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“Overhyped!”

Paradise Cove Beach Cafe
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Ranked #8 of 92 Restaurants in Malibu
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Malibu
Cross street: Paradise Cove Rd.
Reviewed July 29, 2013

We went here for a lunch over the weekend. I made the online reservation. . We arrived like an hour before our reservation as advice by some of the people here in TA. The reservation was for 11:45 but the parking was full, so we heeded for the valet parking. Valet attendants are nice and always there to help. The I proceeded to the hostess to get in line . I was told the wait time was around 15 mins, which surprised me being on a Sunday, although arriving an hour early.
So we were given a device to alert us if the table was ready. But still the 15 mins took around 30-45 mins wait anyways. When its our time to be seated, we heeded to our outside table. The waiter is somehow trying to make the service faster but as they say , the service was a bit slow. I don't know if being a weekend , or its a day to day occurrence. We ordered and it took a while for the order to arrive. Once were done, the bill total to around $100 plus a tip of around $20 and we just ordered the sample (hot) platter, the regular salad, one bowl of clam chowder, Maine lobster pasta and a grilled cheese sandwich kids meal. I have coffee and my wife had just water for drinks. The food is just OK , it's not that spectacular! Then we got our parking ticket validated, thus ending up paying $6 for the 4 hour parking (we stayed there around over 3 hrs all in all). We give $5 tip for the valet parking attendant. Otherwise, if you will not eat and consume around $30 , you will end up paying $40 for parking. Valet parking is free anyways. Then they have this walk ins for parking like $20/person , yes per person and once validated, it goes down to $6/person . But even if you ate and consume $30 at the restaurant, but stayed over 4 hours, you will still end up paying the max of $40 for parking. For the ambiance, its really close to the beach, They have chairs near the beach outside the restaurant free on a first come first serve basis. Or you can either order to go and eat outside and sit to the chairs. They also have a shuttle, complimentary, but did not try it and don't know how it goes,The water was cold, the waves are medium but there is a lot of dirt in the waters. Overall , its an average restaurant, and an over hyped/over priced place to dine in.

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Reviewed July 28, 2013

We delayed our visit here due to a lowish rating on Trip Advisor. Big mistake. This place has great breakfasts, sits on the beach with beach access and creates the kind of family memories that you are always looking for in crowded California.

Make sure you go here first if you're around Malibu.

Thank MaineCascoBay
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Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

We came here for breakfast by the sea, and the location was ideal. Beautiful setting with massive portions of eggs and muffins. Great coffee as well. Only issue was the staff as the waitresses were not very friendly. But loved the view!

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Thank MLRjourneys
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Reviewed July 27, 2013

I was in town (Westlake Village - about 30 minutes away) for business and wanted an opportunity to see the beach and experience the area. Our hotel recommended Paradise Cove Beach. We enjoyed the drive over through the hills. The weather was overcast and, honestly, not ideal. But, we were able to stroll along the beach for a bit and see the ocean cliffs. The restaurant was solid. The wait staff nice. Service was quick. My coworker had a cocktail drink and really liked it. The food was well prepared and portions generous. The cafe has windows looking right out at ocean and letting in a nice breeze. It was a fun and relaxing visit.

Thank Susan J
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Reviewed July 26, 2013

We stopped in here after a long flight. We were greeted at he door by the hostess who was very friendly. We were promptly seated at a table and asked if we could move outside since we were only having drinks. The waitress said that was fine and we found seats outside on the beach. Self-service for the beers and wine but the boys outside were friendly and helpful. Great place for a couple drinks on the beach considering you can't drink on any beaches really in Cali. Totally recommend Paradise Cove but get there early it fills up quick!

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Thank Baconisgoodforme
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