1915 South Coast Highway Laguna Beach, CA 92651


About Us

Read about Maro Wood Grill

Welcome to Maro Wood Grill

Come and join the action … be a part of the open kitchen, mesquite wood grilled grass fed beef, organic chicken and a hand crafted menu designed around available and unique products and then indulge the award winning desserts.

Inspired by Argentina appreciate pure simplicity over the lost art of cooking over open fire.
Imagine wood grilled rustic method combined with modern, bold and uncommon Argentinean meat cuts, mesquite charcoal fireworks .. grilled locally sourced produce .. sensory overload of Argentinean love.
Passion that is inherent in the hand crafted items .. Chimichurri. Aioli. Membrillo. Ice Cream. Empanadas. Matambre.

Fellow artisans, ranchers, and farmers have spent lives work to offer their best product, whose love for their craft translates directly to the quality of their product and whose hard work drives our creativity and inspires our kitchen. Keeping the time and distance as short as possible between the harvest and consumption.

Sourced at the peak of seasonality .. we craft dishes that showcase the flavor
Our passionate approach allows the naturalness of every ingredient to radiate
Celebrating food, friends, community and family we provide healthy and natural ingredients, in a home-like setting, cooking over open wood coals for your dining pleasure.

Supporting the local community is the cornerstone of our existence. Having been active with LB Water Polo, Monthly School Fundraisers, The Ecology Center, Local Farmers Market, OC Restaurant Association.



Growing up in Western Colorado, Debra Sims was surrounded by the fresh ingredients that were foraged daily on walks, hikes and bike rides in the majestic Uncompahgre Valley … little did she know that these habits would instill the foundation of her most beloved passion.  Upon realizing her culinary calling, she worked her way from Prep Cook to Line Cook to Sous Chef to Pastry Chef and beyond …  In 2010, she was introduced to Mariano Molteni, founder of Maro Wood Grill in Laguna Beach. Soon after meeting, they realized that they had the same goal … to provide organic, responsible, sustainable cuisine at its finest to Orange County locals and tourists alike.   Leading the exhibition-style kitchen with her mastery of wood-fired grilling, accolades have been given for “Best Burger in Laguna Beach” from Laguna Beach Patch and the coveted “Most Delicious Dessert in Orange County” from the Golden Foodie Awards in 2013, 2014 & 2015.