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Paradise Beach Grille

215 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010-3225
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Ranked #6 of 92 Restaurants in Capitola
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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English first
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Looking for somewhere to stop for lunch on our way to Carmel, we decided to stop in Capitola. What a neat little town. We had never heard of it but could not have been happier we stopped there. After looking at the reviews we chose Paradise Beach Grille. The restaurant has a very nice casual interior overlooking the beach. The... More 

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209 reviews 209 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
297 helpful votes 297 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We enjoyed a late lunch and drinks on the patio. Lots of menu options. Perhaps a bit on the high side for pricing.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We'd stopped in 7 years prior & had wonderful memories. Capitola is so neat and this restaurant captures the feel of the town. Both times we've sat out on the patio & looked out over the pier, beach, inlet- so much to gaze at. Great food- we're big seafood fans. We'd also stopped in earlier in the day for margaritas... More 

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SF Bay Area
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We enjoyed this restaurant so much that we ate there 2 nights in a row! I had a steak the first night and really enjoyed it. That was my best meal of the weekend. Nice wine selection. I would go back again for happy hour, where you can order bar food (that menu is different). We really enjoyed this place... More 

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redding, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

At first we didn't go in here because it looked kind of expensive but then we found out they had a good happy hour from 4-6pm with $6 burgers, chicken skewers, and potato skins, along with $4 house wines and a good $3 draft beer selection. You have to sit in the bar area to get the happy hour but... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We took advantage of the $30 Surf & Turf Wednesday Special. Great deal with excellent filet mignon and lobster. Really cosy evening on the outside patio with heaters that kept us warm.

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Austin, TX
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102 reviews 102 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We had a quick lunch at the grille recently. Both ordered salads. The portions were fair and the greens fresh. Reasonable choice for the area. Was not very crowded on a weekday and the service was very good. View out the windows is pleasant.

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Capitola, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The food was great, the service, too. I had scallops wrapped in bacon and my date had the burger.Something for everyone. All delicious.

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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230 reviews 230 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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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 - 30
Cuisine: American

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