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“Food borne illness alert...please beware!!!”

Malibu Cafe at Calamigos Ranch
Ranked #14 of 91 Restaurants in Malibu
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Kanan Rd and Mulholland
Description: 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.
Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews
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“Food borne illness alert...please beware!!!”
Reviewed November 10, 2012 via mobile

Aside from the nice atmosphere of the outdoor dining experience this place was nothing but a major disappointment, causing a major stomach virus for our entire party the day after eating there. I can't say which food dish caused this since we'd ordered about 7 different types between appetizers, mains & dessert. The entire next three days was spent with vomiting, nausea, fever and other stomach symptoms which I will spare from sharing.

In addition to this horrific experience what was almost just as disappointing was that I called twice to the restaurant to notify them regarding what occurred and the staff listened, took my information down saying management would contact yet no one ever did. Apparently they could care less that they're either using contaminated food or someone in their kitchen staff is incubating a serious virus. No amount of nice setting is ever worth getting this ill so if you care about your health avoid this negligent establishment!

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Thousand Oaks, California
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“Outdoor dining at its best in Malibu (Canyon)”
Reviewed October 29, 2012

You'll feel "at home" at Calamigo's Ranch where you will find M Cafe -- complete with resident dogs that visit your table, what a great way to enjoy the outdoors -- and a great meal.

We stopped for Sunday Brunch.

It was a beautiful Fall day in the canyon area - and including the wonderful smell of fall outdoor fireplace -- provided you were not sitting close to the fireplace. (got too smokey at times)

Otherwise - worth the detour off Kanan & Mulhulland Drive

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Jeff K
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Westlake Village, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Hidden Gem”
Reviewed October 21, 2012

Keep it a secret. The atmosphere, food, wine and service are fantastic. this is a place that too many people would love. Shhhh!

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank DPH2
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36 reviews
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“what a great place, wonderful wonderful atmosphere”
Reviewed September 21, 2012

I can only assue this is Malibu Cafe on this street, but tucked into most awesome place that seems away from it all. The waiter was quite busy, and the food took a while to come out, but I wasn't there to eat and run...it is such a peaceful place to be...and on a Friday afternoon you think you had been relocated to a hidden wonderland...they have a brunch which I might try, but I will be back, The misters were on and kept the humidity away, and after eating we wandered the grounds and walked across a bridge to look out on the lake.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Judyhelen
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“Great spot!”
Reviewed September 13, 2012

Great for lunch after Malibu vineyards! Classic tuna salad sandwich and good wines. Beautiful setting!

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