Tortilla Republic Laguna Beach

4.5
742 reviews
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Mexican
Modern Mexican Cuisine. Updated Mexican classics made with fresh, flavorful and unique ingredients. Local first, organic when available, all natural chicken and meats. Tortilla Republic is featuring spectacular coastal views from every seat in the house, the new restaurant offers flavorful Mexican recipes with California flair and a lively bar boasting over 100 tequilas and mezcals
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Happy Hour Every Day!

Great Happy Hour with great Happy Hour Menu and Delisious Margaritas.

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: November 21, 2018

Ends: November 22, 2117

Availability: Daily 3:00PM-6:00PM

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RS
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chicken fajitas were outstanding as were the Margaritas

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KK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was really good, coming from the Islands of Hawaii and my wife having had her share of good and bad lobster. Well for her to say compliments to the chef is HUGE!!! She had the lobster enchiladas and I has the pork chop pineapple. I'd love to come back but I had a gift card that helped me offset the costs.. but yes I'd recommend it no problem.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Waited 10 minutes for someone to stop by the table at that point we were told server would be over shortly another five minutes went by still no server when server finally showed up we were told sorry but there’s no one to wait on the table they were sent home not really my problem food was average I asked the waiter before making my selection for a beef taco when my meal arrived it was pork had to ask another waiter to send our waitress over of course that was halfway through the meal was told that the Carnitas is what I ordered I asked her if she remembered us discussing a beef taco she did acknowledge that we did but I was served pork she did offer to bring a beef taco out but because it took so long for her to arrive my companions were pretty much finished with their meal I have been to the tortilla republic multiple times this time by far overall experience extremely poor

Jim Henricks

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RA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Service and happy hour prices were excellent. Food was ok, but, seemed a little bland for Mexican. Will definitely go back. Great waiter and service.

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KH
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary here (we ate here after getting engaged a few years ago!). Our server was amazing, the margaritas were incredible, and they brought us churros on the house for our anniversary. It was great! Definitely recommend. Get the jalapeño marg. :)

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K
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The carnitas are tough and flavorless. No one in our group thought their food was exceptional.

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M
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Let me say first, I am not one to write a negative review. Sometimes establishments will just have a bad day. However, I wish I had read a review of Tortilla Republic before I took my family there for Mothers’ Day. Not that a review is gospel, but adding them together can be helpful when deciding where to dedicate time and money for an evening out. First, while the waitress was friendly, she was very inattentive. Could we have more water? could we have straws? could we have more chips? All of these requests were greeted with a yes, yet she never delivered on them. We had to ask other staff who did respond. Of the four dishes we had, only the steak tacos where edible. The Swordfish tacos were very bad. The “batter” was dough like and there was some strange sweet sauce on the tacos. The Lobster enchiladas were similarly poorly prepared. What was suppose to be a Lobster Bisque sauce on the enchiladas was something unidentifiable. I ddon’t want to go into all of the particulars. We simply did not enjoy the food. The location and view. Terrific. Maybe next time we’ll just have drinks at the bar (minus the kids).

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RD
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We went there and n Mother’s Day. The food was very good although on the coolish side. The waiter never asked us or we would have told him. I think they were probably understaffed that day because our waiter was working hard but seemingly had to cover a lot of ground.

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K
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Food was outstanding. Our server was inattentive, surly and provided very poor service-he didn't respond to requests like more water. His attitude was rude

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G
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We were there for Mother's Day, which was a very busy day, but our server was quite attentive and friendly! My only complaint was that the food was served in the strangest ways - ceviche in a cup is nearly impossible to eat - especially without small plates! Tacos came on a little shelf to keep them upright - but again, no plate, so it was a mess to eat. The food was good though.

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JW
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The drinks were good but over priced. Service was slow and food mediocre.

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C
Minneapolis
23 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time here and it was the best Mexican food I have had in CA! I was celebrating my birthday which also happens to be Mother's Day this year, and churros were sent to our table as dessert.

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SB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant, great food, great ambiance, great service (server Holland was truly hospitable and kind). Highly recommend.

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MO
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Girls Day Out Brunch!!! We had a chance to chat and catch with a great view off the patio. We really enjoyed the drink specials too.

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

We had a delicious brunch this morning :) a beautiful day in Laguna!

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service!!!

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B
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Margarita pitcher was outstanding! The ceviche was delicious and our server was great! She gave us lots of good suggestions. This is our 3rd time dining here and each time it’s been great!

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Best fajitas I’ve ever had, great portion size. Will definitely be coming back here.

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AH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place is fantastic. The staff is friendly and very accommodating. For sure will go back again

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London
6 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Went for happy hour, great experience, great value and food was amazing. Would recommend the steak topped nachos. Modelo on draft at $4 is always great! Definitely recommend. Spicy margaritas are great too.

Only drawbacks were no outside seating and no seafood/fish tacos on either the happy hour or taco Tuesday menu.

Definitely recommend for a happy hour experience.

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San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Carnitas were awesome. Took half home. Sobrasa salad with shrimp was great. Second time and will go back.

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food. Nice view of the sky at sunset. Heaters on the patio. Cool vibe inside. Just loud.

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MA
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our Server Mark was simply GREAT!!! The food was wonderful! Lovely dinner!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The staff was very accommodating even with a baby. The nachos were delicious as was the jalapeño margarita not to mention the value- happy hour on a weekend!

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C
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

While our server was very sweet, she got our order wrong a couple of times. That would be fine if they were more attentive, but we often had to ask other staff for help. The food was great, but I was not impressed with the service.

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TD
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Terrible service! I waited over 30 minutes and no one came to even get our drink order so I left.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it here! Will definitely be back. The food is good and the service was great!

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L
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was delicious, and our waiter was attentive, however when it came to desert he wasn’t very descriptive. We ordered the tres leche cake, and really it was 3 small donut holes with merange and sauce decorating the large plate. How do you share that dessert? We would have ordered something else. Other than that it was great.

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j
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vacation. Done

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h
Seattle
47 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Great service not great food. We had a table of 8 and none of the meals were overwhelming

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DO
Orange County
20 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second visit, as we were so pleased with our visit last week that we had to return again! Our server, I believe her name was Sabina (it was close to Sabrina) was wonderful. Keep up the great work!

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

Just very good Mexican food

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Food was great! However it felt like our waiter was constantly forgetting about us because we were in the back of the restaurant. We were a large party of 11 so I thought we would have gotten a little extra attention but he was no where to be found throughout most of our dinner. Everyone in our party was slightly annoyed and we had to go out of our way to find some one just to place extra drink and food orders. It was a huge bummer because I had read so many great reviews but was let down.

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Attentive service. Recommend Signature Margarita and Mole enchiladas,.

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e
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the ambiance is very fun! Great for a birthday and for a date night.

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C
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent flavors and seasoning. Great service.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Server sucked. Food was bland.

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SS
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Forgot to check us in on Open Table.

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MS
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Feels like it changed from the last time we were there...wasn't as good as before.

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OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is amazing! I highly recommend.

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