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Maro Wood Grill

1915 S. Coast Hwy. (Center St.) Send to Phone
The art of grilling is alive and well at this tiny Laguna Beach venue.
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Lunch Sat.-Sun., Dinner nightly

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Maro Wood Grill Restaurant Review

: Situated just south of downtown Laguna Beach, this cozy venue carries a vibe reminiscent of a beachside bungalow, where neighbors talk to each other as they take in the city’s coastal breezes. Most of the action takes place on the patio --- an intimate space featuring flourishes of bright orange, dashes of succulent plants, and owner Maro Molteni warmly greeting every patron. The cheerful ambience is made even happier by executive chef Debra Sims’ command of the wood-fire grill, which she uses to craft an Argentinean-inspired menu that changes daily based on seasonality, freshness and market availability. Her grill skills are evident with starters such as the toasty empanadas and the roasted edamame with sea salt. The grill is also used to full effect for the entrées, which feature an array of fish, poultry and meat dishes; among them is the classically prepared Argentine skirt steak with house-made chimichurri. The restaurant further ties into the South American influence by offering a host of wines culled from Argentina's lauded Mendoza Valley, including a few labels that can pair with the daily dessert creations.

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