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Paradise Beach Grille

215 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010-3225
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Ranked #5 of 91 Restaurants in Capitola
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Cliff Drive
Transit: Please check the Santa Cruz Metro website http://www.scmtd.com/
Description: Located on the water in Capitola Village, Paradise Beach Grille is the perfect place to enjoy lunch with a view or to finish a perfect day on the beach. We feature a contemporary menu with a Pacific Rim flare. Enjoy our famous Coconut Prawns appetizer, followed by either a Fresh From Hawaii seafood entree, or a Prime Natural cut of Beef. Choose from our extensive wine list, featuring many local Santa Cruz Mountain wineries, or choose from one of our many beers on tap. Whatever your pleasure, you are welcome with us in Paradise!
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Thessaloniki, Greece
3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

Had today a delicious dinner with friends in this restaurant. Place people food more than excellent !!! The girl who served us charming and friendly , the steak perfectly cooked. I was informed that the chef was awarded best chef in area ! Congratulation guys !!!

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Calgary, Canada
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212 reviews 212 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The Louisiana Steak Salad was to die for. And more than a meal in itself, on top of that. That alone should give you a good idea of the quality of this place!

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Houston, Texas, United States
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great little restaurant and bar on the Capitola Beach. There was street parking (meter machine) when we arrived and a short walk to the Paradise Beach Grille followed. The food, seafood especially, was great at this place; I highly recommend the clam pot (clams, bread, and mashed potatoes). I didn't know what to expect with the potatoes but was majorly... More

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Lewes, DE
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Recently came here for lunch with 3 other family members. I ordered the mahi mahi fish tacos. While they were nicely presented, i thought they were a little bland. Our table also shared a calamari appetizer that was just standard. The setting is nice overlooking capitola beach and the pier. Came back during begonia fwstival just for drinks. A friend... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

On our first night in Capitola we wanted somewhere pretty close by so we walked down to the Paradise Grille. It was very busy but we were seated immediately, we just had mains - Ribs, seafood pasta and the Tuna. Really tasty, great service and a lively atmosphere. All in all a good night and I'm sure we will return.

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Fresno, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I have dined here a number of times, mostly for dinner. You can sit inside or out on the deck with a view of Capitola Beach. The food and service are very good all the time. The baby back rib special on Monday night is excellent; it is a full rack of ribs (more than the average person can eat)... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We enjoyed eating here so much that we even came to eat a second time! The kobe burger was very delicious; we especially enjoyed its fries. There was a nice atmosphere and the service was excellent! The waiters were all very nice and in a good mood. In addition, the view from the terrace was amazing! On the second night... More

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Sunnyvale, California
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106 reviews 106 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Nice place, right on the water. Very popular with a long wait. Service was excellent. (We went on a Monday night, so less crowded than a weekend). Food and drinks were good. The deep fried foods can be oily and heavy. Avoid the deep fried things and stick to the sauteed or fresh selections. The Ahi Poke (tartare) appetizer was... More

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Reno, Nevada
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We waited one hour for a table outside for dinner. Once seated the server promptly came and took our drink order and dinner order. Food did not arrive quickly and our kids were beginning to get really hungry after all the waiting we had to do. Once the meals came out they were tasty and hot. I had the Haleakala... More

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Medina, Ohio
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93 reviews 93 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Hotel recommended this place. Great recommendation. Menu was very varied and we were all happy with our meals. Fish tacos were great. Located a few blocks from the beach. Place had a great smell and open atmosphere.

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