Las Brisas

4.4
6132 reviews
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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.

Come and enjoy our newly renovated Seaside Cantina. It features a refrigerated wine room, tequila wall, 65-foot Koa wood bar and a completely re-imagined cocktail menu. Join us for live music every Wednesday - Saturday from 6:30 PM-10:00 PM.

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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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was great. Salmon was over cooked and the extra salad dressing we ordered was not what with the original salad served. However, the ocean view was outstanding.

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OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 3

So, after almost 10 years of coming here for Sunday Brunch, I will tell you that I went from, this is the go-to place for brunch to you could go to Denny’s and be just as satisfied. Do Not, I stress, DO NOT waste your time and money on this place. I have never seen a place go from a 10 to a -1 in my whole life but, Las Brisas has figured out how to ruin a Laguna Beach institution. I won’t be back until I find out that they change management and bring Sunday Brunch back. I’m not being over the top when I recommend to you that you just go anywhere else and enjoy your brunch. RIP Las Brisas Sunday Brunch. You will be missed.

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B
Orange County
23 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

I was disappointed to arrive and see they no longer served brunch off menu. I love the filet & eggs breakfast. The buffet was disappointing. Most of the food was dry or cold and nothing impressive.

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TJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Disappointed that the Sunday brunch is now a buffet and the website didn’t say that. Brought friends for the old experience and we were very disappointed.

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RI
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food and service was fine but exceptionally over priced.

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D
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite restaurants!!! The view is breathtaking and the food is fantastic!
Everyone that works there is welcoming and gracious in their service!!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience!

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NS
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I will only comment on the service. The service is exceptional. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left, we were treated very well and every employee is kind and generous. The employees make up for the lack of culinary delight that Las Brisas lacks for the price you pay.

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m
Los Angeles
99 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

A new (more expensive) menu again. What have you got against the traditional LB favorites ?

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F
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

View was great...food was not as good as I would have liked...coffee was good...they brought an iPad or equivalent to the table to pay bill...did not appreciate that...

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JC
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very enjoyable dining experience with a front-seat view of the coast. Our server, Ricardo, as well as the other servers, was attentive and kept my ice tea glass filled. The tasty vegan chili was loaded with vegetables and the portion was generous. Although a little on the pricey side, it's well worth it!

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m
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

A visit with out of town family. Very hard to hear as we were seated near a very large and very loud party.

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C
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stunning view, delicious food, excellent service, why would you go anywhere else in Laguna to dine?

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LM
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful 34th birthday for our son, and have been coming to Las Brisas for 40 years. Love the remodel!!

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L
Sacramento
15 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

It wasn't that busy and we arrived early. We wanted to sit outside and snagged a great table. It was chilly but the heat lamps kept us toasty. We waited 10 min to put our drink orders in. 15 min later they arrived. Food took 40 min to get to us. Food was tasty and portions were generous. It was ok this time since we weren't in a hurry, but it will make us think twice before qe go back. Location is the best in Laguna Beach and they def take advantage of that.

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M
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful views, good food and great service

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family was in town visiting from Cleveland, Ohio.
I had requested a window seat . My request was fulfilled!
It was a beautiful view and a delicious meal!
Thank you!

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T
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great view. Good for seating by the ocean

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L
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Disappointed in the Sea Bass for lunch. Over cooked, dry, & expensive! Not a very exciting menu. Wonderful remodel, but now food has to catch up.

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SA
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was good. Most service staff was friendly and helpful.
The only reason I rated the restaurant as I did, there was one table staff member that was condescending and not customer friendly.
He seemed as if he didn’t want to be there nor did he address our questions in a friendly tone.
Our table of four noticed his temperament.

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t
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I love everything about brunch at Las Brisas, except for the $15 mimosas. Yes, I know they’re bottomless but for someone like me who’s not a big drinker, one $15 mimosa is absurd. I wish they’d have an option for just one for half that price. That’s why I can’t give them a perfect score.

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JA
Central Coast
18 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New year celebrate!

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JC
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

For brunch on a Saturday expected more of a choice of food. Food was ok view was captivating.

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Phoenix
94 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and really good service! The mussels are the best ever and lamb shank over the top!
Highly recommend Las Brisas‼️

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MR
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Whenever we travel to OC, we always make sure to make Las Brisas one of our stops. We have an excellent experience every time. We have stopped in for drinks and appetizers on the patio to enjoy the ocean views seated at the fire table. We have dined in the main dining room overlooking the cliffs at sunset to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries. We have had both intimated dinners for two and larger parties. Service is exceptional every time.

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SH
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service and great view. We love this restaurant and will definitely be back.

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Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

We had a reservation and were seated right away, but it took 15 full minutes to get a waiter to our table. After 10 minutes, we tackled a bus boy and got sodas. We asked him to get a waiter. After that didn't work, we saw the manager in the adjoinig room and were able to get his attention. Then waited another 5 minutes for our waiter to show up. After ordering lunch salads, it took 20 minutes for them to arrive. The kitchen sent one dessert to the table at the end of the meal as an apology, but wondered why only 1 dessert. Terribly underwhelmed with the entire experience... Especially for such as expensive an place!

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RW
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I have been to Las Brisas quite a few times over 40 some years with good feeling of the restaurant. My wife and I decided to take our daughter there for her 21st birthday. When I made the reservations I told them that is was her 21st birthday 01/01 day. A few days before the reservation date they contacted me to confirm the reservation and I reminded them it was for our daughters 21st birthday. We get to Las Brisas on time and I go to the hostess to let them know we are here and ready to be seated. She said it would be a few minuets so I told her that we would be in the bar and that it was our daughters 21st birthday. Long story short, They never acknowledged her birthday. We where kind of set back as a month prior my wife went there for her birthday and did acknowledge her birthday. I am not expecting anything but an acknowledgment to my daughters birthday would of been nice since I did tell them quite a few times and it was her 21st. There are so many restaurants choose from you would think they could just comment Happy Birthday.

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San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Definitely not kid friendly. Not only was there no children’s menu - there wasn’t really anything on the main menu simple enough for children. Limited selection. The food was honestly just ok. Was a bit disappointed after seeing so many great reviews.

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PB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A fantastic option for weekday brunch. The food is excellent and the Laguna Beach view is unparalleled. The service is attentive but not intrusive. Highly recommended for tourists and visitors. The locals already know about it

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our friends from Canada had a wonderful experience

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RS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely a favorite! Great food and better service. Good every time!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Vince the manager, was very disrespectful to his employees. We over heard him yelling at the busser diego, saying "are you F***ing stupid" because he had periodically placed the bus tray on the table to wipe it off. That was not something pleasant to hear while dinning. Overall service and food was excellent!

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LK
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience was awesome in every way. Everything about it was enjoyable.

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A
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service only add to the amazing location and view. This is our go to for any special occasion or when friends or family come to visit us. Never disappointing!

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RG
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal and superb service.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great, service was so friendly. Wonderful

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L
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love the restaurant! They were short staffed that day and out of many items. The parking kept my parking receipt and my bar receipt. He should have given it back to me. I keep receipts so I am not sure what to do to get my receipts.

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s
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love coming back to las brisas whenever we have family or guests. Its a beautiful spot to look out over the coast. Food is great and prices reasonable. Service is always good. Great spot to take a walk before or after to enjoy some art galleries and shops in laguna.

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g
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Fair for the price due to location. Food and service was slow and flavor lacking. Would not recommend.

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