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Paradise Beach Grille

215 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010-3225
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Ranked #6 of 93 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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Aalborg, Denmark
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

4th time and I'm still loving it. This time it was a business dinner and it was a pleasure as always. If possible ask for a table on the patio for a great view. With the heaters on we just enjoyed dinner outside in January.

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Danville, California
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is not to be missed. The coconut shrimp are sumptuous and the cheese plate is huge. Come during happy hours and the hamburgers are half price with discount drinks. Try the house cab....

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Martinez, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Nice view and tasty cocktails. A little bit on the fancier side compared to other neighboring restaurants. I recommend the Ruby Red Martini.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Beautifully decorated for Christmas and well up to standard with the quality of food and service. The oysters were delicious and so was the New York Steak. The staff make families very welcome and there is a children's menu. My one wish to all the restaurants is to make the children menus a little more adventurous as they mainly consist... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

We walked in expecting nothing but comfort, short wait, and good food and we received it all plus: seat we wanted, excellent service w better than expected short wait, bonus service of recommendations of main dinner and desert! We loved our meals of prawns and steak and desert was awesome too! Thank you Mgr. Chrissy for making our day trip... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Visited 12/28 and whilst the food was okay the service was definitely lacking. We ordered the seared tuna and beef skirt - the latter had a choice of sides although the waitress didn't care to ask so it came with mash. The mash was runny yet had a pretty substantial skin on it, the steak which I'd asked for rare... More 

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Palm Coast, Florida
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382 reviews 382 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
195 helpful votes 195 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

This is an excellent spot for lunch in heart of Capitola with an excellent view of Capitola Beach and Soquel Creek. Pat had an excellent Spinach, Beet and Goat Cheese Salad. I had an excellent Crab Louis. The enclosed back porch has the best views of the beach and river.

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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
299 helpful votes 299 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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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