Permanently Closed - Paradise Beach Grille - Permanently Closed

4.4
166 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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This restaurant is permanently closed. 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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2MuchTWO
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a beautiful beach day and I really enjoyed my salad with salmon. Everyone at my table enjoyed tier food. And service was excellent.

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vipSusanM
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and views. A fun place to enjoy friends.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

(Monday) Wife & I plus our 5yr old. We were sat outside on the back patio during the early evening sunset (5:30p). Weather was perfect (last warm day of the year I believe). Crayons and coloring paper kept him busy, and the service seemed fast and correct. Staff all looked presentable and the surf & turf was good. We both added a starch to bulk up the meal as it only came with vegetables. Overall, we ate a perfect time, as the restaurant filled up just as we finished eating and headed out. So overall we had a good memorable dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! Shelly is the BEST!!!!

KD
KarenD
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reunited with old friend

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vippatandmike
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

best place to eat in capitola, great food and wine, great view

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foodiemom
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience! Lovely views from our table on the patio, our server was friendly and answered all of our questions, manager checked on us to make sure we were having a great time. I had the lobster fettuccine and my daughter had the ribs. Every thing was perfect - definitely will be back!

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foodie
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Of the half dozen restaurants on scenic Capitola Esplanade Paradise Grille is one of the top two. They have an extensive menu with plenty of variety, and a good cocktail and wine list. The handful of prized outdoor seats are not comfortable but is right on the Soquel Creek rivers end with photographable views of the beach. Indoor seating is pleasant but noisy. Our server was pleasant and the food was good by tourist dining standards. The bread was stale and my clams were swimming in butter instead of wine broth but still tasty. As locals, this is a place we take out of town guests but not a regular dining spot for us. We recommend parking in the large city lot several blocks away and walking down to the village.

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JosephB
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

No cloth napkins . Food too spicy not mentioned by server. Upgrade lunch menu.

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KeithandSalliAnne
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and experience at the Paradise Beach Grille. The service was attentive, food was delicious and atmosphere was beautiful.

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Karen914
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is fantastic and loves the live music by Alex Lucero.

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CaptainDennis
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The server, Brigette, was outstanding; she was excellent. The bussers were attentive. The steak was cooked perfectly and the jumbo prawns were good. The presentation was visually pleasing. Overall we were impressed with this casual seaside restaurant.

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AmandaB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The nut crusted mahi mahi was fabulous. I go with my dad and it allows for perfect memories.

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Kathy
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Fish was overcooked. Not value for money service good table was ready in time

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LaurieL
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Normally always a first choice for lunch or dinner... love the outside patio, tasty dishes, and overall beach vibe.
4th of July experience however will taint future visits. Unfriendly, rude hostess followed by an ungracious Manager with poor management skills.
Hope we lose the bad taste in our mouths so that someday we can come back and enjoy.

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heatherc
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location
Wonderful Staff
Delicious food with a wonderful view

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vipLarryY
Sacramento
31 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful view and great food/service

TJ
TonyJ
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

This trip was a little disappointing, doubly so as it was my girlfriends birthday. We reserved a table for 5:00 p.m. and were seated outside in the cold away from several heaters that were present. We didn't ask to be outside nor would they accommodate us by seating us inside or near a heater. The food was good but not very enjoyable due to the cold. I had also mentioned the birthday in the reservation hoping they would acknowledge it but they didn't.

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vipDanTer
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sun was shining and we could hear the sound of the waves crashing while eating eggs Benedict on the patio. Perfect!

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NyzjaeF
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was so nice and the food was amazing I've been there twice, once for my mother's wedding/birthday and twice for a romantic dinner with my boyfriend. The place is unique and lovely. Worth the drive from San Jose to Capitola, would definitely recommend it. 😊

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MimiS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We enjoyed a lovely meal on the patio with a beautiful view of the ocean. The food was quite tasty and the portions more than adequate. Our server was very gracious. The only caveat is that parking is quite limited in that area, and we had to drive a bit to find a place up on a side street, so give yourself time for that.

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foodbuff
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed a delicious lunch on a beautiful day! We were seated in a prime spot on the patio as requested. Service was excellent and we never felt rushed. The fish tacos were wonderful. The restaurant is a little pricey, but definitely worth it.

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CarolL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meals were excellent, my daughter LOVES your chicken marsala!
We ordered cho moose for dessert and were asked if we wanted to share?
Not knowing how BIG they were we said no.....and each left half of that wonderful :-(

Thank you!

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vipRichardA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Nice table we'd reserved one outside and got good seats. The downside? Why have an appetizers menu if you're going to bring them out at the same time as the entrees??? Also cheese on the kids pasta without asking? The word 'dairy allergy' springs to mind. Nice but we'd think twice about going again. $19 starter not a problem, $19 starter as the same time as the entree? Major problem!

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MaryV
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. So many items to choose from

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JosephS
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience2

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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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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Foxes
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

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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vipBrenda
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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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vipBanana
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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

BC
BobConsulter
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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!

LB
LeilaB
Manchester
16 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

KC
KathleenC
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

CC
ChrisC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall4food3service5ambience4

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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Denise
Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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EllenL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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Permanently Closed - Paradise Beach Grille - Permanently Closed offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (831) 476-4900.

Permanently Closed - Paradise Beach Grille - Permanently Closed is rated 4.4 stars by 166 OpenTable diners.