Las Brisas

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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Perched above the scenic Laguna Beach coastline, Las Brisas is a classic Southern California restaurant that delivers stunning ocean views, a sea-to-table menu infused with traditional Mexican flavors, and impeccable service. We are known for our scratch kitchen, authentic techniques and housemade specialties, such as fresh tortillas, rich salsas, and fresh seafood. The stunning setting makes Las Brisas the perfect venue for a host of events and their renowned Weekend 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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Join Las Brisas for a premium 3-Course Dinner on Thanksgiving for $75 per person. Book your table to secure your spot today! Our menu features a choice of a traditional turkey dinner and our classic Las Brisas favorites! Kids can enjoy a special traditional 2-course meal for $22.

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Sun 8:00AM - 9:30AM 3:00PM - 4:00PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Wed 3:00PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 5:30PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Thu - Fri 3:00PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 4:30PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM
Sat 8:00AM - 9:30AM 3:00PM - 4:00PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM

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RD
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautiful views sitting by the window of this beach side restaurant was worth the splurge. I had the shrimp tampiqueños and it had a great flavor with a little spice to it! The shrimps were big and succulent. My friend enjoyed her salmon dish as well. The cheesecake was also very decadent! Great finish to our meals.

BD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Overpriced, $22 for a Martini is not the way to get people back.
Unlike times past restaurant was empty.

CR
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view is stunning, the menu is delightful and the service is impeccable.

DN
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, drinks, service and view! Los Brisas never disappoints.

IR
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience5

The food is delish, the view is breathtaking, the service..... felt rushed, for brunch I was so rushed that I was done in 35 min. 35 min for brunch for 7 people, $450? Thats $12.8 a minute. The servers were all over the place, they thought they were knowledgeable , however, they took the order twice, then came again to take the order since they lost their paper, then stood on top of me as I was paying asking for the tip. Not professional at all. Retrain, and I will reconsider to visit again.

t
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and ambiance. Food was excellent and chips and guacamole were almost worth the price. Cocktails were so-so. Overall, a very nice experience, although it feels a bit overpriced. Would definitely return though.

h
San Diego
43 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We love the great view. We were with a dog and were seated in the patio. We had to order from a shortened patio menu, but everything was beautiful.

R
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We sat on the patio enjoying perfect weather and a beautiful view. The Carne Asada Tacos were fantastic!

SM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

This restaurant has an amazing view. We had lunch reservations on a Saturday afternoon. I was really looking forward to the grilled lobster only to find out that they have a set brunch menu on the weekends. The options available are good but I think the set price is very misleading. In short, any of the worthy options are extra. With that said, we did try the lobster benedict and it was a great option.

The views and the service we had made up for the limited options. The waiter was so attentive and made sure that bottomless mimosa (also an extra charge) was constantly full.

For two adults and two kids we ended up with a bill just shy of $200 (including tip). More than you would expect to pay for the meal we had (chilaquiles, lobster benedict, two kids meals) but again, you're paying for the view which is breathtaking.

JD
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

arrived and found that inside it is only brunch on weekends. they took care of us and we moved to the patio. great view, good food and great service

S
Charleston
83 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So excellent!! Fish tacos the best and presentation.

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Food was VERY expensive and nothing special.

LD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

First time here. I'm a tourist. Food was good. One very frustrating thing . . . I made reservations on OpenTable after looking at the menu and restaurant online. It looked super. When I came to the hostess desk I told her I had a reservation. She asked if I wanted patio or inside. I was seated outside which was nice. The menu I was given by her seemed skimpy and not like what I remembered from the web but things were busy and I went ahead and ordered. Shortly after I hear a waitress for a table next to me ask if they want to see the other menu. I was never told of another menu or that it was an option. They said if I had been here before I would have known about it! (As a tourist coming to Laguna Beach for the first time I don't know how I'd know that)! I was then told "we are 2 different restaurants with 2 kitchens" even though they are both called Las Brisas (as far as I could tell). So, my experience was not like what I anticipated from the web. It was disappointing that they didn't understand why I was even concerned about this. The manager was not helpful. It sure seems that the hostess needs to inform people of this unusual way have having 2 restaurants by coming in the same door with two different things happening.

W
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always an enjoyable experience eating at Las Brisas. Great setting, predictably good food, attentive service. Overall, very good, though high-priced.

i
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience4

As feared, a tourist spot with a great view and below average food and service. Fish Tacos - like chewing sawdust (sent back); guacamole looked like it came out of a tub from a grocery store.

T
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Unfortunately, this was a mixed bag of feelings for one of my favorite restaurants. Out of 7 guests I brought, several had the best meal, the others not so much. I will not go back for the brunch. It was my fault for not double checking the brunch menu, but there was not enough choice to satisfy all my guests. But the main issue was, two pesky flies , mimosas that did not taste good, menu offerings that did not lend well to the 4 course meal, I liked the waiter, but he was hit and miss on his serving timing. We will go back for the dinner menu. I love the restaurant ... but this time things fell flat overall.

RW
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

My wife and I have eaten a Las Brisas many times over the years. Our last outing was with our Nephew and his wife who are from Seattle, this past Sunday. We like Las Brisas because of the view (of, course) and until this past Sunday, the food and the service. We appreciate the remodeling since we were last there (new bar chairs; bar lights and hand painted walls). We did not appreciate the up charges in the menu and the quality of the food. The upcharges for the Champaign and Bloodymary's are reasonable (as I'm sure many people abuse the free Champaign) but the quality of the Champain is subpar as are the bloodmary's. The complementary fruit for the table no longer had coconut .....and looks as if it came out of a can. My entree, the steak and eggs, had a $10 up charge. The steak was very well cooked but it was a very small portion. The scrambled eggs were dry (I had asked for loosely scrambled) and the portion again was very small. The sherbet desert was virtually inedible (too sweet; off flavors). My wife and I will probably never have Bruch at Las Brisas again...perhaps a drink or two with folks from out of town. We'll eat somewhere else with better food at reasonable prices.

BL
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

. . . AMAZING view, clean restaurant, and GREAT service. The food was excellent, but definitely overpriced, for the quantity received, though.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Not that great. Seems like a restaurant that makes its money based on its location rather than great food. Food was underwhelming. Margarita was good though. Will not come back. Much better placed to go.

DD
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant. Atmosphere was very pleasant and our waiter was extremely personable!!

GT
Los Angeles
164 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful and delicious! Not cheap but wonderful! Fab view!

c
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. The view, service, and food were all wonderful.

LA
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service on the patio by waitress Alex! She constantly checked in on us, suggested some items from the menu that were incredibly good and brought the food out promptly. Give her a raise!

JM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with a great view of the ocean. Food was good, service was excellent.

SF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view, delicious food, attentive waiter. Who could a ask for more?

OT
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

I was looking forward to seeing the remodeled Las Brisas and trying a new menu. The best part of the experience is the magnificent view of Heisler Park and the ocean. However the food was just OK and overpriced. Sorry to say I won’t be back.

d
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

the service and ambiance was wonderful. The Huevos Rancheros was very bland and disappointing - especially for the price!!

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Nice place, service was great, their said Mexican food is way too “Americanized” and overpriced.

S
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the minute that I pulled in to valet until I left the service was impeccable. The food was good. Waiter was very attentive. It was a great experience.

AG
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary. It was a lovely dinner. The food was fantastic. The waiter was a little strange. He shared some personal stories and it was pretty awkward. Other than that, we had a great time!

KC
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It has been many years since we have been to Las Brisas. The ambiance is amazing, especially after their renovation. The food and service is as excellent as it always has been. We are definitely going back again very soon!

ST
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely anniversary dinner. Our waiter Tyler was attentive and patient and our food was delicious.

GO
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We got there early so we could sit out side. We sat at community table surrounding the round fire pit. Service was very very slow and it was very busy. Considering the business was the reason it was so slow. Food was excellent, mixed drinks were very expensive! I don’t drink and saw my family be very overcharged for 3 drinks at happy hour, very reasonable and then 3 drinks at an overly priced tourist cost. Next time we go the drink cost will be asked , and when we get there for happy hour we will know what we are paying for!

AK
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Nice location, enjoyed BBQ spare ribs, beautiful view, More shade will bring comfort for sitting in patio .

OT
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We ate inside. The view was fabulous!! The White Shrimp and Crab Ceviche and the Lobster Tostadas were delicious. The Oysters on the Half Shell were tasty but very small.

ON
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We chose to dine on the patio because the weather was amazing. We were still able to select from the dining room menu for most of our selections but were also able to enjoy Happy Hour selections too. Our waiter was very accommodating and our group of four thoroughly enjoyed our selections. The civeche and guacamole & chips were outstanding. Our choices all had a Mexican flare, but they were not overly spicy.

a
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a view, food was amazing and a big Thank you, Bryan, our waiter! You are wonderful!

DK
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a window table and enjoyed a great view along with great food and service.

LB
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

A tourist spot. Food is fine but too much for the money. You pay for the view. We gave it a new try after many years but won’t be returning. Service is great though.

MM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Gorgeous view
Average food