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About 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.

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.

361 Cliff Drive
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Contemporary Mexican, Steak

Hours of Operation:
DINING ROOM
Sunday-Wednesday 8am-10pm
Thursday-Saturday 8am-11pm

PATIO
Sunday-Thursday 8am-10pm
Friday-Saturday 8am-11pm

SUNSET CELEBRATION HAPPY HOUR (Seaside Cantina)
Daily, 5pm-8pm

SUNDAY BRUNCH (Dining Room and Patio)
Sundays, 8am-3pm

Cross Street:
Pacific Coast Highway

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(949) 497-5434

Website:
http://www.lasbrisaslagunabeach.com/

Parking Details:
Valet Avaliable

Executive Chef:
Lawrance Lopez

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Private Dining

Our restaurant is great for hosting birthday parties, wedding rehearsals, business luncheons and many other events.

Las Brisas Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.4

ambience

4.6

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (123)
Waterfront (104)
Special Occasion (98)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (82)
Good for a Date (79)
Romantic (70)
Good for Anniversaries (64)
Good for Birthdays (61)
Worth the Drive (58)
Great for Brunch (56)
Sunday Lunch (45)
Great for Lunch (43)
People Watching (40)
Fun (38)
Creative Cuisine (37)
Casual (33)
Neighborhood Gem (33)
Good for Groups (28)
Cozy (27)
Fit for Foodies (25)
Business Meals (24)
Hot Spot (23)
Quiet Conversation (23)
Bar Seating (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (19)
Authentic (18)
Happy Hour (17)
Notable Wine List (16)
Healthy (15)
Tasting Menu (14)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Comfort Food (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Disabled Access (9)
Tapas (9)
Local Ingredients (8)
Afternoon Coffee (7)
Afternoon Tea (7)
Kid-friendly (7)
Seasonal (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Spicy (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Live Music (4)
Live Sports (3)
Organic (2)
Great Beer (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (Orange County)·Dined a day ago

The Salmon and the Filet Mignon was terrific. We shared the Chocolate Mousse cake. Excellent! I found out from the chef that everything is made fresh.

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·Dined 2 days ago

The food was generally good, but certainly not worth the extremely high prices charged. The soup was served less than lukewarm and we had to send it back. The service was slow, but it was a busy Saturday evening. The noise level of the full restaurant was just too loud at times for us to have a normal-level conversation. As a local, on this visit, I regret taking my out-of-town guests to Las Brisas. Overall, it should have felt like a much more special experience.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

So we were celebrating our 1 year anniversary and I chose this amazing restaurant to mark this occasion which turned out to be great decision.

Vince and Mathew defined service on a new level for us. The food was superb, my fiancée got a customized meal because she’s a vegan which is super delicious. I’ll never forget the calamari that I had that night plus the chicken mole. Thanks Vince and Matthew...

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Tasting Menu
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 (Orange County)·Dined 2 days ago

Great place for special occasion dinner! Parking is difficult be sure to leave ample extra time for traffic...

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 (Orange County)·Dined 2 days ago

I don't think I can add anything that hasn't already been said. But, I can say without a doubt that you and your guests will feel well taken care of at Las Brisas!

Tags: Waterfront, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 2 days ago

So impressed with the makeover! I’ve been coming to Las Brisas for over 30 years and the new modern look and feel is by far the best. Great new modern bar inside but the same casual beach bar outside. Still one of the best views in Laguna too. The appetizer ahi tacos were amazing! Plenty big for a lunch. I have to also comment on the new management as well. Perfection!!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

The new decor is invigorating, and the thoughtfully developed new menu is superb. Servers and host are attentive and anticipate your needs. Las Brisas has been a favorite anniversary meal destination for many years. We now live in Laguna Beach again and still love to eat here several times a year.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Scenic View, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined 2 days ago

Wife and I went for Sat brunch and everything was above expectations. Would definately go again and recommend to family and friends.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

We have been going to Las Brisas for over 40 years. Every time was wonderful. Our family’s favorite restaurant for special occasions.

Tags: Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch, Spicy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Orange County)·Dined 3 days ago

A perfect afternoon! We never tire of Las Brisas. Food, service, view - exceptional. Our server, Kateryna, was outstanding. Our three meals consisted of salad, seafood entree and choices from the trio options. Everyone was beyond satisfied. Enjoy the view from the restaurant and, after you dine, stroll along the path to enjoy it some more!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Oscar the server provided excellent top notch service.. One of the best waiters I have come across in a long time. The seafood enchiladas were hard and crusty. My wife's fish was over cooked and dry. For the best fish meal we continue to believe Nick's in Laguna Beach provides the best quality food. We have never been disappointed at Nick's.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

The view is beautiful but the food is not good- and ridiculously expensive. Skip the restaurant and eat on the bar patio.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

I loved dining here! I’ve been wanting to go for a while so I figured going for Valentine’s Day would be perfect! The setting is wonderful, right by the beach in Laguna, so romantic! The food was delicious we had the filet mignon with lobster and the lobster bisque, truly a memorable experience!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

This restaurant is especially great for significant occasions, but is also excellent for those who appreciate fine dining. The location, overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Laguna Beach, makes for a truly exceptional dining experience. The seafood offerings are outstanding, but there is something on the menu anyone who enjoys good food.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined 5 days ago

The Filet Mignon was cooked to perfecting and my Husbands’ Sea Basswastender and flavorful. The server was personable and attentive. This was a Valentines meal we will remember for a lifetime.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined 5 days ago

If Gourmet Mexican is what you're after, please try the "Las Brisas " Restaurant on Cliff Drive in Laguna Beach. The food is amazing in it's preparation and the staff is very welcoming. It sits on a cliff so that the ocean view from a window table in the main dining room is recommended.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Waterfront, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

Went Valentine Day and it was wonderful! The service was overly excellent and the food was scrumptious

Tags: Great for Lunch, Disabled Access, Live Sports, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Comfort Food
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 (Orange County)·Dined 5 days ago

Good Service, Friendly Manager and crew. Ambience is awesome. Food is excellent. Red Velvet is to die for 😍

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (Central Coast)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent food, drink, service and atmosphere - overlooking Laguna Beach.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Orange County)·Dined 6 days ago

Our server was very attentive and nice. The food was good and the location and view are exceptional. Laguna Beach at it's finest. It's nice for a special occasion. We were celebrating Valentine's Day. We'll be back.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Waterfront, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

With an amazing new menu, superb service, luscious ambiance and superlative view Las Brisas is better than ever.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Romantic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Ist time there since the remodel. Very bright and open, used to to be kind of dark. Definitely on our "go back list".
Try the steamed mussels with chorizo - a "10" for sure

Tags: Late-night Find, Worth the Drive
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We've been visiting Las Brisas for almost every special occasions. Food is excellent,
service is excellent, and the view is excellent.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2018

It was very expensive for the food. Just so so, nothing special.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great staff
We enjoyed the whole evening. We arrive 30 minutes early and were seated 2 minutes before our reservation. Beautiful staff top to bottom.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Even with a reservation we had to wait beyond our seating time, but worth it. Food was excellent. We sat at the bar and enjoyed a great margarita and the sunset while we were waiting to be seated.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Outstanding as always. Beautiful, great service and great food. Just the right amount of everything.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 10, 2018

I selected Las Brisas for my birthday dinner with my kids and husband. We started on the patio after checking in. We went early to enjoy the sunset. The lady at the front desk was so nice. She said that I was checked in and at any time if we wanted to be seated she would seat us. Once we were seated we were greeted by the Manager Vince. What a nice guy! Treated us so special that this made my birthday one of the best. Thank you Vince for everything!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Coffee
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Amazing location, service and food. My wive's birthday was awesome there.

Tags: Waterfront, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Very friendly staff great margaritas. View is amazing.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The view was spectacular, but I found it to be overpriced for what I got. I guess I was paying for the view. LOL

Tags: Romantic, People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We came here for a weekend lunch. When we arrived the desk host seemed frazzled. There were several walk in guests putting their names in and the host claimed he could not find my reservation until I pointed it out on his iPad. A little odd that they didn’t have a table prepared for us even though we had made reservations. Fortunately, hostess who seated gave us a great corner window table for our parents’ 88th and 86th birthdays and they quickly added chairs and place settings for our party. Beautiful views all throughout the restaurant. Location is exceptional and they validated parking. Food was very good (except the trio selection at lunch was ridiculously sparse). Other than a few little hiccups it was a really enjoyable experience. Will come again!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We enjoyed the fabulous breakfast buffet along with the service. Delicious mimosas

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Las Brisas has been on my 'A' list for many many years. Had another business dinner with my guest who was very pleased with the whole experience. The food (special appetizers, steak and seafood) was wonderful as usual, complements to the chef.

Tags: Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Had amazing service all around. Food was perfect 👍

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Scenic View
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Lovely view, friendly staff and delicious drinks and food.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Las Brisas has an absolutely stunning view and delicious food and wonderful service to go along with it! We were able to walk next door from our stay at The Inn at Laguna Beach, which was amazing, but it would certainly be worth a drive!

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Romantic, Healthy, Hot Spot, People Watching, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Had read the reviews and had to try. Was not disappointed . Meal was fantastic !

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Great experience and great service!!

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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Wonderful location and service!

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