Las Brisas

4.3
7788 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. 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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Enjoy Thanksgiving with a view at Las Brisas. 3- Course Prix Fixe Thanksgiving Dinner, $80 per person. View the menu here: lasbrisaslagunabeach.com/thanksgiving-dinner

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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.3
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4.6
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MarcusL
Orange County
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, remarkable views! Will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and food!

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DPFoodie
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

View is fantastic! Restaurant is beautiful. Waiter, Ricardo had so much fun energy. We really enjoyed him. My only complaint is the pricing. Chips and guacamole, 6 oysters, 4 margaritas and 4 tiny tacos with no sides: $147.00 Maybe it is just me, but I have had complete dinners with cocktails for less. Beautiful experience until the bill comes.

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RyanA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view of the ocean. Food was excellent. I highly recommend the filet and eggs. Our server Rudy was amazing. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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JOHN
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Servers and staff were great. Facility clean and neat. No waiting. Valet friendly and timely. Then a nice walk along greenbelt after.

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vipVegasEats
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always incredible. A must visit when in Laguna.

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ginac
Orange County
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was absolutely delicious! Service was fantastic!

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SteveR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Las Brisas is located on the cliffs of Laguna and is a beautiful setting for any meal. My only knock is I felt brunch was a little pricey at $45 a person. Otherwise an amazing morning.

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AliciaW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We made reservations for a Sunday brunch. We were seated right away and greeted. Water and champagne were poured quickly. But then we waited for 45 min just to get the first course of which cost us an additional 10 each. The main course came another hour later. The order was wrong and one meal had to be remade. The food was okay. Presentation and serving size only fair. We spent 75 per person so we expected more.

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vipMarileeT
Orange County
30 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were very accommodating and gave us a wonderful table with a great view!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal! No complaints!!

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JulieJ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We attended brunch on Sunday. Outside seating was very nice. The service was great. We went around 10 am and was able to be seated immediately. Parking in Laguna is always a bit of a headache but we put the meters at 2 hours and it was plenty of time. The food was amazing and it was a friend's birthday and they brought a flan with a candle. very nice!

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VSOsd
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I only come to Laguna Beach once a year from San Diego and always enjoy the Sunday Brunch at Las Brisas. The service is always gracious, ambience stunning, and food excellent. I was, however, disppointed in some of the changes to the menu and the increase in price, given that all drinks are now extra (since I usually have just one mimosa). I particularly miss the Mexican pastries and the seafood salad option for the entrees. All the entree choices seemed rather heavy, and taking away a doggie bag of a great portion of the entree was a must. I know things must change and be updated, but overall I was disappointed in the changes and may have to reconsider my annual tradition.

JD
JDelish
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent spot, amazing views, brilliant food, and great service!

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VeronicaB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service provided by Ricardo, will definitely return

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AdonisP
Central Texas
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant! It will always be my favorite! The food, the ambiance the view...you can't beat it!

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JerroldK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It may have been very expensive, but in reality it was one of the best meals my family and I have ever had for my birthday. The fish was just outstanding. Super fresh, flavorful, creative and just plain good! I also wish that for the cost they give you a bit more. Other then that, it was terrific and can't wait for another celebration to go back.

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AlexD
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience4

This place is definitely overpriced for the food they serve. The dishes were bland.

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adelatown
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Took mom here for her birthday. Food was delicious and can’t beat the view!

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MiriamC
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Our server was great! Nice atmosphere outside during brunch. But food was ok. Starter was great (chicken pozole) but the main course was a little disappointing because food was cold. And not that tasty. They had a great New York Sour drink!

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Sandra
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was exquisite. Very fresh and everything was perfect. Staff was excellent. Highly recommend Las Brisas. Will definitely return.

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RhondaW
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Food was cold , very small portions and not of high quality

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BillM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Las Brisas has always been consistently good for us. We make it a destination every time we are in Laguna Beach. The location is great and the food is always good. The service is typically very good as well. Reception can be hit or miss and you don't go to Las Brisas for the value...
For us, it's worth the trip.

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EdgardoC
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite for a special occasion! Food is great. Would highly recommend to anyone !

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Harris
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Solid food, fantastic atmosphere, attentive service.

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JimmyMac
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Poor service. Very expensive. Waitress poorly communicated and continually tried to get us to spend more money. Repeatedly brought items we did not order and charged us for them. We will not return. This place used to be really good but has gone down hill.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect lunch spot. Food is very good, great service and nice set up outside.

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RP118
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I recommend this place if you are looking to dine in a place with a beautiful view. The food was also excellent...tried the ceviche and it was some of the best I've tried. I took a walk on the beach after lunch since it was only a couple of feet away.

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BenW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You couldn't ask for a better view overlooking the ocean. We drove down from mask-ridden Long Beach and was pleasantly surprised to be able to eat inside.

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vipcwe1
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we love this place and yesterday was wonderful

I only wish the lobster wasn't so difficult to workwith

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vipJenniferD
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Service was poor and was not impressed with the food. Will not be going back for the weekend brunch.

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DonnaS
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We have been going to Las Brisas for over 30 years. So very many celebrations were had there. Sunday was a sad experience. I couldn’t eat my hamburger. My spouses meal was cold. The other couples food was disgusting. The service was horrible. I don’t think we will ever go there again until the restaurant fully opens.

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LMDK
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

They have made dining out enjoyable even during COVID-19.

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GermanL
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

I took some friends for their anniversary and came away very disappointed in the service as we ordered drinks at least 3 times and it still took over 30 minutes to get to our table. and our server Javier should have been more responsible with the service.
If you are going to a restaurant where you will pay over $400 for a dinner you at least expect a good service.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our view last evening at Las Brisas. Celebrating our 19th wedding anniversary. Manager Zack and staff Rana and Erin took great care of us.

Appetizers, entrees and dessert were incredible.

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vipDeanC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best all round meals and drinks I have had in quite a while. Started with corn mousse tostada, kale salad, halibut Veracruz, and crab and shrimp rellenos. Finished flan. Cocktails and wine. Everything was excellent. The tostada and salad were our favorites. Both the entrees were exceptional also. And of course one of the best dinning ocean views in the country. Highly recommend.

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victoriag
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love las brisas and we are never disappointed. As always the food was exceptional as was the staff, ambiance and view. It was quite expensive but since it was a birthday lunch, we went for it and don't regret it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience5

Great location and view. Horrible, horrible food, especially given the $45 per person for weekend brunch. If you are comfortable paying for the view only, then it is great.

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RobC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great ambiance and wonderful service by Martin our waiter. Always enjoy a great celebration overlooking the ocean!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greeted and asked if we were there for brunch or regular menu and when we didn’t know what we wanted we had to make a decision because that determined wet patio they were going to seat us at. With Covid they asked us to scan the QR code to view the menu and then make a decision. Once we decided to do the $45 brunch with a four course fix menu and initial $15 for bottomless mimosas we were seated on a beautiful outdoor patio overlooking the ocean with the best service we could ask for from Dante and his best friend from childhood who works there with him.

FAQs

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

Las Brisas is rated 4.3 stars by 7788 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.