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Eva's Caribbean Kitchen

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31732 Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-6974
+1 949-499-6311
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Love this place. Great fresh fish. The spicy shrimp is awesome but you better be able to handle hot. Eva rocks. She makes you feel at home. Rum punch that has a punch. Key lime martini to die for. Dessert is great. Coconut creme brûlée is my favorite. The best carrot cake. Did I mention the rolls.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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48 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Eva gave the recommendations, and hugs after dinner. That gives you a sense of the atmosphere. It's a small, colorful dining room with a few outside tables (no views). Foods are vibrant, spicy, large-portioned and delicious, from seafood to curries and jerk options. One person in our group had a "flight of rum," and it seemed like the rum just... More 

Thank deborahdorm
Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everything was delicious, down to the fresh bread they serve. Service was fast. Eva was awesome. She greeted us at our table and offered great suggestions for food and drinks. Best place we've eaten at since visiting Dana point. Will definitely be going back before we leave. My boyfriend is from St. Vincent and said the food tasted like food... More 

Thank Keturah E
Elmsford, New York
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121 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is an incredibly fun and delicious experience. Eva is there - upbeat and in charge with her hand in everything. A great eggplant appetizer was shared around. Try the flight of Rums for the experience of tasting the best of the Caribbean. (Our enthusiasm was rewarded with generous pours and warm attention from Eva, but in truth, that... More 

Thank SAREsq7
Dana Point, California
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

One thing I miss about the East Coast was the ease of getting to Antigua, Barbados - any island - dinner here helps a lot! Interesting dishes, well served in a true island atmosphere

Thank Heather2917
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Eva's is a must when in Laguna Beach. A must. Especially if you cherish an intimate dining atmosphere and exceptional meals. The dining room is small (make a reservation) and full of character. Eva is available to recommend a dish to your pallet, whether seafood or meat, and to the spiciness that you prefer. I even eaten here over a... More 

Thank Tom N
Santa Monica, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We were really excited to have dinner here because of all of the great reviews. I am so confused about the great reviews because this place is terrible. It seemed when we first entered that the owner, Eva, did not want to serve us as if she was doing us a favor. She said they were booked but we sat... More 

Thank AMaya08
Orange County, California
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6 reviews
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is perfect for anyone who is am adventurous eater and relishes variety. The menu is filled with all sorts of food from jerk chicken, salmon and steak to prawns, aubergine eggplant and more ! They also have a variety and rums and other cocktails with a cool Caribbean spin. One of the things that really stood out to... More 

Thank affylust
Lee, New Hampshire
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

If you are looking for outstanding food, service and atmosphere, put Eva's top on your list ! It was so exceptional for start to finish! Located near the downtown of Laguna Beach, Eva's is nestled into a Carribean atmosphere where you think you are in one of the islands. Right from the beginning our service was outstanding!the waiter was so... More 

1 Thank Karen O
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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96 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Eva doesn't dumb down her cooking so come prepared for some serious heat — like in her cajun prawns, which will light your mouth on fire. Don't be afraid! Not every dish is spicy, but everything we tried was delicious. The rum list is also the best I've ever seen, and Eva is always happy to make a recommendation.

Thank Lennycakes

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Caribbean, Jamaican, Seafood
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31732 Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-6974
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-499-6311

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?