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Tortilla Republic

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480 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2404
+1 949-393-4888
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Portland, Oregon
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you enjoy Mexican food this is the destination in Laguna Beach. The mole sauce bathing the chicken was the best I have had outside of Oaxaca. The margaritas were excellent and the service was fantastic - the owner and our server very attentive to our table. Fresh and delicious guacamole and ceviche for starters. Plan ahead - very booked,... More 

Thank Robert B
San Diego
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fish tacos are an art. I'm from the midwest. I grew up on hamburger tacos. That's great but then I moved to Cali and we have an abundant of riches for every kind of seafood taco. I ordered an albacore taco. It was superb and very generous. Much more than I could eat, so of course, took the 2nd home.... More 

Thank grapevine1
Laguna Beach, California
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With all of the Mexican restaurants in Orange County, we return to Tortilla Republic again and again. The food is high quality, as is the service and ambiance. Our favorite dish is fajitas, ahi for my husband and chicken for me. Margaritas are never watered down. Ask for a Margarita served by the friendly server Margarito! The restaurant is in... More 

Thank Laguna1278
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73 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2017

Wonderful Mexican restaurant in heart of the town. Taco Tuesday specials are superb with fresh ingredients and very nice margaritas. Arrive before 6 and enjoy the happy hour specials with your tacos. Nice way to spend some time in a friendly atmosphere of locals hanging before heading home. There are occaisionally some extras like tequilas pours from various distilleries that... More 

Thank Iceman14
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

Our waitress barely spoke above a whisper and seemed annoyed she had to wait on us. On top of that, the food was extremely bland and anything but authentic Mexican. Lastly, when the bartender is sampling mixers with his pinky finger, would hope he would wash his hands after. No luck.

Thank William C
Thousand Oaks, California
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189 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

There are lots of Mexican restaurants around, but Tortilla Republic is a cut--or two--above! We were there for lunch with a large family and they accommodated us easily. We made reservations since it was the week between Christmas and New Years, but the place was pretty empty. Everyone loved their meals...the Mole Enchiladas deserve special mention. Ingredients leaned toward organic,... More 

Thank GLennox
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

Such a great way to start your weekend morning, casual nautical mexican vibe with really warm & friendly staff. Brunch is served until 3p, so no worries about rushing in. Husband had the Manchaca Burrito which was absolutely delicious and very nice portion, priced well. I enjoyed the Pablano Relleno, also a great plate. Champagne Mimosas are bottomless until 3p... More 

Thank vsirvis
Chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

Love this place. We ended up at Tortilla Republic on Football Sunday--game on at the bar, view of the ocean, open air with a light breeze, incredible margaritas...and mole sauce that is second to none.

Thank SharT14
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

I came in from OH for business and visit friends. They took me to this wonderful jewel. The food is fresh and made from local organically grown foods. I had the Mango and cilantro margarita and chicken mole. All wonderful. What made the night was our great waitress! She was helpful, responsive, and funny as hell! A great place to... More 

Thank Timothy F
Malibu, California
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

My husband does not like Mexican food and I constantly try to pretend I am not taking him to a Mexican food restaurant.. but he always catches on the moment he sees the menu. He absolutely loved this restaurant!!!!! I had the lobster enchiladas and he had the salmon. Every bite was divine!

Thank mskatia1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $28
Mexican, Latin, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 480 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2404
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-393-4888
Tortilla Republic offers inventive Mexican fare with unexpected flavors utilizing all natural meats as well as organic and locally grown produce. We offer a variety of gastronomic and entertaining experiences, with updated Mexican classics made with fresh seasonal ingredients. Tortilla Republic features weekend brunch, lunch and dinner. With ocean view with gorgeous sunsets from almost every seat and with open air courtyard setting, Tortilla Republic makes a great spot for your Brunch, Lunch, Happy Hour or Dinner.

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