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Malibu Cafe at Calamigos Ranch

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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: Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, 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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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 6
    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 spot with great atmosphere at a high price

This is a really classy place - open air tables with umbrellas, lots of room for kids to run around, various bars and shops scattered throughout the bridges and fountains, and a high-end feel despite the fact you're outside. You pay a premium for it, however, so beware if you order an alcoholic... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Full disclosure: my wife and I were married at Calamigos. So there's a lot of bias here. Having said that, I'll be brief: here they have basically turned an entire lawn setting into their dining room, with ornate chandeliers hanging from tree branches and a mammoth fireplace in the middle of everything, keeping diners toasty into the evening. It's a... More 

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Moorpark, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Our family had an intimate baby shower on "The Island" area of Malibu Café on Saturday, August 29, 2015. This area is a lovely spot with gorgeous, towering trees surrounded by a lake. Although it was a hot August day, and area was shaded, the staff brought in umbrellas to add more shade to our table. The Events Director, Monica... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This is a really classy place - open air tables with umbrellas, lots of room for kids to run around, various bars and shops scattered throughout the bridges and fountains, and a high-end feel despite the fact you're outside. You pay a premium for it, however, so beware if you order an alcoholic beverage it will put you back about... More 

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Orange, California
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Wow...unique outdoor space dog and kid friendly. The drinks are great, and the Sunday "brunch" excellent. Food especially great, wonderful food combinations. ..try the banana bread french toast, quiches, and mac and cheese balls to start...delicious!

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I came here for brunch and has the best experience ever! The food was fabulous! I ordered the burger with fries and it was Devine. With the Sunday brunch your champagne is refillable which was great. It was nice to look around and see so many things happening like a baby shower, 16th birthday party, engagement dinner....it was lovely. You... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Three families including 5 kids went Sunday (8/9/2015) for dinner and play at Malibu Cafe. This was my first time at Malibu Cafe and I must say there are a few different ratings I could give this place. First - I would give the location alone 5+ stars as it is really beautiful and lots to do and see while... More 

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San Luis Obispo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This restaurant had a great atmosphere and great food. I had an amazing mint julep and short ribs. The price is steep, but it is worth it!

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Plaquemine, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Came to this restaurant 3 years ago and gave it a good review but on revisiting it this July, it was a big disappointment. The ambiance is still great but the service and the food has really deteriorated. It was nearly an hour before our drinks were served. The waiter dropped the dish of melted cheese to go with the... More 

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Malibu, California
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612 reviews
356 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Strange, strange place! Drove by it on accident and stopped---had never heard if it before. Beautiful location set outdoors in the wood Families and kids--families, kids and their dogs 30something's clutching their wine glasses and trying so hard to be cool. If you're from calabasis/agoura and with kids, you're gonna love this place. (If not, skip) Lots of families and... More 

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Seattle
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99 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The Malibu Café is tucked in the hills near Malibu. It is on the property of the Calamigos Ranch and is mainly an outdoor venue. THE PROS- Whether by the outdoor fireplace, under the shade trees, by the water or many other places I couldn't even see, There are many "nooks and hidden places" to eat that make the experience... 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
  • Cuisine: American

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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