If you’re with a big group after a day at the beach, and you just need an easy place for dinner, go to La Sirena. To be clear - it’s a small Southern California chain - and doesn’t hide that fact well. But the Mexican food is fresh, and it’s also easy to eat relatively healthy if you want to.
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Wine Gallery, a Laguna Beach local hangout, is a fun wine bar with a good Happy Hour and a solid food menu.
Nick’s Laguna Beach
Nick’s Laguna Beach is a casual American restaurant in Laguna, and one of the most crowd-pleasing places to eat you’ll find.
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Taco María is a Mexican tasting-menu spot in Costa Mesa - and one of the best restaurants in Southern California.
Mi Ranchito Veracruz
Mi Ranchito Veracruz in North Hollywood is home to some of our favorite tamales in Los Angeles.
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Mosaic At The Montage
Mosaic is the poolside restaurant at The Montage in Laguna Beach, and it serves excellent spa food on steroids.
Active Culture Yogurt And Health Bar
Active Culture is another excellent Laguna stop for healthy food that doesn’t suck, and it’s great for an afternoon frozen yogurt.
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