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Paradise Beach Grille

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American, Bar, Seafood, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free
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215 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010-3225 (Cliff Drive)
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant was cute, service was good! Food seemed a little overpriced for what you got. Barbecue sandwich was pretty good, fries were awesome. My daughter got the French onion soup which she labeled pretty good . Would visit again

Thank sunluvr65
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great restaurant !! Service was fantastic Camilo was fantastic and attentive. Steak was cooked to perfection!! My friend had the linguini with prawns. Loved it!!! Definitely recommend.

Thank goldengal11
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely view from the patio, but we were freezing so moved indoors. All of our servers were wonderful and the hostess was nice. It took a little long to get our food, but it is worth the wait. I had the pork bbq sandwich and fries. Yum!! Delicious delicious. Not too pricey and I want to go back for those... More 

Thank JLacovitch
Auburn, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A little something for everyone on the menu. A little on the pricey side. Friendly staff. If you have the choice, sit outside for the wonderful view at night.

Thank Jan W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chose Paradise Beach Grille because of location and after looking at their menus. Was meeting an old friend coming in from out of town. It turned out to be a very good choice. Alfaro rose at the bar tasty, and the hostess was very gracious and let us know when a table outside was ready, without hurrying us in any... More 

Thank Janis H
Truth or Consequences, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another place a couple of doors closer to the ocean was recommended, but again, when I approached the door, all I could smell was rotten garbage. Third time I've passed up this supposedly great place. At any rate, even though I wanted to try a new place (I'm here a couple of times a year as a visitor), I ended... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice view.We arrived at the restaurant about 4pm. It had been recommended by the hotel clerk in the area. The menu looked god with a large variety of selections. They are NOT all available after 3 though. We didn't know that but decided to stay anyway because they had an adequate happy hour menu. I'm not sure if it's a... More 

Thank pachaderm
Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I adore Capitola Village and enjoy the atmosphere, quaint shops and delicious eateries. One particular restaurant stands head and shoulders above the rest- Paradise Beach Grille. I had an amazing lunch there today and decided it it was worth taking the time to log in and share the love. Fantastic service, incredible food and outstanding cocktails....add to that a gorgeous... More 

Thank LisaAnnToo
Castle Rock, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Great beach side view on the patio. Good food, I had the oysters and they were pretty awesome. The service here is always stellar as well.

Thank Brandon C
Leamington Spa, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

I have eaten here many times but my recent visit was the best meal yet I have had there. Paradise Beach Grille is located right on the beach and is best enjoyed sitting at one of their terrace tables overlooking the sea. The staff are friendly and the service is good.

Thank CAMD

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Bar, Seafood, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 215 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010-3225
    (Cliff Drive)
  • Public Transportation: Please check the Santa Cruz Metro website http://www.scmtd.com/
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Capitola
  • Phone Number: 831-476-4900
Located on the water in Capitola Village, Paradise Beach Grille is the perfect place to enjoy lunch with a view or to finish a perfect day on the beach. We feature a contemporary menu with a Pacific Rim flare. Enjoy our famous Coconut Prawns appetizer, followed by either a Fresh From Hawaii seafood entree, or a Prime Natural cut of Beef. Choose from our extensive wine list, featuring many local Santa Cruz Mountain wineries, or choose from one of our many beers on tap. Whatever your pleasure, you are welcome with us in Paradise!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?