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
Las Brisas reviews from OpenTable diners
364 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (315)special occasion (211)great for outdoor dining (195)romantic (166)great for brunch (162)great for lunch (127)neighborhood gem (84)good for groups (78)fit for foodies (74)hot spot (57)vibrant bar scene (38)kid-friendly (31)late-night find (17)notable wine list (16)Show More
  • Almost completely satisfied
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
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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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
  • Amazing location!
    MARIA6167VIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    This restaurant is by far one of my favorite here in Laguna Beach. Everything about it is really nice. the ocean view is amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good....except
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We had two dishes; a fish dish (sole), which was excellent; and a Mexican dish (enchiladas) which, unfortunately, were just ordinary. For the price ($22), they should have been excellent. The enchiladas were in need of more sauce; and the fillings (one seafood, and one shredded beef) were not particularly flavorful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely setting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Food was very good. Never felt rushed and they encouraged us just to relax and stay as long as we liked.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • USC08
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I really liked the brunch at Las Brisas, the food, the scenary were very great. However, I was not satisfied with the service, the waiter kept on rushing us to select our food and brought the bill very fast. We were celebrating a birthday, when I made reservations I had already discolsed that information and they did not sing happy birthday until I had to remind them. Instead of apologizing the waiter provided a very weak rationale that I had to remind them that we were celebrating a birthday. The customer service needs improvement. Besides that, the food was great and it is a very beautiful ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it!!
    Olguitabonita
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The server'a name is Milena. So wonderful and warm! So delicious for brunch! Plenty and yummy... I will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal at Las Brisas
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My Jim and I met two friends from Huntington Beach at Las Brisas this past Saturday night. We had a fabulous table inside with a fabulous view. The food was delicious. Everything was fresh and tasted so good. The service was impeccable. All four of us had a wonderful time, and we will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    very eclectic menu offering a variety of mexi-american foods. Service and food are outstanding and the location is great with really good views of the Laguna Beach coast line.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place...!
    GourmandeVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Had a really Great Time! Food, Service was Outstanding!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • catnipVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    we went there for the first time after many years absence.the food was outstanding,but a little overpriced,portions were a little small also.but the quality of the was excellant.eat order from the lunch menu,same food as dinner,but much cheaper.visited there 9-4-14.the garden and view was amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sundown Dining
    GrandreviewerSoCal
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Las Brisas is the place to go for great seafood served in a bright and comfortable dining atmosphere. With the Pacific Coast as your backdrop try the specials or the other delicacies recommended by your knowledgeable server. Other great bets are the house specialties, including but not limited to their red snapper dinner. Also, don't forget to to have one of their outstanding cocktails or a glass of wine before you start your dining. You'll find that time passes by at a more pleasant pace here with the waves rolling into the shore, and the passersby strolling by outside. Crowned off with the great cuisine you can't go wrong.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beautiful view
    ToniVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Negatives-outdoor seating is "seat yourself". Scallops came out undercooked.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable Early Dinner
    brea2942
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    There were 4 of us in our party & the website said that on Sunday the restaurant opened at 4:30 for dinner dining. When we arrived at 4:00 (with a reservation for 4:30), the restaurant was quite full & they tried to give us a table in a very busy pathway. We refused to accept the table and asked for one with an ocean view. We had to wait a few minutes but we went to the bar & got drinks. Our new table was ready almost as soon as we ordered our drinks. The restaurant was very accommodating. The food was fantastic but our waiter got a little impatient with one of our party who had a difficult time making a decision. His impatience showed & was unnecessary. However, all else was outstanding & we would return. Our view was spectacular.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mermd
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Fabulous brunch, great service. The view is spectacular. Great for celebrations.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Brunch
    Jwmnn
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We could not have had a better brunch. The service and food were outstanding and we will return again and again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Excellent ambiance, service, food. I would recommend it to 100%.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience
    lorne2000
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The service is exceptional and friendly and the ocean view is spectacular.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SOUTHERN CA AT IT'S FINEST
    Befuddled
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Have eaten here several times, made reservations way in advance for our night at Pageant of the Masters. Party of 8, great table with a view, spectacular service, wonderful food. Happened to eat there the night of the really high surf, WOW is all I can say. Valet parking is the only wag to go. If you are looking for a true taste of a CA beach restaurant, with a view like no other. This is your spot.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoying the breezes
    Cibophage
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    It's worth a trip to Laguna Beach to enjoy the seafood at Las Brisaas. The Latin-American emphasis makes a unique contribution. However, though the old Victor Hugo of the '50s (with its brilliant French cuisine) has been gone for lo, these many years, it's still fondly remembered and much missed. The exceptional view, of course, has not changed, nor has the excellent standard of service.
    Special Features:
    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
  • The best
    Impressions
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Everything was great. Going a second time before we leave b
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Brunch
    oceanview
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Great experience! Made our anniversary special. Food, service - perfect!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So happy for this place
    Jackie
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The best view restaurant in Orange County. Usually a restaurant with this view skimp on quality of food, not this one. Las brisas is top quality in all areas. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exceeded Expectations
    AnitaVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We made a last minute reservation at the Las Brisas on a Saturday. We decided on it because of the great location, ocean view, and 6:00 p.m. availability. Also it was my husband’s birthday, and he loves Mexican seafood. We were surprised at the elegant atmosphere and great view from our table. We continued to be impressed with our waiter - Matt. He was attentive, funny, and anticipated all of our needs. The food was also outstanding. We had the guacamole appetizer (large order & not too spicy), halibut (define), chicken tamale, and seafood enchilada. I highly recommend Las Brisas!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Poor service, dolts of flies
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The restaurant needs to be updated/upgraded. The carpet was stained and stretched out. There were lots of flies buzzing around. Food was just ok for the price and service was slow.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Romanticdining
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Excellent food, outstanding service, romantic spot with great view. Would highly recommend Las Brias as a place to dine.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • anniversary highlight
    PasoDianne
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We enjoyed lunch for our 17th anniversary and as always, lunch was delicious. Hector, was excellent with his service and the margaritas are the best! We continue to want to celebrate occasions at this lovely location.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Food, service and view were outstanding. Unfortunately there was a very large (25) group seated in the same area and the noise was too much - not crude or raucous, just loud.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dante the waiter
    binks
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Our experience was wonderful Dante the waiter made it so much fun and we never wanted for anything.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great small plates
    AnnaVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Stopped in twice for drinks and to share some small plates, and everything was excellent. Can't beat the view! and their guacamole is outstanding. Also enjoyed the prawn (huge!) cocktail, rainbow roll and tuna tartare. Caesar was good, not great, but very fresh! We will definitely have dinner there next time we're in town.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seafood Is A Winner Here!
    TastyFaceVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    This dowager restaurant is getting a new lease on life! A beautiful spot that deserves a kitchen to match. And they are trying hard, as it has really improved the last 6 months. We had Halibut that was thick and moist with a tomatillo sauce that made for a memorable dish. The Shrimp Tampiquenos (sp?) was fantastic with a spice blend sauce with just enough zing to give the entire dish great personality. Couldn't leave that sauce behind - actually asked for bread to surreptitiously share every drop with table mates. The Seafood skewer loaded with large pieces of super fresh swordfish, lobster and prawns…Outstanding and colorful. Only thing the really could improve is the reception desk and "over bustling"of support staff when busy.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It has been better.....
    ocrodger
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I have had brunch before and it was better. We got to the restaurant on time at 9:00. The food was warmish.....like it had been sitting there for awhile. The eggs Benedict were hard and cool to the touch. I order juice and it never came.......except on the bill. We have been here before and it was amazing. I think we will skip Las Brisas for awhile.
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  • Great view
    PAeatingwaythroughvegas
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Went there Sunday Afternoon at 2:30pm and they only had a Fixed brunch menu with pretty good selections. However could not order off regular menu A very nice view as always and acceptably quick service. Very close to everything but their parking lot was completely full making me park down the street for $20
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific Food and Ambiance
    BobbyOrlando
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Excellent service and beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean. The food is always delicious and the waiters are very attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Missing Reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    It was a special occasion for my parents with their friends so I made a reservation for them. When they arrived, the front desk told them that it was not reserved under my name. I had the confirmation number but still it was not in their system. Such a bummer! Granted they found a seat for my parents and their friends quickly but it was so disappointing. I've been in this restaurant for so many times for so many years. Never had this problem before. Hopefully, next time I won't have this issue.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.