is to try and get a table on the charming outside Terrace but it is frequently booked for large groups.. I ordered...More

Thank pasadena4
Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

We chose Mare for our son's wedding rehearsal dinner AND we are happy we did. The food was excellent, the service ( for 60 guests ) was well organized and efficient. Kevin , the head waiter was great, very personable and communicative. The patio where...More

Thank irishrover40
Reviewed August 12, 2016

Used to love this place, but ate there last night, and something has changed. Should have known as it was practically empty, for a restaurant in Laguna on a busy Pageant night that's unheard of. Service started out extremely slow and somewhere between cocktails and...More

Thank LagunaGypsy
Reviewed July 25, 2016

the food is good not as good as Alessa's even though it's the same owner yet it is still very good.....location is great especially the patio and there is a full bar

Thank Khoshid
Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

We walked in to the Mare as a group of six and were seated at a nice table by a friendly pleasant hostess. Unfortunately that was the only decent service we had. The waiter, who eventually deigned to take our order, obviously couldn't be bothered...More

Thank Anthony L
Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I visited Mare during our holiday in Laguna beach as we were staying in the hotel above the restaurant. The restaurant was very clean and inviting and we received a friendly welcome. Complimentary warm bread and dip was offered which was very...More

Thank Amy B
Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

Homemade gluten free ravioli with an amazing tomato sauce. Trout with sautéed vegetables that was a portion big enough for three. Crispy skin on the fish. Lightly seasoned. Simply superb and worth the money.

Thank Cynthia O
Reviewed February 23, 2016

Still afavorite, but getting a little frayed at the edges. The burata cheese on the "heirloom tomato carpaccio" was not a good as in the past.

Thank Frank M
Reviewed February 12, 2016

This is our favorite restaurant in Laguna. Each item we have ordered has been excellent. I can't even recommend one selection as all are terrific. I'm partial to seafood so that's my go to item, but friends usually order more traditional Italian fare. If you're...More

Thank karenmcclu
Reviewed November 21, 2015

Mare is within easy walking distance (3 blocks) from my home, so I thought that I'd give the restaurant a try last December. The food -- Mediterranean cuisine -- was decent, but not of particular note. The restaurant was crowded with office parties, so the...More

Thank James J
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $30
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 696 S. Pacific Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, CA 92651
    (Cleo St)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
  • Phone Number: 715-9581
Upscale Modern Decor Italian from the Alessa and Cucina Alessa Chef Alesandro
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