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The Beachcomber Cafe

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15 Crystal Cove, Newport Beach, CA 92657 (Los Trancos)
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
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46 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Crystal Cove bungalow colony is the draw that leads one to this restaurant. Park at the state park lot on Pacific Coast Highway and walk or take the $1 shuttle bus to the beach and restaurant. The restaurant will validate the $15 parking ticket if you have a meal.

Thank CaliforniaLen
New York
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A fun cute sleepy beach village with a great restaurant right on the beach Long wait but so worth it Get to the beach early and put your name on the list They give you a beeper and before you know it you are eating Great for sunset

Thank harveyc191
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Dropped in to taste the local eatery recommended by a friend, I'm a vegaterian so the menu was limited at best. The waiter made a special request for me that was dynamite! My hubby had the burger and it was the best he's had in such a long time.

Thank 168kimberlym
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Beautiful setting, laid back relaxed atmosphere and great food. We both had omlettes and they were both great. I'm glad that I had read the reviews so that I knew about parking off site and taking a shuttle bus otherwise I would have been very confused! The shuttles are pretty regular, you can walk through the underpass as well but... More 

Thank Naomi S
Coto de Caza, California
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I ordered a salad with figs, pecans, goat cheese, greens and goat cheese. It was outstanding. Rack of lamb was my main dish and it was cooked exactly as I asked. But, the beneigts were the mouth watering deliciousness at the end served with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream and a pitcher of dark-chocolate syrup. WOW.

Thank Debby R
Newport Beach, California
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When in Newport Beach, you must stop here. It is a fun and relaxing place to enjoy food with your friends or family. It can be crowded in the summer, but a great experience all around.

Thank Dee H
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice beach front dinning on the sand. Parking is across the street and there is a shuttle ($1.50 each person) to catch to take you down to the beach. Parking can be validated at the restaurant. We came in late afternoon and this place is popular so we had to wait 30 minutes for a table. Service was excellent.... More 

Thank j0rtega058
Riverside, California
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66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

They are celebrating their 10th year this August 2016! Less than 10 steps to the sand/beach. Gourmet food right at the beach. Everything was cooked to perfection except the Mary's organic chicken. When in the area, you have to eat here. Added to our experience? Awesome service all around!

Thank TTH888
London, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A lovely small restaurant on the beach in Crystal Cove, which was recommended to us by the concierge of our hotel. Went there for breakfast - I'd recommend you to get there quite early as the place is not too big and seems to be very popular. While we were waiting for our table we had a mimosa at the... More 

Thank AX1890
Arlington, Virginia
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Food quality worthy of NYC or Vegas..... Max our waiter one of the best we have had in years. Friendly, sincere, knowledgeable, and even validated our parking. I had shrimp tacos that were fantastic... burgers were very good and had calamari and short rib beef egg rolls as apps... calamari has slight edge over the 2. Later in the day... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Seafood, Gluten Free
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Crystal Cove, Newport Beach, CA 92657
    (Los Trancos)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: 949-376-6900

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?