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!
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!
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 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!
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!
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!
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