Laguna Beach icon, Las Brisas, unveils stunning coastal views after big makeover

  • . The U-shaped Las Brisas bar with a mother-of-pearl inlay faces the ocean, giving diners a peekaboo view of the ocean through the building’s vintage adobe arched windows. (Nancy Luna, Orange County Register)

    . The U-shaped Las Brisas bar with a mother-of-pearl inlay faces the ocean, providing restaurants a peekaboo sight of the sea via the structure’s vintage adobe arched windows. (Nancy Luna, Orange Region Register)

  • Server Dante DeLaRosa walks by the main dining area at Las Brisas  in Laguna Beach on Wednesday May 10, 2017. The restaurant has been renovated with white walls, blue and silver ocean-themed accents.  (Photo by Ana Venegas, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Web server Dante DeLaRosa strolls by the primary dining area at Las Brisas in Laguna Coastline on Wednesday Might 10, 2017. The dining establishment has been refurbished with white walls, blue and silver ocean-themed accents. (Picture by Ana Venegas, Orange Region Register/SCNG)

  • Las Brisas  in Laguna Beach boast a new fresh look with bright white walls, blue and silver accents with an ocean theme on Wednesday May 10, 2017. (Photo by Ana Venegas, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Las Brisas in Laguna Beach boast a brand-new fresh appearance with bright white walls, blue and also silver accents with an ocean motif on Wednesday Might 10, 2017. (Image by Ana Venegas, Orange Area Register/SCNG)

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  • The sleek  look of the new Las Brisas cantina includes a 65-foot bar made of Koa wood and a large display of premium tequilas.  (Nancy Luna, Orange County Register)

    The smooth appearance of the new Las Brisas cantina consists of a 65-foot bar made of Koa wood as well as a huge display of premium tequilas. (Nancy Luna, Orange County Register)

  • . The U-shaped Las Brisas bar with a mother-of-pearl inlay faces the ocean, giving diners a peekaboo view of the ocean through the building’s vintage adobe arched windows. (Nancy Luna, Orange County Register)

    . The U-shaped Las Brisas bar with a mother-of-pearl inlay encounters the sea, offering diners a peekaboo sight of the sea via the building’s vintage adobe arched windows. (Nancy Luna, Orange Region Register)

  • Ahi tacos were served  in arroz paper shells at La Brisas in Laguna Beach on Wednesday 10, 2017. (Photo by Ana Venegas, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Ahi tacos were offered in arroz paper shells at La Brisas in Laguna Coastline on Wednesday 10, 2017. (Picture by Ana Venegas, Orange Region Register/SCNG)

  • Ceviche is one of the menu items  at La Brisas in Laguna Beach.  The restaurant was photographed on Wednesday 10, 2017. (Photo by Ana Venegas, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Ceviche is just one of the menu items at La Brisas in Laguna Coastline. The restaurant was photographed on Wednesday 10, 2017. (Image by Ana Venegas, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Ahi tacos were served  in arroz paper shells at La Brisas in Laguna Beach on Wednesday 10, 2017. (Photo by Ana Venegas, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Ahi tacos were served in arroz paper shells at La Brisas in Laguna Beach on Wednesday 10, 2017. (Image by Ana Venegas, Orange Area Register/SCNG)

  • The seafood tower at La Brisas in Laguna Beach features 
lobster, oysters, ceviche, shrimp, and king crab cocktail.  The restaurant was photographed on Wednesday 10, 2017. (Photo by Ana Venegas, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    The fish and shellfish tower at La Brisas in Laguna Coastline features
    lobster, oysters, ceviche, shrimp, and king crab alcoholic drink. The dining establishment was photographed on Wednesday 10, 2017. (Image by Ana Venegas, Orange Area Register/SCNG)

  • A glass wine cooler accents the entry to Las Brisas  in Laguna Beach on Wednesday May 10, 2017. (Photo by Ana Venegas, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    A glass wine cooler accents the entrance to Las Brisas in Laguna Coastline on Wednesday May 10, 2017. (Photo by Ana Venegas, Orange Area Register/SCNG)

  • The bar in Las Brisas in Laguna Beach  is a bright and airy version of it's former self.   The restaurant was photographed on May 10,  2017. (Photo by Ana Venegas, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    The bar in Las Brisas in Laguna Coastline is a brilliant and ventilated variation of it'' s previous self. The restaurant was photographed on Could 10, 2017. (Image by Ana Venegas, Orange County Register/SCNG)

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Southern California establishment Las Brisas, recognized for its scenic sight of Laguna Coastline’s rugged shoreline, has actually completed a vital part of a major restaurant makeover.

Bar shelves obstructing the structure’s adobe arched windows produced a dimly lit room that blocked the ocean view. Now, the bar has been transferred to the other side of the lounge, enabling the dining establishment to include 22 even more seats that face the ocean. A sleek, 65-foot lengthy bar top is constructed from Koa timber from Hawaii. Stained eucalyptus branches are spread throughout recessed lights on the ceiling, producing a peekaboo sunshine result.

At the entry, the confined hostess station and also waiting area have actually been expanded; the shower rooms also have actually been renovated.

“& ldquo; The experience should exceed the setting,” & rdquo; Taylor Boudreaux, elderly director of operations for Genuine Mex’& rsquo; s specialty dining establishments, claimed of the long overdue makeover.

The design changes feature a revamped menu by Johannes Bernau, the business cook at Cypress-based Real Mex Dining establishments, the moms and dad business of Las Brisas as well as El Torito. There’s currently one main food selection for lunch as well as supper, with virtually 20 new items including crab octopus, ahi tacos, clam chowder, a $169 seafood tower, a bar burger, and also surf as well as grass enchiladas. The new mixed drink food selection includes a $60 “Cloud nine” margarita made with Patron Platinum tequila and also served in a cup made by a local Laguna Beach artist.

Actual Mex authorities declined to claim just how much funding they were investing in the remodel &http://#8212; &http://#8212; just highlighting a remodeling was long past due. The restaurant had stayed largely untouched given that it took control of the old Victor Hugo Inn room in 1979. “& ldquo; It was really weary as well as outdated,” & rdquo; Principal Executive Bryan Lockwood claimed last year.

Past Chief executive officers have actually guaranteed a Las Brisas transformation for years, but Lockwood is the initial to make it a truth.

The last stage of the remodel is an upgrade to the patio area at the end of the year.

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