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Paradise Beach Grille

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215 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010-3225 (Cliff Drive)
Please check the Santa Cruz Metro website http://www.scmtd.com/
831-476-4900
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Scenic view
Description: Located on the water in Capitola Village, Paradise Beach Grille is the...
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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  • 109
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  • 75
    Very good
  • 16
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Sweet lunch spot

Friendly atmosphere with a good menu. The coconut shrimp was delicious. Next time I want to try the brie bread!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Kihei, HI
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Kihei, HI
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly atmosphere with a good menu. The coconut shrimp was delicious. Next time I want to try the brie bread!

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Auburn
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We sat on the back patio & had a beautiful water view, delicious food & great service! You can see the pier on the patio & the colorful buildings that line the beach. The inside of the restaurant looked romantic also!

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Roseville, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food and drinks with a spacious deck in the back where you can watch the sunset on a beautiful stretch of beach.

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Tacoma, Washington, United States
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73 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was in Santa Cruz for a friend's wedding and went here for lunch before flying out. I was delighted by the diverse menu. I have several dietary restrictions, so finding a menu that gives me multiple options is exciting. I loved the array of seafoods available. While typically eating gluten free, my friend was raving about the beach blanket... More 

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Thank Sarah S
Park City, Utah
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Cute place overlooking beach where a river enters, and a fishing pier. Recommend table in cozy back area near windows to watch surfers and birds. Live music in the afternoons. We followed waitress Cait's advice. Great Margaritas, fried calamari, tuna with macadamia crust. Super key lime pie: very tasty in a cheesecake-like crust. Dining areas on the street side are... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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211 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

The food here is the best along the entire Capitola Esplanade and all the restaurants share the same wonderful views of the ocean. I have been here often and never been disappointed by the experience. Excellent salads and main dishes are available at lunch and dinner. Well worth the time and not super expensive.

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Redding, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

I have had breakfast here many times! Great choices and nice view of the beach and ocean from the seating area.

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Capitola, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

The Happy Hour at Paradise is the best in the Village! Monday through Friday, 4 to 6 pm, the beer and house red and white wine wine are half-price, and the well drinks as well. But here's the best part - the luscious rich hamburgers are half-price, along with the rest of the bar food menu! The burgers are good... More 

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Oakland California
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139 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

Four of us traveled from the East Bay and had originally selected another spot for lunch in Capitola We changed our dining pick after a review of first restaurant looked like standards had changed Capitola is a tough parking city with spaces taken early . We were thrilled with an open spot directly in front. The hostess met our group... More 

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Strandhill, Ireland
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287 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

We were trying to find restaurants in Capitola and most of the top ones on TA were closed early, so we ended up trying the Paradise Grille. So glad we did! The food was fabulous! It's quite a noisy spot, but that's what you get when a restaurant is so busy! We'd still return if back in Capitola.

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children, Scenic view

Description

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!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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