Intrepid alimentary explorers that we are, we have just discovered a restaurant that few natives have ever happened upon, and what a find! Nestled behind Laguna Village, it clings to the cliff just up the hill from the Hotel Laguna.
There has always been a small sandwich place here with a breathtaking view at the back of this rambling collection of shops; but a little more than a year ago, it came under new ownership and was significantly remodeled. The dining “room” at The Cliff is completely outdoors, as is the cocktail area around a fire pit in the center of the retail area. Only the bar is indoors.
As we were seated at a table on the large terrace, we were mightily impressed with the decor: azure sky tinged with dusky pink, turquoise water frosted with white foam and beige sand dotted with pearl gray rocks.