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Eva's Caribbean Kitchen

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31732 Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-6974
+1 949-499-6311
Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Lee, New Hampshire
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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95 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Louisville, Kentucky
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

We happened to be down on past downtown Laguna Beach and found this place online. We were sat right down when we got there, but we got the last table as the place was mostly filled with reservations. The food was excellent! My mom had mango tango to drink and loved it. All of our food was out of this... More 

Thank Evan C
Hayward, California
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194 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

Reservations are a must as this is a very popular restaurant. We sat on the patio, well equipped with propane heaters. it was very comfortable on a cool May evening. Our server was delightful, a high school science teacher who moonlights at Eva's on busy nights. He knew the dishes well and helped us make choices that suited our tastes.... More 

Thank Gay O
San Diego, California
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416 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

This place has amazing Caribbean themed food with a ridiculous selection of rums to pick from. It is a bit pricey but well worth it for a special night out!

Thank CaribbeanFan79
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

My family brought me here for my birthday and it was as wonderful as I remembered! Eva is so kind and genuine and boy, can she cook! We'll be back again and again!

Thank Deborah D
Dana Point, California
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249 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016

It keeps getting better ... This was discovered some 8+ years ago. It was a relatively unknown little restaurant back then.. Now it is a popular spot but the menu is still the same, it tastes just as good and Eva (the owner) as enthusiastic and dedicated to this little place in Laguna Beach as ever! Blazing hot Caribbean Prawns... More 

Thank PG13LA
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

Cute and quirky little restaurant. Parking was easy out front, had a reservation and we were seated right away. Friendly server. The whole top of my menu was wet and sticky but figured because it's in a book maybe the staff hadn't noticed. Just tried not touching what was all over it. Started with a mojito. I used to work... More 

Thank SupSoCal
Laguna Beach, California
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52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

Eva's is the best. Innovative menu on island standards...go for jerked chicken or the curry, or the jerked pork...oh it's all fantastic from appetizers of Punani Shrimp through dessert. Parking a challenge in S Laguna so plan for that. A cab might be a good idea with the rum adventure. Fantastic service by Eva and her protege Mel

Thank John D
Sharpsburg, Maryland
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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

This was the most fun restaurant we visited in a 3 day recent visit to Laguna Beach. Eva and her staff are amazingly welcoming. The house rum punch is not the tourist standard- real mango and pineapple juice, not pink stuff. We took some tips from other Yelpers and asked for the prawns for appetizer and the sea bass instead... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Caribbean, Jamaican, Seafood
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?