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Paradise Cove Beach Cafe

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Malibu
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28128 Pacific Coast Hwy, Frnt, Malibu, CA 90265-3927 (Paradise Cove Rd.)
310-457-9791
Today
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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  • 203
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  • 180
    Very good
  • 91
    Average
  • 34
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  • 62
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great place for lunch

We went here with friends for a birthday lunch and had a fantastic afternoon. It is a small private cove and we ate at an outside table literally on the beach with the sand between our toes and a cocktail on arrival. Wear appropriate footwear!! Whilst the food wouldn't win any gourmet awards it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 24, 2015
RedCollette
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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English first
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We went here with friends for a birthday lunch and had a fantastic afternoon. It is a small private cove and we ate at an outside table literally on the beach with the sand between our toes and a cocktail on arrival. Wear appropriate footwear!! Whilst the food wouldn't win any gourmet awards it was tasty and plentiful and the... More 

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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

We love this place for a special occasion, like birthdays, or an anniversary. It never disappoints. The price is pricier than the name 'cafe' suggests. This is both a great romantic place as well as a place you can take your kids, grandparents, the whole family. We love the macadamia nut crusted tilapia and shrimp. Anything macadamia nut encrusted is... More 

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Monterrey, Mexico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

When my family and I lived in California, we visited this restaurant about 5 times. The location is perfect. Once you see the sign, make the turn because if you miss it you need to drive a way to make a U turn. Its right on the beach and very busy. It has a beach bum atmosphere and all the... More 

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Antibes, France
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60 reviews 60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

What a great view goes with this restaurant, we sat outside although it was winter, we had nice cocktails (although they had weird bubbles inside) and a huge plate of Nachos came, as well as another huge bowl of caesar salad, for a very reasonable price and a good service. The inside of the restaurant is very well decorated, and... More 

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San Francisco, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Very popular busy restaurant located off US 1 on the beach at Malibu. Self parking is limited but not pricy with validation. I have visited this restaurant on several occasions. Lots of tourists. Very nice beach setting with an ajoining pier which visitors can walk on. Nice view of the ocean. Of course the atmosphere is "beachie" with photos of... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Had the signature paella, good for four pers. Parking was a mixup, somehow drive into lot w/o ticket but staff went out of way to straighten it out, so didn't have to pay $40. Other diners had huge plates of BBQ and desserts looked huge too. All in all a good stop with the beach, pier, sunset and finding out... More 

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Wavre, Belgium
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36 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The place is superb ! A fabulous view on the Pacific Ocean, sunset and colors of the sky just amazing. The restaurant is very good, staff highly professional and friendly. The Chefs are really making good food. Try the specialty the Clam chowder soup, the fresh guacamole and chips or the seafood tower !!!!! Just fantastic ! relax by the... More 

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College Station, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Great beach setting. Food is very average and extremely expensive, bordering on the absurd! Service is average and abrupt. Tourists like it for a one time visit because of the beach and views. For locals, there are much better and cheaper options.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Each year I visit with my Family in Los Angeles and we always have to make one or two trips to Paradise cove Beach Café. The Location of this Gem is so easy to find, the beach is beautiful, the long walks you can take on the beach with the waves crashing can be so refreshing, YEs there is usually... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

Need I say more? Only the dang seagulls can be a nuisance. Don't start feeding them! They will haunt you. Wonderful atmosphere and great food.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 28128 Pacific Coast Hwy, Frnt, Malibu, CA 90265-3927
    (Paradise Cove Rd.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Malibu
  • Phone Number: 310-457-9791

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?