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Malibu Cafe at Calamigos Ranch

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327 Latigo Canyon Rd, Malibu, CA 90265-2708 (Kanan Rd and Mulholland)
818 540 2400
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Appleton, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

First time at the Malibu Café and had such a great time! Such great food and service and the atmosphere is casual, fun and elegant all at the same time! Loved my visit and will be back!

Thank KellySue18
Oak Park, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The best part about this restaurant is its scenic location nestled in the hills of Malibu. My friends, Todd and Gavin, and I enjoyed a nice lunch in the bar area overlooking the main grounds below. We almost weren't seated, however, as the hostess at the entry below was not accommodating. When we arrived, she said, "We're not taking names... More 

Thank GradingMachine
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Came for a glass of sparkling at the bar on an overcast weekday with a friend visiting from out of town. It was pretty empty, probably cause the weather, but we had a nice time. This would be a great place in better weather, need to go back in the summer and check it out. Only complaint is the valet... More 

Thank kristal48
Agoura Hills, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The after party held at Malibu Café on Sunday was really nice this year. Great band with great music. Food was great and served really a nice presentation. They poured great wine. It was a pleasure to attend this year.

Thank Donna N
Marina del Rey, California
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57 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place itself is very scenic. Outdoor grounds decorated for gatherings/parties The food was mediocre. My toast was so hard that I almost broke a crown. Soggy potatoes. Maybe lunch is better Valet parking was $9 for the hour and I recommend you not bring a nicely washed car because parking it's a dust bowl of dirt and the valet... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at the ranch so ate here one night. Food was exceptional!! I enjoyed the ribs which were the best I've ever had!!! Will def come again! Great setting, brilliant for small and bigger kids with loads of games, connect four, jenga and chess all large scale! 11/10 for this little gem!!!!

Thank Mcdonald79
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here in a group of 6 with 2 kids. They were constructing a new bar during dinner service which we had to ask them to stop several times as it was ruining the evening. It took several goes and in the end they gave us a bottle of wine - appreciate the gesture but it was not... More 

Thank Tom K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place , original , warm atmosphere . You get to dine in the middle of the nature. If you are looking for an interesting place, nice food, this is the place.

Thank Moniguerra
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39 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Decided to spend time sight seeing through the mountains, nothing special in mind we came across this hidden gem, enjoyed lunch/wine over a couple of hours before we headed back to of hotel. Suggest weekends you would need to book.

Thank Patrick K. L
Los Angeles, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I would give it FIVE STARS for the atmosphere alone. Which I feel is worth going for in and of itself. It's a super fun place to chill, have cocktails, play games and just relax. Great for big groups or small parties. And dogs are welcome! I dock it one star because the food is laughably terrible. I'm talking $20-$40... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
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 90265-2708
    (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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?