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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Maro Wood Grill

Maro Wood Grill
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Ranked #71 of 169 Restaurants in Laguna Beach
Cuisines: Argentinian
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Maro Wood Grill offers organic produce, wood grilled grass fed meats, seasonal, sustainable, spontaneous eatery in Laguna Beach. What's at the market will actually dictate your meal. Chef Debra Sims will serve organic prepared food sourced from local purveyor, in a menu that's updated daily!!!
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“This is California!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2013 via mobile

Fresh, local and organic ingredients! I had green salad with chicken... Very tender, juicy, smokey chicken (wood fire grilled!) and wonderful vinaigrette! Beautiful, small restaurant with outside seating. Simple, modern food and decor. Sangria was very refreshing.

  • Visited May 2013
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Laguna Beach, California
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86 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Maro makes the effort but needs polish”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2013

Laguna has many great restaurants, some with natural views others not, so they need to step up in every other aspect. Knowing this, expected great argentine food and came away with just an okay. I did love the salad, very tart and delicious for a occassional salad gourmet. The Skirt stake was pretty good as well. Here is what is lacking. The argentina empanada is doughy and they could a take a lesson for the Los Angeles empanada place. The ambiance even though we know is argentine, should match and I feel this is lacking, recommend a solo player or turn up the argentine tango music. The owners need to train the servers, they too come across as lacking training in serving and the choosing of wine. I hope they will heed any advise given because I would love to go back.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank edward b
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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215 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Food was good...tight quarters...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2013

Maro was recommended so we decided to go on a Monday Night...
FOOD was great, the White Sangria fantastic....but very small place so reservations are suggested strongly...
Got there at 740 and the soup and halibut were sold out...and the Short Ribs were being Highly recommended...( always makes me curious when a server is "pushing an item")
My husband got the lamb and I got the Flat Iron Steak..both were wonderful
The server was very good, even got us the French Press Coffee( although we heard the manager tell him I said NO...we are closing)...
Huh?? What time is it??845?? and we are still sitting outside..
That would be my only complaint..HATE that when a paying customer is being rushed out..because they want to close...SOOOOO RUDE....
by the way ..our bill for 2 was $147.00..not chyump change on a Monday night..
so why the rush???
That said..if you dont have a problem with that type of treatment..the rest of the service was great...then make a reservation and GO.....
Enjoy the Sangria...very very very good....just go early so you can take your time and enjoy it all...

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank HHIBLONDE
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Washington
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88 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Nice outdoor dining”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2013

This is our second visit. We enjoy dining in the outdoor patio and dogs are welcome on the patio.
This time there were four of us and we all ordered the same thing: hamburgers served with potato salad; we had an excellent bottle of wine and we shared one dessert, a fresh strawberry tart with ice cream. Everything was delicious and fresh. Looking forward to our next visit.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank cma6262
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Simply, the best!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2013

Simple, fresh, healthy and delicious! This is one of the best restaurants in the Southern California area; always consistent in the quality of their food. It is evident that the chef is not only talented but creative in her preparations. The wood burning grill offers sensational flavor to the fresh meats, fish and vegetables. Love that I can visit their website each week to see what creative specials are being offered. The wait staff goes out of their way to make sure you have a pleasant dining experience.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank MiMo59
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