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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:
Seaside Cantina
8 AM-11 PM Daily

Patio
8 AM-11 PM Daily

Dining Room
8 AM-10 PM Monday- Thursday
8 AM-11 PM Friday- Sunday

Breakfast Buffet
8 AM – 11 AM Monday-Saturday

Sunday Brunch
8 AM - 3 PM

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

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4
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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.5

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (171)
Waterfront (146)
Special Occasion (115)
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Good for a Date (107)
Good for Anniversaries (99)
Romantic (88)
Great for Outdoor Dining (87)
Good for Birthdays (87)
Worth the Drive (85)
Great for Lunch (66)
Great for Brunch (64)
Sunday Lunch (59)
People Watching (55)
Creative Cuisine (47)
Fun (46)
Casual (42)
Fit for Foodies (39)
Good for Groups (37)
Happy Hour (33)
Bar Seating (32)
Hot Spot (28)
Business Meals (28)
Handcrafted Cocktails (27)
Neighborhood Gem (25)
Quiet Conversation (25)
Authentic (23)
Cozy (23)
Healthy (20)
Pre/post Theatre (18)
Vibrant Bar Scene (18)
Local Ingredients (16)
Notable Wine List (15)
Tasting Menu (11)
Paleo Friendly (10)
Gluten Free Options (10)
Live Music (9)
Afternoon Coffee (8)
Afternoon Tea (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Seasonal (7)
Tapas (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Spicy (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Great Beer (2)
Live Sports (2)
Organic (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

Great food and view

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

Our 28th wedding anniversary was super special at Las Brisas. From the moment we walked it we were seated as requested, by the window with a view, and catered to more than expected. We truly enjoyed our evening. The complimentary dessert was delicious. Thank you.

This was our first time visiting and will not be the last. :)

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

Delightful, as always!! We'll return again and again and again.

Tags: Waterfront, Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date, Afternoon Tea, Romantic, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Great food and great atmosphere. Service was outstanding.

Tags: Waterfront, Business Meals, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Sit outside and enjoy. Great service. Thanks.

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·Dined on November 16, 2017

We first had drinks and appetizers on the patio and then dinner inside the restaurant. Staff were great in both seatings, very personable, friendly, helpful and efficient. Food was quite good in both seatings as well.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Good food, well prepared, nice setting, fine decor, beautiful location

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Fancy and stuffier than expected. Staff was nice. Food was good, but very pricey and not very large portions. The view was beautiful but we would not go again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Waterfront, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Beautiful view, warm service and delicious meal. Not outstanding but good, and the view made it all worth it. Not too pricy either :-)

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Paleo Friendly, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Really outstanding brunch with lots of menu choices and good hospitality

Tags: Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

An excellent experience for the service, outstanding food, and of course the beautiful view. Our server was wonderful. It had been sometime since our last visit. Love the new decor. Thank you for a fun time !!!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

So I finally ate here for the first time. Was told not to expect much about the food it is more about the view . The boys working the valet were extremely polite . I wish I could say that much for the restaurant staff . Made a reservation A couple weeks in advance . When I arrived the hostess asked me if we would like to sit in the bar 😳. It was my mothers birthday and I told her that was not appropriate . The service was so slow it was ridiculous. You would think after letting them know it was our first time they would make sure to make your experience a good one . We even told them it was my moms birthday and they ignored that. Food was decent but for the amount of money we spent 350. Without tip for four I will go back to my favorite restaurant Mastros and get excellent service and better food for that matter.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (London)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Can’t beat Las Brisas for the view and the food is awesome.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Our server was excellent and the food was fresh, well prepared with a great taste!

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We have dined at Las Brisas for many Years and have enjoyed the food an ambience..On this occasion My Husband was surprised to see that the Menu had changed and was different than on the Website.He was little upset because His favourite dish was not available.He mentioned this to the server who asked what it was and without any hesitation said He would ask the Chef for it . Our Daughter asked for it also. My Husband chose a bottle of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc which was very refreshing.The food was excellent and the dessert outstanding, a pastry basket of fruit.The Restaurant had been remodeled some time ago and was bright and modern looking.The noise level was raised by a party at a nearby table so that it was difficult to have a conversation.We recommend it without and have made a reservation for Our next visit.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Comfort Food, Waterfront, Cozy, Casual
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Hadn't been to Las Brisas for quite a few years ~ and even longer since sitting inside. Everything looked fresh and new. Lovely sea colors and whites with nice artistry on the walls. A rather large and noisy table next to us for lunch... but they were just jovial and having a wonderful time so that's okay. Service was outstanding ~ seems like the servers are long time professionals who enjoy working there. All in all, a fantastic lunch and birthday celebration.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Spicy, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Sunday brunch was VERY overpriced. Service was marginal as I waited for over 15 minutes for someone to even offer me water. Food was not warm, more like room temp. I was very disappointed.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Location, location, location!
Everything perfect!
Weather the greatest that day.

Tags: Waterfront
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The atmosphere and the views were great. Service was attentive, and the food was great.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

I was disappointed in the long wait time, the noise level was high, and there was a loud, very drunk very large man at the table behind us that no one had the courage to ask to leave. When food came, I'd ordered lobster tails that took along time to arrive and were overcooked. Although it was supposed to have a buerre blanc served with it, I received none. When I asked for it I received barely melted butter that was cool, as though it had been sitting for awhile. Servers were brusque and service was slow. It was very disappointing. I'd been there in years past and it was quite good. Sadly, this time it was unacceptable on all levels, esp for such an expensive place. We won't be dining there again.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

A great place to go for a dress-up dinner. The food was sumptuous!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 5, 2017

It's been a couple years since I last enjoyed Las Brisas - one of my most favorite restaurants. For more than 30 years We've celebrated many a happy occasion here - from Friday night cocktails, to sunset gatherings, to Graduations, Birthdays and Retirement parties. We have a long history with this restaurant.

We always went there for the overall experience --consistently good service, ok food, and a killer view to make the event special and memorable. And we always knew that we were going to pay a little more for the location and the view -- that was completely expected and understood.

After Saturday's birthday dinner --- well let's just say that the formula is not quite the same -- still really good service, a new menu that still offers OK food, and still a killer view. What's changed is the huge pricing increase for food that is good -- but not particularly memorable. What is memorable is the sticker shock for the menu prices. I think we will need to find a new place to celebrate and create memories.

Tags: Waterfront
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Absolutely incredible service and food! The new renovations are very nice and the views form the windows are amazing! Our favorite place in LB

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food good, service very good price rather high. Corkage fee unreasonable.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 31, 2017

They have a new chef and great new menu. Check it out.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Beautiful views, great service (thanks, Brian!) tasty food, creative cocktails, capitalizes on all its assets. However parking is on opposite side of restaurant from front door. Expect a beautiful short walk overlooking spectacular ocean views, or drop off your party at front door and go around to park. This presented a potential small problem for my 91 year old mother. But the day was beautiful and we completed the walk without problem. It was just unanticipated.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Very friendly staff, food was very good, prices may be a bit steep.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Good ambiance, Lamb Chops a little undercooked, but we were with friends and family and we were happy nevertheless.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Went to Las Brisas last Saturday night. We had friends in town from Seattle. We wanted something with waterfront seating and a great ambience for a fun evening. Las Brisas did not disappoint. The food was great. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and a pleasure to have. The food was fresh and delicious. Between the butterflied sea bass, the ceviche, lobster carbonara, and fried Oreos there was so much goodness on the table. I highly recommend the Pearl Margarita. It is a shaker and comes with about 3 Martini pours for $18 with top shelf tequila. You cannot beat the view and the food. Our new favorite spot in Laguna.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Fun
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great atmosphere
I had the glazed salmon. Very good.
Service was extraordinary.
I'll go again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The portions were very small for the prices charged. If the food had been outstanding it would it have been an issue for me. I must say the waiters are great - very friendly and personable.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Great food with a great view. The food was outstanding

Tags: Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 24, 2017

dinner was delicious and beautiful looking out at ocean. Lovely experience! Going back tomorrow for lunch.

Tags: Romantic, Waterfront
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 23, 2017

I am really loving the remodel, it's so pretty now. The menu really changed since the last time I was here (a long time ago) We weren't too excited about anything as we read the menu but placed our orders and took a chance and thankfully we were pleased with our meals. Still miss the former mexican food menu from the past but this was acceptable. Still a bit pricey for what you actually get, I had 2 enchiladas /rice/beans, hubby had a tostada salad with added crab, no drinks and the price with $10 valet was $63, The service was really good though.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Best Salads !!!
The Kale Salad is delicious !!
It is called the Las Bristas salad

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Organic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 23, 2017

My dear friend took us to the restaurant. The view was fantastic! The food was delicious! Waitors were very friendly. It was very quiet, cozy atmosphere. But parking was a little bit difficult. Valet parking fee was $7.00.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Paleo Friendly, Waterfront, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 23, 2017

We were looking forward to their new menu and remodeled decor. The new look is fine. The food was not very good. Just mediocre and overpriced. The service was slow. The appetizers were terrible. The only good thing is the view. Great location.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 23, 2017

I was extremely pleased Vince and Georgio were amazing and made my dining experience amazing . They went out of their way Ill be back. The food was delicious too.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 23, 2017

We had made these reservations based on a friend who lives in the area. Thought it would be touristy but thank goodness it wasn’t!! It has just been renovated and the wine list is fabulous!
The menu is very modern Mexican and so creative!! No heavy sauces!!
Our waiter was Matt! Ask for him! He is the best! We will definitely be back again!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Paid way too much for dried out seafood and didn't come out as discribed on the menus. Prior to remodel of the restaurant--the food was great and priced well. The atmosphere is way to bright white for evening dinning. Service was inattentive and poorly timed. People were friendly but unprofessional. The host cleaned off the table in front of us using a used napkin from another dirty table brushing everything on the floor. Our waiter kept telling us he would bring out rolls and more drinks but didn't, he was busy talking to another couple all evening. No acknowledgement of our 40th anniversary that I put on our reservation and verbally told the hostess.

Las Brisas used to be very good with a Mexican flare. Very little Mexican flare, but much higher end foods and prices to paid off the remodel.

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