Paradise Beach Grille

4.6
141 reviews
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Located on the water in Capitola Village, Paradise Beach Grille is the perfect place to enjoy lunch or dinner with a view, after a day on the beach. We feature a contemporary menu with a Pacific Rim flare. Enjoy our famous Coconut Prawns appetizer, followed by either a Fresh from Hawaii Seafood entree, or a Prime Natural cut of Beef. Choose from our extensive wine list, featuring many local Santa Cruz Mountain wineries, or choose from one of our many beers on tap. Whatever your pleasure, you are welcome with us in Paradise!
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JS
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an excellent dinning experience. Thank you for being comsistent with service & food quality.

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San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

Cute beachfront restaurant with flash frozen fried foods and subpar oyster on the half shell. Get drinks. Avoid food. Enjoy hanging out with retired folks.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It’s was very nice. Servers were friendly. Cozy atmosphere.

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Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great atmosphere, friendly staff and great location!

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Good was good but the NY steak was smothered by an aggressive sauce full of tomatoes. Wouldn’t be my first choice but will likely return to try filet.

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Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and presentation was very good and our service was excellent. The only thing is the noise level gets high when all tables are full. Our overall experience was wonderful.

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B
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, service & view! Everyone agreed the french fries are the best!

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BC
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It is always better to be at the Paradise Beach Grille on a beautiful day, and then be privileged to sit on the patio, watching the beach and Venetian Court. My companion and I had prawns, she the Coconut Prawns and I the Haleakala Lava Flow Prawns. Both were excellent (we swapped around). As you might guess, the ambience was excellent, and the service was also excellent. A special note for the bar tender, who told us the prior name of the restaurant, Edgewater. Historian of the day!

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LB
Adelaide / SA
9 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had such a lovely meal here. I booked via email with Alexia the manager who came back to me promptly and who was most helpful in assisting with our booking and request. We asked to sit outside on the patio which was lovely. The evening was a bit chilly so we moved around a bit till we found a warm spot under the heat lamps and the staff were most accommodating with this. Nothing was too much trouble for them. We had a lovely view of the creek and it was a really relaxing atmosphere and cosy. The food was delicious and the service excellent. This was a perfect way to end our day especially as the customer service was outstanding, all the staff made us feel so welcome and were so friendly and nice.

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KC
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Espresso machine broken and the fish special was not! They “forgot” to order it in but it was printed on the Saturday evening specials. $25-30 entrees should have got their ordering right. We were on the deck and the heaters were not strong enough to keep us warm. Despite the gaffs I had a great time with my peeps. It was good but not a home run.

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San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Paradise is a go to place for a nice meal. You always know you’re going to get great service and food!

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San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Brought the entire clan for Christmas dinner. Food, service, and decor was A+ as always!

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CC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Went to Capitola for a nice lunch with a friend and our Moms. Paradise Grille is in a great, central location in Capitola. The ambience of was nice. There was great outdoor seating with views and heaters. The bathroom had an unusual smell to it. The food was well priced but moderate in flavor.

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Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice quiet dinner setting. I had the filet and lobster special for $30 and it was delicious! I will be back!!!

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EL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and wine at Paradise Beach Grille, and the service was excellent!

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RB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good. Our favorite Capitola eatery... without question.

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1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The hostess was very helpful. Waitress very efficient & food great.

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Denver
181 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Wife’s scallops were excellent. Everything else was so poor beginning with waitress’ indifference, time to meal, poor quality of food preparation, view outside is poor and seating is horrible. Daou by the glass makes this redeemable. Don’t eat here.

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FC
London
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I went here for lunch recently and we both had the halibut burger. Sadly I’m not sure it was halibut as it seemed like monkfish.
The service was outstanding though, and this waterside terrace is a fantastic place to go if you visit Capitola. They have a really good drinks menu with lots of craft beer options.

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Berlin
11 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 3

Halibut was dry and overcooked - inedible! Crab cakes were ok. Service was excrllent. A shame that the food wasn't as good as the service!

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Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

My husband and I dine here whenever we are in the area. The patio dining with view of Soquel Creek and Monterey Bay is so relaxing. We are never disappointed with our meals here but especially fond of their Coconut prawns.

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E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

It was okay. Pretty spot on the water.

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AG
Western NC
67 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Nice spot for family dinner in Capitola esplendade. Good food. Good service. Beachfront.

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JZ
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome meal with my honey! We sat out on the patio. Great wine, great service and great food! Live music was a bonus on Thursday evening too!

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1 review
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Recommend the coconut shrimp appetizer! Beautiful terrace seating.

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Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came back here again this year to celebrate our anniversary and they didn't disappoint! Fish tacos were excellent once again! Even surprised us with a special chocolatey dessert! Would highly recommend!!

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j
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I have always loved this restaurant, but yesterday was a bit of a disappointment in almost every respect. First of all, the wrong table was reserved, even though I was very clear as to what table I had wanted in my reservation. We were on time and they had just seated people at that table, thinking we had wanted a bench table even though I had given a detailed request of the table with four chairs," first on the right when entering the outside patio." Two, the soup was said to be a bit spicy, however it was very spicy and the Halibut sandwich (which I had greatly enjoyed before) had so much filler in it, that one could hardly taste the very nice fish for all that filler and slippery mayonnaise (or whatever it was). But, the table thing was the worst and because of this mistake, we had to sit inside where it was extremely windy and then we changed again to another inside table by a window, when a table in that three table small area opened. But, we never had the enjoyable view, which we had driven from Pacific Grove to behold. I looked so forward to going back to Paradise again and sitting on the patio while enjoying the air, the view and the food, the perfect combination, which I have always loved because as I said previously, it has always been my favorite restaurant...but not yesterday!

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JK
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The Manager was great and very welcoming. We had an anniversary and she reserved a great table for us. She also welcomed us. It was agreat night and meal.

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TH
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated outside in the shade and had a really nice dinner. It is our go to spot in Capitola.

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V
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really enjoyed the scenery, food, people, servers. Loved the music for date night. I will definitely go again. Highly recommend this place.

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San Francisco
227 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was the first time for us at Paradise Grille and we were checking it out for a group we get together with from time to time to see if we wanted to bring them there. We weren't disappointed and promptly made a reservation for our friends in two weeks. We especially enjoyed the Crab Egg Rolls as a starter, and the halibut main course. Our server was attentive and we enjoyed the view, overlooking the beach.

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DH
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, wife and I went this Monday ng Hot for our anniversary. And they had a great Monday nice guy deal on a rib plate with garlic fries. Must try! Excellent ribs... 5 Stars!!

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Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific old restaurant on Soquel Creek-Lagoon. Stable predictable LARGE varied menu. Also fresh specials. We have eaten there hundreds of times, never a bad meal. Great martinis; sensibly priced wine list. Rapid friendly service.

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very accommodating and great service. Food was very good. Quaint comfy beach side joint. Will come back!

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San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

GREAT FOOD. GREAT FOOD PRESENTATION. GREAT SERVICE. GREAT SERVERS. GREAT AMBIANCE. CLEAN. BUT DO NOT GO WHEN GUITAR PLAYER THERE. COULD NOT HEAR ACROSS OUR TABLE WHEN HE WAS YELLING - YES, NOT SINGING - YELLING, AND THE SPEAKERS WERE MUCH TOO LOUD AND SCREECHY. WILL DEFINITELY RETURN AND RECOMMEND, BUT NOT ON A NIGHT WHEN HERE IS LIVE MUSIC.

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MB
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and view! We requested an oceanview if possible, and the server even saved us an ideal outdoor table with a heater and an indoor one, just in case it was too cold.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Shelly the manager was friendly and made my daughters' bday experience even more special!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

The staff were excellent and much of the food was good--but the halibut had been badly frozen--and at $30+ per halibut entree very disappointing--particularly after such good halibut in Santa Cruz.

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DH
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had dinner here on a quick trip to Capitola and thought the food and service were fabulous. Would definitely come back again! Great location and fun venue.

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San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gahhhhhh-such an amazing meal! Celebrating our anniversary! We had the crab cakes...to die for. We had the bacon wrapped filet mignon with Gorgonzola butter---OH MY GOSHHHHH! seriously died and went to food heaven! We will be back! :))) service was excellent! :)))

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