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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, 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
Great food, great service and wonderful views!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
JoAnna K
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Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This place has a relaxed beach feel with an upscale menu. Loved the views and vibe that feels more like a Mediterranean locale. Everything was fantastic. The coconut shrimp, sashimi tuna, and clam chowder were solid. Steaks were perfect and the service was also on point.

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San Jose, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We went here on a busy summer Saturday. It is one of the few restaurants I've been to where I wanted to try almost everything on the menu. Everything just came together. The bread was good, they had the wines I liked, the dessert was fantastic, and everyone loved their dinner entrees. The service was flawless. There are some restaurants... More 

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Modesto, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

We visited Santa Cruz but decided to go to Capitola beach for the day. We checked out TripAdvisor and not sure what restaurant to choose. We found the Paradise Beach Grille on Capitola beach area in the Center of other restaurants. It was a gold mind. We have been dining out for some time and all over the bay area.... More 

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

We stopped in last night for dinner. We looked at several restaurants but the menu stood out. We sat on the back porch - beautiful view! We both sat facing the ocean and sundown. We started with raw oysters, great presentation and nice, plump and fresh. Then we each had chowder, I had clam and my wife had corn- they... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We spend our last day in the U.S in Capitola and decided on a light lunch at Paradise Beach Grille. We were seated on the outside balcony with a great view across the water to cute, brightly coloured villas, it had quite a European feel. Our waiter was very attentive and helpful ensuring our 3 year old grandaughter was looked... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The food was unique and very tasty. Service was fantastic! We had a waitress that was training and new to the area. She was great! We had the preset meal for $25....very good! And the cucumber martinis :-)

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We only stopped in to grab a late-morning drink since we had breakfast elsewhere. The place was very crowded because of the annual car show. All I had was a Bloody Mary. But that was one of the best I've ever had! Everything in it tasted like it was prepared fresh and not from a mix. It had a bit... More 

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San Francisco, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

My family and I went here for lunch, so, of course, we looked at the lunch menu rather than the dinner menu, and we able to find something everyone would like. We had to wait 20 minutes for a table, which we were fine with, but when our table was ready, the hostess informed us that "The lunch menu had... 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 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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