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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Sun 8:00AM - 9:30AM 3:00PM - 4:00PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Thu 3:00PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Fri 3:00PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 5:30PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Sat 8:00AM - 9:30AM 3:00PM - 4:00PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM

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TF
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Neglectful service
Average food
Average patio
In short, restaurant is nice but does not live up to its potential, especially at the price point. There are better alternatives.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

We went to Las Brisas for our wedding anniversary and I wanted to love it but we were disappointed by our dinner. We had a reservation, and we were hoping to enjoy the view, but by the time we were seated which took a while it was completely dark. I don’t recommend the ambience inside after the sun goes down as it felt very cold (the mood and the temperature). Our food took a very long time to arrive, and the restaurant wasn’t even half full. The table next to us complained quite a bit about how long everything was taking, and I have to agree with them. The food was good, but my enchiladas were lukewarm at best which is frustrating when you are paying $35 for enchiladas. they should be hot. I didn’t send them back because I was hungry and I just wanted to eat. The margaritas were good and everyone was pleasant and friendly. There was nothing terrible about our experience, but I wouldn’t go back or recommend it as a place for a special occasion. It actually seemed like the atmosphere was better outside on the patio where the food is cheaper.

TY
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the chicken posole and it was amazing! It is listed as an appetizer but it was a full meal for me! Beautiful views of the pacific while eating chips and guacamole, how could it not be great!

J
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Las Brisas never a bad experience going to get dinner. Can't beat the view or food either. Our waiter was great as well.

VS
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Beautiful view. Patio food needs much improvement. Could have got a better shrimp taco at small independent mexican restaurants that are scattered around same neighborhood.

B
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

We had a party of 5 and they sat us at a table the was 4 sq ft big. When we asked for a bigger table they did accommodate us but then it took almost 20-25 minutes to get our waitress to take our order. The wait staff clearly have no direction and I never saw a floor manager. Very disappointing for my first time

MC
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cannot go wrong for brunch there! Great food and service with a view to die for! Can’t wait to go back.

O
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch was perfectly portioned and al the food was so good. Ricardo provided amazing service !!!

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

Everything was way overpriced, food was so-so, valet guy damaged my car!

Never again.

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

We always love Las Brisas, it’s where we got engaged.

SM
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food, service and ambiance . One of our restaurants!

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely view. Nice brunch menu.,I would have preferred to be seated at the patio , but wasn’t offered the option. Nice experience. Nice wait staff.

NP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

I took my wife to celebrate her birthday and unfortunately it did not go as planned. The bar service was amazing. However, when we were seated outside the service went downhill from there. The server took minutes to greet us. That by the time she got to our table we knew what we wanted to order. The rice was undercooked resulting in me sending it back. Even when I got a new plate the rice was still undercooked. The tacos I had order took so long to get to my table that by the time they arrived they were cold. When you pay over $20 for tacos you would expect them to be warm. I was very disappointed in this service. The table next to us also had bad service. We got to our table almost at the same time. By the time we had finished our food. The table had to ask for their guacamole for a second time. Its disappointing that the restaurant with the best view does not provide the best service one would expect. Just a heads up the reservation does not mean you get outside seating. You have to wait for outside seating even with a reservation.

FC
Dallas
44 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is a consistent winner. The food is always very good and the view is unbeatable.

PD
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I reduced them to four stars because of the sloppy performance by the two ladies at the reception desk. They didn’t bother to check off our reservation when we arrived, with the result that we were identified as a no-show.

JG
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food a little pricey for lunch, the view wonderful and excellent service.

s
Atlanta
40 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this restaurant. Don't let the Mexican part of the name fool you. There are plenty of other options. My wife and I both had the scallops. Four large U12 scallops cooked to perfection. Wait staff was friendly and attentive.

LA
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service with an even better view!!

TD
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

We have been to Las Brisas since it originally opened many, many years ago. We went back to celebrate a wedding anniversary there (although part of the reservation, this was ignored with no acknowledgment while other birthdays were being acknowledged by the staff). The menu has very few choices and not that exciting either. My wife's halibut was dry and m shrimp were overcooked. It seems they are focused on the bar more than the food as evidenced by having multiple margaritas at the top of the FOOD menu.

No plans to return as there are many great restaurants in Laguna with views.

LH
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone was impressed with the view, service, and numerous entrees and appetizers. The table was a bit small for five diners, but we managed. We were seated before our reservation time, at a window table. Pricey, but we enjoyed the ocean views.

TD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful day in Laguna Beach to celebrate my mother's 84th birthday! Las brisas services were perfect! Thank you.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing!

GW
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incomparable view of Laguna Beach, terrific brunch and great service.

T
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

The view is Spectacular!! The food is good The service was initially ok but rapidly declined as more patrons arrived . My friend had gone on a special holiday were they had a lunch Buffett which is why we initially decided to try Las Brias. The Fresh Oysters are delicious along with the salmon as an appetizer. The Filet Mignon as an entree was also delicious.
We will have to try Las Brias when they offer the seafood buffet !!!

LS
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Quality of the food does not match what a water front restaurant should be. We paid close to $100 for street tacos that were dry and over cooked and guacamole that was bland. The restaurant is clearly geared towards the bar and the “regulars”. We were lucky enough to get an awesome waiter. He was, however, very overwhelmed. Maybe the manager with the red pants could have helped the waiters instead of clearly catering to the group of trashy, Botox loaded girls in the bar.

L
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vince Was Magnificent. He Treated My Granddaughters, Like The Princesses, That They Are. Food, Service, And View, Spectacular. What a Way To Start A Yearly Family Jaunt To Laguna.

Hats Off To Las Brisas!!!

P
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service.

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JD
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent except for the food and the value of the food which was way over priced.

CE
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Unhappy
Warm beautiful Sunday
No air conditioning at our table and we let them know
sweating through the expensive meal
Bottomless mimosas but only got 3 glasses and had to ask fo refill every time!
No air conditioning in ladies restroom or supplies!
We were hosting the guests
Disappointed and embarrassed

JC
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our Server Tyler, was excellent in all respects.

FB
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was outstanding and the food was wonderful. Valet parking guys were great as well. Could not have been a better experience.

d
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

5 star dining experience right on the coast, overlooking the beach. 4 course meal was excellent. Not rushed, allowed to enjoy our meal and encouraged to take our time. Highly recommend it!

DB
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service impeccable, food delicious, the people excellent , the ambiance undescribable..
...this is the perfect place for Anything at anytime and especially for those special occasions !!!!

KH
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

MANY people I've talked to agree. You guys need a much better menu. Offer foods that people always love. Have a much bigger variety to choose from. The restaurant was beautiful but everything else was so disappointing. The service there wasn't much better, either. Alot of waiting. We had to get out of our chairs to find the waiter, 3 times. Everyone that I know that's been there says the same thing and for the past few years. PLEASE better the food options and service. Thank you.

LR
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, views, fun

L
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 5

Las Brisas has changed. For many years it was our family go-to restaurant for out-of-town guests. The view is spectacular--it can't be beat. There still is almost no better restaurant view in Laguna. Everything else was disappointing now. They have a new menu which is quite limited (with NO dinner specials). Everything on the menu was terribly overpriced and very ho-hum. The service was mediocre at best. I have been to both dinner and lunch in the past week and had the same experience both times.
After the so-so experience at dinner, I took visiting cousins for lunch (they wanted either Mexican or seafood, so Las Brisas should be perfect, right). The lunch and dinner menus were almost identical in both items and price, making lunch especially outrageously priced.
I hope Las Brisas makes changes back. I am so disappointed.

JM
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

When I made my reservation , I indicated I was celebrating a birthday. Upon arrival and being seated, I told our waiter it was my birthday "today", and my friends birthday tomorrow. He seemed to acknowledge that. at the end of our lunch he asked if we wanted dessert, and I said yes. He brought that menu, and we made our selection. Two tables down from us was another birthday celebration, and this same waiter brought her a birthday treat with a can dle, and sang the birthday song to her. I don't mean to be petty over something as trivial as this. That is not my intent. I am rather just letting you know of my disappointment. It was a special time for me and my friend, and we just wanted to celebrate. I have been to Las Brisas many time, and enjoy it very much I had celebrated my 80th birthday there, and it was wonderful. Thank you for listening to my response.

D
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

43rd Anniversary celebration

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met with good friends!

KB
Tucson
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely delicious! Seafood cocktail, tuna appetizer, and amazing scallops. Server recommended tres leches cake for dessert. Perfect end. Great date night!

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