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Paradise Beach Grille

Certificate of Excellence
American, Bar, Seafood, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free Options
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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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Winters, California
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We chose to eat inside rather than the outdoor patio, but the music was playing so loud that we could not talk to one another. The food was average, nothing special, although my husband liked the burger.

Thank H2OAlgae
Fair Oaks, California
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229 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Try the ahi tuna appetizer and calamari, both are fantastic. Scallops wrapped in bacon with sweet corn raviolis are very good as well. This place has a great bar with excellent wine list and really liked the ambience. We had two kids with our party and the staff were very welcoming. Would recommend this restaurant for families but it is... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfect place to have our first lunch in Capitola, we changed our reservations, since we got there earlier, but the staff was great, they gave us a great table with the perfect view. Food was really good, we really enjoyed our time there.

1 Thank Lorena A
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by tonight for dinner with my wife and son. We had the best waitress Stephanie who took care of us. The food was absolutely fantastic and the atmosphere was super cool. We had the grilled cheese( for the kid, which she brought with the soup to keep him busy) clam chowder, cream of artichoke soup, potato crusted halibut and... More 

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Aptos, California
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place to sit and enjoy great food and view the ocean. The clam chowder here is fantastic. Service is great and the ambience is perfect on a warm summer day. The back patio has limited seating and some of it is not shaded, so you need to be careful where you sit. But once settled in,... More 

Thank don g
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 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 July 9, 2016 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 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 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 

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Auburn, Washington
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

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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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Bar, Seafood, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children
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?