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Eva's Caribbean Kitchen

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31732 Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-6974
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Louisville, Kentucky
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We happened to be down on past downtown Laguna Beach and found this place online. We were sat right down when we got there, but we got the last table as the place was mostly filled with reservations. The food was excellent! My mom had mango tango to drink and loved it. All of our food was out of this... More 

Thank Evan C
Hayward, California
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189 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Reservations are a must as this is a very popular restaurant. We sat on the patio, well equipped with propane heaters. it was very comfortable on a cool May evening. Our server was delightful, a high school science teacher who moonlights at Eva's on busy nights. He knew the dishes well and helped us make choices that suited our tastes.... More 

Thank Gay O
Aliso Viejo, California
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233 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

This place has amazing Caribbean themed food with a ridiculous selection of rums to pick from. It is a bit pricey but well worth it for a special night out!

Thank CaribbeanFan79
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

My family brought me here for my birthday and it was as wonderful as I remembered! Eva is so kind and genuine and boy, can she cook! We'll be back again and again!

Thank Deborah D
Dana Point, California
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217 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

It keeps getting better ... This was discovered some 8+ years ago. It was a relatively unknown little restaurant back then.. Now it is a popular spot but the menu is still the same, it tastes just as good and Eva (the owner) as enthusiastic and dedicated to this little place in Laguna Beach as ever! Blazing hot Caribbean Prawns... More 

Thank PG13LA
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016 via mobile

Cute and quirky little restaurant. Parking was easy out front, had a reservation and we were seated right away. Friendly server. The whole top of my menu was wet and sticky but figured because it's in a book maybe the staff hadn't noticed. Just tried not touching what was all over it. Started with a mojito. I used to work... More 

Thank SupSoCal
Laguna Beach, California
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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Eva's is the best. Innovative menu on island standards...go for jerked chicken or the curry, or the jerked pork...oh it's all fantastic from appetizers of Punani Shrimp through dessert. Parking a challenge in S Laguna so plan for that. A cab might be a good idea with the rum adventure. Fantastic service by Eva and her protege Mel

Thank John D
Sharpsburg, Maryland
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

This was the most fun restaurant we visited in a 3 day recent visit to Laguna Beach. Eva and her staff are amazingly welcoming. The house rum punch is not the tourist standard- real mango and pineapple juice, not pink stuff. We took some tips from other Yelpers and asked for the prawns for appetizer and the sea bass instead... More 

Thank Bobbrooksster
Laguna Beach, California
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134 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

The food is good and the service attentive, but the vibe and the rum list are the compelling reasons to eat here. It is on coast highway, but well screened with vines, shrubs and fencing. The patio is especially charming; when reserving (a must) ask for an outside table. The food is well-prepared, often inventive and the portions are large.... More 

Thank Jane H
Dana Point, California
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I have been going here for over12 years! Great fun. Small so make a reservation. Food is all excellent so pic=k what you like. Incredible rum selection. An fantastic islands mixed drinks. Try Eva's mojitos.

Thank johnDwine

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Caribbean, Jamaican, Seafood
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31732 Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-6974
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
  • Phone Number: 949-499-6311

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