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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
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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118 reviews from our community

83% Recommend
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English first
Fresno, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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
84 helpful votes 84 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Dublin, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Call us boring or in a rut; but we liked the food so much on Friday night that we came back again Saturday night. Ambience and service were top notch. I had a filet mignon the first night. Both my wife and I thought the filet, the steamed veggies, and garlic mashed potatoes were top. My only disappointment was that... More

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Watsonville, California
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75 reviews 75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This little spot in Capitola Village has the big 3- Great Food, Great Service & Great View. We ate lunch here recently- 4 friends- out on the patio-Waitress was super! Puller 2 small tables together so we could sit with nicer view of beach/pier. Relaxing & fun lunch. Pannini very good, salads nice & appetizers are great, too. The fries... More

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Seminary, Mississippi, United States
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91 reviews 91 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Service was great, food was great! Great little community on the beach. Nice patio facing the water. Great atmosphere and wonderful food. Can't go wrong with this place!

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We had dinner here it was really good food, everyone enjoyed thier meal ever or picky Little one. The wait staff was on Their toes it was a delightful experience

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Fresno, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The food here is very good - the best we have found in the village area of Capitola. A nice bar area to visit with the locals and the have a very good wine list that is not overpriced. Highly recommended

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