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Reviewed July 9, 2022

Haven't had a date night with my wife in awhile due to having 2 little ones. We finally managed to get out to dinner and it did not disappoint. We had a great table with an ocean view and all the food was fantastic! The...best part was the service we had. Our waiter Patrick (great guy) was really knowledgeable about literally everything on the menu. His recommendations for food and drinks were all delicious and my wife and I never had to ask for a thing. His service was next level and not only will we be back for the delicious food but in hopes to sit in Patrick's sections. CheersMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 21, 2022 via mobile

We celebrated my mothers birthday at Spalshes and we all loved the food and amazing views. Highly recommend their scallops and lobster bisque. Great service provided by Patrick who made the experience unforgettable for all of us. Can’t wait to go back for the next...special occasion or just because!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 15, 2022

Best meal we had in Laguna, went to the beach thinking there would be plenty of fresh local seafood, but alas not really, Splashes was the exception they had some local seafood and more. great service as well

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 4, 2022

My family came to Splashes to celebrate my Mother in Laws birthday. Of course the view of the ocean is magnificent and the food is delightful but we were ultimately blown away by our server, Patrick. He was so welcoming and attentive. He glowed with...warm energy and extensive knowledge of the food we inquired about. Its not easy waiting on a party of 13 and from the drinks, to the appetizers, to the main course, and of course the desert, there was a beautiful synchronicity of timing which truly elevated our experience. I believe that no matter how wonderful the atmosphere and how delicious the food, the Server is the true maker of the experience. We would absolutely return and connected with Patrick so well that we would request him in particular ! This is a lovely Spot for a large celebration such as ours or a more intimate date night with your significant other !More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 15, 2022 via mobile

I travel to Laguna Beach once a year. It’s been a couple of years because of Covid. We always have lunch at Splashes. The view from the restaurant on the Pacific Ocean is magnificent. The quality of service while never stuffy is most professional and...attentive.. We were wonderfully served by Rigoberto ( I hope I spelled it correctly)and Niko. The quality of the food , regardless of what we’ve order is always excellent. We had the swordfish sandwich and the mahi- mahi tacos. They also have many other entrees. While many restaurants have raised prices , they seemed to have not have. Great bar and wine list. Lastly , don’t forget to ask for the bread and homemade tapenade. You’ll be begging for the recipe!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 7, 2022 via mobile

First time visiting Laguna Beach and had several people recommend Nicks. So glad we stopped by for lunch, everything was delicious!!! We had to try the highly recommended Asparagus Fries- i have to admit, it was the best asparagus I have ever had!! The clam...chowder was so flavorful and fresh. We ordered the Buttermilk Chicken & the prime rib dip sandwich - both amazing!! For dessert, we shared the Warm Butter Cake - one word “Yummy”. We will definitely come back!!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed March 22, 2022 via mobile

We had no idea this fabulous restaurant was even here & were blown away by our amazing ocean front table & impeccable service! Our server Patrick was absolutely wonderful & made our night very special. The wine was beautiful & food mouth watering! I highly...recommend Splashes if you’re looking for a great night with delicious food! We will definitely back.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed February 15, 2022

The view is everything of the Pacific Ocean. The waves are crashing into the shoreline and during high tide come right up to the edge of the restaurant. The food was excellent and well prepared. I only ate for breakfast and enjoyed everything. The staff...and the view were the best.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed January 31, 2022

We ate dinner at a small table right next to the beach. It was a little chilly and somewhat windy but we had our own mushroom heater. The view of the beach and the surf was wonderful and the service was attentive but not overbearing....My husband enjoyed the lobster bisque and the New York steak which he said was as tender as a filet and perfectly cooked (medium rare). I had the King salmon which was also perfectly cooked (medium) and very tasty. A great place for a special evening.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed December 11, 2021 via mobile

Splashes is a sensational place, cozy atmosphere, an incredible view of the Pacific, excellent food and the main thing, it has a fantastic service provided by an exceptional team (Salomon, Jorge, Ana and others). Splashes is more than a great choice in Laguna Beach!!!

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed December 11, 2021 via mobile

Came here with my girlfriend for some apps and drinks. The food was excellent (mahi fish tacos are amazing) the service impeccable and the views breathtaking. Such a great experience, thank you Pablo for taking care of us! The service and food alone will have...me returning , the cherry on top is the priceless view. As a local, this is one of my go to spots. Thank you again Pablo for the excellent service!More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed December 11, 2021

Pablo! He was amazing and so was the food. Views were perfect. Great experience. I would go back anytime.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed October 31, 2021

For our anniversary we decided to have dinner at Splashes and we were not disappointed. The hotel was very, very busy as well as the restaurant. But overall everything was superb from the service and throughout our delectable meal. We had the best lamb chops...ever. For a hotel restaurant that could rest on its laurels because of the amazing location and serve mediocre food, we give it 5+ stars for creating food that matches the beauty of the sea.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 15, 2021

Splashes seated us outside that evening, allowing us to enjoy the glorious weather, the mesmerizing ocean view, their delicious cuisine and stellar service. It was my first evening in Laguna Beach, and Splashes (with an assist from the Pacific Ocean) made it an evening I...will always remember.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed August 5, 2021 via mobile

i come to your restaurant 1 time per week since i moved to california three years ago. also my husband does lot of business in your restaurant and comes 1-2 times per week. i was at your restaurant last time last week on thursday with...friends - everything was solid, beautiful view, good service, good food. yesterday i came with my daughter - it was a nightmare. first we had a reservation at 5pm for bar - hostess said i can’t sit you yet but go to bar and stay by the bar and have a drink while you are standing. ok we went there, 3 tables empty plus fourth table was about to be empty. we come to the bar but bartender RICH (who is only the rudest person i have ever met living on two continents) said “GET OUT, if you wanna be in my bar come with a hostess”. we tried explaining that she sent us down here but he was deaf for our words. finally another hostess comes and she sat as down. i already politely told her how rude Rich was. we also came with two service dogs and rich was extremely rude about them, was constantly making disturbing comments to the point that two ladies sitting next to my daughter and myself made a statement that they never came across such a rude person. there was another server - server assistant extremely sweet and nice man called Sergio (not sure) who took our order for my cosmopolitan and my daughters mineral water and by the bar area told rich about it. he started YELLING at him for taking our order, and completely ignored the fact that he has two ladies sitting without drink for about 20-25 minutes. we were sat at 4.56pm got drinks at 5.27pm (bar wasn’t full) and mostly it was couples sitting at those 6-7 tables you guys have. not to mention we are pescatarians, finally we managed to order food two plates of six oysters, and nachos —- but we usually substitute chicken meat with shrimps so i ordered nachos with shrimps thinking bartender rich with such huge ego and obviously such high authority at his little 7-8 tables bar would be smart enough to double check is it just extra shrimps or shrimps instead of meat. he doesn’t even know how to do his job. all this time my daughter snd i waited for my husband and didn’t wanna complain any more because we were already pretty embarrassed and mostly felt very unwelcomed / and simply didn’t wanna leave before my husband sees and talks to the manager. of course we got chicken nachos with 4 grilled shrimps on the top. also rich was accusing me of lying that my husband is coming because of the dogs cause i had no service dog pass on me - my husband carries it around (which is my mistake) and i apologized and made him sent me photos of passes. one photo was received another one due to the fact that at the bar there is no signal and no one offers wifi. story can go on and on about this incident. i overall feel bad for rich because man probably has lot of issues and possible mental problems because the way he treats his guests i wouldn’t treat my biggest enemy (if only i had one). shout out to sergio - servers assistant - that’s a wonderful hardworking man who should be on a higher positions. he truly carries hospitality in his heart.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Splashes Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 5