10 Mexican Restaurants to Try in Laguna Beach

10 Mexican Restaurants to Try in Laguna Beach

What better way to end a beach day than with tacos, chips and guac, and a cold margarita in hand! Whether you are looking for a quick and easy bite, ocean views, happy hour, or a sit-down dining experience, Laguna Beach has it all!

1. Bodega Laguna

Located in the heart of downtown Laguna Beach, Bodega Laguna is a fun, vibrant space that offers the ultimate Mexi-coast experience. They have an extensive menu, creative cocktails, and daily happy hour from 3:00-5:00 pm.

2. South of Nick’s

A local staple in the heart of downtown, South of Nick’s will be your new go-to for unbelievable Mexican food! They also just launched their ‘Fiesta Hour’ Monday through Thursday 2:00-5:00 pm and everything is under $9!

3. Rasta Taco

Steps away from Main Beach, Rasta Taco is a great casual spot in town to grab a bite during your beach day! Order from the window and enjoy their outdoor patio.

4. Coyote Grill

If you are looking for ocean views and a fun atmosphere, Coyote Grill is the place to go! It’s a casual spot in South Laguna and a local favorite since 1989. Enjoy lunch, dinner, weekend breakfast, and daily happy hour from 3:00-6:00 pm!

5. Asada

If you are looking for authentic inspired Mexican food, try Asada! From handmade tortillas to a wide variety of hand-shaken margaritas. Don’t miss their ‘Taco Tuesday’ where you can get tacos for $6 or less, $6 draft beers, and $8 margaritas!

6. The Taco Stand

No matter what night of the week, The Taco Stand is always packed! A local favorite on the SoCal coast! Grab a taco and a beer in their restaurant along PCH or take you order to go and enjoy on the beach! We recommend the Al Pastor tacos!

7. Papa’s Tacos

One of the best ‘Taco Tuesday’ deals in town, grab any street taco for $3.25! Papa’s Tacos has been a landmark in South Laguna Beach since 1989, it is quick and casual. Perfect place to grab a meal to go.

8. Las Brisas

Atmosphere, views, and delicious food? Las Brisas has it all! Located on the bluff overlooking Main Beach, enjoy a full ocean view. There is plenty of outdoor seating, weekend brunch, and happy hour every weekday from 3:00-6:00 pm. Las Brisas makes a great spot to dress up for a nice night out as well.

9. La Sirena Grill

There are 2 locations in Laguna Beach, in South Laguna where there is a full restaurant and seating, and in downtown Laguna where there is a window to order your food to go. Both locations are great for a casual breakfast, lunch, or dinner and always are made fresh.

10. Wild Taco

Located across the famous Laguna Beach lifeguard tower, Wild Taco is a fun, casual spot to grab a bite after a day in the sun. Serving up fresh ingredients in all their dishes, tasty weekend breakfast, and weekday happy hour from 3:00-5:00 pm!

About the Author

Alex Stall

Alex Stall

Marketing Manager

Alex graduated from Boise State University in 2020 with a degree in Environmental Studies. She has applied her love for the environment, ocean and creativity in her role as the Social Media and Destination Services Coordinator at Visit Laguna Beach. Growing up as a passionate beach goer in Orange County has made it easy to share Laguna Beach and all the beauty it has to offer. When not working, she is out looking for new coffee shops or planning her next traveling adventure, hence why the tourism industry is suitable for her!

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