Laguna Beach Dining & Restaurants

Laguna Beach Restaurants, Cafes & Coffeeshops

The dining choices in Laguna Beach dazzle and delight the senses. The vast and eclectic array of restaurants, cafes, and coffee shops reflect the growing reputation of Laguna Beach as a world class culinary destination. Choose from a veritable menu of Laguna Beach dining options: From farm-to-table cuisine with its emphasis on fresh, local and organic to piping hot fish tacos fresh from local waters, Laguna Beach restaurants will satisfy every appetite.

Design your own culinary adventure around some of our featured restaurants, cafes, and coffee shops below specializing in: American, California Cuisine, Wine Country Cuisine, Japanese, Mexican, Casual Dining, Vegetarian, Asian Fusion, and so much more. And the venues are as varied as the cuisines: Dine al fresco on a shaded patio or overlooking a fantastic ocean view, enjoy a cocktail high at a chic rooftop bar, or tuck into a cozy, well-appointed interior decorated with some of the world-class artwork for which Laguna Beach is also famed.


Featured Laguna Beach Restaurants

The Cliff Restaurant

Enjoy an outdoor dining experience like no other in Laguna Beach. Offering California coastal cuisine, unparalleled views of the Pacific Ocean, and service with a smile, this amazing establishment is within walking distance of downtown Laguna. Open seven days a week, they serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The Cliff also has happy hour Mon. through Thurs. from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m., and seasonal live entertainment in the fire pit area. Private parties and large groups are also welcome and can be accommodated.

577 South Coast Highway
(At Laguna Village)
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
949-494-1956

  Featured Restaurant - The Cliff Restaurant
Mozambique

Featuring wood-grilled flavors and signature South African specialties served in your choice of a lush garden patio, 3 private dining rooms, or a coastal lounge and bar with a rooftop setting. Open daily from 4:00pm -11:30pm, and until 12:30am on Friday and Saturday. Also featuring Sunday brunch, sunset happy hour specials, and well-attended live entertainment on weekends.

1740 South Coast Hwy.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
949-715-7777

  Featured Restaurant - Mozambique
Tommy Bahama

Tommy Bahama in Laguna Beach melds the dining and shopping experience into one inviting space just steps from Main Beach. Inspired by the local culture, the menu and merchandise were designed to evoke a casual, beachy feel. The menu features sustainably sourced seafood, Prime Angus burgers, steaks, craft beers, eclectic wines and hand crafted cocktails. Open daily for lunch and dinner.

400 South Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
949-376-6886

  Featured Restaurant - Tommy Bahama Laguna Beach Bar & Grill


American:

K’ya Bistro Bar
1287 South Coast Hwy. (at Hotel La Casa del Camino)
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Located in the historic, coastal La Casa del Camino Hotel. An eclectic menu showcases flavors from Mediterranean as well as local bistro fare. Guests can enjoy a private table, or have a drink by the fireplace in the comfortable lobby lounge, featuring live entertainment. K’ya Bistro Bar boasts signature small plates that keep them coming back for more. Open for dinner from 4:30pm-10:30pm.

OceanView Bar & Grill
425 S. Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

OceanView Bar & Grill is a beach-casual dining experience along the shores of Laguna Beach. Boasting an outdoor terrace, a beautiful indoor dining room, and bar serving up the freshest libations and live entertainment every weekend. All day dining menu available with breakfast, lunch and dinner. Enjoy twilight cocktails by the fireplace or watch sporting events on a 80” LCD screen with a game day menu.

Rooftop Lounge
1289 S. Coast Hwy (at La Casa del Camino)
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Located in the La Casa del Camino Hotel in Laguna Beach, Rooftop is a local favorite, and a must-see for visitors. The Rooftop Lounge features spectacular sunset and panoramic ocean view. Open for breakfast on Saturday & Sunday from 9:00am- 11:30pm. Lunch daily from 11:30am. - 2:30pm. Enjoy drinks and appetizers on The Rooftop at night. Happy Hour Monday - Friday 3:00pm. - 5:00pm. 1/2 off drinks.

Tivoli Terrace
650 Laguna Canyon Rd.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Tivoli Terrace is set in a French garden setting located on the grounds of the Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach. Tivoli is open July and August only to coincide with the Festival of Arts. Come enjoy al fresco dining Laguna-style: Lunch served from 11:00am- 3:00p.m and dinner from 4:00pm - 9:00 pm. Reservations are recommended for dinner. Tivoli Terrace specializes in romantic weddings and receptions September through June.

Tivoli Too!
777 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach, CA 92652

Located within a European-style plaza, featuring waterfalls, blooming flowers and hillside views of Laguna Beach. Featuring southwestern dining along with sandwiches, salads and burgers. Located on the grounds of the famous Art-A-Fair, Tivoli Too! Is open for lunch and dinner to the public July and August during the run of the Art-A-Fair Festival. Lunch served from 11:00am - 3:00pm and dinner from 4:00pm - 9:00 pm.

Asian Fusion | Chinese:

Mandarin King
1223 N Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Founded in 1984, Mandarin King strives for excellence by offering delicious Chinese cuisine selections and great customer service to the patrons of Laguna Beach. The restaurant's goal is to provide quality food with an inviting family atmosphere. Dine in, take out, and catering available. Open daily for lunch and dinner.

Okura - Robata Grill & Sushi BarOkura - Robata Grill & Sushi Bar
858 S. Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Whether joining us for a casual weekday meal, a romantic dinner for two, a family gather or business dinner, you will find it all in this Japanese/California fusion restaurant.

Cafe & Markets:

Laguna Beach Coffee
1050 S. Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

It’s “all about family” at this Laguna Beach coffee shop. For years, Laguna Beach Coffee has been catering to regulars and newcomers who want to enjoy a delicious cup of coffee or snack alongside the Pacific Ocean. Every morning, they bake their fresh pastries, muffins and croissants right on the premises. Be sure to stop by for the Saturday morning jazz jam session as well! Open daily.

Zinc Cafe & Market
350 Ocean Ave.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Zinc Cafe features California cuisine with healthy choices for many diets. Most seating is outside in a beautiful Laguna Beach garden setting. The Market offers gourmet vegetarian take-out food and unique gifts. Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee, dessert, wine and beer. Market open daily from 7:00am-6:00pm. Cafe open daily from 7:00am-4:00pm with dinner served from 6:00pm.-9:00pm. Wednesday through Sunday.

Casual:

BJ’s Pizza & Grill
280 S. Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Right across from Main Beach is BJ’s, a Laguna Beach landmark. Offering deep dish and hand tossed pizzas, delicious sandwiches, mouth watering burgers, hand-tossed salads, and BJ’s hand-crafted beers, as well as delectable dessert offerings. Available for dine in or take out. Open daily for lunch and dinner.

Taco Loco
640 South Coast Hwy., #1B
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

This Laguna Beach sidewalk cafe mixes New Orleans, Mexican, Southwest California, Seafood, and Vegetarian. Taco Loco offers beer and wine to compliment their cappuccino and dessert bars. Catering available. Open daily 11am to midnight; Fri. & Sat. until 2am.

Coastal Cuisine | Seafood:

Cliff Restaurant
577 South Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

With unparalleled views of the Pacific Ocean and Laguna Beach coastline, the Cliff Restaurant is within walking distance of Downtown Laguna Beach. Open seven days a week, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They have happy hour every night as well with seasonal live entertainment. They also welcome private parties and large groups.

Fine Dining:

Mastro's Ocean ClubMastro's Ocean Club
8112 E. Coast Hwy
Newport Beach, CA 92657

Featuring a cutting edge menu of prime steaks and fresh seafood accompanied by live music and dancing. Located in Newport Beach, alongside Pacific Coast Highway.

Sapphire Restaurant & Pantry
1200 South Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Sapphire Restaurant & Pantry in Laguna Beach is situated on the original site of Laguna's landmark, The Pottery Shack. Award-winning Chef Azmin Ghahreman is the inspiration behind the restaurant’s menu of comfort foods from around the world; a carefully curated wine list and hand-crafted cocktails available as well. Open daily for lunch and dinner; brunch served from 10:30am Saturday and Sunday.

Splashes Restaurant
1555 S. Coast Highway (at Surf & Sand Resort)
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

This Laguna Beach restaurant is located at the Surf & Sand Resort. Executive Chef David Fuñe combines trademark coastal fare with his creative Mediterranean-inspired style and impressive experience. Enjoy coastline views, indoor or outdoor seating, and an eclectic and mouth-watering menu. Open daily from 7:00am, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Mexican:

Avila’s El Ranchito
1305 S. Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Authentic Mexican food and tasty margaritas highlight this Laguna Beach restaurant. Avila’s offers a hearty mix of traditional Mexican food and healthy alternatives. Enjoy patio fire-pit dining, bar-side with plasma televisions, or the dining room with its view of the Pacific Ocean. The restaurant serves breakfast all day and night. Open Monday through Friday 11:00am-10:00pm and Saturday & Sunday 10:00am-10:00pm.

La Sirena Grill
30862 South Coast Hwy.
347 Mermaid Street
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

The Los Angeles Times, Orange Coast Magazine, and Sunset Magazine named it “Best take-out Mexican food.” With two locations in Laguna Beach: Mermaid Street, and in the Albertsons center across from Montage, La Sirena offer organic, sustainable Mexican cuisine. 20 Craft beers on draft, signature margaritas, counter service, outdoor patio. Albertson’s center: 8am-10pm daily. 347 Mermaid St.: 8am-9pm daily (closed Sunday).