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The Beachcomber Cafe

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15 Crystal CV, Newport Beach, CA 92657-2123 (Los Trancos)
+1 949-376-6900
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place was suggested to us by our hotel and I am SO glad we went! We had a little bit of a wait for a table as the place is pretty small, but there was a bar that we could get a little drink (we went for "brunch"). We had to park and take a shuttle down to the... More 

Thank Risa T
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Awesome location truly right on the beach - on the sand. Extremely popular, so often really busy. Can't think of anything we've had there that wasn't excellent. Very casual, funky, a little noisy. May be difficult for someone in a wheelchair to access because it's a little walk down a sandy, kind of bumpy path - just be aware. You... More 

Thank Kathi C
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136 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

With the water almost hitting your feet as you dine, and a terrific sun on the horizon the dining experience could not be better. We went for breakfast, had the salmon Benedict eggs. Incredible flavor. The salmon was generous and very flavorful. Not your regular salmon. These were thicker slices. The sauce was unique and great. Mimosas are available as... More 

Thank Seamoor7
Newport Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Funky place right on the beach. Food is great, service is usually quick and always friendly. Best coconut pancakes on the planet! Full bar available. Vegan menu options available. Make reservations via Open Table to avoid the wait or put your name on the wait list and go for a stroll on the beach. Parking is at the Los Trancos... More 

Thank 2harps
Lac La Hache, Canada
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a great experience for lunch. We went down to Crystal Cove and walked the beach, stopped at the restaurant and checked in and they said to come back at 11 for the wait list for lunch. We walked some more and came back and it worked out great. I think this place is always busy and you should... More 

Thank Dbwitty
Chino Hills, California
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57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Let me first start off with the necessary information that is required on a first visit. There is only handicapped parking next to the restaurant, so you will need to park across the street in the Crystal Cove State beach parking lot. No big deal the restaurant validates up to three hours, but make sure to take your ticket with... More 

1 Thank Lauramaldonado34
Brookline, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The location is amazing and if the weather were better would have been a better experience. Food was ok for an on the beach location but a bit pricey. Salmon stuffed with crabmeat did not have a lot of crab but the tuna dish was better. The mac and cheese with mushrooms was quite tasty though. Had to move to... More 

1 Thank calwinemd
Interlochen, Michigan
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous beach setting and great food. Set in the historic Crystal Cove directly on the beach. It does take a limited number of reservations.

Thank anitaalaska
SF Bay Area
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117 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Located right on the beach. This is so much better than stuff places or restaurants in shopping malls. Due to how the building is situated not many tables have ocean view but all have a nice beach atmosphere. Nice for a date, family, family. Park at the State Beach above highway ($15/day but with meal validated. There is a shuttle... More 

Thank TravelwKids4
Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great find. We were in the area with family for a Disneyland vacation and took a drive down the coast. Found this gem of a place for lunch. Waited 30 minutes, but it was a nice day and we were sitting on the beach, so no problem! You have to walk in or park in the lot... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine
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 CV, Newport Beach, CA 92657-2123
    (Los Trancos)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-376-6900

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