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Paradise Cove Beach Cafe

4.4
4.4
5306 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Paradise Cove Beach Cafe is a delightful treat for visitors and residents of Malibu. Located at the beautiful Paradise Cove Pier, they offer breathtaking views, incredible service, delicious food and a casual atmosphere.

A reservation at the Paradise Cove Beach Cafe does not hold you a table but puts your party on a priority waitlist. Guests with reservations could potentially wait up to 1 hour with the reservation, depending on how busy it is. Reservations may check-in 20 minutes before their reservation time so we can start preparing your table. In the meantime guests may enjoy the beach and get some drinks and appetizers from our to-go shop. We appreciate your patience and understanding during these strange times.

No mask, no service!
*Masks are required for all guests over the age of 2*

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American

  • Hours of operation

    Daily: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 10:00pm Saturday - Sunday: 8am - 10pm

  • Phone number

    (310) 457-2503

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Malibu

  • Cross street

    Paradise Cove Rd.

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 5,306 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Beach Cities

    Great for outdoor dining

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  1. TD

    TomD

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    One of the best spots for lunch in southern California. Right on the sand on a beautiful beach in a rural rustic setting
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food was fine and nice ambiance- the prices are insane - no prices on drink menu - got 2 bloody Mary’s and they were 20 bucks each- sandwiches 30 dollars - prices that match much more upscale places on the beach in malibu
  3. T

    Tracee

    Miami

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    The only good part of this restaurant really is the view. Other than that, I wouldn’t waste your money here… and if you come, it will be wasted here. Yes the portions are bigger, but the quality/ flavor isn’t there. Very mediocre and bland. They should focus on the quality of their recipes rather than crazy portion sizes. For one salad and one burger runs you about $70 dollars. Don’t forget the $15 parking fee to park your own car in a big lot. The only decent part of this restaurant was relatively friendly staff thankfully.
  4. GB

    GeorginaB

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food is really good. The location and overall atmosphere is the best! Wish the staff would check on you a little more; but they are very nice.
  5. T

    Turduckin2013

    Richmond

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Once is enough. Three of us had breakfast and mimosas- $200 bill then they scam for another $15 to park. WTH! Lots of options for better food with ocean views. Pass on this one.
  6. HP

    HairP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The servers were good but the runner Should move to a server. She was real good!!
  7. VM

    VivianM

    Toronto

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and services were great. The beach umbrella seating was calming and enjoyable.
  8. MS

    MickeyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We started out by walking the beach and picking up shells from the rocks that we ate the next night. Then went into the restaurant and had a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner. Everybody was sharing their food. It was a real nice experience.
  9. AL

    AndreaL

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The casual, picturesque setting, the sound of the ocean and the views of Paradise Cove make the dining experience very memorable. Our waiter was very friendly, and we were not rushed, which we appreciated comparing with other restaurants.
  10. RC

    RobertC

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent restaurant great food great service beautifully location and the price was decent. We had the hot combo which was too much for just the two of us. My wife had a pineapple drink which she loved I had a cup of clam chowder plenty of clams in every bite. Our waiter was prompt and very friendly. The only thing that put a damper on the event was an older man who when we got up after eating and we’re wandering outside on two separate occasions within a minute informed us we had to get a host to seat us. This was after we already had permission to take our drinks outside. Otherwise a strong 4.5 stars
  11. m

    mayas

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience2
    The scenery is gorgeous of course! But the food isn't very good and there's always some kind extreme noise issue! I happened to be seated directly in front of a window that was being worked on! Drilling and hammering all though my birthday lunch! I was very upset !
  12. LD

    LDV1023

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    I don’t typically write reviews but I look at them when booking dinners. Very disappointed with our meal yesterday. Guacamole, zero taste . Burger okay. Never did bring me the mustard I asked for. Pasta not great either. Won’t go back. For 171.00 for the above and 1 Mai tai. complete waste of money (and 10.00 to park)
  13. MM

    MsMJ

    Central Coast

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had to make a stop here after leaving LA from the Elton John concerts, I had the mahi mahi and my sis got the salmon, everything was amazing! And don't forget to try the mile high chocolate cake...phenomenal! Sat outside in the sand and the views are just amazing! Dolphins out in the water was definitely an added plus! Always try to stop in here when traveling south. Love it here!
  14. JH

    JohnH

    Orange County

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary at the Paradise cove beach cafe and it was amazing. Breakfast on the beach enjoying the ocean smells and sounds couldn't have been any better. The service was over the top and staff was friendly and welcoming. Highly recommend this place.
  15. DS

    DominiqueS

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the outside tables at Paradise Cove. My only complaint is the parking. They now charge $10 on the weekdays even if you are dining at the restaurant. I think if you are dining the parking should be free.
  16. MC

    MicheleC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience5
    The service was too slow for the restaurant not to be crowded. We ordered the fish & chips and were told it was enough for two people. After seeing these LARGE portions of calamari and other items being served to other patrons we anticipated our order would be the same. It was not!!! The fries were enough for two people but the fish portions were two very small pieces. The price paid was definitely not worth the value. This restaurant is extremely overpriced!!!!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome everything and especially the view!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Easy and everything was delicious. Warm welcome at both reception stations, good service, good food, breathtaking views. Thrilled to return.
  19. PA

    PeterA

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was very good as was the service. Very accommodating.
  20. m

    marcb

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Grossly overpriced for what you get. $5.95 for bread? A salad large enough to feed six people? $15 to self-park? Yes, it's on the beach and the food is good but dinner for two including one rum drink each, splitting a salad, bread and two pieces of salmon shouldn't cost $220 including tip. For that I'll go to Mastro's.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    Way too expensive and food is not great quality
  22. HM

    HeatherM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a lovey time at paradise cove. Great food, large portions, and a beautiful view! We got a giant cake in the house for bday celebration.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    I don’t know what’s happened to this place but the last three times I swear to god have taken so long for food and drinks to come out and now the quality is just plummeting the only thing worthy of going to paradise cove for is the view the clam chowder and the drinks what a shame what’s happened to this place very lousy service I spent over $300 for decent food thankfully the drinks kept me happy
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Honestly, everything was up to par. From the waiters to the ambiance to the food. My Fiancee and I had bacon and avocado burger along with their mega lobster, muzzles, shrimp and clam mix. (A mix much to big for either of us) luckily, our waitress provided us with to-go containers. Definitely will be coming back.
  25. CG

    CarinaG

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The location is great. The food is overpriced. Service was very good. Parking without validation is ridiculous ($65 without validation, $15 with).
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelent view!!!!
  27. T

    Teresa

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You can't beat the view, service or food! It was all very pleasing!
  28. PG

    PatG

    Los Angeles

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Paradise Cove has a great location. Food is great but kind of expensive. The biggest gotcha is parking IF YOU DON"T EAT THERE. With validation it $10 weekdays and more on weekends. No validation parking is $45 weekdays and I think $55 on weekends. So moral of the story is.... Eat there, great ambiance and food... if if some has a birthday a monster piece of cake that's really good.
  29. JE

    JenE

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A great view of the ocean and beach. Outdoor seating should be on hard ground and not the sand. Overall a fun place to go.
  30. S

    Smlbs

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great breakfast Rob is a great waiter. For $$ spent on food the parking costs seem high.
  31. RP

    RoseP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service plus views of the ocean was wonderful.
  32. CN

    CynthiaN

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    I’ve been here a few times. Perfect for a date night or family night out. The view is incredible. The server definitely makes the difference in your experience though.
  33. NC

    NicolaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful location for a breakfast in Malibu. Lapping waves and white sands. Carrot cake waffles were a real treat and the oy bay eggs (may be wrong!) we’re sensational!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience3
    Chicken on salads was rubbery and inedible, along with being overpriced. Two chicken caesar salads, an order of fries, and a tip should not cost $100. Also tried to overcharge for pricing when we only were at the restaurant and didn’t go to the beach.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Anniversary trip
  36. PC

    PatC

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Prices were much higher than shown on the menu in their website. Very pricey but they do give large portions. Quality of food was good. Also parking is extra but they allow you to stay at the beach for a couple of hours. Good beach view. Wear shoes for sand as no floor- just deep sand.
  37. HD

    HeidiD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Family visiting from Europe, so decided to give this place a try. Great food (we had breakfast), little pricey. Our server was amazing. My family loved the location and scenery.
  38. J

    Jude

    Los Angeles

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, paradise cove does not disappoint. Sitting at the outdoor area, watching the ocean, no better spot in Malibu. Food delicious. Fully priced but it is like an admission charge to have a spot at the beach. $15 validated parking is a bit much but you get 4 hrs. $65 without validation. Highly recommend this spot. Not many right on beach.
  39. n

    none

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s our place to go for special occasions. We celebrated our 56th wedding anniversary there yesterday. It didn’t disappoint.
  40. SC

    SergioC

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    had a great time and enjoyed the large portions. Look forward to returning soon again.

FAQs

Paradise Cove Beach Cafe is rated 4.4 stars by 5306 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today
Google Map for Paradise Cove Beach Cafe

28128 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Paradise Cove Rd.

  • Neighborhood

    Malibu

  • Hours of operation

    Daily: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 10:00pm Saturday - Sunday: 8am - 10pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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