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Paradise Cove Beach Cafe

28128 Pacific Coast Hwy, Frnt, Malibu, CA 90265-3927
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Ranked #20 of 83 restaurants in Malibu
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Price range: $30 - $30
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Paradise Cove Rd.
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66% Recommend
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Ventura, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

What a gem! Spend the day on a beautiful beach! Have an excellent meal - watch out for the huge portions! Nice service. I love the fact that you can rent beds with umbrellas - $50 all day on weekends, $25 all day during the week - while they last - first come first served. They look like real double... More

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El Segundo, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Cant see why this place would have a single bad review, based on my experience. The food we ordered was AMAZING! Yes the pricing is more on the expensive side, but well worth it. This is a beach cafe, not a formal restaraunt. How perfect it is though! Its a beautiful location, amazing views, and what better way to end... More

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Puerto Vallarta
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

I've been here 3 times and I hate the food. The only great thing about this place is location, the beach chairs and cabanas. Also you have to spend at least $25 in the restaurant for them to validate your parking ticket so you can pay $6 instead of $60. You have no choice but to eat something or pay... More

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Vienna, Virginia
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This is a great place to visit! The parking was a bit of a pain, but the food and view made up for that. There was a ton of choices to pick from and the shrimps in the shrimp cocktail were huge. However, the star was the clam chowder. Not in New England style, but creamy and delicious! We had... More

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Santa Monica, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

I disagree with other recent reviewers of the Paradise Cove Beach Cafe in north Malibu - we LIKE to take out-of-town visitors here. There are not too many places you can actually eat on the beach. The prices are a bit high but the portions are huge - we often have food to take home. Parking is $6 IF you... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I'm sad to hear the negative reviews and sorry that these people were unable to have the amazing experience I have every time at Paradise Cove Beach Cafe! Maybe I can help you have an equally amazing experience with a few pointers. Parking IS expensive if you do not eat. Food IS expensive, but you are at one of the... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

Food was good - beach front excellent - parking lot price = rip off. Cost almost as much for parking in their lot = $46.00 for less than 3 hrs . Our food for two cost near $100.00 in their cafe !! There are other beautiful beaches & places to eat rather than here at this "paradise ".

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Malibu, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I've lived in the area for 20+ yrs and about every 5 yrs I go to see if it's improved. Frankly, the restaurant is dirty, the food is mediocre and the price isn't a "deal" either. The view, the drinks, the settings all good to better.

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Santa Clarita, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This place is a tourist TRAP!!!! Avoid it at all cost. Go Anywhere else..... I suggest MoonShadows. And then just go to Zuma Beach. The parking is cheaper and not a "rip off" Stay away from this trap. It sucks. Please "world"......... Listen Stay away. Do not!!!!! go here. Trust me.

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Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania
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76 reviews 76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I stumbled across this place on a summer sunday afternoon while trying to kill time on a business trip. It probably is a LOT nicer when it's not stiflingly hot and uber-crowded as it was when I went. The menu is expensive, but then you are eating on the beach in Malibu. I only got a shrimp cocktail at the... More

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