Asada
Asada
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Asada

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://asadalaguna.com/
  • Phone: 9497155533
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday: 11:00am – 10:00pm, Tuesday – Friday: 11:00am – 1:00am, Saturday: 8:00am – 1:00am, Sunday: 8:00am – 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Californian, Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Ramiro Silva
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Asada
Asada Laguna Beach is a Mexican Steakhouse featuring fresh California – Mexican cooking. The festive Tequila Bar features an extensive selection of spirits, ice cold beer, margaritas and signature cocktails. The beautiful ocean view makes it a perfect destination for fun.
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Asada reviews from OpenTable diners
  • great time
    jando
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    Took my wife out on a date night and we both had a great time. The food was brought out to us in a timely manner. Our server was very pleasing. Will go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really great all around
    Jba31857
    Dined on 9/15/2013
    To start our wait person named Danny, short for Danielle was great. She was accommodating without being overbearing, really friendly and just right. The food was nice and had nice spice and the hot salsa was really good. We ordered a pitcher of Margaritas and I asked to have the ice on the side, no problem. She brought fresh ice as needed and the drink stayed fresh to the end. We will go back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was very good especially
    GCKC
    Dined on 9/7/2013
    Food was very good especially if you like it on the spicy side. The bar and booths for the restaurant are very close to each other so it can get loud (depending where you are sitting). Our waiter seemed to have a little attitude but the rest of the staff were outstanding and attentive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Digs
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/7/2013
    Asada has a cool Laguna Beach vibe and is right on Coast Highway. Windows are open in the summer and you get the sea breeze adding to the ambience. Table at the window ideal for people watching; but let's not forget about the food- killer salsa and Mexican food kicked up a notch or two- have tried many things on the menu and have never been disappointed. Last time, had the Blackened Halibut Tacos- delicious. There is a reason why we come back again and again- outstanding food, terrific setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for groups
    4Drivers
    Dined on 9/6/2013
    Our family has gone to Asada several times for dinner and have always enjoyed ourselves. Their salsa and margaritas are great. The food is good, not the best Mexican food I have ever had, but better then most. Our waitress was very attentive and always smiling. Fun place to go with a group.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Almost a flawless experience
    LocalDC
    Dined on 9/4/2013
    The service was amazing, we were seated very promptly. The menu has a great selection and the speciality drinks are delicious. Once we received the food, it was spot on perfect. Two bites into our food and quite conversation, there was a group of 4 young ladies that were sat directly next to us. It turns out these were not young ladies at all, but actually the owners kids. They were incredibly loud, every server in the restaurant had to come socialize with them, and they were allowed to do as they pleased. Our intimate, great onbiance had changed into something we couldn't wait to escape. Our server acted as if this was the norm. My recommendation is to come here with a group of friends, a social activity, but certainly not for date night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a bad experience checking
    JennyVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2013
    Had a bad experience checking in . Gave our table away a few times . Had to wait awhile for them to accommodated us .
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Night Out
    walkbyfaith
    Dined on 9/1/2013
    Sitting arrangement is not the best. I felt we were on top of everyone. Food was just OK. Not worth how much we paid. I am glad we tried it BUT we won't go back.
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  • Breakfast
    GuestofTheCosmoVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2013
    I had breakfast here - my first visit. I thought the eggs Benedict was quite good and overall enjoyed the visit
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • we had nice time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    We got there with table reserved. Some confusion happened with other customers but they took care of us giving our table in few minutes. A little slow the service but they were also very busy. At the end it was a positive experience ....
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Date night or dinner with parents
    LaggVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    This place is great. The food was excellent, drinks were tasty & the vibe in the restaurant was fun and busy. My mom and I were there on a Friday night (with reservations) and had the fried green beans and halibut enchiladas. There were groups, couples and families all enjoying their time at Asada.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dinner and drinks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2013
    A pitcher of margaritas was the way to go! One pitcher serves about 5 glasses vs $14 a drink this was a great deal for $35. Dinner had large portions so come hungry :). Loved the chips and guacamole. And seafood burrito was great too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious favorite
    StacyVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2013
    We love Mexican style food and for us this is the best of the best. We always enjoy it.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    SanDiegoFoodGal
    Dined on 8/26/2013
    Had lunch and enjoyed the food, decor & ocean view! Nice selection of food!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Pleasant Surprise
    FoodiewannabeVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2013
    We were staying in Laguna Beach and had tried the popular restaurants. We were looking for something more informal and saw that Asada had gotten got good reviews. They are well deserved. The food was decent, the service was very good, and we could even hear each other speak!
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FIRST VISIT
    OCDINERVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2013
    Great food and excellent service! Ocean view on PCH in the great city of Laguna Beach! I will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and excellent service.
    BruinVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2013
    Great food and excellent service. We like coming here on a Friday night to unwind from a tough week at work.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Skip it...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/11/2013
    Nothing special, margritas were not good, pork dinner was tasty but fatty under the sauce, chips and special hot salsa was great, Service-asked waiter who was not our waiter for extra player for all to share- he thew down 4 plates which needed to be wiped off --- we were a table of 5. I wound no recommend this place.
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  • Great Mexican food in the Village
    VegasBelle
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    Our experience was a good one at Asada. The food was excellent. The noise level is pretty high but since we had 3 kids with us, it was appropriate.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hit and miss between good and great
    lagunafoodcritic
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    Food wise it varies between really amazing and very good at different times I have been here. Some of the menu items (burritos) are nothing special. The tamale special thing (forget what they call it) was awesome once, then not as good another time. No surprise the beef dishes are great. XLNT chips and salsa. A bit pricey but its the location. Margaritas are tasty but seem to be low-octane so bring a full wallet or go for the beer or wine. Decent draft beers. Better than average wine selection. Parking is a challenge on summer weekends especially, you need to walk and/or be very patient.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Favorite spot in Laguna Beach
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/3/2013
    My mom lives in Laguna Beach and I visit her frequently and when I do, my go-to spot is Asada. One of my favorite things is that the salsa that comes out with the chips at the beginning of the meal is served warm. It sounds weird, but it's REALLY delicious and the chips are amazing too! My date wasn't as keen on the hot salsa, but I suppose it's not for everyone. **One thing I would say, is that I had their taquitos once, (my favorite Mexican dish), & they were AWFUL. Steer clear of the tquitos, but other than that... you can't go wrong! :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Relaxation.
    Mike
    Dined on 7/27/2013
    Great place to relax. Bartender and staff give you great service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, scenic view, late-night find, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/24/2013
    Love this restaurant. Great menu, I have yet to order something that wasn't great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good eats
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/23/2013
    On vacation in Laguna and ate here one night. Our food was wonderful and service was fast even if they said they would bring us bread to the table and never did...saved us a few hundred calories! There were even enough left-overs to give to the homeless man we passed on our way back to the hotel....I would recommend and eat here again if in the area. Reservations made it easier to get in quicker.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • hit and miss
    rockmeisterVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2013
    Asada went downhill after the excellent chips and salsa. The queso was bland, stringy, and hardened quickly. My wife had a below average Huevos Rancheros. I did enjoy the vegetable tacos, however. Really not worth the 45 dollars it cost to eat lunch. Cool interior.
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  • Service suspect
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    The service is an issue. We waited a good 5 minutes before anyone even approached our table. We ordered some drinks, an appetizer and said we were going to have a bottle of wine with dinner. The drinks came out followed by the bottle of wine, which was just set on the table unopened. The appetizer came out shortly after we ordered our entree. Then we proceeded to wait 45 minutes for the entree while the tables around us who arrived later then we did were served. We had to flag our waitress to alert her to the problem. The manager delivered the entrees and then the waitress came back and asked if he had mentioned comping a dessert. My issue with this is don't comp something I haven't ordered. Comp the item you screwed up on.
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  • Brilliant!
    StacyVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    We were pleasantly surprised by our visit to Asada. Summer is crazy in Laguna Beach so we parked down the canyon with ACT V and took the free trolley into town, then walked around. Asada has a great patio on PCH which was fun. The food was the highlight though! The Ranchero Short ribs were fantastic!! Everything looked great. The Mango margatini was amazing too. Highly recommend this place :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous!
    DianaOCVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2013
    What a terrific restaurant! The menu has all the classic Mexican dishes you love, exquisitely prepared with minor enhancements that yield tremendous results. One example is the salsa that is served with chips before the meal. It is cooked and served hot, giving it a burst of flavors that meld together in a most wonderful way. I am most impressed with the service, both from the host, as well as the wait staff. The decor is upscale modern juxtaposed with the laid back charm of Laguna Beach. You can sit at the bar and enjoy a variety of premium Tequilas, or people watch when glimpsing out to Coast Highway. This establishment will definitely be in frequent rotation for me, and I will recommending it heartily to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Taco Tuesdays!
    kbiscontiVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2013
    Tuesday nights at Asada is always a neighborhood treat. Great tacos and drinks and a good scene.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food. Not just your
    Hamerx
    Dined on 7/13/2013
    Great food. Not just your ordinary Enchiladas and Burritos. We had The Diablo Guacamole and Short Rib Enchiladas. These enchiladas are actually crepes. Very good margaritas. Salsa is served warm. Should have a cold version available. (We didn't ask if they did or not).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, OK service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/10/2013
    I took my husband here for his birthday. While we loved the food, the service lacked a bit. We each ordered an entree and asked for a bowl of tortilla soup to share in advance of our meal. 10 minutes after we ordered, our entrees came out, but no soup. I asked the waiter and he clearly hadn't remembered we ordered the soup, which was strange since there were only about 5 tables full in the restaurant on a Wednesday evening and we had just ordered it ten minutes prior. At that point, we didn't want it anymore, so it was fine. I also thought the entrees were too quick. I don't want to wait forever, but it's nice to sit an enjoy the ambiance when you're there for an occasion. BUT, when we did eat our dinner, the food was great.
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  • Love the place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/10/2013
    I was there for the first time this year while vacationing in Laguna Beach. The food was great, had a great waiter. We liked it so much, we came back a second time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Polite professional staff.
    hatch
    Dined on 7/10/2013
    Polite professional staff. Filet Tacos were very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    SethVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2013
    This is a great local place in Laguna amidst a million different chain restaurants.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So so Mexican
    Mongo
    Dined on 7/5/2013
    The food here is nothing special. Just seems like overpriced burritos and tacos that you can get at chain restaurants. I had carnitas and the food lacked flavor. But at $20 a plate I felt compelled to eat it. Very noisy atmosphere.
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  • Upon arrival to Asada we were
    Wineandine
    Dined on 7/4/2013
    Upon arrival to Asada we were warmly greeted by the hostess staff and were told our party had checked in and were walking around taking in the sights. The waitress was there immediately taking our drink orders and was absolutely lovely. In fact the whole experience was easy, warm and made a lovely day.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hit or Miss
    JohnicusVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2013
    Service for this visit should be a 0 stars. I waited 13 mins at a table and I was not acknowledged at all, however the tables around me were serviced. My friend came at the last two mins and she was flabbergasted. We went to the bar and the service was much better from one of the bartenders. I guess it was not my night. I would have drank and eaten more if one of the bartenders would notice that our food water and cocktails were empty. My friend had to wave her hand and say something, since our first verbal tries I guess was not loud enough. Oh, and our order was missing an item and I was told, by the non attentive bartender, it was late & difficult to make so? Sigh, again I guess it's one of those nights.
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  • Great food with average service
    desidocVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2013
    This was our second visit. Great food but mediocre service. We had to flag down waiter for everything and we are patient patrons. Utensils came after appetizers. We had to remind them about our dring order. There were three item charged on our bill we did not order was taken off later. Go for food not for service.
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    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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  • Great food, fun vibe!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/29/2013
    Hot salsa was drop dead delicious! Tables outside very close together and cramped but fun if you like your neighbors at the next table. Creative menu, fresh ingredients. The filet mignon tacos were sinful, my husband had fall apart rib enchiladas that were wrapped in crepes, they were exquisite! The margaritas were very good but small for the price, more muddled fruit and ice than liquid. Had better elsewhere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Care that you don't find often
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/25/2013
    Manager left the kitchen open for a group of mine late night on a Tuesday! No one does that except ASADA. Great place, great manager, great staff,great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.