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Paradise Cove Beach Cafe

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28128 Pacific Coast Hwy, Frnt, Malibu, CA 90265-3928 (Paradise Cove Rd.)
+1 310-457-9791
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't go there! It's about as over-priced as it gets, the service was really bad and parking is horrendously expensive.

Thank Lena B
Wokingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great location off the Pacific Highway - it costs $35 to park unless you go to the cafe in which case it costs $6. The place looks pretty rugged but the food is good and there is a good selection. However sandwiches are nearly $20 and a trip to the salad bar is $22

Thank Tony B
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The beach is beautiful! We weren't given a sea view table which was a shame, but it was nice none the less. The interior of the restaurant seemed quite nice too - what I saw of it as we walked through to the outside area. The service was attentive but not particularly friendly, and the food was just OK. I... More 

Thank Natflash
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The seating area directly on the beach with a table offer fantastic views of the Pacific Ocean in a very relaxing atmosphere.Me and my daughter stopped here early on sunday morning on our trip up the coast to san fransisco. Could not have chosen a better place to stop for breakfast.They take your car and park it for you. They... More 

Thank yvonneduffy
Malibu, California
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It has a great view. The best Bloody Mary's.. Food is great. The staff is awesome.. They do validate parking to reduce cost for parking...

Thank Brent S
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10 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The beach cafe offers a beautiful view of the Pacific. The food is average at best and very expensive. The restraurant keeps battling with the California Coastal Commission about granting beach access. The restraurant won't budge so beware about the parking fees and make sure to have your parking ticket validated.

Thank Timtravelsabout
New York City, New York
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238 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I went early on a Monday morning. It was very quiet based on the time and day. The food is very good, but expected. Very much the quality of a good diner. The view on the water is awesome. Our waitress was very good and attentive.

Thank John D
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed a delicious lunch while sitting outside under a shade umbrella with our feet in the Sand; watching the waves hit the shoreline; enjoying the ambiance; followed by a leisurely walk on the beach- a wonderful place to spend an afternoon! There is a fee to park that is reasonable if you spend the required amount at the restaurant.... More 

Thank 862natalief
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The 3 of us arrived for lunch on a Sunday. The wait was 2 hours so we stepped to the beach and ordered food from their outside menu. We ordered 2 buckets of calamari and fish and chips and 3 beers. We paid $78 for these items. Very expensive in my view. We waited for the food almost an hour...... More 

Thank Yaron T
Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On 2 of my trips to L.A. over the last couple years, my brother and I have stopped by Paradise Cove and ate at the Beach Cafe. To be honest, we were drawn to it based on the properties connection to the Rockford Files....see the outside bathroom in the parking lot. Aside from the cool vibes, the breakfast is truly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Pub
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28128 Pacific Coast Hwy, Frnt, Malibu, CA 90265-3928
    (Paradise Cove Rd.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Malibu>  > Malibu
  • Neighborhood: Malibu
  • Phone Number: +1 310-457-9791

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Neighborhood Profile
The Malibu coastline is like a chameleon. In some areas it resembles the French Riviera with its lush, green hillsides descending into crescent-shaped shorelines. In others, it feels 100% Southern Californian with beaches wide and flat as a football field, and often crowded with beach-goers lounging on towels and playing volleyball. Other coastlines still feel secluded, tucked under tall cliffs and dotted with stunning rock formations. In certain areas, where the ocean waves are just right, surfers can be seen bobbing in the water. Up in the mountains to the east hikers take in truly stunning views of the ocean and the sprawling Los Angeles landscape. And along Pacific Coast Highway, restaurants are filled with visitors and locals from all walks of life. Stumble into the right place at the right time, and you’ll likely encounter a celebrity.
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