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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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Italian, Mediterranean
$$ - $$$
696 S. Pacific Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Reviewed April 12, 2015

This is a restaurant that needs a bit of help service food quality ambiance were all lacking. we walked in and there was not an employee to be seem for 3 minutes. sat at the bar. service was just ok. food was just ok ..carpaccio,...More

Thank rclayton5615
Reviewed April 2, 2015

Don't base your opinion on the looks of this place. It is in the bottom of the Holiday Inn. Who cares? I would eat in the Motel 6 if it was this good. This is a sister restaurant to Alessa, a very popular restaurant in...More

1  Thank Brian B
Reviewed March 20, 2015

my wife andI stumbled upon Mare a while back and became immdiate fans because of th food and service. We had bee unable to return until this weekend an werelooking forward to diner thr. reservation in place we arrived and asked to be seated outside,...More

2  Thank Ben P
Reviewed March 15, 2015

Convient, a few steps from the hotel room. Great variety on the menue. At The Cliffs for lunch, located just above the beach, with a beautful view of the blue Pacific

Thank Hoyt2015
Reviewed February 21, 2015

A very good restaurant. It is a little dark, but comfy inside. We were warmly greeted, and the service was top notch. Our server was prompt and attentive, as was the manager, who checked on us twice. The food is the real star. They have...More

Thank Jays911
Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

The food here is terrific. If you like true Italian food, you'll love it. The place can get a little overwhelmed and slow when they're busy, but I think it's worth it

Thank Michadvise
Reviewed February 18, 2015

We had a marvelous dinner on very busy Saturday night. Our server was very calm, allowing us time to enjoy our appetizers before ordering dinner. The entire experience was delightful, with time for family and conversation throughout the entire evening. The food was fantastic! We...More

Thank Lagunaone
Reviewed February 18, 2015

This restaurant is located downstairs from a Holiday Inn. One would never expect to find this dining experience in this location. The service was friendly, the food exceptional.

Thank ColoradoTraveler058
Reviewed February 10, 2015

Our new favorite! My husband is 100% Italian and finding an Italian restaurant that he finds to be excellent is nearly impossible. I spent weeks reading reviews and brought him to Mare Culinary Lounge for his birthday. The place is amazing. The food is so...More

1  Thank Stephanie K
Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

Service was outstanding. Socorro was an attentive, knowledgeable, NICE server. Food was delicious. Baby kale salad, special tuna app, rib eye & lobster ravioli. The lobster ravioli was outstanding - lump claw meat, stuffed to the gills raviolis & amazing sauce. The Hubs loved his...More

1  Thank Rebecca G
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Richard Y
Hello- we are flying into Osaka and then heading by train to Kyoto. How far are you from that train sation- and where in the city are you located? near what visitors sites?
January 5, 2015|
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This is in California
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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
  • E-mail
Upscale Modern Decor Italian from the Alessa and Cucina Alessa Chef Alesandro
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