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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: Breakfast, Brunch, 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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    Very good
  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 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
Son's Wedding June 2015

The staff was great, and very professional and efficient. But please tell me they recycle flowers to senior homes or local cemeteries otherwise what a waste. The food was a little dry but understandable as not on site and kept in warmers. The venue was gorgeous! My new daughter in law definitely... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 12, 2015
TrinaRehl
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Boise, ID
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Malibu, California
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585 reviews
339 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 266 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

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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90 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

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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Corona, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We had a blast exploring this place. Food was delicious. I saw where someone orders the lobster roll every time they go so I did as well. Very good! Personable staff. Thank you for making our Saturday memorable.

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Mission Viejo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My son and his fiancé just had their wedding and reception at Calamigos Ranch and it couldn't have been more perfect! My daughter in law had a vision which she executed to perfection bringing in additional staging to heighten the already fairy tale surroundings. There were over 175 people there and the food was perfect....moist chicken as one entrée and... More 

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Boise, ID
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The staff was great, and very professional and efficient. But please tell me they recycle flowers to senior homes or local cemeteries otherwise what a waste. The food was a little dry but understandable as not on site and kept in warmers. The venue was gorgeous! My new daughter in law definitely had her fairy tale wedding here!

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Thousand Oaks, CA
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 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
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42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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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Additional Information about Malibu Cafe at Calamigos Ranch

Address: 327 Latigo Canyon Rd, Malibu, CA 90265
Phone Number: 818 540 2400
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Malibu
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
Average Prices: USD $30 to $30
Cuisine: American

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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 to $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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?