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327 Latigo Canyon Rd, Malibu, CA 90265 (Kanan Rd and Mulholland)
(818) 540-2400
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Cafe M is the most exciting and wildly romantic dining destination in the...
Cafe M is the most exciting and wildly romantic dining destination in the Malibu Hills. Located at the Crest of Malibu, off Kanan Rd. and Mulholland Dr. lies a unique restaurant and lounge with a Nouveau Barbeque menu that made Calamigos Ranch famous 4 generations ago, and keeps it breathtaking today. Join them Thursday through Sunday from noon to midnight with an amazing al fresco lunch by their private lake, or join them for dinner on a candlelit patio overlooking the property, and stay for farm fresh cocktails under the stars with romantic lounge music, live jazz and blues under the stars!! As the only dining destination on the Malibu Wine trail, come see what Malibu Vines can offer with the finest wine selections, and even tastings right at the restaurant. Bring a special someone, family, or just some friends and lounge on private cabanas, fluffy day beds, or get a private raft to sail the lake on. There truly is nothing quite like an evening at M Cafe.
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Visitor rating
  • 24
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Beautiful place

I was there on my last trip to California and I'm in love with this place! It's sooo beautiful, great for families, couples, kids and groups. I would celebrate all my birthdays there if I lived in USA. Truly recommend spending a full day there! It must have a great view during night time!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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RIO DE JANEIRO
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Thousand Oaks, CA
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

First of all, I hate to give bad reviews for anything. I only gave a 3 rating because problems with the food this night brought down an overall fantastic venue/experience. On our anniversary a close friend watched our son, and since we hadn't decided where to go, she said, "you must go to Malibu Cafe. Just put it in your... More 

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RIO DE JANEIRO
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I was there on my last trip to California and I'm in love with this place! It's sooo beautiful, great for families, couples, kids and groups. I would celebrate all my birthdays there if I lived in USA. Truly recommend spending a full day there! It must have a great view during night time!

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los angeles
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We used to eat here but got fed up with less than mediocre food. We tried it again last night and were thrilled by the new menu and the news of a new chef. What a difference... Interesting, delicious and of course, one of the most incredible environments in Southern California. Only downside was price! Appetizers are all around $15,... More 

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Malibu, California, United States
Top Contributor
375 reviews 375 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The Calamigos Ranch is in the hills and is often used for fund raising and/or private events. It's also a nice place for a group of friends to meet for a nice dinner. Wait staff is top notch and so is the food.

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Marina del Rey, California
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Located on lovely wooded grounds, it is as much an attraction as a restaurant. There was plenty of open seating when we arrived early but were told to come back closer to our reservation time, which seemed unnecessary. The main building’s outdoor seating is located above another expansive outdoor seating area peppered with entertaining games (pool table, Jenga, bean bag... More 

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La Roquette-sur-Siagne, France
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We went for lunch and had such an amazing time, we stayed for dinner!! There is so much going on with music, games and the tables set around the lawn. It has such a great ambience and everyone is so chilled and relaxed! We ended up sharing a long picnic table with another family and has such a great experience.... More 

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Beverly Hills, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We went to the Malibu Cafe last night Everybody at the table ordered steak the steak was $34 plus we had wine and appetizers. The chef has absolutely no pride in his work. It tasted like airplane food. They put stale bread on the table. Waiters are nice the grounds are fabulous but the food is disgraceful. They should really... More 

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Santa Rosa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Most fun you can have at a restaurant! Games, sports, pets, shopping, wine tasting and fabulous food! Excellent service too. Where else can you cook your own somemore's at the table?

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I was here 3 wks ago w a friend. It was my 2nd time here as I was came here in Sept 2013 as well. The grounds are spectacular and so inviting and relaxing. Every person there seemed to be having a great time, and there wasn't a short of ppl to ask to take pics of us and then... More 

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Dallas, Texas
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The Malibu Café is a MUST! An incredible atmosphere and beautiful surroundings. The food was ok, nothing to rave about, but I would definitely go back for drinks and appetizers. Go with friends because there are lawn games and fire pits to keep you entertained. Because there kitchen is farther away from the seating, don't expect quick service. The staff... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 327 Latigo Canyon Rd, Malibu, CA 90265
    (Kanan Rd and Mulholland)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Malibu
  • Phone Number: (818) 540-2400

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

Description

Cafe M is the most exciting and wildly romantic dining destination in the Malibu Hills. Located at the Crest of Malibu, off Kanan Rd. and Mulholland Dr. lies a unique restaurant and lounge with a Nouveau Barbeque menu that made Calamigos Ranch famous 4 generations ago, and keeps it breathtaking today. Join them Thursday through Sunday from noon to midnight with an amazing al fresco lunch by their private lake, or join them for dinner on a candlelit patio overlooking the property, and stay for farm fresh cocktails under the stars with romantic lounge music, live jazz and blues under the stars!! As the only dining destination on the Malibu Wine trail, come see what Malibu Vines can offer with the finest wine selections, and even tastings right at the restaurant. Bring a special someone, family, or just some friends and lounge on private cabanas, fluffy day beds, or get a private raft to sail the lake on. There truly is nothing quite like an evening at M Cafe.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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