With a menu inspired by fresh seafood and locally sourced, organic ingredients, Executive Chef Chris Tzorin (formerly with Savannah Chop House) serves stellar dishes including sweet potato and beef empanadas with chimichurri sauce and cilantro; short rib chile verde and pulled Mary’s free range chicken with mole de poblano, crema, queso fresco and toasted sesame seed.
The restaurant effortlessly captures the coastal lifestyle of its luxurious surrounding locale with two outdoor dining terraces, perfect for a sunset cocktail. The courtyard patio located at the center of the restaurant boasts a retractable roof for “indoor” al fresco dining and the stunning bar serves as the restaurant’s focal point, proudly displaying a multitude of unique, rare tequilas. Try creative cocktails such as their beetarita made with El Jimador Resposado, fresh red beet puree, ginger puree and fresh agave lime sweet. 480 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, 949.393.4888. tortillarepublic.com