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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)
+1 818-540-2400
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely and different place with simple American food but done in a excellent way. The scenes is the best with a lake, games etc ,for the whole family. A must visit !!! An experience ....lovely at night with all the lightning

Thank Katarina E
Los Angeles, California
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch at the Malibu Cafe, and the experience was awesome. Our waiter was very friendly and suggested what to order. He was right on. The food was delicious! We loved the way the restaurant was set up, with many different seating areas. I wish we had gone at night to see all the lights. The prices were a... More 

Thank britniea2015
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lunched at the Malibu cafe while checking the ranch for a possible wedding venue. Lunch was great. Awesome selection of drinks from the bar. Wonderful family atmosphere with plenty of activities for adults and children. Prices reflect the California resort genre. Good ribs and fries. Desserts are also good.

Thank 3Eagles
Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were at the Calamigos ranch for a wedding, and had cocktail and dinner afterwards to celebrate. We had good food and service. We liked it so much that we were back for dinner. We had dinner outside and it was also good. We recommend it.

Thank Eleonora_673
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited for lunch on a sunny week day in October. The setting in truly wonderful and the food is nearly as good.

Thank DeelaPink
Appleton, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

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 October 22, 2016

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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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 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 October 17, 2016

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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 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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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
Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Kids, Scenic view, 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 90265-2708
    (Kanan Rd and Mulholland)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Malibu
  • Phone Number: +1 818-540-2400
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?