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Since I live in South Orange County, I have tried most of the best restaurants in Laguna Niguel. There are a few spots that I’m obsessed with and wanted to share with you!

Plumeria Café

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Loco Moco, a contemporary Hawaiian cuisine dish

Plumeria Café is a place I go to frequently for breakfast and lunch! Normally before going into the office, I stop by Plumeria for a quick iced latte and my favorite dish, Loco Moco with eggs over easy and pork. When my kids aren’t in school they always beg to get some of their favorite pancakes from Plumeria. They go crazy for the Cookies and Cream and Banana and Cream Anglaise Pancakes!

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High Tide Coffee

High Tide is currently my favorite coffee shop in Laguna Niguel!  I love their seasonal menu which seems to change every month.  I tried their Pot o’ gold, Lucky latte, and Raspberry Thyme Toast on their March menu, all were extremely flavorful and yummy!  Great vibe inside and fun items for sale in the front of the store as well.

This place is amazing! They have a great selection of drinks for kids, coffee beans, and prepackaged food. Open daily! I hope you can drop by and visit this place! Highly recommend!

Stonefire Grill

Stonefire Grill just had its grand opening in April and I immediately stopped by to enjoy some of their delicious food. I’ve been searching for restaurants that have an outside patio so I can take my new puppy, and was so excited that Stonefire Grill has one.


The greeter at the front door was helpful, described dishes being featured, shared the most popular food at their other locations. I absolutely loved the Lemon Garlic Petite Chicken Breast with the Cartwheel salad and breadstick that I ordered! The chicken had a garlic sauce that had a fantastic flavor! In addition, my friend got the light and refreshing Petite Greek Salad with Salmon. I can’t wait to come here more often and try some new items on their menu!

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Hendrix Restaurant and Bar

Hendrix Restaurant and Bar is another favorite of mine because of its juicy rotisserie meats. The most popular drink is their signature Hendrick’s gin and fever-tree tonic with juniper berries. Its definitely the best gin and tonic that I’ve ever had!

When I dine at Hendrix I love to order their flavorful Rotisserie chicken with fresh herbs and rosemary. For instance, the first time I tried it, I couldn’t believe how tender it was! For date night my husband and I also like to split the Three Meats Platter that includes Rosemary Lemon Chicken, Porcheta Natural Pork Roll, and the Leg of Colorado Lamb.

We can’t get enough of the melt in your mouth meat! At Hendrix I never skip dessert and have to order the warm berry bread pudding with Chantilly cream and berry compote!

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Sanchos Tacos

Whenever I’m craving Mexican food the first restaurant I go to Sanchos Tacos. The chicken tacos have a mouth-watering marinade and their “chubby sauce” which is sweet tomatillo salsa. I also love the vegetarian Flaco Taco that has grilled artichokes, avocado, spinach, mushrooms, and Verde sauce.

My kids love their nacho fries with melted cheese, beans, sour cream, and steak! They always make a mess enjoying their nachos! After that, we order the quesadillas since they are a big hit in my family. Their drive-thru is so convenient especially on days that I have lots to do!

Thanks for reading about the best restaurants in Laguna Niguel! I’d love to hear about which spots are your favorites!

Below are some of my other favorite restaurants:

Corona Del Mar’s Best Restaurants

Top Restaurants in Newport Beach

Top 5 Restaurants in Irvine

Laguna Beach’s Best Restaurants

If Laguna Niguel is a city you are interested in moving to, I’d love to take you to Plumeria Cafe to see how I can help!

Natalie Boyle 949.929.5727

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Whenever I am thinking of where to get a quick bite to eat, have a fine dining experience, or just get some drinks with my friends, Corona Del Mar is one of the first places I think of. I love relaxing enjoying a bite to eat by the beach. Here are a few of Corona Del Mar’s best restaurants!

Summer House

In the heart of Corona Del Mar, Summer House is one of my favorite restaurants to enjoy a light lunch, especially on a warm Sunday afternoon. Their salmon Caesar salad is so refreshing and pairs perfectly with their skinny margarita.

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Rose Bakery Cafe

On the mornings that I’m on the go, one café in Corona Del Mar specifically comes to my mind, Rose Bakery Café. Rose bakery café has the best variety of dishes that range from croissants and pancakes to burritos and omelets. I love to pick up a hot cappuccino to wake me up, and their Lucio burrito that has avocado in it. Nothing beats having such a delicious breakfast even when I’m in a rush.

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When I have an evening off to enjoy and spend with my husband, Bandera is our first choice of restaurants to go to. I love the great service that they always provide and their romantic atmosphere. Every time I dine at Bandera I always indulge and finish my meal with the mouth-watering banana cream pie, which has rich caramel and chocolate on it. Bandera is definitely one of Corona Del Mar’s Best Restaurants.


During the week, when I need to run errands in Corona Del Mar with my kids, I always get them a special treat at B. CANDY.

My children love the large selection of ice cream, toys, candy, and cake. Both of my sons are obsessed with their rocky road ice cream and of course, I always sneak a few licks too!

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When I’m between appointments in CDM I opt for a healthy choice and grab a smoothie from Sejuiced. Sejuiced is unique in that EVERYTHING is organic and non-GMO, most other juice spots cannot claim this.  I also love that the owners are local CDM residents, it’s so important to support our small business owners and shop local!

I hope this gives you some great places to think of next time you’re looking for a bite to eat! Below are some more of my favorite spots:

Top 5 Restaurants in Irvine

Laguna Beach’s Best Restaurants

Top Restaurants in Newport Beach

The Best Restaurants in Laguna Niguel

If you are wanting to move to a beach city with fantastic restaurants, Corona Del Mar would be a great place to move! If you are considering moving I would love to take you to Sejuiced to talk about how I can help!

Natalie Boyle 949.929.5727

Laguna Beach's Best Restaurants
Zinc Cafe

When it comes to dining, Laguna Beach has many restaurants to choose from that range from delicious taco stands to exotic South African meals. Since each restaurant in Laguna Beach offers unique dining experiences, there is somewhere for everyone to fall in love with. Here are a few of Laguna Beach’s best restaurants:

Zinc Café

Zinc Café is one of my favorite spots in Laguna Beach. I love having breakfast or a latte on their patio, and it’s also one of my favorite spots to meet clients. My personal favorite drink is their chai tea latte, it is creamy with a little bit of spice. I will often treat myself to one of their freshly baked scones or muffins and a cup of fruit, which usually pair perfectly with the chai tea latte. I recommend visiting Zinc for breakfast during the week because on weekends it can be hard to find a seat.

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Rasta Taco

Just a short walk from Zinc is one of my favorite casual lunch spots, Rasta Taco. I absolutely love their outdoor seating and relaxing reggae music. This taco stand is the perfect spot to stop after a day at the beach. My family and I will often come here after a late morning at Main Beach. I always order their refreshing pineapple sangria with their juicy al pastor taco after being in the sun all day, Rasta Taco never disappoints. Many of my clients choose to live in OC for the great weather. Why sit inside for breakfast or lunch when you can enjoy the fresh air and ocean breezes at spots like Zinc Café and Rasta Taco.

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South of Nick’s

With over 100 restaurants to pick from, my husband and I often choose to dine in Laguna Beach for date-night. It’s also a popular destination with my girlfriends for a moms’ night out. Mexican food and margaritas are two of my favorite things, so over the summer I was excited when the popular South of Nick’s in San Clemente opened another restaurant in Laguna Beach. The restaurant’s flavorful Mexican and Southern Californian cuisine never disappoints and neither do their fantastic margaritas like their spicy lover. My favorite dish at South of Nick’s is the Shrimp Diablo because of the great flavors and my love for seafood.

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My husband and I love also love to dine at Broadway by Amar Santana for date-nights. This restaurant features a flavorful drink and dinner menu that we can’t get enough of. We love the Spanish octopus and bone marrow for starters, the chicken livers, and foie gras are second favorites. For dinner, we’ve tried nearly every entrée on the menu. We’ve never been disappointed, the brussels sprouts side dish is a must!

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The Loft at The Montage

My children’s favorite special occasion restaurant is The Loft at The Montage. They love sitting on the outside balcony where they are provided with warm blankets. The view of the ocean is stunning and sunsets are absolutely breathtaking.

We usually order the cheese and charcuterie to start. After, I usually order the filet for dinner and my husband the New York steak, always prepared perfectly to temperature. The kids love their mac and cheese, but what they look forward to most is their dessert. They always get ice cream with sprinkles! In these special moments, dining on the balcony and watching the sunset over the ocean with my family, I truly feel so blessed. There is no place in the world I would rather live

Thanks for reading about Laguna Beach’s best restaurants! Below are a few more fantastic restaurants in Orange County:

Top 5 Restaurants in Irvine

The Best Restaurants in Laguna Niguel

Top Restaurants in Newport Beach

Corona Del Mar’s Best Restaurants

If you are thinking of buying or selling a home in Laguna Beach, I would love to grab a bite to eat at Zinc Cafe!

Natalie Boyle 949.929.5727

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