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Paradise Beach Grille

215 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010-3225
+1 831-476-4900
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
215 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010-3225
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Emailed Alexia the Manager at the restaurant to book a table and she was really helpful and assisted with our request for an outdoor table. We arrived and were seated on the patio. It was a little chilly that night so we had to move...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 825leilab
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here "on the way" to Hollister from Oakland. We had some time to kill before arriving in Hollister for a family wedding and decided this was the best place. She had the crab spring rolls and I had the sandy beach burger. Both...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank geraldh463
Reviewed December 11, 2018

We used to go here a lot a few years ago and they had the best fish dishes like salmon and butterfish. The butterfish is no longer on the menu but the spiced salmon is and it is great. Also are the lava flow prawns....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank mx m
Reviewed November 11, 2018

Rib dinner special was SOOOOO excellent!!! We'd go back for that in an instant! Great location to walk to

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jsnyde317893
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

We came in without reservations on a busy Saturday evening. We got s nice table by the window in the bar and stuck around for quite a while for drinks and appetizers. Everything was good including the service and the view. Fun time!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Mamjensen
Reviewed October 1, 2018

We went there after reading about the "happy hour" and the Monday night $20 rib special. We don't know why but the $5 drinks were all $7.50. Our best guess is that the "happy hour" only applied at certain places, but apparently not at the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank christopherkY9614FN
Reviewed September 24, 2018

Greeted and seated immediately...in the bar area! Plenty of seating indoors or outside. Slow service for 8pm on a Sunday....really quiet. Corn chowder soup: lukewarm. Cobbster salad: decent sized and okay

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Summerasalifestyle
Reviewed September 16, 2018

We came in for a dinner with no reservations. The food was quite tasty. I had the chicken Marsala. It tasted like it had a good broth base with no MSG. Service was mostly good although one small request was forgotten twice. The mixture of...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Canoso
Reviewed September 4, 2018

Good service and nice atmosphere. Frequently offering live music. Nice bar area with friendly staff. Great views and close to everything.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank 556danaa
Reviewed August 31, 2018

Great Food, Great Views of The Ocean, Wonderful Bar, Food is nicely priced-you won't break the bank...:)

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank BobAgent21
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Bonnie T
July 15, 2015|
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Response from Julie T | Reviewed this property |
It's right on the Esplanade that runs along the beach. You can't miss it!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view, Kids, Romantic
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: +1 831-476-4900
  • E-mail
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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