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Splashes at Surf & Sand Resort

4.5
2200 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Romantic
Terraced above the beach, with waves breaking just 25 feet below, the casually elegant Splashes Restaurant boasts some of California's best views and finest cuisine.

Whether seated in the dining room or alfresco on the palm-shaded patio, you'll enjoy American Coastal Cuisine set against a dramatic backdrop of the Pacific Ocean.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Seafood, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday - Sunday: 7:00am - 11:00am;
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:30pm;
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:30am - 3:30pm;
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm;
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Phone number
(949) 376-2779
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Ron Fougeray
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Mountain Road - North; Blue Bird Canyon - South
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Parking details
$8 validated valet parking and street parking are available
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2200 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

The service is impeccable. Quick and friendly. And the view. I mean seriously the view

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Outstanding service and the food was five stars. The ambience was amazing. Our server was Phillip made sure everything was as i wanted it to be for a special occasion

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Chefs tasting and wine pairing was exquisite absolutely delicious

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We were running 15 minutes late to our 145 reservation. We called in and they told us there would be a wait. We were seated at about 205 then we waited and waited and waited for 25 minutes for a waiter. I had to remind the hostess that we were not greeted by any wait staff nor busser. Overall, the waiter was pleasant and the food was good but we just felt like an afterthought the whole time there. We even had to remind the hostess to flag down a waiter to cash in our check. Since we paid upwards of $250 total for 2 adults and a toddler for the brunch, i felt the overall experience was subpar and i doubt we will ever return again.

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Good food & service

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Went for our anniversary. Great food, great service! Terrible weather this day, but they made the best of it!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

For a romantic date, anniversary, great time with friends this is a MUST! From the Manager, Sam to the service staff to the incredible chef, if you are looking for fine dining overlooking the Pacific, this is it.

They have a new menu that is amazing. Our party of four ordered different items and shared. Everything was fantastic. The grilled octopus on th appetizer menu is out of bounds!

You simply cannot find a better special occasion location then Splashes. I travel for a living and I would definitely come back for another meal here.

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2.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Our waiter was great however the food was not at all what we expected. We had the octopus for starters which was okay. For the main course, we opted for the filet and the turbo (house special). Let’s just say that the meal was not worth it. The fish was rubbery and the steak was bland. The first steak they brought out was over done when we asked for medium rare. When they did bring out the right now, it was bland and lacked flavor. My husband I have been to a lot of restaurants because w e travel a lot but by far this place was terrible. It’s a shame considering that the restaurant has a beautiful view of the ocean. I do not recommend this place at all.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

The crisp octopus is so good - just perfect. Wouldn't change anything with that dish.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

The octopus and the brussels sprouts were delicious! The service was exceptional!

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Wonderful view and great food

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Breathtaking view of the ocean, extensive wine list and amazing food. Perfect romantic dinner!

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

One of the best dinners I have ever had. The food was superb--excellent flavors, beautiful presentation, the service was excellent, and the view was spectacular. I will definitely be back!

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

The view was spectacular and we had the best calamari we have ever had. Our server was perfect!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Great service and great food . The scenery was amazing.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Food was great, service was great and the atmosphere also great!

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3.0Dined on May 4, 2018

The appetizer were delicious but the entrees where tasteless

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3.0Dined on April 30, 2018

We made our reservation with the knowledge that they would not guarantee a specific table BUT when we arrived we were taken to what had to be the worst table they have. It was down a flight of stairs (my husband uses a cane and we are seniors) next to the bar (crazy busy location) and the door to the beach! Thankfully, we asked the boss who was a dear and he found another table, the best one! We were very happy as we had an outstanding view and we were out of any traffic stream... so far so good.
The service was professional but as might be expected, there is a trade off when you have such an exceptional view! The bread was the best. The appetizers (Brussels sprouts and octopus) were both very nice. My husband's scallops was perfection but the "special" was tasteless. Who would have thought wild halibut would not have been a good choice? 3 of made that choice which turned out to be a mistake.
Bottom line: go for the view and leave it to another restaurant to satisfy your taste buds.

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Excellent all the way around!

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

It was a very memorable dinner. Everything we ordered was delicious.

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Birthday !!!
Love love love the view. Can’t get much closer to the ocean than this !

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Fabulous food and views! The wait staff was perfection!!

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2018

I've eaten here many time and always had a great time, good service and good food. My husband and I were a little shocked last night with the prices though. Maybe we're paying for the view, but the $80 steak was a bit ridiculous. Not one drink was under $15. I'd think twice before going there again.

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2018

I booked this restaurant 2 months ago and requested window seating to celebrated my birthday. i understood that window seating was guarantee so i arrived at 5pm when they open and i still ended up at a table that was not next to the window. TOTALLY DISAPPOINTING. Aside from that, the dining service was excellent and the food was fine and the overall experience was great because of the breathtaking Oceanside view.

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2.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Not a great experience. My wife and I came here as part of her 40th birthday celebration. We had 8pm reservations and we were seated immediately on the patio - at a tiny table literally wedged into a doorway. My wife couldn’t even get into her chair because it was blocked by a large unused table umbrella. We asked what the wait was for a table inside and were told by the unhelpful 15 year-old hostess “at least 30 minutes.” Within the first 10 minutes I had my chair bumped into at least three times by someone walking by. Our waiter was very good and helpful and he must have overheard us complaining because a few moments later the manager came over and graciously offered to re-seat us inside.

We ordered the mussels as an appetizer and several of them came out undercooked. Our waiter told us about a halibut special and though my wife ordered it about 10 minutes later, we were told they ran out. We ended up with the short ribs and lamb shanks. The ribs were very good - tender and flavorful. The lamb so-so. A bit too much sauce.

We were given a complimentary creme brûlée for my wife’s birthday - it was good, if not exceptional.

The food wasn’t bad, just terribly over-priced. Unfortunately this restaurant confirms to the stereotype of waterfront locations allowing restaurants to get away with charging high prices for mediocre food. Also very much in keeping with the resort this is located in.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

My wife and I (from Austin, TX) celebrated our one year anniversary in Laguna and had an amazing time! Our waiter Kyle did a great job at coordinating the evening. All of his recommendations were superb, and the food and view were unlike any other. Thank you for the hospitality!

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

My wife and I were celebrating our 4th wedding anniversary. We enjoyed our lunch very much. A friend/coworker told me about Splashes last year. We will be back!

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

We had a great table outside with heater and wonderful view. Service was wonderful and food good.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Food, service and ambiance all superseded my expectations.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

What can I say other than it was definitely a top five dining experience of all time. Starters included the tuna tartare and the scallops. Perfection wouldn’t do these two dishes justice. The service, entrees and desserts were so unbelievable that we were in awe. Watching the cotton candy sunset combined with 2 moderately price bottles of wine made it an unforgettable night.

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4.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Peculiar selection of menu items. Very slow service seems to be their norm

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4.0Dined on April 20, 2018

My first visit, but maybe an off night. Though food was very good. An outstanding rib eye steak, which I’m glad my date ordered. Worth the price. My Scottish trout, also very good.

But service was off. Our waiter preoccupied with a large party, and rarely around. Silverware was dirty. And, we had to laugh that three different wait staff said they would light the candle at our dark table.

Good food is not a scarcity along the OC coast., But give me great service and an experience and I’ll will be back soon.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Amazing time, always a fun Orange County spot!

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

From the moment we were seated, we were catered to like the only people in the restaurant. Saul and Vincent were amazing. Great time, million dollar view and excellent food.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Have enjoyed MANY meals at Splashes and they have never disappointed!!! The staff is wonderful and has found the perfect balance between being attentive and providing privacy to their guests. The food is exceptional (Paella that I had this last visit was WONDERFUL and the brussel sprouts are always YUMMY). The handcrafted cocktails are always delicious and the bar staff offers wonderful options to fit your particular taste. The wine list is extensive and filled with high end and mid price wines that are sure to satisfy any palate. And last but definitely NOT least, the view is second to none!!! If you have not tried this amazing place, do yourself a favor and do so!!! NOW!!! :)

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Little pricey for lunch but food and service was outstanding.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Dining with high school classmates from class of ‘64

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Please, the elevator was slow and one of them didn’t work. We walked down five flights of stairs with an elderly parent The food and service was excellent

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Came here with my wife for Sunday brunch. Excellent service, excellent food and awesome view/location. Don't come here for a quiet little lunch/dinner as the place is quite busy with families, functions, etc when we were there. It's a hotel restaurant but on the water and beautiful. Good menu which I believe changes so check it on line before going.

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2.0Dined on April 15, 2018

A few weeks in advance, I requested a table with a nice view to celebrate a special occasion with friends from out of town. They stuck us at a table outside, crammed between the disgusting rest rooms and the indoor dining room next to all the people traffic from the beach and bar. Waiter didn’t come until 15min after we were seated. We finally ordered and waited for our appetizers to arrive. Had to ask one of the servers for bread as our waiter clearly forgot. Waiter was a friendly guy, but for a restaurant that charges $50 for a piece of short rib with inattentive, subpar service, Splashes is NOT worth it. I have no issues with restaurants automatically adding in 20% gratuity for parties of 6 or more, but truly hate paying it when the service, food and the whole experience was so incredibly disappointing. We will certainly not be returning to this establishment.

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