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Chaparosa Grill

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30271 Golden Lantern Ste D, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677-5983
(949) 363-9888
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nothing great, nothing bad. Stopped in for a bite and a beer. Was within walking distance of where I was staying. Sad to see it had closed.

Thank Gregg M
San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately this restaurant closed about a month ago. It was around for 10-plus years and was a great local Hangouts. It appears that the rent was raised so high that can force a restaurant to close

Thank 1Tuckles
Laguna Niguel, California
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27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

This great little restaurant is easy to miss but once you're in here, you're in for a good meal. My personal favorite is the curry but I've not tried anything I didn't like. I love the fun, festive atmosphere and easy parking. The chef often circulates among the customers, too.

Thank Roger H
Laguna Niguel, California
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50 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2016 via mobile

Thought it was a Mexican food place but the have steaks, ribs, pasta, salads. First time here. Got rack of ribs, hated what they called boba sauce, more like sour tomato sauce, ribs a were great , fries were hot. It's dark, needs a makeover, looks Hawaiian, great service by our waiter. Busboy was 3 steps behind waiter, meaning slow.

Thank Travelingkind
Laguna Niguel, California
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Great local hangout where the chef/owner routinely circulates among the patrons. Great food and atmosphere. Outdoor, covered, seating available.

Thank kathleenm430
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Really fun local restaurant with tasty cocktails and inovative food. Jerk Chicken, Jumbo Artichoke, Bruschetta, Ciopino, All good

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138 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We had a Groupon (or whatever) so went to try the place out. Started out at Happy Hour (4 to 8 pm)….. What a great experience…. Go Go GO…. The food was wonderful, plentiful and fun….. it seems to be a local hangout and very friendly….. Bottom line, we had a great time!

Thank Marc L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

i've been here a couple times now and this place deserves recognition. its tucked away in a shopping plaza off golden lantern. caribbean fusion style menu. total mom and pop kind of feel. seems like mostly a local crowd. never too busy or loud which i like. service is always on point. very gracious wait staff. i've never had any... More 

Thank DK_ninjaaaaa
Elkhorn, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 via mobile

We ate at this restaurant before a paint nite being held there. I was pleasantly surprised with the food quality, wait staff, bartender, bus staff, in other words the entire restaurant was friendly and attentive. The menu has a variety of choices. When the food arrived it was spectacular. The kind of meal you would find yourself wanting to go... More 

Thank 343nancyw
Laguna Hills, California
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32 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We were shopping nearby and decided to check out the Chaparosa Grille for lunch. They have a full bar but we walked past it and headed outside. The decor itself is striking; the color palette makes you feel as if you are in Mexico or in a watercolor painting. Everything is very classy and well done. The menu is pricey... More 

Thank Margo M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30271 Golden Lantern Ste D, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677-5983
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Niguel
  • Phone Number: (949) 363-9888

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