Nick’s Laguna Restaurant

Nick’s Laguna Restaurant, rated by all who have eaten there as one of the top restaurants in the area, is dedicated to perfecting the dining experience through continuous experimentation and innovation, offering the highest quality food and beverage, and executing impeccable standards of hospitality. The deeply instilled Nick’s culture is exemplified by its staff of professional Ladies and Gentlemen who share a common focus and are inspired and committed to offering great service and thereby creating a positive memorable experience for their patrons. It is evident in their great food sold at reasonable prices and high standards of presentation, that they are committed to being among the best in the industry, operating friendly, relaxed, comfortable restaurants.

440 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

+1 949-376-8595

Laguna Beach Brewery and Grille

The Laguna Beach Brewery and Grille is not your run-of-the-mill Mexican restaurant. Even though it has that cozy, loungy atmosphere about it, with the most iconic dishes that made regions of mexico famous and unique such as the Culiacan vampiro style of taco, the baja style of Ceviche and much more, the bar also boasts a variety of craft Margaritas made with fresh ingredients and unique flavors like their Chapo Margarita with pineapple, cucumber and serrano pepper and the Estilo Viejo a Tequila/Mezcal Old Fashioned style of Cocktail. But that’s not all! They are also a Brewery featuring the Laguna Beach Beer Company, plus a selection of amazing beers on tap and bottles. Feeling Mexican? Drop by and enjoy the ambiance.

237 Ocean Ave
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Phone number(949) 497-3381

Adonis Mediterranean Grill

Don’t be fooled by the somewhat plain exterior of The Adonis Mediterranean Grille. The food is OUTSTANDING. Whilst respecting all the traditions of this Middle Eastern and Greek approach to nutritious and delicious fast food, Adonis have been making excellent chicken Gyros consistently for the past 4 years. For a takeout spot you don’t expect much in the way of service but the staff at Adonis go out of their way to be cheerful and smile. They’re always handing out samples! It’s a great way to introduce their special cuisine. The fresh herbs and house garlic sauces are insane! Definitely don’t pass up lunch at this spot next time your in Laguna Beach. It’s located right near main beach and is easily accessed. Note: Cash only. They don’t take credit cards.

202 Park Ave
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
+1 949-715-4581

Another Kind Cafe

Another Kind Cafe is a cute little cafe that also offers light and healthy meals. One of it’s unusual items on the menu is Vietnamese iced coffee which has become very popular with the locals.The food and coffee is of a high standard, made quickly with a smile. The decor and vibe are simple, clean, with a modern rustic finish.Their menu is small but tempting and makes customers come back for more. It’s an ideal spot for a quick meal whilst on the go…or to take a breather from a hectic day.

793 Laguna Canyon Rd
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Phone number(949) 715-9688

Sergio’s Empanadas

Sergio’s Empanada was established in 2010.It started at a local farmers market and then he opened a permanent storefront in Laguna Beach. Sergio grew up loving food and experiencing different cuisines and the first time, he tried an empanada and fell in love with the taste and the rest as they say is history. It’s a nice, little, boutique spot in Laguna to get a quick bite to eat. Sergio’s offers some unique empanadas that you won’t easily find anywhere else. This little restaurant is ideal for a quick snack after a day’s drinking in the Laguna Beach area or hanging out at the beach. Also parking is really easy, with a customer-only lot behind the building (towards the beach).

977 S Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

(949) 715-7622

Eva’s-A Caribbean Kitchen

Eva’s – A Caribbean Kitchen is based on Guyanese cuisine and includes dishes from the Africans and Creoles, East Indians, Amerindians, Chinese and Europeans. It boasts great Seafood, Jerk Pork and Crab & Sweet Corn Cakes. Even if you don’t like fish this is a great place to explore dishes from the Caribbean. Of special note is their Jerk Salmon rubbed with their house jerk seasonings. The Cajun Shrimp appetizer is especially popular.. but hot, very hot! The owner recommends that one finishes off the meal with coconut Creme Brûlée and Clement coconut rum from Martinique. Experience casual Caribbean hospitality without actually going there.

31732 S Pacific Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Phone number(949) 499-6311

Ivory Restaurant & Lounge

The Ivory Restaurant & Lounge offers a contemporary dining experience with a traditional approach to service. It’s modern lounge décor is integrated with ivory and gold tones, with white flowing drapes and luxurious leather couches throughout. On arrival, your senses are filled with the delicious aroma of blooming jasmine on the outdoor patio, while the rhythms of European electronica down-tempo and ambient jazz relax both body and mind. It’s a perfect setting for romantic evenings, birthday celebrations, anniversaries, or just a casual dinner with friends. Their California Cuisine menu showcases the freshest and finest ingredients, highlighting seasonal selections of meats, seafood and vegetables. What’s interesting is their signature appetizer – Boom Boom Shrimp which appears to be very popular with the regulars. You should try it!

237 Ocean Ave
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Phone number(949) 497-3381

O Fine Japanese Cuisine

O Fine Japanese Cuisine was established in 2009. It’s robust menu features a variety of rolls, Sobas, Tempura varieties, Shabu-Shabu and sushi along with uniquely styled daily specials. The delicious King Crab Roll offers fresh king crab meat wrapped delicately in soy paper and topped with even more crab and caviar for the tastiest roll customer ever.  Still with the crab theme, the Poki Nachos is another must-try with assorted diced sashimi, cucumber, avocado and crab meat in a mild spicy sauce served with homemade nacho chips.  Some other favorites include the Lobster Dynamite, Chilean Sea Bass baked with Misoyaki, O Roll (sashimi wrapped in cucumber), Clam Soup and the Barbeque Lamb Rack. There’s something there for everyone.

30872 S Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Phone number(949) 715-5551

Selanne Steak Tavern

Selanne’s opened in November of 2013 and is named after owner and NHL player Teemu Selanne, future NHL Hall of Famer and MVP of the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Selanne’s is an upmarket neighborhood tavern featuring chef-driven small plates and appetizers as well as a traditional but sophisticated steak house menu.  They boast the best burger in town, and you can enjoy it with a craft beer, speciality cocktail or a great wine from their extensive list. One can choose to have dinner in one of several dining rooms or enjoy a game on 4 TV’s in the downstairs Tavern. Their steaks are reported to be the best in Laguna Beach, and feature Prime & Wagyu cuts such as the New York Strip, Tomahawk Ribeye Filet Mignon and Flat Iron. This charming restaurant is set in a historical Laguna Beach home built in 1934, which includes the downstairs tavern mentioned earlier, outdoor patio right on Pacific Coast Highway, Wine Room and of course the upstairs steakhouse – known as “Bob’s Room” (the original room that current building owner Bob French called his bedroom as a boy growing up in Laguna Beach in the 1930’s).

1464 S Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Phone number(949) 715-9881

The Grove on Forest

The Grove on Forest is a modern coffeehouse and café located in the heart of Laguna Beach featuring organic specialty coffees, daily fresh-baked pastries, gourmet sandwiches, salads and breakfast served daily until 2:30PM as well as lunch. It’s grounded in the unique history of its owners, Kara and James. James’ 8+ years of culinary skills were further developed by serving as Sous Chef at local gem, Café Zoolu. Enjoy the beautiful pet-friendly patio located in the historic Lumberyard Mall in beautiful Laguna Beach.The menu changes seasonally in order to provide fresh and seasonal variety.

384 Forest Ave
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Phone number(949) 472-1999

CARMELITA’S KITCHEN DE MEXICO

Carmelita’s is a boutique restaurant offering Authentic Mexican Cuisine & Catering. Their recipes have been harvested through the culinary roots of Puebla + Guadalajara. The Chef, Javier Perez meets with local growers & vendors in the Laguna Beach Farmers Market, to sample and choose the very freshest and organic ingredients. Vegetables & seafood are used based on the season of the year. By using traditional cocina techniques, the kitchen prepares the menu from scratch each and every day. Carmelita’s dishes are pure Cal-Mex creations. Meals show quality, from dazzling fresh juice-agave margaritas, to the pairing of robust skirt steak with an enchilada in lively red sauce, to carnitas of Snake River Farm’s Prime Kurobuta pork. The combination of creative but down to earth plate presentations, stylish surroundings and service that’s both snappy and warm, makes you feel content and appreciated when you eventually leave!

217 Broadway St
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

(949) 715-7829

Central Kitchen and Bar

Centrál introduces you to a rustic yet modern American Fusion cuisine .It represents the diversity of California with influences from almost every continent. Think of it as part adventure, part familiar, part unexpected-it as you acquaint yourself with it’s cuisine and mecca of flavors. Set in picturesque Laguna Beach, Centrál’s rustic design provides the perfect surroundings for their signature Ceviche and speciality cocktails.Whether you’re a vegetarian, pescatarian, or a meat eater, they provide a healthy eating lifestyle to suit all tastes. They focus on serving farm-fresh, organic foods and grass-fed beef, so you won’t have to compromise on any aspect of your diet.

361 Forest Ave
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

(949) 715-0801

K’ya Bistro Bar

Coined by locals as the top favorite restaurant in Laguna Beach, K’ya Bistro Bar is located in the historic, coastal Mexican styled La Casa del Camino hotel in the heart of Laguna Beach. With small plates and an emphasis on sharing, K’ya Bistro Bar offers a diverse menu with flavors from the Mediterranean and a local bistro appeal. This bustling bistro is a stone’s throw from the beach and reflects a lively San Francisco-esque atmosphere. Guests have a choice of a private table, or have a drink by the fireplace before or after dinner in the comfortable lobby lounge featuring live entertainment.They accept parties of up to 12 guests but if you are looking for a larger party, please contact their Catering Department…details below.

Contact Catering Department at 949-505-5088
 
1287 S Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

855-990-0281

Three Seventy Common

Inspired by classic country music and speed metal alike, vintage cars + knives, surfing, skating and a good bloody rib-eye, Chef Ryan Adam’s food is dynamic having cooked in over 40 kitchens across the globe. Seasonal, ever-evolving menu is formatted into small, medium and large plates. A phenomenal artisanal cheese and charcuterie selection is also available nightly.  370 Common places an emphasis on sourcing from local responsible farms and fisheries guided by principles of sustainability. Brown Bag Tuesdays offer a mystery bottle of wine for $15 with the purchase of dinner.  Wine-O Wednesdays offers an additional 3 course tasty menu paired with wines that changes weekly.The relaxed vibe and knowledgeable service makes it a favorite among locals and tourists alike.

370 Glenneyre St
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

(949) 494-8686

La Sirena Grill

Established in the summer of 1999 in a charming old cottage on Mermaid Street in downtown Laguna Beach, and turned out to be the perfect place for an eatery. Thus was founded La Sirena Grill, named for the street where the dream was born. The concept was simple: combine the quality of a fine food restaurant with the speed of a fast-food eatery-all in a casual, rustic atmosphere. Contemporary-Mexican in flavor, all dishes are fresh, healthy, and made from scratch. The careful craft that goes into the dishes is obvious when you taste the spicy chicken tortilla soup that owner Scott Cortellessa sort of created by accident. A popular addition to any dish at La Sirena is the aqua frescas, especially the watermelon and strawberry blend. It’s made by blending an entire watermelon (including seeds but not the rind) with a batch of fresh strawberries, water, a bit of sugar (depending on the sweetness of the fruit) and a secret ingredient. The drink is sweet and refreshing and you can taste the watermelon pulp in every slip. As you can see from the picture, there are only three seats inside and room for about a dozen more on an outdoor bench and five tables, so when the lunch or dinner rush hits, people look for a place – any place – to sit and enjoy their burritos and tacos. Some enjoy their food from the curb or a nearby doorway. Sometimes it’s standing room only!

347 Mermaid St
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

(949) 497-8226

Slapfish Modern Seafood Shack

Slapfish is a modern seafood shack that specializes in serving ocean-friendly american classics such as Lobster Roll, Fish and Chips, Signature Clam Chowder Fries, arguably the Best Fish Tacos, Lobster Grilled Cheese, Fresh Fish Sandwiches, and Seasonal Seafood Specialties. Established in 2012, the business started as a food truck and have grown to two great locations in Orange County. Currently they have over 75 restaurants in development world-wide. With Chef Gruel as a spokesperson for sustainable seafood practices, Slapfish separates itself on the county’s culinary landscape by serving to empower the community with fresh quality, responsibly sourced offerings.

211 Broadway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

(949) 715-0460

Reunion Kitchen + Drink

The Reunion Kitchen + Drink is all about modern comfort combined with the innovative interpretations on the foods that we all love and that’s what makes it unique. The drinks stand out from the norm too in that each cocktail is handcrafted in front of you by their highly trained bartenders. The exhibition-style kitchen allows you to see the heart and passion that the chefs bring to their creation of each dish. They believe in an aesthetic but relaxing experience for all it’s guests whilst giving superior service and value.

610 N Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

(949) 226-8393

Watermarc

Watermarc Restaurant brings together the vision of pairing contemporary cutting edge cuisines with great beverages. Lunch and Dinner menus begin with the grouping of 26 Grazing Plates, then on to more contemporary and traditional menus. Their wine program offers 239 different ways to enjoy remarkable wine in unison with extraordinary food. Their wine selections represent varietals from around the globe – each suited to enjoy with different types of food. Watermarc’s innovative cocktails menu features ‘Up’, ‘Rocks’, ‘Muddled’ and ‘Sparkling’ Cocktails. There is something for everyone, from classics such as the ‘Brandy Alexander’ or ‘Sazerac’, to their modern renditions of ‘Fire and Ice’ blending Grey Goose Citrus vodka with jalapenos, cucumber and lime. It boasts an open patio that fronts to Pacific Coast Highway, and a second floor Terrace Dining room that opens directly above Peppertree Lane. Watermarc is available for lunch, dinner, late night dining and for private parties in The Terrace Dining Room. Lunch served daily 11 until 3:30. Dinner served during Sun thru Thurs Is until 10, during Friday and Saturday until 11.

448 S Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 376-6272

The Stand Natural Foods

The Stand Natural Foods Restaurant has been serving quality vegan food in Laguna Beach, California for over 40 years! It was established in 1975 and will no doubt live on for generations to come by maintaining their 100% vegan menu that the customers have grown to appreciate and love. The Stand’s longtime owner, Edward purchased the Stand in 1975 from the family that created Have’A Chips™.  He has always believed that the healthiest food you can put in your body should consist of a plant based 100% cruelty free vegan diet. When Edward retired he sold to Alizabeth, a long time customer who wanted to preserve the legacy.The employees have embraced the change of ownership and love the enthusiastic positive energy Alizabeth brings­ to their place of employment, just like Edward always did.  Everyone who visits The Stand agrees that part of it’s essence and uniqueness is that no matter what day, month or year, you visit; you will always get the feeling that time has stood still. Glancing at the front reading table, you will always find LIFE magazines from the 60’s & 70’s.

238 Thalia St
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

(949) 494-8101

Mandarin King

Mandarin King Restaurant is a small family-owned Chinese restaurant that has proudly served the city of Laguna Beach and its visitors since 1984.  Even today, they continue to strive for excellence by offering delicious fresh food selections and great customer service whilst providing an inviting family atmosphere without charging a fortune. It’s all about making new family memories and starting new family traditions. The Mandarin King Restaurant is famous in the area for it’s family style dining, with Mandarin & Szeshwan Cuisine, made with NO MSG. All dishes are made-to-order and you have the choice of dining in or ordering take out. They also cater for parties. Dishes made gluten free, vegan, low-sodium or low-sugar dishes can be requested.They are the home of the famous Honey Walnut Shrimp, Spicy Peppered Fish, Mongolian Beef, Seafood Happy Family, House Special Chicken, Aromatic Shrimp, Orange Peel Chicken, and Cream Cheese Wontons.

1223 N Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

(949) 494-8992