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Paradise Beach Grille

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215 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010-3225 (Cliff Drive)
Please check the Santa Cruz Metro website http://www.scmtd.com/
831-476-4900
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Located on the water in Capitola Village, Paradise Beach Grille is the...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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We were able to eat on the patio, and it was wonderful. The view was amazing, and thankfully the patio heaters kept us warm, which was needed even in July. The wait staff was prompt and able to make great recommendations. The food was great as well, so the whole experience was a positive one. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
Julia W
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Dayton, Ohio
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Dayton, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We were able to eat on the patio, and it was wonderful. The view was amazing, and thankfully the patio heaters kept us warm, which was needed even in July. The wait staff was prompt and able to make great recommendations. The food was great as well, so the whole experience was a positive one. I definitely recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Traveling down the coast and decided to stay in Capitola. Saw the reviews and decided to try. The positive reviews are all well deserved. We sat on the patio and had the Seafood Pasta and marinated Skirt Steak, Wasabi. Both were excellent in taste and presentation. The service was also awesome. One tip. Parking in the area is very tight.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Great location, great staff, great food! We ordered the Louisiana steak salad and potato encrusted halibut-both were delicious! When the food arrived, the presentation was also beautiful. In fact, two nearby customers saw my husband's salad and immediately ordered the same meal. Overall, a great dining experience. Definitely a MUST when one visits Capitola!

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Durango, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We took our kids here for dinner and shared a couple appetizers and entrees everything was delicious and the view is awesome!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This is our go to spot. The service and food are always good as are the views. The bar is a great place to catch it all. The top shelf margarita is yummy and for food try the pulled pork tacos which are enough to share.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We come to Capitola anytime we are visiting northern California... this is our first time to eat at Paradise Beach Grille. We were not disappointed! We sat outside with a beautiful view of the ocean and painted condos... it was a gorgeous day. The food was much better than expected (sometimes you get a great view, but not so great... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

9 family members (6 adults, 3 children) enjoyed dining outside with good view of beach and bay. The waitresses were prompt and provided all we needed promptly and with courtesy. The food was good to very good depending on the dish. The filet was ordered medium but was rare. The calamari were small and less than average (probably fried from... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Great place on the Capitola beachfront walkway to grab some eats. I usually grab a place on the patio and enjoy the view of the beach and and beautiful Venetian.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We usually stop at another restaurant down the street in Capitola ... Tried something new ... And so glad we did! Christina was our server. After ordering the Clam Chowder, which was tasty, I ordered the Ahi, Mango and Avocado Tower. It was beautiful to look at and so tasty! The tuna was fresh and it was served in a... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

My husband and I love the burgers here and during happy hour, the price is really affordable. The menu is quite extensive and nice wine list. The salads are very good and a friend of ours loves the mussels and orders them every time she comes to visit. Service is very good and staff is always friendly.

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Additional Information about Paradise Beach Grille

Address: 215 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010-3225
Phone Number: 831-476-4900
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Capitola
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $30 to $30
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 215 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010-3225
    (Cliff Drive)
  • Public Transportation: Please check the Santa Cruz Metro website http://www.scmtd.com/
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Capitola
  • Phone Number: 831-476-4900

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $30 to $30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

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!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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