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Paradise Cove Beach Cafe

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Malibu
American, Chowder
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28128 Pacific Coast Hwy, Frnt, Malibu, CA 90265-3927 (Paradise Cove Rd.)
310-457-9791
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout

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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
Good for tourists and gulls

Eating with sand between your toes is always fun. The food is ok but nothing special. You go for the location. Unfortunately the wildlife can get a bit too close for comfort. My advice is to stay under the coverred section.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
Joe P
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Uk
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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dallas texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This is a good place to enjoy good food close to the ocean,and you can remain inside if you like. Getting to the restaurant is a little tricky but just follow the signs.

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Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

We love coming here when we are visiting California. It's all about the location, sounds of the water, and sand between your toes while your sipping a great Mai tai in the outdoor seating area. The weather was perfect, warm but the perfect breeze and smells of the beach. The food is just okay, we don't come here for the... More 

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Uk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Eating with sand between your toes is always fun. The food is ok but nothing special. You go for the location. Unfortunately the wildlife can get a bit too close for comfort. My advice is to stay under the coverred section.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

If you passing by and are hungry this is the location. Very nice atmosphere by the beach. You stop here for the location and the atmosphere before the food. The menu is all American.

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Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

I planned to visit to see the location of Jim Rockford's caravan. All the negative reviews worried me, but I should have just ignored them. We arrived around 11 am, plenty of parking. We had booked a table, which was ready with no waiting, and the meal was great. The calamari was indeed very nice, and the huge shared seafood... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

the food is great and the restaurant has a great atmosphere and friendly staff. You will wait forever if you want a table outside on the beach terrace but there wasnt a long wait for the inside tables. Park on the PCH (legally) and walk down the Paradise Cove Rd to avoid a very expensive parking charge.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

You come here for a Slice of California Beach Scene that you can't get anywhere else ! Yes, the parking is darn expensive at $40.00, but you use that amount for payment credit towards drinks and food - so your parking is actually free if you do it, right. You are right down on the beach within a few feet... More 

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Westlake Village, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Love going to Paradise Cove Beach Cafe in Malibu! Always brings back memories from the 50's and 60's! Old Photos surround the restaurant of days of the past! Great seafood especially the steamed clams, calamari and shrimp scampi! Great service, great food! Always a treat and special place!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

A great restaurant right on the beach! Dine and watch the sunset. A very spacious restaurant with both indoor and outdoor seating. Attentive staff and lots of food options. Highly recommend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

Eddie Z here again.formally from NY and now living in NC,came out Saturday to beach and lunch at paradise cove.Great place to bring kids to beach as well as great menu choices.We had the fried calamari,fish tacos,fish&chips and chic nuggets and sliders for kids and it was all good.A little pricey but to be expected considering where you are.Would recommend... More 

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Additional Information about Paradise Cove Beach Cafe

Address: 28128 Pacific Coast Hwy, Frnt, Malibu, CA 90265-3927
Phone Number: 310-457-9791
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Malibu>  > Malibu
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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: American, Chowder

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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>  > Malibu
  • Neighborhood: Malibu
  • Phone Number: 310-457-9791

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
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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