Las Brisas
Las Brisas

Las Brisas

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lasbrisaslagunabeach.com/
  • Phone: 9494975434x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday Brunch
    Breakfast: Monday - Saturday: 8:00am - 10:30am
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:30pm, Saturday: 11:30am - 3:30pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Contemporary Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Aurelio Sanchez
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Pacific Coast Highway
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Las Brisas
Legendary Las Brisas has been southern California's definitive place to enjoy fantastic and resplendent coastal views. The menu at Las Brisas brims with the authentic cuisine of the Mexican Riviera and is filled with recipes discovered along the 3000 miles of Mexico's coast. The stunning setting makes Las Brisas the perfect venue for a host of events and their renowned Sunday Brunch is the premier way to unwind and take in a gorgeous day.

SPECIAL NOTE: Please be aware, window seats are popular and not guaranteed. Please make all window requests upon arrival with the host and we will do our best to accommodate your request.

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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Las Brisas reviews from OpenTable diners
356 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (311)special occasion (209)great for outdoor dining (192)romantic (166)great for brunch (155)great for lunch (134)neighborhood gem (97)fit for foodies (96)good for groups (87)hot spot (64)vibrant bar scene (47)kid-friendly (29)late-night find (18)notable wine list (17)Show More
  • Always good over the years
    lovelaguna
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We have been going to Las Brisas since it opened and the food is always first class. The sauces are great, the appetizers, bread and what not. They don't have the best wine list for us, we spent $100 for a bottle hoping to get the best deal, but it was so-so, kind of harsh. I would be happy if they could improve on that part. Otherwise, it is always a highlight of our trips to Laguna
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Scenic dinner
    AliceB
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Margaritas and fresh guacamole to start. View of the beach and the setting sun. Great swordfish and salmon. What more could our Chicago visitors ask for. Have a great dinner. Busy Saturday nite but a great serving staff. Gets noisy but it is a popular spot. We love this place. We will be back soon!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EXCEPTIONAL DINING WITH OCEAN VIEW
    Norman
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    When we visit the West Coast, this is our first stop. Fine dining, wonderful setting, great service. High class Mexican and American dishes, great fish and seafood presentations. The Margueritas are the best.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • remarkable
    reggiesdadVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    The food and service combined with a stunning view of the Pacific from every table makes this a place to return every time we come back to Southern California. The food is cuting edge Mexican/Seafood fusion with a superb wine list. The service staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Many are from Mexico and we enjoyed talking about the best restaurants in several Mexican towns and the varieties of seafood options in the region.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • breakfast buffet
    exchpdj
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    We have been going to Las Brisas for their breakfast buffet for years. Love the omelet chefs who cook your omelets to order and their waffles are so light and fluffy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jacob123
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Good but overpriced! Had a nice birthday dessert and card. Food was only so so compared to price. Sauces were not as flavorful as usual. Will try again next time we are in town
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Business Meeting
    EMEA
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    This was perfect for an evening out with our European Guests. They loved it. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Has It all
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Beautiful view, great service, excellent food I wrote what I wanted to say. You demand 50 characters or I cannot submit I will not be forced to say more than I wish to
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mark
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    This is the third time in 3 years that we have been here. When we travel from the East Coast we come here for their Sunday Brunch. It has always been outstanding! Beautiful views, outstanding food and service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    sjleats
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We had a table for 7 for lunch at 1pm on a Saturday to celebrate a birthday. The waiter asked us for our drink orders right away. We received our drinks and ordered appetizers. Our appetizers came before we put in our order for lunch. We ate the appetizers with the big menus in our way. There was no room to set them down on the table so we held them as we ate the appetizers. It was about 15 minutes after receiving the appetizers when they took our order. The food took about 20 minutes to arrive. The food was okay but not worth the price. After they delivered the food, no one came back to check on us or ask us for refills of drinks. Overall, very disappointed. The best thing about Las Brisas is the view.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Buggsy
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We spent our 11th anniversary there. The waiter was so sweet....he wrote us a pesonal note. Can't wait to go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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  • We keep coming back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    We have been to Las Brisas many times for brunch. The food is great; the ambiance is wonderful; the service is first-rate; the setting is beautiful! We bring our friends and family and highly recommend it to everyone we know.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gorgeous view!
    AperfectPairing
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Great food. Best dining place in Laguna Beach! I took my daughter and new granddaughter here for brunch. It was fabulous!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We booked a table for 5:00pm as we Haden engagement at 6:30pm. We chose mostly appeasers and our waiter was wonder in getting us served promptly. Las Brisas has a great location overlooking the main beach in Lagyna Beach from a bluff - we were treated to a beautiful sunset! I consider their prices for their main courses a bit high. But. I've already rec
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Loved the Sunday brunch!
    Ladiesdayout
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Had a ladies day out for Sunday brunch with moms, daughters and sisters! Great service, food and view!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Birthday Celebration
    PerfectNight
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We were celebrating my sweetie's 87 th birthday. I forgot my camera. Not only did our hostess take our picture with her cell phone but she made sure we got the picture. What a special asset to a fantastic restaurant. Our waiter was just attentive enough, the seafood was excellent as always, the view was so special, and the birthday dessert went over very well. We will return again soon to Las Brisas, our favorite restaurant to celebrate special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    MangiareVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The food is excellent, service reliably good, and ambiance impeccable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cliffside Dining
    B4ugocme
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    With a window table overlooking the Pacific at dusk it was perfect. The specialty seafood platters, selection of margaritas and wine were exceptional as was the ambiance, service and especially the view. We highly recommend this fantastic restaurant and will plan more trips to Laguna Beach so we can enjoy this dining experience again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful View!
    Jeanne
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    The view is spectacular and the food was awesome. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who loves seafood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A special place
    Robert
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    The combination of outstanding food and scenery can't be beat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliably Wonderful
    MangiareVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    We visit Las Brisas every time we are visiting the area from out of state, which is at least 4 times per year. We are never disappointed with the food, service, and scenic view. It can get crowded around the 7:00 PM hour, but that is because it is one of the best dining experiences in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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  • Great again
    LoveditVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Las Brisas never disappoints, another great time, with great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food/ Long wait
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    I think the food at Las Brisas was amazing, as were the views! The service was good too, once we were seated, which took an hour despite having reservations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
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  • An old gem
    OrangeCounty
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    This place has been here forever. People come for he fantastic view. You can sit outside on the patio and have food and drinks overlooking the ocean or inside, either way, you get a nice view. We were there for brunch. It was crowded and loud but we had a good time. The food was good and the service was remarkable. This place is very touristy so just be prepared for the crowd.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Annual Brunch
    SeptemberBirthdays
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    My girlfriends and I have an annual brunch and each year it is at Las Brisas. We look forward to the food, service and view. We appreciate our waiter being patient with us since we are a group of women having mimosas and get a bit loud.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The place to make an impression!
    LuvGoodFood
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This is the place to make an impression on that special someone! Realize that this is not the place for the budget conscious, but for those who expect the whole package of ambiance, breathtaking view and exceptional dining, that only a handful of places can match. Of course, you must expect to pay a price for the kind of food and service you will receive at Las Brisas, but it will leave a lasting impression. It certainly did on my wife, when we spent the weekend in Laguna Beach for her birthday! We will be back for mine next year!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We made a reservation at 1:00 for lunch only to find out that any seat with a view is taken. The food was ordinary mexican fare with an emphasis on seafood. We were seated by a very loud wedding party, with no view. I would skip this one. There are better restaurants with a view in Laguna.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Las brisas lost its touch
    Foodie23VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Run down interior, poor service and mediocre/overpriced food. If you want a beautiful view of Laguna Beach and cocktail, perfect. Other than that I probably won't return.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special Occassion
    sunsetheaven
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We enjoyed having a before dinner drink and appetizer on the patio. Great service and view of the ocean. Dinner was great. Had the Playa de Sole, which was excellent. waiter was very attentive and again had a great view of the ocean and enjoyed a beautiful sunset.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Good
    JustusJay
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Normally, restaurants with excellent food don't have views, and conversely, restaurants with stunning views don't have reliably good food. But I have found on several visits over the last 3 years, that I can bring guests from out of town, some of whom are foodies, to Las Brisas and they can experience both a terrific view and delicious food. Which is why it has become my go-to place for entertaining newcomers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • lview
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Always enjoy my visit there. Looking forward to next time
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Place!
    GourmandeVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Had a Great time! Food, Service and Ambiance was Wonderful! Over All Its a wonderful Place! We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Almost completely satisfied
    DDDfan
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We went there for brunch because that is where my wife wanted to go her for her birthday. We had a reservation for 11:30 for a party of three. We knew that they cannot guarantee a window table so we arrived at 11:15 and hoped for the best. Not only did we not get a windiw table, but the hostess seated a couple that came AFTER us and did NOT have a reservation BEFORE us and gave them a window table. My wife was very upset about this and we nearly left when we realized that the couple got the window table instead of us. We decided to stay and had what was otherwise an excellent dining experience. The food was amazing and the service provided by our waitress more than made up for the disappointing services from the hostess.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food with a view
    Dedicated2m
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Food is good; not bad, not amazing. The reason one goes here is for the view. Saturday brunch is very affordable! If you want more than just black coffee with your brunch, look elsewhere or get your favorite brand coffee en route to this place with a beautiful view.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Meal
    HillHouse
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We had a late reservation (8 PM) so the restaurant wasn't too busy. We dined inside, but the patio was more crowded. Since it was after dark, we didn't get to enjoy the views, but it would have been fabulous during daylight. We had the soul, salmon and mixed seafood dishes. All were excellent. The soul with lemon sauce was light and just what I wanted. The blackened salmon was done to perfection. Our waiter was attentive but not overly so. A great dining experience and I would not hesitate to visit again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for Special Family Memories
    Memories
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Last September, we brought our nephew from Indiana to Las Brisas after he proposed to his soon-to-be-wife on the quiet beach to the right below the gazebo. They chose to bring his parents & close friends with us to Las Brisas on Thursday when they arrived in Orange County for their Sunday wedding, so the family could experience the wonderful food and scenery of the memorable day last September.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TXJudiVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Fish and meat over cooked. Good service, beautiful view.
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  • Not worth it!
    Rosebud
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Food way over priced for the quality of the food. Javier's down the hwy is much much better. Service was fair had 2 servers, one didn't know what the other was doing. Too noisey with the mariachias. Will not go back.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Just ok food, great ocean view
    Frammy86
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Overall the food was just ok. Was expecting world class seafood but just an average food. The only reason to eat there would be the ocean view. Dessert was much better than the dinner. Creme brûlée was outstanding. Our waiter Jose P. was excellent and very attentive.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sunset
    EdfromPhilly
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Be there early to obtain a window seat. We were there on 9/08/14 with out of town guests. One would believe the management signed a contract with Mother Nature for the spectacular sunset. Our friends thought were brilliant for selecting such a lovely spot. I've been dining at Las Brisas for more than 30 years, and plan to continue doing so.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate