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Paradise Cove Beach Cafe

28128 Pacific Coast Hwy, Frnt, Malibu, CA 90265-3927
310-457-9791
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Ranked #16 of 81 restaurants in Malibu
Price range: $30 - $30
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, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Paradise Cove Rd.
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

This is not fine dining, but it's fun dining. If you like the beach, and you are ready to pay the parking fees ($6.00 for 4 hours IF you purchase $30 plus from the "cafe"), this is a fun spot. Portion sizes are excessive, and fried food rules. The salad bar, at about $22.00 for unlimited plates of decent salad... More

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Woodland Hills, California, United States
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62 reviews 62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

Had my birthday lunch at Paradise Cove. Great place to come over to the coast from the hot San Fernando Valley. The "world famous" tacos are very good. We had lobster tacos and they are served with pico de gallo, sour cream, guacamole , and salsa. Messy, but very good. My free dessert was a giant slice of seven layer... More

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Northumberland, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

My sister lives not far from Mulholland Highway, rated one of the more dangerous highways in California with its dizzying hairpin turns for over 8 miles. We had no idea when we started down into the canyon that it would be this way. Yet it was exciting in a scary way. The road ends at the Pacific Coast Highway, not... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

We were there on 4th of July had dinner reservations for 6, the parking was full we had to park 1/2 mile away and when we arrived to the restaurant we were charged a $30 per person walk in fee. When we complained to the management we were told that the parking people are a different company and are unaffiliated... More

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The first day we arrived to LA, my husband's cousin took us to Paradise Cove. We sat outside (don't bother going if you don't sit outside) with a wonderful view of the beach. Our waiter was absolutely hilarious. We received excellent service. The food was fine but the atmosphere was GREAT. We also took a walk on the beach. Very... More

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Sugar Land, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We ate here because we wanted to visit the cove beach. We were quite surprised at how good the food was. There is definitely something for everyone here, and everything was so good! This place has beach dive atmosphere, but very clean with excellent service. What a pleasant experience it was for us!

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Nashville, Arkansas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

While on a small trip in LA with my sister and brother in law, my sister suggested that we go to Paradise Cove, because she saw it on Pinterest. I know that's not the best reason to go somewhere, but we did anyway. Our plan was to only to the beach until we got there and saw the sign that... More

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muntinlupa city, philippines
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

A nice place for cocktails and lunch. Super big portions for sharing. A lot of locals come here with their families. You can sit by the beach and just chill. If you spend $30 your parking is $6 if you don't want to go to the restaurant parking is $40. This is a must go to place. You can spend... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I love that place, everything's just perfect about it! The only bad thing is that you cannot take hard drinks at the beach, you can only drink beer wine ad champaign while siting on the beach.. Anyway, we had a great time, I would come back often to spend the day

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Los Angeles, California
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307 reviews 307 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

Living nearby, we have been to the restaurant a few times with mixed reviews. However our latest trip was pretty good. Parking can be tough, especially on weekends during the summer. Parking is $6 if you get validated through the restaurant. There are plenty of inside and outside seating depending on the weather. We usually go for dinner, so we... More

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