Las Brisas

4.3
6323 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.

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

Such a great experience! From the moment we arrived until we walked our. Excellent!!!

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OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing time, so glad our Uber driver from the night before recommended this as a MUST in Laguna Beach. The view is beyond words, and the food was super tasty. We love the Mexican flavors in the dishes we had. Great wine list, and cocktail(even tho we stuck to wine) they look amazing. Staff was very nice, and welcoming! Definitely would return next time in Laguna!

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ML
Orange County
37 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We had a great table in the corner with a beautiful view for a party of six. Food was delicious, although a bit pricey - crab salad for $27 for example. Part of what you're paying for is the location. Service was spotty - our waiter took forever to provide refills of iced tea and bring waters and water refills for the table. The waiter was very nice and eventually brought everything requested, but I took off a couple of stars because of the lack of attentiveness to our drinks situation. The restaurant was not very busy at the time we were there.

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LG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

The service was great but the food no so much, I arrived to the restaurant with the brunch in mind to my surprise they dont offer the brunch any more🤔🤔😔😔 and I don't mind paying for anything especially food but the food was not best and for the price we paid I was expecting more quality.

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k
Seattle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

I was very upset to find out they had changed the menu. I had just been there a few weeks before and really wanted the shrimp dish I had then. They need to bring it back it was on the menu for years!

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SD
Portland
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The lamb chops were amazing. The view was spectacular and our server, Joseph, was wonderful.

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A
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Been going here forever and was our go to spot for special occasions. The restaurant and location are spectacular. However, the menu has changed with way fewer options and nothing spectacular to choose from. PLEASE bring back the old menu with the great entrees you used to offer.

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a
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Fries cold.
Limited menu not told online about the brunch
No blended well drinks
Chips and salsa just ok
Atmosphere gorgeous!!!
Would not go back

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Everything was great. There was a miss understanding on the waiter which resulted in not receiving exactly what I expected none the less experience as a whole was enjoyable.

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DV
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

First of all service was terrible! We waited over 20 minutes for drinks and were never asked if we wanted another. One person had the bottomless mimosa and had to ask for refills. When she did get a refill it was either OJ or champagne, never both at the same time. We had to tell our server we wanted to order because she never asked. We asked to have the eggs either hard cooked or scrambled, we were told the chef didn’t allow any modifications. Seriously, we were there for breakfast and with such a limited menu you would think that asking to have the eggs scrambled or hard cooked wouldn’t be a special request. We asked to speak to the manager twice and they never came to our table. When we got out food it was terrible!!! The huevos racheros was barely warm, the French toast was barely warm, the shrimp tacos tasted like frozen shrimp, the fish tacos were so spicy, they didn’t get eaten. The server never came to our table when I food was served. We spent over $300 for breakfast and will never be back. I could go on but it’s frankly not worth my time.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstandingly in every imaginable way.

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Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reserved for the brunch buffet but only found out that the buffet was no longer offered. Turns out the brunch a la carte menu is even better. No complaints here.

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating a birthday that was a couple of months past.

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SF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Need more options on the menu,more white sugar and maybe an ocean feel music playing.

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KO
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Las Brisas continues to be a favorite, especially during spring and summer. We met friends there for dinner, and our table had a great view of the sea, the sunset, and the eclectic crowd of tourists and locals that are unique to Laguna. Our server, Star, was friendly and charming.

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F
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I have been going here for at least 30 years but the current menu leaves much to be desired. Extremely limited selection with outrageous prices. No complimentary dessert for special occasions such as birthdays or anniversaries. Time to find a new restaurant.

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JA
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Friendship Brunch was perfect and Dante was a special treat as our server and entertainment. We felt we were treated very special. We enjoyed the meals and ambiance. We had our own space and had a great time.

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ED
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 5

Removing the weekend buffett was a big mistake and customer dissatisfier. The huevos rancheros were awful and not worth the expensive price. I do not plan on going back to Las Brisas until the weekend buffett is re-instated and the quality of the menu improves significantly. The changes made by the new management are creating dissatisfaction with longstanding customers of Las Brisas. Such a shame.

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JF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New menu! I had the filet with a small piece of lobster tail. It was cooked to perfection and tasteful. My guest has the salmon and he said it was very good.

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F
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

This formerly was a nice place with a more varied menu. Never a great value—-always has been expensive, but the food choices more varied, and generally good. The menu has changed, and the choices were limited and the food horrible. Salmon was dry and overcooked; pork tacos were so small—it’s price value would have been significantly less elsewhere, and they would have probably been better, as the tacos were just average; and the lamb chop was a total rip-off at $50+ for very fatty chops. Everyone in our group did not enjoy the experience, which was a shame, as we went there not only for the view but the dining experience. Will not go back.

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WM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

This is all about the view. The rest is over priced mediocrity. $52 for 3 scallops on mayonnaise. Great view of beach. Sit at the beach with a bucket of KFC instead.

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TO
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We three sisters had a lovely time at Las Brisas. Maybe the menu could be improved with a few more less expensive Mexican items. Otherwise, perfect.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

My husband and I went here for our one anniversary. Although the atmosphere was amazing and the view was incredible, the food was ok at least what I had. I had the salmon it was a bit dry. For the price they do give very small portions so be sure to order an appetizer:) my husband had the lobster and steak enchiladas and he loved them :)

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AS
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

The server (and his associates/colleagues) was/were nice, professional, attentive, pleasant, gracious.
Menu has been changed, is fairly limited, and the amount of food (especially the amount designed for 2 people for $90) was quite meager, and the value did not match the quality of the view and history of the restaurant. Heard of other senior friends clients who celebrated her 79th birthday there recently, and she got the same $75 fish plate for 2. She commented that the food was "awful". The view and the servers seemed to be the highlights, and the expensive food was disappointing. My friend from Peru said we needed to go to Pavilion and buy more food so we could feel satisfied, as the amount of food did not supply the needs of two adult males, who enjoy eating. Which is what we did. I bought soup and an apple to tide me over till I got home to San Diego. We were "remembering" my deceased brother who loved to eat at Las Brisas (Swordfish, etc) before he passed in 1994. April 7 was his birthday, so we were willing to splurge and celebrate, but we agreed that he would not have approved of the reduction in quantity/quality. Sorry, had to be honest. Thank you.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I was recommended this place, I got to say from the very entrance, the service was questionable. My family and I made a reservation prior to arriving and when we were about to be seated, the manager (not sure if it was the manager or someone else) asked if we had seen the menu, after responding “no”, he asked if we wanted to see it before sitting down if we changed our minds. However, the way he asked it was very “you could just leave if you don’t like it”. Decided to ignore it, however it took approximately 10 mins before a server came to ask for our drinks. Some 15 mins passed, the server arrived with the drinks and poured half of them on my mom.!!! Thankfully it was all cold drinks, but still!! She “apologized” and you’d expect someone else from management to show up and apologize but NOTHING! We had already received the appetizers but at this point it was all very unappetizing. 20 mins later, she finally shows up back to our table with a coffee we asked for since we arrived.... at this point we’re just irritated and I ask for the check, which took 10 more minutes to come!!! JUST HORRIBLE SERVICE! Never coming back

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JR
Jacksonville
31 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

We made reservations several weeks prior to meet our friends who were visiting from out of state. When we arrived, we were extremely disappointed to learn that it was the first weekend since they discontinued the brunch buffet. The new menu offerings were very limited and did not include a kids’ menu. My breakfast potatoes were over cooked and I didn’t ever receive one of the other sides for my entree. Our meal was overpriced for the quantity and quality. I love the view here, but I doubt I’ll be back anytime soon.

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BL
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Service was extremely slow, waitstaff forgot about us multiple times.

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WC
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

They have changed the menu and just not the same food.

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KL
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

We have been to Las Brisas many times over the years for special occasions and were very disappointed in the menu change and prices. We spent $600 for 8 people and most of us had enchiladas. We missed the seafood that used to be on the menu. We don’t mind paying a higher price and getting an amazing meal but this definitely was not it. The flourless chocolate cake was terrible and no one at our table finished it. Love the ambience, loved the service but will not be spending our next special occasion at Las Brisas unfortunately.

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P
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Extremely crowded restaurant, noisy, very poor service, bad food. Not recommended to anybody.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Our experience was terrible, and I don’t plan to return. A meal for 4, with no wine and a watery, ice-filled $48 pitcher of sangria that didn’t fill 2 ice-filled glasses, and no appetizers. came to $300+. I’ve paid this much and more for dinners that were well worth the price—this was a massive rip-off. The $50 main dishes were skimpy and had almost nothing on the plate but a small piece of meat or fish—no side, no vegetable. We ordered expensive salads with our meals, and then we waited 25 minutes for our skimpy main courses. One of our party received something different (and far more expensive) than he ordered, and had to wait another 10 minutes to get his correct meal. Our waiter was embarrassed about the sangria debacle and told the manager, who came to the table and rudely consented to bring us another partial glass! The food was acceptable, but not worth the cost or the wait, and definitely not worth the rude service.

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CF
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant offers beautiful views, fantastic food, and excellent service. Yony, our server for breakfast, was super attentive! We will definitely be back!

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o
Cleveland
101 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal, service and view!! Highly recommend

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HM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

The view is wonderful. But they should change their website information immediately since they do not serve breakfast buffet anymore. I made a reservation via their website for the breakfast buffet but when I arrived a lady said no more buffet...not good...

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JF
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Great location but food was fair at best. They have changed their menu to be more 'upscale' with limited selections now. The bar and restaurant were pretty empty at 7pm on a Tuesday. The house margaritas were awful - how do you mess up a margarita??

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P
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Wonderful view and outstanding service. Our waiter was friendly and helpful. The menu was disappointing to me. As someone who can't eat seafood, there wasn't much choice at lunch. There was no chicken choice except a whole chicken. We couldn't get an enchilada at noon, nor chicken in any of 4 unusual taco choices. Very high prices ($21.00 cheeseburger), tiny crab salad for $27.00.
HOWEVER, the view is the best and wait staff was great. Yes. I would take visitors there just for those reasons.

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SB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Beautiful view if sitting near a window. Service is excellent. Good is very good. One of my favorite places to eat in Laguna Beach.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a spectacular time at Las Brisas - it was my niece’s 21st birthday - we were late and they accommodated us on a gorgeous busy day, they sat us at a window and everything was lovely and delicious. When leaving, I wanted to thank the hosts again for the fabulous table but they were probably tending to other diners. Just wonderful!

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JA
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Overpriced buffet with a nice view, this is what it is... Limited food dishes and drinks other that coffee and soda not included.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always memorable and special ..... long lines though for brunch. Only criticism is waffles were not totally baked - inside mushy!

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