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“Enjoy the breezes at Las Brisas”
Review of Las Brisas

Las Brisas
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Ranked #8 of 168 Restaurants in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $70
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin, Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Pacific Coast Highway
New Jersey
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127 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Enjoy the breezes at Las Brisas”
Reviewed July 31, 2014

Las Brisas has a lovely location overlooking the Pacific. It is beautiful at sunset! If you like loud mariachi, this is the place. There is heavy emphasis on seafood. The guacamole and cerviche are outstanding. The meal (enchiladas), however, we're only lukewarm. The sauce was unimaginative. The tables are minuscule and are too close to others. If you want some privacy, this is not the place.

  • Visited July 2014
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Montana Rose
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954 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 432 helpful votes
“Still good, great view.”
Reviewed July 30, 2014

It's been a long time since I've been here, but I was pleasantly surprised that this place still has good food. A little pricey, but considering everything, it's actually still a good lunch spot. I love the view of Laguna beach (one of the prettiest in S. Cal). There is valet parking ($7), but worth it, as there is no where to park nearby.

We had a table by the window (the patio was full). The service was very good. The bread basket was awesome (I love good bread!) I had a sole dish with spinach and it was moist and very flavorful. Everyone else really enjoyed their meals as well. Good size - not too big, not too small. After all that bread and our main meal, we didn't have room to try dessert. Overall, great place, and I'm ready to go again.

  • Visited July 2014
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Columbus, Ohio
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103 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Wonderful View & Very Good Food”
Reviewed July 30, 2014

Sit back & absorb the ambience of Laguna Beach. Grab a table outside. We were told they are on a "first-come-first-serve" basis. Watch the people, watch the sunset & enjoy homemade Southwest specialties. The seafood is fresh and well-prepared. The tamales are wrapped in corn shucks and are fresh, fresh, fresh! The seafood enchiladas are zesty and perfectly spiced. The restaurant is very busy and service staff is not very attentive but are cordial. But...who cares? This is Southern California. Relax and enjoy Pacific Coast scenery & sunsets at their finest.

  • Visited July 2014
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Weston, Connecticut
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“Great view of Laguna Beach”
Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

The patio at Las Brisas provides a splendid view, or you can ask for a window table inside. The food is quite good and the service was solid and friendly, though our waiter did disappear for a while. There is a $7 fee to valet park, which is ok I suppose, though you'd think they would let dinner patrons park and just tip the valet. The food took a while to come out, maybe a hair longer than I thought it should take to prepare, but again I think it was not unreasonable. I wavered on maybe rating this restaurant as average since I expected a little more. But the view lifts my rating to a very good. It's good, but not a " do not miss" in my opinion.

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dallas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Best view in Orange County”
Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

Las Brisas is a must every time we are in the Newport Beach Laguna Beach area . The food and drinks are great and served in a fantastic atmosphere. Schedule your time there around sunset and bring your camera, it will be the best you have ever seen !

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