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With world-class hospitality and a chef-curated menu, Las Brisas delivers classic Southern California cuisine and stunning ocean views Enjoy the panoramic view of Laguna Beach’s coastline in our elegant dining rooms or relaxing outdoor patio, and you’re bound to discover the magic of Las Brisas.
Hours
Regular Hours
Mon - Sat:
Sun:
Payment method
all major credit cards
Price Range
$$$
Neighborhoods
Main Beach, North Laguna
Categories
Mexican Restaurants, Banquet Halls & Reception Facilities, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants, Latin American Restaurants, Restaurants, Seafood Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Lot, Free

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Good For Groups: Yes

Good for Kids: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Take Out: No

Cuisines: Mexican, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, Latin American, Seafood

Alcohol: Full Bar

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Above Average

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Marlyn M.

11/01/2018

Overall
Atmosphere
Food
Service

Las Brisas customers service is phenomenal! Both Ricardo and Dante were our waiters and to be quite honest I did not want to leave because of the experience they gave us as our waiters. They were very attentive and also made us laugh up a storm. They made us feel right at home. Their food is also delcious! I recommend this place to anyone and everyone. There are some really good people there and excellent costumer service 👌

Alan L.

04/01/2014

Overall
Good food but awesome view

The food is decent but the view is out of this world. The outdoor patio is fun in the summer for a margarita and some Mexican snacks overlooking the beautiful pacific.

John2k11

10/20/2011

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Overall
Best place to take the family

I have been coming here for years . You are always welcomed and the food is great .This is the kind of place that you can come how you are at hang out out side or have a nice romantic dinner inside and see a beautiful view .for even better service make reservations

yhang0204

08/28/2011

Overall
This place is a joke! Worst restaurant i've been to!

I went here last night. The food was good. Other than that it was AWFUL. Our server was rushing us when he was taking our order. He was so rude when i asked for extra lemon. Our food took 1 hour to cook. The boy gave us second basket of bread and the main server complained why he gave us more bread. The plate was dirty. They should have atleast cleaned the corners. We are like sardines. It was so crowded. Can't even move because ithere was no space. I talked to the manager and he just asked me to go back to my seat to see who's serving us. It was the worst experience i had in a restaurant and was charged atleast $300! Tsk!

mikelabella

07/06/2010

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Overall
Great location

This is a fun place to go to! It is right in the heart of Laguna Beach... The restaurant always seems to be packed.. but itàs fun to go to once in awhile. It has an amazing view. If you have people in from out of town, make sure to take them here...they will be impressed!

trvlngal

01/29/2010

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Overall
RIPPED-OFF!!!

Went for a last fun night in Laguna. Got slow sloppy service and a dirty table that was never wiped down, requested some salsa to zest up a bland quesadilla, got charged $2 for it, $9 glass of house wine. The sunset view is hidden by trees, we fled and went to the Cliffs, much better view, service, and prices!!!

Sheauen

10/26/2009

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Overall
awesome views and good bloody marys

some guy i was dating brought me here one sunday morning for brunch. we got patio seating overlooking the ocean. it was amazing! loved the tacos and and the drinks. really scenic and breathtaking view. the view eclipses the food.

carmine22

05/24/2009

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Overall
coffee anyone?

I went here for breakfast on a friday with a neighbor and ordered coffee and they would not serve me coffee only. very disappointed.

voteyes8

11/24/2008

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Overall
The best!!

Awesome!! I love the restaurant and location...great for summer drinks in the afternoon. Also, love the fact that the CFO voted Yes Prop. 8 !!....Its good to see someone standup and not give in to intolerant left liberals.

freeamerica

11/13/2008

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Overall
Not Good

The CFO of Las Brisas contributed to the Yes on 8 campaign. OC residents should be aware of this before they spend their money at this establishment.

trombrain

08/20/2008

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Overall
Mediocre -- proof that Mexican food's flavor is typically inversely proportionate to its price.

This restaurant's view is spectacular and I for one found the service to be excellent, but the food is a joke. Overwrought presentation only adds insult to the overwhelming blandness of everything on the plate. The ceviche was terrible, the sole and chicken were dry, the seafood enchiladas were downright disgusting. Honestly, I can't think of a single restaurant experience in which I've felt so completely ripped off. Maybe I'm biased, having grown up in an area full of low-key taquerias in which $6 buys an enormous and flavorful meal. If you like honest Mexican cuisine, if you like flavor, this place is not for you. Nice view, though.

janaschreiber8

07/02/2008

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Overall
Food that is on par with the Spectacular view

This Laguna Beach treasure offers customers delicious mexican dishes to go with the stunning scene of beautiful blue waters and soft, white sand. The interior is just as beautiful as the birds-eye view of the beach, and the meals are fantastic and fresh.

timplayer

04/20/2008

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Overall
Excellent food, Excellent view, Excellent service ... did I already say Excellent food?

I really love going to this place... Especially for the breakfast buffet on Saturday mornings. (On Sundays they have something different going on... but it's not the buffet.) Nothing beat a nice drive down PCH on a weekend morning. Plenty of parking which will cost you at the parking meter. I highly recommend making reservations the day before so you can walk past all the people up front and be seated like a VIP. I've never had to wait when I made a reservation. After you are seated you go to the buffet area. Grab a plate and have one of their omelet artisans create the perfect breakfast piece for you. I always throw a buck or two into the tip basket. You move on to fresh waffles, eggs benedict, sausage, fresh fruit and other treats I don't know the name of, but they are ALL GOOD. If you're lucky you'll be seated next to the window to enjoy the ocean view. With all this factored into equation you'd think it was expensive... but not at all. The breakfast is $13.95 per person ($5.95 for children under 12)... and the juices are like $2.00. Afterwards you can enjoy the ocean view from the gazebo a few yards away or enjoy a walk on the beach. I've created a lot of great memories around this place.

bradcunningham

03/27/2008

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Overall
las brisas

this place has the worst service ever. good food but the people do not care about the customer. they have volume so they don't care. when you have a reservation, they don't honor it. they served food that wasn't ordered and charged us for it. when they served the table, they reached over the guests and dropped water in the food. the absolute worst!! when we talked to them about it, they had ""smug"" smiles on their face...crazy. it's not the first time either...we're locals...this has happened more than once.... i guess we're the crazy ones because we went back.... :( not again. we're done.

jzzyjen

03/11/2008

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Overall
Best view of the ocean in Laguna Beach

Food is good but view is even better! Try the margaritis and the the steak casadias. They are to die for. They also have a nice fire place outside but you have to get there early to get a seat.

tracy_park1972

03/11/2008

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Overall
Nice locations for drinks

Nice placeto have drinks outside on the veranda. have a view of the ocean while you at it. Romantic. Food is on the average side, but the atomsophere is key.

siphu

11/12/2007

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Overall
not such a great experience

the view is fantastic at las brisas but not much can be said about the food they serve or the service. we were greeted at the door by the host and we told them that we didn't have reservations. he told us that he was very held back and would need a few minutes to seat us. it took longer than 15 mins for him to find is a table when the restaurant was CLEARLY not busy. i ordered the lobster shrimp scallop trio and found it to be very bland. the lobster was burnt. the tuna tartare was pretty good. the only thing i enjoyed was the dessert. creme brulee is always delicious.

henrymillionaire

09/30/2007

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Overall
STAY AWAY. WORST EXPERIENCE EVER WITH MULTIPLE PROBLEMS.

We just went there for our anniversary, and i can say that this is the worst dining experience of my entire life.

First off, we were told it would take 20 minutes to be seated. After one hour, they took us to our window-side table. We quickly ordered because we were so hungry. It then took ONE HOUR TO GET OUR FOOD.

The worst part of this is that I told the waiter i was allergic to margarine and that I couldn't have it in my food. The waiter came back and told me that Las Brisas USES MARGARINE IN ALL THEIR SAUCES. This place charges upwards of $40 per plate and they use margarine!!! Someone tell them that trans-fats cause horrific diseases.

I ended up ordering a steak with nothing on it. When they brought the steak out, there was steak sauce on it. Why in the world would someone put steak sauce on a $35 piece of steak. It was a 12 oz. New York steak. Half of it was fat and could not be eaten. They ripped me off in that only 6 oz. of the steak were edible.

During the meal, i asked the waiter about the ingredients of the chicken littles that i ordered for my child. The waiter said they used lard! Whatever happened to good old oil?

Also, there were flys in the dining area that kept whizzing over our table. The guests next to us complained to their waiter to open a window and let the flys out.

Upon receiving our bill, i noticed that the waiter had erroneously added two additional items (worth $40) to our bill that we did not order. He removed the items after i pointed them out.

My advice, if you still need it after reading the above details of my recent misfortune at Las Brisas, is to STAY AWAY FROM THIS PLACE.

csong001

08/16/2007

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Overall
Best place to have a margarita and watch the sunset

Best place to have a margarita and watch the sunset, especially out on the patio. Great food too!!!!

diondrec

05/12/2007

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Overall
RODENT HAIR!!!!

I dined at Las Brisas for the fourth time in the past few years on Thursday May 10th. I took a friend with me and we enjoyed, as I usually do, eating on the patio enjoying the view. I ordered the shrimp quesdillas, she ordered the steak tacos. Service was slow, but we were enjoying the drinks. When we finally received the food I noticed 3 small HAIRS on the plate mixed in with the food!! I asked my company what she thought they were and she said it looked like rodent hair. I immediately called the waitress over and pointed it out to her and to my amazement she said that IT WAS RODENT HAIR and that this type of things happens sometimes during the summer time. This HAPPENS SOMETIMES??? I couldn't believe my ears.

The manager came out and offered us a new meal and several different explanations, claiming because of the oils they use, the rodents tend to be very interested in ""what's cooking"". Needless to say...we left the restaurant and enjoyed one of many restaurants that have the same view sans the rodent hair. The tables are so close on the patio at Las Brisas that several other customers left with us after overhearing and seeing the rodent hair on our plate!

I was a regular customer to this restaurant when I was in town but now not only will I never go there...I will make sure no one I know will ever go there again either. There's too many nice restaurants in Laguna and throughout Orange County...Las Brisas better get it's rodent situation under control before they are embarrased right out of business.