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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

American Restaurant
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“Great food, hard to get reservations. Walk-ins accepted with a wait. Or just do the bar! ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Bar
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“Amazing rooftop at the top of a small hotel in Laguna Beach. Breathtaking views of the coast. Great for sunset. Has food all day long and great drinks. Known for their mojitos. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Bar
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“Lunch, cocktails, or dinner on the rooftop Reggae night on Sundays Live music most nights ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Mexican and seafood restaurant with ocean views and outdoor patio. This is located right off the PCH in Laguna Beach downtown area. Great for large groups. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“You can't get closer to the beach unless you were on the sand. The Deck is another place I primarily come for the location, though the food is pretty good too. But if you are really craving a beach front sunset drink in the hustle and bustle of Downtown Laguna, this is the place.”
  • 19 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Thursday night is 80s night for dancing and fun! During the day, they have amazing coastal views and lunch on top floor, as well as dinner. American Cuisine. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bar
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“Casual setting, ocean view from the patio, this restaurant features great seafood Mex at a very reasonable price. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great menu... Awesome sandwiches, salads, dessert, organic coffee and the best blended green tea boba ever!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Best view of Laguna Beach (Main Beach) and excellent food. Spring for the valet parking right next door--it's well worth it. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“California Cafe (Breakfast, lunch and dinner). Causal patio restaurant with delicious food and great coffee! Located in downtown Laguna Beach. Great to grab a bite and walk around. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“Downstairs has a Happy Hour and small plates that locals love. Upstairs is THE ROOFTOP LOUNGE where it gets hopping right around sunset. Go for a drink or just check out the view.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
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“The Oldest Bar on the Pacific Coast is also a great breakfast and lunch spot.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“This is a place for great fresh, organic Mexican food. Their calamari tacos are fabulous as are any of their fish tacos. Try their Agua Fresca for a refreshing fruit drink. They have a few locations, but, in my opinion, this hole in the wall one is the best. It's a hole in the wall in Laguna Beach, so the wall it's in is pretty pricey real estate! This is a casual, sit outside, no we don't have a bathroom onsite kind of place. As such, the prices are very reasonable. So the food is way worth it. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“A big fave of ours. We use Resy for reservations. The meats and fish are fabulous, and they have a full bar with extensive wine list. Sit at the chef's table and watch the magic happen. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great ocean front restaurant right on the sand. Call for reservations if possible. It is located in the Surf & Sand Hotel. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great local and sustainably sourced tacos and other Mexican fare. A Laguna beach staple and reasonably priced. ”
  • 8 locals recommend