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The Stand Natural Food Restaurant

238 Thalia St.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651


  • Daily 7am-7pm
  • $$
  • Vegetarian Friendly, Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • BYOB
  • Parking Lot Available, Street Parking
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary, Reservations Not Accepted
The Stand is little more than wood, like, hammered together in the shape of a tropical roadside inn: outdoor seating; walls plastered with handwritten menus (key adjectives: "zesty," "crisp," "sumptuous") advertising a Christmas list of salads, Mexican-influenced plates and a few fresh soups; famished birds twittering and hopping around for crumbs. The Special Oriental Burrito's ginger and tamarind-doused vegetables hint at new fusion possibilities for Mexican cuisine: Sino-Sinaloan.
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