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ORANGE COUNTY RESTAURANT REVIEW: MARO WOOD GRILL

MAY 29, 2014

Maro Wood Grill is a small family-run eatery in Laguna Beach, California, that packs a big taste. The cuisine served at Maro Wood Grill isn’t just flavorful, it’s also locally sourced and organically produced. The owners of Maro Wood Grill grew up in Argentina and Colorado and wanted to bring the way of dining they remembered – one that was derived from local agriculture and ranching – to Southern California.

Maro Wood Grill Cuisine

The food at Maro Wood Grill comes from local farmer’s markets and nearby ranches that raise free-range livestock and grass-fed cattle. The latter makes for one of the most popular menu items at Maro Wood Grill: a juicy burger from meat that the diner can be assured was ethically raised and produced. Other popular menu items at Maro Wood Grill include the assortment of Empanadas on the appetizer menu. Choose from chicken, mushroom, beef, or spinach and delight in dipping them in the house made aioli they’re served with. You’ll find many other veggie- and meat-based dishes on the menu, several of which are cooked with Mesquite flavors.

Maro Wood Grill Ambiance

The ambiance at Maro Wood Grill is casual while retaining a degree of upscale sophistication. The inside area only has a few tables with the majority of the dining area on an outside patio – when the weather is as constantly gorgeous as it is in Laguna Beach, this is where you’ll likely want to sit; however, if you’d prefer inside, be sure to call and make a reservation.

Maro Wood Grill Location

Maro Wood Grill has a small parking lot with a few spots and if those are taken, street parking can be found nearby. Maro Wood Grill is located close to the beach at 1915 South Coast Highway. You can contact Maro Wood Grill at 949-793-4044. The restaurant is open Tuesday through Thursday and on Sundays from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on Friday and Saturday from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. It is closed on Monday.

To sample some of the organic cuisine Maro Wood Grill serves, head to the Great Wine Festival this Saturday, May 31, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Orange County Great Park. The event is hosted by Celebrity Cruises and benefits a good cause: the Legal Aid Society of Orange County. The event will have a variety of California wineries serving samples of their best wines plus an assortment of local breweries and restaurants, such as Maro Wood Grill. You can save 51% off the ticket price until May 30 through a local Amazon special.

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