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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
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
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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83% Recommend
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English first
Seminary, Mississippi, United States
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87 reviews 87 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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59 reviews 59 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Fabulous food, great service and wonderful happy hour specials ... Not to mention the view ! We spent most if our dinners here .

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Santa Cruz, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I have lived in Capitola for five years yet I never tried this restaurant before today! One of the main reasons is because it is a very nice restaurant and usually very crowded. As a solo diner, I hesitate to take up a whole table at a busy restaurant just for myself. I know I'm worth it; it is just... More

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saratoga, california
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We had a party of 6: salmon, tuna, steak, shrimp, side dishes, and key lime pie, creme brulee and a chocolate dessert, all were very well prepared, and the wait staff was the best. so attentive w/o being over bearing, and the cocktails, I had the Grapefruit martini, had 2! they were so good.

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Colfax, CA.
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014 via mobile

Best meal I've had in years!!! Best service too (Stephanie, you're awesome!) We were in Capitola this week & as much as I hate to go dine at the touristy area, I did (cause I'm married). We checked out a other few places & weren't impressed but felt like this could be good, it was, so the next night we... More

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Top Contributor
183 reviews 183 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014 via mobile

Great beach location with outdoor seating. Happy hour is a big attraction. Not really a family place. Okay food, burgers are the way to go. overall a pleasant time.

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Gorham, Maine
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88 reviews 88 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Even though it was cool, the outside seating was available, with windows to protect from the wind and chill. Standard fare, but reasonably priced and the view can't be beat!

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Elk Grove, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Best Happy Hour ever, had delicious Bloody Mary's, yummie cheeseburgers, Chicken Terriyaki Sticks, French Fries, Beer on tap and everything was 50 percent off between 4-6p.m. M-F

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