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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: Late Night, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
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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  • 40
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  • 23
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  • 7
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Lunch with girlfriends

This was such a unique place!! Very rustic, live music (at least on Saturday) and excellent service!! The drinks looked very interesting, we were all pregnant so we didn't get to partake. We had the calmari appetizer which was great. My friends had hamburgers which they loved. I had Bobs... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
stpaulyamy
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Minnesota
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Minnesota
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was such a unique place!! Very rustic, live music (at least on Saturday) and excellent service!! The drinks looked very interesting, we were all pregnant so we didn't get to partake. We had the calmari appetizer which was great. My friends had hamburgers which they loved. I had Bobs Cobb salad, I did not love it. It was huge,... More 

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Thank stpaulyamy
Paia, Hawaii
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I dropped by Malibu Cafe with friends to share a drink and was blown away by the unique set-up. Where else can you play pool or giant Jenga outdoors while sipping a glass of whatever suits you? I'd go back in a heartbeat. Note: I can't comment on the food, as we only had wine.

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Thank LuckyLife55
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

When you arrive at Malibu Cafe, it is as if you have been transported into a dream. The grounds are beautiful. You are surrounded by trees, flowers, a pond/lake where you can take a picnic basket for a boat ride (fits about two people), bar area and games (ping pong, corn hole, life sized chess, and pool table. The food... More 

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Thank CJCPT
Simi Valley, California
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Just went here for the first time last week end. I fell in love . It has so much charm. It is great for date night getting together with friends families and parties. I can't wait to go back

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Thank Beverly K
Paia, Hawaii
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

I came with 3 friends and had a lovely time. We sipped Pinot noir, strolled around the grounds, sat in the Adirondack chairs, and admired the amazing twinkling lights all around. We also enjoyed playing a few rounds with their giant Jenga set. What's not to enjoy? (We didn't eat, so can't comment on the food.)

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Thank LuckyLife55
WI
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

This is a hidden gem, either a romantic evening dinner or to bring your family and dog! Outdoor seating with incredible service and food. Don't hesitate to get away from the hustle and bustle of busy and noisy restaurants to this incredible hidden gem.

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Thank amberflea
Dallas, Texas
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

This place is so beautiful. Great for kids and families to get together. The grounds are gorgeous and the food was amazing. Great choices and big amounts so share if you can. It fills up fast so the food doesn't come out very quick, but it is worth the wait because it is that good!

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Thank Robink34
Malibu, California
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60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

We loved the place from the minute we got there, right up until we tasted our food. No one at our table was all that happy with what they got.

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Thank Newsdoc
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

We four ladies were going to one place originally that was closed. Looked on trip advisor and this was nearby. OH MY GOODNESS what a find!! I was kinda skeptical at first with all outdoor seating but the scene changed my mind. Beautiful, rustic and sophisticated all at the same time. A bale of hay behind a wooden bench by... More 

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Thank Nicole R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

Some friends and I found Malibu Cafe by accident (original plans for lunch didn't work out) and we're so glad we decided to check it out. This is a gem off the beaten path. The food and service was great and there were lots of games and activities to keep us entertained (games for all ages). In the various sections... 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
  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?