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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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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.6

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (115)
Waterfront (103)
Special Occasion (96)
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Good for a Date (79)
Great for Outdoor Dining (77)
Good for Birthdays (64)
Romantic (64)
Good for Anniversaries (62)
Worth the Drive (55)
Great for Brunch (47)
Sunday Lunch (45)
Great for Lunch (44)
People Watching (34)
Creative Cuisine (30)
Fun (30)
Casual (28)
Neighborhood Gem (28)
Good for Groups (24)
Happy Hour (24)
Bar Seating (22)
Cozy (22)
Hot Spot (22)
Business Meals (21)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Vibrant Bar Scene (18)
Authentic (16)
Healthy (14)
Notable Wine List (13)
Local Ingredients (12)
Tapas (11)
Tasting Menu (11)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Paleo Friendly (8)
Afternoon Coffee (7)
Afternoon Tea (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Seasonal (7)
Kid-friendly (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Disabled Access (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Live Music (3)
Live Sports (3)
Organic (3)
Spicy (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Great Beer (2)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

Chef and waiter were very accommodating with special requests. Always a nice experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 5 days ago

My husband and I arrived at our scheduled reservation time and we were seated immediately at a lovely window seat. We both had the sea bass special and enjoyed it very much! We started with the seasonal salad, which was very tasty. We had a very enjoyable experience. Our server was excellent and attentive, the meal presentation was wonderful and the taste was superb.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients
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 (Orange County)·Dined 5 days ago

wonderful view and good food. Busy for Sunday brunch but that’s to be expected

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 (Orange County)·Dined 5 days ago

The food was very good and service exceptional. Price was a bit high. Brunch cost $52 per person it was a four course service with wonderful fruit to start and Mexican pastries. Bottomless Champagne is included as well as coffee, tea or soda. Next you have your choice of soup or salad. We chose the chicken verde posole and we all found it to be delicious! Then came the main course. There were about 12 delicious selections to choose from. I had the special (a 12oz bone-in New York steak with 2 eggs and roasted potatoes. Lastly we all got a slice of Mexican layered cake with chocolate drizzle. Yum! Valet Parking is available around the back of the building. Wish this were posted or directed out front. We didn't find out until we'd parked way up the hill and walked from there. Beautiful view from most any seat in the restaurant.

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 (Orange County)·Dined 5 days ago

I ordered my steak medium rare and it came almost well done but otherwise the food was good. The rest of my party enjoyed their meals. The service was superb.

Tags: Business Meals, Fun, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orange County)·Dined 6 days ago

First time back to Las Brisas since the remodel. Restaurant looks good. View is great. Food was fair and pricy. $65 for a steak and $55 for lamb chops. Guess it is the view you're paying for...
Will only go back for the patio seating for a drink and appetizer.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

Good food for ridiculously high prices. Very expensive.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Wonderful view. Food fresh and well presented. Great attention the detail.

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Las Brisas. Our server, Giorgio, was very attentive, professional and fun. We would come again - from San Diego. Thank you.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Fun, People Watching, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Coming here for Sunday brunch is always a special treat! The food is always delicious and expertly prepared and presented. Our waiter, Oscar, was very attentive, but never intrusive--overall, a great experience once again!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Everyone greeted us as we arrived. They moved the table to accommodate a better ocean view for us. The waitress was great and the food was wonderful

Tags: Great for Brunch, Scenic View
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Seems this place is not as busy during the evening, when the view has set. It's a beautiful restaurant, but be prepared to pay.......good food, great service and everyone very nice!!

Tags: Live Sports, Romantic, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Overall OK, but a place with such high prices needs to do everything right. I was particularly annoyed by the very intense level of noise coming from a table nearby. I also did not like when our food was taken, in two occasions, to another table (we were re-seated from that table) and stayed there for few minutes before it came to us. I did not like the idea of other people breathing and talking over my food. The food itself was different and OK. It was pitch black outside by 6:00 pm and so there was no view. Normally, the view is great. I do not see why we would be returning.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Happy Hour
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Great food! The best mussels in California! The management very attentive!

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Bar Seating
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

I took both of my children who were home for Christmas break from college. We had a beautiful view and the food was exceptional!!!

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Was over our expectations, they change the decoration and update the menu! I could stop to eat, their guacamole is awesome, I’m Mexican and was even better than I ever tried in my own country, the food it was so delicious that if we could we would order everything, the attention of the personal of service make you feel like a superstar

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Waiter (forgot his name) was excellent. Very attentive, knowledgeable, good sense of humor.
The sea bass was somewhat overcooked. Not as moist as it should have been and the dryness took away some of the lightness and flavor. Should not be this way in any good restaurant especially one that primarily serves seafood.
Restaurant was quite empty on the evening of January 1.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Wonderful option for New Year's Day. The brunch buffet was great, the prime rib one of the best I've had, the oysters very fresh. The view at a table by the window was very nice on a sunny morning. The waiter, Martin, in one word: amazing! All in all, thank you Las Brisas, you made the first day of 2018 a memorable one.

Tags: Waterfront, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We had a great New Years breakfast over looking the ocean.

Tags: Good for a Date, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Staff not friendly very small table. They moved us from the patio. There was no music on New Year's eve.

Tags: People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Better for drinks on the patio than dinner in the restaurant.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Venerable restaurant under new ownership is not an improvement. Its location is unparalleled but its menu is only “one note,” the ambience (established by beat up looking, bare, fake driftwood laminated tables, and the cacophony of crashing dirty dishes, restaurant garbage cans, and slaming of a rear exit door—by patrons and service staff alike) is unappealing and the lighting is the wrong side of harsh.

The service, however, was impecable. All the staff were friendly to a fault.

Ww will go back in part due to the memories, the location and the staff. It wont be because of the food or the ambience...and sadly it won’t be in my recommendation set.

Tags: Waterfront
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Came here to celebrate New Years Eve 2017 and see the last sunset of 2017. Great food, excellent service. The manager went out of his way to make our dining experience a special time.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Lovely view and delicious food. A little on the pricey side so good for special occasion.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Sunday brunch is the best at Lad Brisas
Cannot go wrong with the Huevos Rancheros 🍾☕🍳

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent food and wonderful service. Great flavors. Would definitely come back!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We had a great experience for our breakfast buffet with adult daughter and her boyfriend.

Delicious food, beautiful setting both inside and out the window.

Ricardo our server was great as usual!

Tags: Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We had an amazing brunch on the patio at Las Brisas. The caliber of the food was matched by the gorgeous views of the beach and surrounding flora. A very memorable meal.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Horrible food and service. Way overpriced.

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great food but we had to regularly seek out servers to meet our needs.

Tags: Good for a Date, Waterfront, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Very much improved since my last visit. The food, the service all much better. It used to be the place where you paid for the view, but the management team has made some great strides in their restructuring of the restaurant and bar. The restaurant now reflects the wonderful view in a much better way. Thank you.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We ate inside. They sat our party of six in a private alcove that was fantastic. The lunch choices were inventive and better than average. Cocktails and wine by the glass were really good. Service was outstanding. One interesting thing we noticed is that they seem to be moving away from Mexican food toward a more general California menu. Not complaining- just an observation.

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Go for the view. Not the food. There was nothing exceptional about the menu. I enjoy going to this big restaurant 10 years ago and the food was fine then but it’s really changed.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 26, 2017

incredible view, scent of roses in the sun, good seafood in a lovely older building. warm , well-intentioned, inexpert service.I very much enjoyed the beet and black bean salad with shrimp.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 26, 2017

The view is what we come here for. The new menu is different than most places, but everyone was able to find something they enjoyed. Our server was a bit odd, aloof at times and way too friendly/close at others. We had an issue with one dish and he mentioned to the entire table how there was hair in the dish, which made the rest of the table question our meals. The manager came by but didn't offer anything other than an apology. I'd recommend for the view and drinks.

Tags: People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 26, 2017

VIEW WAS WONDERFUL AND RESERVATION WAS RIGHT ON TIME.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Went for Christmas day dinner. The meal was prix-fix . It was one of the worst meals we have had. Poor presentation, and for an expensive meal like this, the dessert was cookies and milk and chocolate bars. The waiter was very nice. Would probably never go there again.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Service and atmosphere where outstanding... weird thing was that pre fixe dinner for xmas, which included multiple entree choices , One of which was duck and one of which was roast beef . They said they had no duck, and what they served me for roast beef was a New York steak. Did Christmas dinner just sneak up on them?

Tags: Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We drove all the way from Temecula and was told by waiter that you did not have the duck that my wife really wanted :( and not many options on a fixed menu.
Very disappointed
Dave and Jennifer OHaver

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Christmas dinner with limited menu all at about $85-90.00. Food was marginal to bad. Roast beef was actually tough steak. Yorkshire pudding resembled a soft Tostito, though not quite so tasty. No duck, probably just as well. Appetizer was a cheese plate, with dry, hard cheddar and tasteless blue cheese. A dollop of some runny fruit object—was it a cherry? Soup okay; Spanish cod actually tasty— but not worth the price. Dessert was “milk and cookies”, read two fingers of egg nog and two cookies.

Waiter did a good job given the busy restaurant. Pity the kitchen staff wasn't as ambitious. The ONLY good thing about this restaurant is it’s view. So, next time you are in Laguna Beach, go to Heisler Park, look at the view, then walk quickly down the hill and eat at a little place called Cest la Vie. Or drive a mile south to the Selanne Steak Tavern.

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