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About Paradise Beach Grille

Located on the water in Capitola Village, Paradise Beach Grille is the perfect place to enjoy lunch with a view or dinner 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!

215 Esplanade
Capitola, CA 95010
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American, Hawaiian

Hours of Operation:

Lunch: Mon-Sun 11:30am-3:30pm
Dinner: Sun-Thurs 5:00pm-9:00pm
Dinner: Fri-Sat 5:00pm-10:00pm

Cross Street:
Cliff Drive

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(831) 476-4900

Website:
http://www.paradisebeachgrille.com/

Entertainment:
We offer live music Tuesday 6:00-9:00pm Thursday 6:00-9:00pm Saturday 3:00-6:00pm Sunday 3:00-6:00pm

Parking Details:
There are metered spaces available on the streets throughout Capitola Village.

Public Transit:
Please check the Santa Cruz Metro website http://www.scmtd.com/

Executive Chef:
Scott Cater

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Paradise Beach Grille Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Waterfront (7)
Scenic View (6)
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Good for a Date (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Casual (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Live Music (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Romantic (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Fun (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Healthy (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

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

Tags: Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on August 28, 2017

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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 27, 2017

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.

Tags: Waterfront, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 20, 2017

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! :)))

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 20, 2017

We done here often. Solid spot with good food on the water.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Scenic View, Live Music
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Lovely view, great food & service. I'd highly recommend this restaurant to everyone.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 12, 2017

The service was great - the views were great. We sat outside and the sun was a bit of a bother as it was in my eyes and I couldn't see our server or anything else, but I could see my wife and the view. My wife had the clams and said they were great. I had the filet and it was very good. The mashed potatoes were the best I've ever had as they were tasty and very creamy. The best thing was the dessert which was the Paradise Delight - could have eaten another one!!! The only downfall is the parking situation which is difficult to find a spot, but we lucked out. It didn't help that PG&E was there tearing up the road and the sidewalks. But, when they have to do stuff I guess you just have to deal with it

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Nice view from patio, great service, very good food!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

Sat on the patio great weather, great service and great food. The Coconut Shrimp was excellent. Dinner entrees Salmon Dinner was fresh and absolutely the best I have ever had. The Scallops were very good too.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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·Dined on July 23, 2017

Outstanding anniversary dinner! We're locals and already loved Paradise, but this visit knocked it out of the park! Great time dining on the deck with a beautiful view!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Even on a busy holiday weekend table was immediately available, friendly service, fantastic food!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 1, 2017

We had the sweetest waitress! And the cooks accommodated a special request for my fish dish even tho it was different then they regularly serve it! Food was awesome!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 26, 2017

The restaurant has a great, relaxed atmosphere, and the servers are attentive and friendly. Large bar area, also a very large outdoor patio. We didn't sit out there because all the tables are in full sun, and we'd had a little too much already for the day.

Sadly, the only area that wasn't above average was the food. My husband's burger and fries was good, but nothing that stood out in terms of flavor. I had the short ribs-they were served over garlic mashed potatoes, which I think were good, but the whole dish had a red sauce over everything, which kind of drowned out individual flavors. The ribs themselves were good, but very fatty, which was off-putting when you got a mouth of fat and sauce. It wasn't a cheap meal, and was a little disappointing.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 25, 2017

We have always enjoyed the great food and wine selection at Paradise Beach Grille. Today was a special occasion, treating my husband of 2 months to a surprise birthday dinner with great friends after dancing the afternoon away at the Wharf House.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Portland)·Dined on June 20, 2017

By far, my favorite waterfront restaurant in Capitola. Patio overlooks the beach and the cute, colorful hotel rooms across the river. The food is great: From fish and salads to burgers and sandwiches. Brie appetizer with roasted garlic and pepper jelly is fantastic. Nice inside as well, with comfy booths. Clean restrooms (it matters). Great cocktails. I recommend this place to everyone I know.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Fun, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Scenic View
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on June 12, 2017

The mahi mahi tacos were out of this world!! Best fish tacos I've ever tasted...and believe me, I've tried a LOT of fish tacos! Views from the outside patio were awesome! Loved celebrating our anniversary there! Would definitely go back!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 4, 2017

This weekend was our second time dining here during a day trip to Capitola. We love it! The food is exceptional and the scenic views on the patio are fantastic. Such a fun spot with great service and a long list of wines by the glass. Can't wait to return!

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 30, 2017

Great place to meet between San Francisco and Monterey! We had a family reunion of sorts. It was great! We left a message of greeting to Leslie and Gary Wetzel! A great time was had by all.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Fun, People Watching
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Awesome view and outstanding cuisine!!! We loved the food and the service was amazing! We will be back again and again!

Tags: Healthy, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 5, 2017

There for a birthday.. they didn't do anything special for that. They were so busy, no problem. My husband doesn't like it anyways when I put him on the spot..lol. The ambiance was very nice and we were treated well. The service was spot on and the food was delicious!! We had the baby back ribs and they were to die for!!! The chocolate mousse was excellent!! They attract many people, we knew the food must be good just by how many people were there! We'd definitely go again!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 20, 2017

we were entertaining a business associate up from LA and received a window table over
looking the beach on the deck. Which was great. we could have a conversation and watch
over the beach. the dining room was to noisy! the food was excellent and many choices.
the service was quick once we ordered and the food was delicious. our visitor was very
impressed. thank you

Tags: Authentic, Healthy, Hot Spot, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Organic, Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Business Meals, Tapas
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 20, 2017

I ate there twice in one week and loved it both times. When I come back, I will definitely
include Paradise in my dining experience.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quick Bite, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Authentic, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 4, 2017

Great ambience and view. Menu was varied and interesting. The Ginger Carrot soup was very good and the "corn ravioli" to die for. Who knew...corn ravioli!

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 15, 2017

This was my first visit to Paradise Grill for lunch with friends. The staff were accommodating, friendly and very knowledgeable about the menu offerings. The food was fresh and creatively prepared.

Tags: Waterfront, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Disabled Access
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 5, 2017

My husband and I were in Capitola to celebrate our anniversary. Paradise Beach Grille was recommended by some locals. The owners lived in Hawaii, so the food we ordered was Hawaiian themed. The crab eggrolls were delicious, not greasy in the least and full of crab. My husband had the Mai-Mai entre with vegetables and rice. He said that the fish was delicious and the veges were nicely prepared. I had the ribs and garlic fries with cole slaw, and I was very pleased with my choice. We each had a drink with dinner, and ended our meal with espresso and a lovely creme brulee. The restaurant itself is nothing fancy. A few people were at the bar watching the game, but it was quiet nonetheless. We had a nice table at the window and all in all enjoyed our anniversary dinner. I'd definitely go back the next time we're in town and would recommend the Grille to our friends.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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 (Memphis)·Dined on December 19, 2016

We enjoy the coziness of this restaurant. Food is very good and wine list is the best in the area. Servers are knowledgeable about the menu and specials of the day. During warm weather the balcony is a favorite. The bar is lively and noisy. Good luck finding a vacant bar stool at 5pm on any given night.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 11, 2016

This is one of our favorite spots to eat. We usually go when we can eat out on the deck with a view of Capitola beach, but the food is worth the visit, even without the view.

Tags: Business Meals, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Fun, Great for Lunch, Paleo Friendly
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 (Memphis)·Dined on November 27, 2016

Great spot for everyday dining. Superior bloody mary's. Large bar and bar sitting area. Fine dinnig area adjcant to bar area. Can be noisy for early dinning.

Tags: Live Sports, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2016

Nice location with views. Sat outside, and it cooled off but waiter let us move to a table closer to heaters, very accommodating.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 21, 2016

I had mash potatoes and they were cold. They brought another plate and they were also cold.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on August 12, 2016

Excellent service and food

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 30, 2016

I had sweet corn ravioli and they were paired with bacon-wrapped sea scallops in a pesto alfredo sauce. Everything on the plate was amazing and I sent nothing back. For my starter, I had the clam chowder soup and it was so tasty I wanted to have more but I know that my main course was going top be amazing, so I was to save room. And at last for desert what is better than a light and refreshing lime pie. In my opinion, it is one of the freshest pies I have ever tasted. If you are in the Capitola, CA, and you looking for somewhere to have dinner and chill out I would totally recommend it.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 29, 2016

Made a reservation to eat here for Lunch on Memorial Sunday. The place is clean with nice Ambience, we request to be out door facing the beach which they were able to.

The food is decent and service is good and view is beautiful. This place filled up real
fast after we sat down. I recommend this place but make sure you make reservation before hand.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on May 7, 2016

When your looking for good food for a good price , with excellent service, then this one is for you!

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Cozy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 27, 2016

I thought it would be hard to get a seat reserved for outside, but when we arrived we were taken to a wonderful seat that had a cute reserved sign on it. Food was good, service was excellent, atmosphere was charming and scenic. Will be back.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (London)·Dined on January 20, 2016

I went with my 8 year old son, who loved the clam chowder in the bread bowl and had fun watching the seagulls bathe in the water below. The service was quick and friendly. It was a yummy and fun lunch.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Scenic View
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2015

reviews were great... very disappointed
soup was gummy...
food was unappealling!!
Happy hour bar was packed... We noticed wveryone having burger and fries!!!
we were seated outside( as we requested) but it sure was empty out there... only 2 other couples out there!??
primetime...

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 22, 2015

Paradise Beach Grille was a fabulous restaurant to celebrate a special birthday meal outdoors. The food was superb, the service was excellent! Unfortunately, although we made mention of the special celebration when we reserved, they didn't do anything to help us celebrate the special occasion.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 10, 2015

Our waitress Sophia must be called out as an outstanding wait person. Of course, the food was great. The ahi salad to die for and so was the sugar and spice salmon. Overlooking the water, dining outside, great food, beautiful ambience--it's our go-to place in Capitola.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 16, 2015

Yay, I was able to eat a fish sandwich, yum :) Service was great, and of cours the view was outstanding!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Scenic View
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