Las Brisas

4.4
8497 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.


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4.4
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
23 reviews
Dined 5 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You won't find a better view than Las Brisas! Our waiter was slammed and understaffed. We had to wait awhile for drink refills and the staff wondering around said they couldn't take our order for drinks. Seems Ike they need to work out a better system.

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PhillipY
New York Area
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great palace with delicious food
With very nice view

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had not been here in many years. The food was fantastic! The outdoor seating is gorgeous. Portions are small and prices are high which is why I think this is a great place to celebrate a special occasion.

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Ryan
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service2ambience5

Had a great time! Definitely would want to go back. However waiters were nice but need to be a bit more attentive and check on tables more often. Overall amazing!!!

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David
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had dinner for our 40th anniversary and Las Brisas made it a relaxed, special and memorable evening! I had requested an ocean view window, which we got, and flowers to be delivered to our table from an outside florist. Las Brisas accommodated us wonderfully, and we will be back soon.

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CelesteM
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Las Brisas was a beautiful experience for both my husband and I. The food was amazing and the view, spectacular.
Service was prompt, friendly and capable. We’ll be back with family and friends!

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Bridget
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall1food1service3ambience5

This place is only in business due to the view. Way overpriced food and not a 5 star experience at all. Just go to beach and have a picnic. Better food!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food5service1ambience5

We planned a brunch at our favorite place to celebrate our friends 50th birthday. The view was amazing as always, food was delicious but the service was the worst we have ever experienced. We ordered the bottomless Mary’s and Mimosas and after getting the first round if drinks we didn’t seem to get a visit from our waiter. After much time we moved the empties to be collected and even that didn’t prompt a pick up or to ask if we needed more drinks. Same with water. We got one more round by dessert after asking another associate and then finally our sever came and proceeded to give a little more attention at the end of service. Not what we expect to receive at Las Brisas.

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vipocgem
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just the MOST AMAZING experience!!!!! The greeters at the check in desk were sooooooooo accommodating! The waiter was amazing and as always the best service, food and drinks!

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vipNatalie
San Diego
28 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall2food3service1ambience5

The service was awful. The food was just ok and to be honest, having a 2 hour brunch was way too long. Had to ask for everything the entire time.

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jamieb
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food, Service and atmosphere! We bring all of our our of town guest here.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch is a wonderful experience at Las Brisas. We try to come regularly, and early in the day, so we practically have the view & the restaurant to ourselves. The staff is on-point and our glasses are never empty, what better way to start the weekend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service - we had an excellent time

JL
JunL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Service is slow, food is mediocre but overpriced!

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NilesE
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Definitely worth a repeat visit the view alone is amazing. The staff was wonderful and accommodating concerning our arrival past the reservation time due to parking restrictions. The food was great my wife and inhad the steak and lobster enchiladas along with chips and guacamole and for dessert cheesecake and chocolate mousse cake. Everything turned out great. One thing of warning make sure to arrive early as parking is VERY difficult in the area. We had to walk a mile from where we parked to get to the restaurant.

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vipKarlaL
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting this restaurant and it was incredible! The patio is so beautiful, food was amazing and we thoroughly enjoyed our waiter Ethan! He was very knowledgeable about the food, the wine, and the area, etc. It was such a beautiful treat! We will definitely return and ask for Ethan again!!!

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GeorgeP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed out Anniversary dinner @ Las Brizas, food was great service was excellent and the view and company was just unbelievable!

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vipxnyyorkr
Orange County
46 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We have been to Las Brisas many times over the years, including several times during the past year, while Covid changes were being implemented. We are locals and enjoy staying at the Surf and Sand for an overnight getaway. Brunch at Las Brisas is usually delicious and the view makes it better.
This time we had a party of 5 adults and a 9 month old.
We took 2 cars and met at the restaurant. We arrived to find the valet lot full. To get more seating, a majority of the lot was transformed into patio dining. We all understood. So, the search for parking in Laguna Beach on a beautiful Saturday morning began!
We checked in when our party of 5 were together. We waited to be brought outside where we waited to be seated. We were finally seated in the parking lot/patio.
The 5 of us and a baby were seated at a table for 4. There was one umbrella providing shade for 3 of us. We asked for another umbrella and were told that they are at designated tables. Ten minutes later we overheard the group of ladies in the table next to us ask their waiter for a second umbrella and he gladly got them one!
We asked for a tablespoon of yogurt to be taken out of our parfait and put on the side for the baby (so that there would not be honey or coconut or granola). Our waiter said the chef was very strict and could not make any changes in the kitchen, but instead brought us a dissected parfait "so all ingredients could be counted for" and charged us $12. He said even if he wanted a bite of bread, the chef did not allow. Needless to say, the baby did not eat the parfait.
Not the worst meal of the century, but disappointing to say the least.

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AlisonS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Beautiful location and view but the food was very over priced for the quality. The menu selection was much reduced - only a few Mexican options now. We ordered the branzino and halibut and both were fresh but super bland. They were over $35 each so quite pricy for what we got. I used to love this place but we won’t be coming back.

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HalHWestCovinaCa
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Great view of the ocean. Drinks came quickly but the food was slow to come from the kitchen. The prices are not low, just FYI.

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Guis
Mexico City
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view is extraordinary, the food is good too, specially the Chile Relleno and the Maytake mushroom Tamales.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner! Beautiful location especially if you sit in the patio. Just delicious

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Poor everything. Service was delayed to the point that they never even asked if we wanted a second round of drinks. Waited way too long for literally everything. Food was so-so. Very disappointing.

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JonL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Norma was AMAZING! Thank you for your everything she is really the best. She went above and beyond 5 star service all the way!

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NancyT
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We had a lovely night. We invited friends for a special dinner. Our waitress was very nice but overwhelmed, clearly they are understaffed.
The absolutely best part was the new patio. We had a beautiful table overlooking the water and watched the sunset. Can't best that view!

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AlanV
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While it’s primarily a Mexican seafood themed restaurant, I decided in the cheeseburger. It was well prepared and presented, but it was a lot off dod I’m my opinion.

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vipJohnnyA
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We had to ask for water. And utensils. We order guacamole and chips and it never arrived - the food came right away. The drinks came after we were almost done eating. I left cash for the bill and the server never asked me if i wanted change. The difference of what i wanted to leave and what was owed was only $5 but it’s the fact that she assumed the entire amount was for her. Definitely not what i expected from a place i usually eat at

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorites places to toast and share a meal. Great cocktails and an amazing view. Valet parking is super convenient. Cheers!

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vipSariS
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The crab salad was a very small portion for the cost! I would recommend Las Brisas for the location and ambiance but not for the food. The Women's bathroom was not clean or kept up.

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vipHansi
Orange County
70 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food, great service, a little pricey and a short menu.

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vipSteveO
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from the valet to dessert. Great setting and views with a really good menu especially for seafood lovers.

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MichelleW
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Not bad! Fish is delicious!
My kids love kids meal :Fish chips & chicken tender

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Travelgirl55
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Beautiful iconic view, but food (dinner menu) was mediocre at best. Wait staff was attentive and pleasant.

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Rojas
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our anniversary, no problems with reservation. Food was great, good service, beautiful view. Loved it! Servers were very nice!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Moises made our visit magnificent with he’s attention to detail and fabulous service.

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vipannaJ
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Patio dining was nice, except one of our chair had a dirty stain on it which was not cleanup by their crew. Kind of gross😩. We pull out another chair to replace it, too busy to wipe it off??

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EricR
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great birthday brunch for my daughter ! Great setting!!

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NicoleR
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Wonderful location and view! Service was great, the food was good, but my omelet lacked some flavor.

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jojo
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

The ambience was lovely Great view of the beach had a reservation so no problem with the regular long wait .I went with family during the brunch hours so they had limited food options,The food was brought to us fairly quickly and the food had a great presentation and looked tasty but in reality it was very bland, lacked flavor sadly and was way overpriced for food I wouldn’t even call good. sadly I will never be visiting this restaurant again not even for the gorgeous view.

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MarybethM
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome brunch. Great atmosphere, the weather was beautiful and the service was superb. Our server was Martine and he really did a great job.

FAQs

Las Brisas offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 497-5434.

Las Brisas is rated 4.4 stars by 8497 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.