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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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Lee, New Hampshire
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are looking for outstanding food, service and atmosphere, put Eva's top on your list ! It was so exceptional for start to finish! Located near the downtown of Laguna Beach, Eva's is nestled into a Carribean atmosphere where you think you are in one of the islands. Right from the beginning our service was outstanding!the waiter was so... More 

1 Thank Karen O
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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83 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Eva doesn't dumb down her cooking so come prepared for some serious heat — like in her cajun prawns, which will light your mouth on fire. Don't be afraid! Not every dish is spicy, but everything we tried was delicious. The rum list is also the best I've ever seen, and Eva is always happy to make a recommendation.

Thank Lennycakes
Louisville, Kentucky
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

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 75 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 68 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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223 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 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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51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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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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52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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 

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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
Romantic, Families with children
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?