Must see restaurants in Laguna Beach

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    Top Choice

    Driftwood Kitchen

    Ocean views and ridiculous sunsets alone ought to be enough to bring folks in, but gourmet Driftwood steps up the food with seasonal menus centered around…

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    Macaws and toucans welcome you to this trendy, sophisticated, three-level ode to exotically spiced dishes from southern Africa – peri-peri prawns, chicken…

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    Orange Inn

    Birthplace of the smoothie (in the Guinness World Records), this little shop from 1931 continues to pack in surfers fueling up before hitting the waves…

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    At this stylish purveyor of New American cuisine, the small-plates menu ($8 to $15) ranges from filet mignon pot pie to sizzling garlic shrimp and New…

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    230 Forest Avenue

    This sleek, contemporary, art-filled bistro in the heart of downtown’s village is always bustling for its martini bar and fresh seafood like candied…

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    With its friendly, indie-spirited vibe comes this tiny tribute to healthy cuisine. From hummus and guac sandwiches to sunflower sprout salads and black…

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    242 Cafe Fusion Sushi

    One of the only female sushi chefs in Orange County, Miki Izumisawa slices and rolls organic rice into Laguna’s best sushi, artfully presented. The place…

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    Zinc Cafe & Market

    Ground zero for Laguna’s see-and-be-seen vegetarians, this gourmet market has a hedge-enclosed patio where you can munch on tasty vegetarian and vegan…

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    Big Fish Tavern

    Sustainably-raised Hawaii-style poke (marinated raw fish), Baja-style fish tacos, coconut shrimp and the fresh catch o’ the day are about all you need…

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    Laguna Beach Farmers Market

    Local farmers and merchants sell their wares each Saturday, an ever-changing seasonal selection of both produce and prepared foods.

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    Taco Loco

    Throw back Coronas with the surfers while watching the passersby at this been-there-forever Mexican sidewalk dive. Taco, quesadilla and nacho options seem…