Restaurants

Top Choice Japanese in Laguna Beach

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 seats maybe two dozen people at a time, so expect a wait or c…
Vegetarian in Laguna Beach

Stand

With its friendly, indie-spirited vibe comes this tiny tribute to healthy cuisine. From hummus and guac sandwiches to sunflower sprout salads and black-beans-and-rice burritos, the menu is varied and all of it soul-…
Modern American in Laguna Beach

Watermarc

At this stylish purveyor of New American cuisine, the small-plates menu ($7 to $14) ranges from filet mignon pot pie and clams casino to sizzling garlic shrimp and chilies fritas. In fact, appetizers are so good, an…
African in Laguna Beach

Mozambique

Macaws and toucans welcome you to this trendy, sophisticated, three-level ode to exotically spiced dishes from southern Africa – peri-peri prawns, chicken pops, grilled pineapple to soaring steaks and seafood, in sm…
Californian in Laguna Beach

230 Forest Avenue

Sleek, contemporary and chatty bistro in the heart of downtown’s village is always bustling – not just for its martini bar but more importantly for its fresh seafood like buttermilk calamari, ‘bang-bang’ rock shrimp…
Cafe in Laguna Beach

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 meals such as garden-fresh salads and pizzas. If you’ve been hes…
Seafood in Laguna Beach

House of Big Fish & Cold Beer

The name says it all (what else do you need?): Hawaii-style poke (marinated raw fish), Baja-style fish tacos, coconut shrimp and the fresh catch o’ the day. Fish are sustainably raised, and there are dozens of beers…
Mexican in Laguna Beach

Taco Loco

Throw back Coronas with the surfers while watching the passersby on PCH at this Mexican sidewalk cafe. Taco, quesadilla and nacho options seem endless: blackened calamari or tofu, swordfish, veggie (potato, mushroom…
Diner in Laguna Beach

Orange Inn

Surfers fuel up before hitting the waves, at this little shop from 1931 in the Guinness Book of Records for inventing the smoothie. Also look for date shakes, big breakfasts, homemade muffins and deli sandwiches on …
Market in Laguna Beach

Laguna Farmers Market