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Malibu Cafe at Calamigos Ranch

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327 Latigo Canyon Rd, Malibu, CA 90265 (Kanan Rd and Mulholland)
818 540 2400
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Simi Valley, California
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66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Oh my gosh . We went here for a friends Birthday lunch. I was so impressed . The place is a must see. all out door. I want to go back at night to see the place lit up.

Thank Beverly K
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When I heard "Malibu," I thought we were going to the coast or the beach. Instead, this place is located "in the woods." It takes some getting used to at first: your table is under tree branches (there may be a chandelier hanging down). The furniture is so rustic it looks handmade, but it's comfortable. The service was great. I... More 

Thank Tommio
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took my wife for dinner on a Tuesday after the wine safari. The place is huge all outdoors. The prices are a bit high. I ordered a pork chop with mac n cheese. It was extremely over cooked. My wife got a Cobb Salad which was great. The food took like 30 minutes to come and it was a... More 

Thank Jaime L
Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Malibu Cafe is a precious hidden gem located in canyons of Malibu perfect for anyone. I loved the outdoor seating arrangements filled with unique games and decor. Great service and friendly staff- ask for Conner he's wonderful!

Thank Bmurtha21
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fabulous place, so unusual. Great place to go for large or small groups or just yourselves. The property it sits on is spectacular. Paddle boats on the lake, life size chess, pool table, bowling, corn hole toss, jenja. Tons of great photo opportunities. Delicious food, love the Garlic hummus and peanut slaw. Bobby our waiter was the best. If hot... More 

Thank Sharon B
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Well balanced cocktails; fresh, simple, hearty, pure ingredient-focused menu; cozy atmosphere, exceptional wait staff. Seriously a wonderful evening. We have a 1yr old and it was so great to be able to enjoy the trees and deck with him, and still have a romantic meal. Stay at the Calamigos Guest Ranch and walk over! I would have provided photos of... More 

Thank Erik S
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

I love this place. It is tucked away in the Malibu mountains. The menu is unique. The wait staff personable. There are grad parties, anniversary parties, college kids, couples with dogs...it is the essence of Malibu, fun and unpretentious. Great salad (chopped bacon... ick, candied walnuts, yum) amazing burgers, fabulous pupus.

Thank kidhammer16
Agoura Hills, California, United States
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

This is a great restaurant for food and to have fun playing games that our on the table, pool or paddle boats on the lake. It has fabulous food and great service. It is outdoors and has beautiful scenery.

Thank Donna N
Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

There is NO other place in So Ca,l that I or my 13 year old Grandson for that matter, would rather be than at the Malibu Café for a great evening or Saturday or Sunday brunch. Seriously, could go every week. The grounds are fantastic, from paddle boating, lawn chess to sitting in big chairs.. drink in hand hearing great... More 

Thank NormaJZ
The Villages, Florida
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

My daughter surprised me with a luncheon at this outstanding Cafe - outdoor games, outdoor dining, paddle boating, doggies welcomed, kids welcomed - VERY family friendly and the food was excellent Excellent Live entertainment (Rich Sheldon and Shawn Cunnane) topped off the entire experience...

Thank Patricia D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 327 Latigo Canyon Rd, Malibu, CA 90265
    (Kanan Rd and Mulholland)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Malibu
  • Phone Number: 818 540 2400
Cafe M is the most exciting and wildly romantic dining destination in the Malibu Hills.
Located at the Crest of Malibu, off Kanan Rd. and Mulholland Dr. lies a unique restaurant and lounge with a Nouveau Barbeque menu that made Calamigos Ranch famous 4 generations ago, and keeps it breathtaking today.
Join them Thursday through Sunday from noon to midnight with an amazing al fresco lunch by their private lake, or join them for dinner on a candlelit patio overlooking the property, and stay for farm fresh cocktails under the stars with romantic lounge music, live jazz and blues under the stars!!
As the only dining destination on the Malibu Wine trail, come see what Malibu Vines can offer with the finest wine selections, and even tastings right at the restaurant. Bring a special someone, family, or just some friends and lounge on private cabanas, fluffy day beds, or get a private raft to sail the lake on.
There truly is nothing quite like an evening at M Cafe.

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