Restaurants in Laguna Beach CA
La Casa del Camino is home to two of the best places to eat in Laguna Beach. With our Mediterranean-style K'ya Bistro Bar and outdoor lounge, The Rooftop, we've got you covered for your post-beach food and drinks. If you're looking to keep the beach experience alive, The Rooftop specializes in fresh fruit mojitos and features ridiculously awesome views of the Pacific coastline. For a more structured installment, the equable K'ya Bistro Bar offers creative small plates on the main floor of the hotel. Whichever option you choose, you're guaranteed a great meal, hand-crafted cocktails, and phenomenal energy when you dine at the relaxed La Casa del Camino.
K'ya Bistro Bar
Stop by K'ya Bistro Bar for an inspired meal from award-winning Chef Craig Connole. Located just off the main lobby of La Casa del Camino, the restaurant seamlessly blends the hotel's Spanish-style architecture and Laguna Beach energy with creative, seasonally-driven fare. Featuring a imperturbable atmosphere, Mediterranean-inspired small plates that showcase the finest local ingredients, hand-crafted cocktails, and a carefully-curated wine list, the K'ya Bistro Bar is the perfect spot to chill out after an eventful day at Cress Street Beach. Grab some friends, swing by the restaurant, and kick back with an awesome Laguna Beach meal.
Open Daily: 4:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Happy Hour: Daily, excluding holidays, from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Head up to the roof for the quintessential Laguna Beach restaurant experience. With incredible views of the stunning Pacific Ocean, the best cocktails in Orange County, and a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, The Rooftop is a must-visit for any guest at La Casa del Camino. Open daily for lunch, The Rooftop is Laguna Beach's premier spot to enjoy fresh, California fare, sip a cold beer, and gaze out onto the majestic horizon. The Rooftop also offers amazing happy hour specials, which provide the perfect segue between long hours on the beach and the magnificent Laguna Beach sunset. Meet us on the roof and see what the hype is all about.
Monday through Thursday: 11:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Happy Hour: Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Meet Chef Craig Cannole
Named the Best Chef in Orange County in March 2010, Chef Craig Connole is lauded for his creative approach to cuisine. Born and raised in Newport Beach, Chef Craig started his career at the infamous Gina's Pizza in Corona del Mar in the 1980s. After making his name around southern California with flavorful stints at the Four Seasons, Meriden, and Windows on the Bay in Newport Beach, he spent six successful years at the Ritz Carlton Kapalua and spent some time in the modernday restaurant Mecca—Las Vegas. He returned to his roots when the owners of La Casa del Camino lured him back to Laguna with an invitation to reinvent the restaurant at their hotel. Known for his droll sarcasm and forward-thinking approach, Connole shifted the direction of K'ya in January 2009, morphing our Cal Asian menu into old school French Italian Bistro and deconstructed the traditional three-component meal way of thinking by creating a myriad of small plates. The success of K'ya has propelled him into exploring his newest venture of House of BIG FISH and Ice Cold Beer where once again, his creative prowess proved to produce yet another popular location. Connole has been kicking it in Laguna Beach for the past 5 years, at ease with his laidback beach lifestyle. And when he's not cooking, the California surfer at heart has been known to hit the waves before he hits the kitchen. Life is good.