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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B
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined 5 hours 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

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined a day ago
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 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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

s
Atlanta
40 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service with an even better view!!

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!

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

Service was wonderful and the view is breathtaking. Dinner was amazing!! I cannot wait to go back!

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

Limited menu and high prices for what is served. View is beautiful. Probably a better choice to have a cocktail in bar to enjoy the view.

BA
Palm Springs
23 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

i cant wait to go back to this place... Hostess' were so kind. And service amazing. The next time we go we will ask to sit in Matthews section... That guy is AMAZING . We had the most wonderful evening on Sunday Sept 01st. He walked us thru the menu and made excellent recommendations. The bus boys were PRIMO! We ordered the oysters, the ribeye and the chile rellenos... OMG.. AMAZING... Cant wait to go back.. Probably for my birthday next week.... FINGERS CROSSED .... Thank you Matthew ....

TL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Awful. The servers didn’t care. My server had maybe two other customers and walked around the entire time. I asked for water five times and watched her move around glassware and talk to the bussers instead of getting me the fifth asked for first and only water after almost two hours. She forgot to take an order from someone sitting with us and seemed unconcerned when we told her. There was no communication, sense of urgency or empathy. At one point I got up to talk to a manager who refused to look at me or communicate with me. He was at the well. The bartenders maybe had three to four tickets and he was just staring at the drinks and tickets. Not running them, not grabbing glassware, garnishes, reading out the orders, nothing. He said he would come outside and address my concerns after I let him know I only wanted to give his obviously new servers some tips during a “rush.” (The rush was over and there were many tables but after my friends complained after almost two hours and the water still never came, I felt I needed to give the management feedback. I walked to the restroom about a half hour later and the well was completely empty, half the customers left the bar and Sky the manager was still standing there. He never came over to address my problems despite standing around another half hour. I walked up to him to ask his name and he let me know it was “Sky?” He didn’t apologize, react or ask me to explain further on why I walked up to him earlier and shared about three or four minutes of complaints and conversation. As far as the food, the never brought out the first course. The crab was over cooked and dish-ware dirty. The fourth course of sorbet was melted and small. The view wasn’t worth it and the Deck, Sapphire, Splashes or restaurant at Surf and Sand are better service, ambiance, pricing and food. On my way out as a hostess was suppose to be checking the bathroom, a lady slipped and hit her head because of water on the floor.

PS
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great presentation of the dishes served to us. Good waiter service and ambience was fantastic.

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came here to celebrate my father’s birthday! It was my second time and I was so excited to come back. My parents loved it. The food was delicious and the drinks were awesome.

d
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

your lobster and filet mignon enchiladas were ok the filet was terrible you need to add more Mexican dishes till then I will not be coming back

k
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 5

View was beautiful, staff very friendly, BUT the food was Terrible, it was cold sent back but still cold and dry, And I never send food back.

OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Todo estuvo muy bueno muy amable todo el personal muchas gracias por todo volveré ir

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SM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Went with wife and some friends. Enjoyed the view of the ocean and the service was excellent!

LM
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

I had previously visited Las Brisas 4 yeas ago. I made a reservation and online it says table top or restaurant. When I went last time, there are the table tops. I wrote in the request to be outside with a view of the sunrise. When I arrived, they said “oh that’s a glitch, it’s only for the restaurant” ... so we sat outside at the bar side area up on high chairs. The food was good, nachos were amazing, so was the fish and chips. When I was there 4 years ago, they had the boiled artichoke which was amazing, totally recommend bringing that back! It was very busy that night, our server wasn’t rude, but it took them a while to come around, bare minimum service.

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