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Paradise Cove Beach Cafe, Malibu, CA
Paradise Cove Beach Cafe, Malibu, CA
Paradise Cove Beach Cafe, Malibu, CA
Paradise Cove Beach Cafe, Malibu, CA
Paradise Cove Beach Cafe, Malibu, CA

Paradise Cove Beach Cafe

4.5
4.5
5674 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.



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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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

What 5,674 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Los Angeles

    Great for scenic views

  • Beach Cities

    Great for brunch

  • Beach Cities

    Great for scenic views

5,674 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great as usual, but service not that good, they arrive with the starter we order after we received the main dishes…..was difficult to ask the waiter for additional things.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Seriously overpriced Tasteless food. Had 3 tacos with beans and rice. All subpar Rest of my party had fish n chips — equally tasteless. Only positive was view. It’s a hard pass. Avoid at all costs

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  3. CallanC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was pretty good, but not worth the price, however it’s a beach cafe in malibu so it adds up. The view outdoors is very nice

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place , good food , good service, a little pricey

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I took my fiancé here and we had amazing food with amazing service. The view was perfect. I couldn’t have asked for a better evening or restaurant. The part the I wasn’t expecting was the parking was $45 I did get my ticket validated but I don’t think the validation worked. Other than that 100% my favorite place

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great service great people in it. They just need to improve a little bit quality of the food. The rest is great👌

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a great valentines experience. The ambience was beautiful. Birds were amazingly fun to interact, and overall the food was pretty good and not crowded.

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  8. CristalQ

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful view with great food and service by everyone there.

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  9. SharonD

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The server forgot about my husband drunk and we had to ask another server to get our server and then the other server came back again to ask u if our server came back and we told him no. Expensive for what u get. Guacamole was I think $25. And the under half was filled w lettuce to make it look like there was alot. The tacos were good but the beans were cold and rice was crunchy. It was mediocre for the price and our server was lacking for the $200 lunch we had. 2 drinks, guacamole, cheeseburger and tacos.

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  10. Tricia

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful menu with great options. The crab soup was an unexpected hit. Unbelievably good.

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  11. PatriciaF

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the outdoor dining watching and listening the ocean waves crashing against the rocks. The food is always delicious.

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  12. MaryC

    New York City

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food in a beautiful setting. Quick service

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  13. benji

    Houston

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was able to get a seat outdoors just in the beach, beautiful day, the swordfish was tasty same as the veggies, and the customer service was on point. I really liked the experience at Paradise Cove Beach Cafe, thank you!

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  14. ChrisR

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Paradise Cove Beach Cafe is nestled in the heart of Malibu with great food, good service, and amazing scenery! Give them a try on your next trip to Malibu!

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  15. Starara

    Central Coast

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location directly on the beach. Service was friendly and professional. Food was very good albeit pricey. Even with resturaunt validation, and pricey food and beverage, parking was still $10 extra...why? Overall a good experience including access to a beautiful cove to stroll on after your meal.

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  16. Trish

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always delicious food and great service - gorgeous scenery.

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  17. DavidT

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best experiences in LA. Can’t believe I’ve gone 30 years in this city without going here!

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  18. Riva

    Seattle

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good space to hangout with friend! I love outside area! Facing to the ocean

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  19. HillaryP

    Los Angeles

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a favorite ! Brought family from out of town and they loved the whole experience! Beautiful day !

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  20. PigBadWolf

    Raleigh

    44 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Location is amazing and ambience was as expected. Wished the weather was better to sit outside, but that's not on them. Interior was very warm and cozy on a cold and rainy beach day. Greeter was super nice and server seemed a little off her game in not knowing what wines were what and the draft beer list, but she was sweet and attentive. The nachos, while huge in portion, were less than fresh and some crispy edges (aka burnt) were avoided. The layer of refried beans soaked the bottom portion as to be soggy and the cheese atop the tortilla chips solidified quickly requiring a knife to cut. The guacamole on the side of the nachos was tasty enough, however, the guac that accompanied our tacos was diaper brown in appearance and far from appetizing in any way (not sure if the difference was one scoop was from the can opened the day before and the greener pile was a scoop from a freshly opened can - definitely not freshly made by hand). The shrimp on the tacos were overcooked to the point of a rubbery consistency, but the steak (? as it was more a BBQ short rib, not steak as on the menu) was delicious. All three tacos' corn tortillas had at least one bad tear that meant a lot of messy hand balancing or a knife and fork to eat. Hope to maybe go back some sunny day and experience it again, but outside to enjoy warm sand between our toes and one of their beautiful cocktails in our hands.

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  21. ErickT

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just love this place. So many places that are in the water have great ambience but average food. Paradise has both! Great food and incredible location and ambience.

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  22. JULIEB

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is the third time we've been there. We love it and will be returning. Great food and service. It's a little expensive, but we're talking about seafood! Love to sit outside when the weather permits. It's a beautiful sunset if you are there at that time.

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  23. MichelleC

    Baltimore

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love coming to Paradise Cove Beach Cafe. We always start with the guacamole which is the most generous portion of guac and chips I've ever gotten. I usually get the tacos with a mix of shrimp and fish, and they never disappoint. Though this visit I didn't enjoy a fun cocktail, they are definitely worth getting. The service was great and we had a nice indoor, window side booth with a great view of the beach. I can't wait to go back.

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  24. Conniel

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I like the location. The food is ok for the price.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was very very slow, food was 3 times the price of other restaurants and the quality was terrible. We had the club salad, chicken burger and a hot dog, no alcohol and the bill was over $100 and we didn’t even finish the food bc it was not good. Will never go there again!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a wonderful place to dine. Jessica and bre were excellent servers. Perfect setting, can’t recommend enough.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved, loved, loved this restaurant and beach experience. Highly recommend!

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  28. EmilyB

    Tampa

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is way over priced and the quality was not good. How do you mess up tacos? I had the chicken, pork and fish tacos. The chicken was so dry I couldn't eat it. The pork taco was all fat and the fish taco was over cooked and did not taste fresh. We also had the lobster which was $85 for one lobster tail and it was not great. Plus the 5% fee and you had to pay for parking. Views are beautiful but it's a tourist trap and not worth the trip. Do not recommend.

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  29. Ahassim

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great fun - great views on the new outside deck. Big portions

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  30. maureenk

    Caribbean

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved everything about it. Service, food and sitting in the ocean and hearing waves is always a plus.

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  31. GaryK

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great breakfast with fantastic view. Perfect service and fresh food

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  32. Mike

    Los Angeles

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food here is always good, especially the breakfast entrees. The service this morning was excellent and friendly. It’s pricey, but the portions are huge, so you basically have a second meal to take home. We eat here on a pretty regular basis, and we always take out-of-town guests there. They love the setting on the beach and the surf ambiance.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Beware they are now adding a 5% sustainably fee. Yes 5%!!! The prices are already outrageous which I am willing to pay for a special occasion, but don’t add another 5% just because you can. BTW. I thought the law was 2%.

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  34. BrandonD

    Los Angeles

    79 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    What a beautiful place to visit. Sitting outside is amaizing. The food though, is average and there are no options for sides. We did not want potatoes, and they wouldn't substitute for anything else. Not very accommodating. They really do need to expand their menue for healthier options.

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  35. StanleyS

    New York City

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was very poor. Oily, badly prepared. I have had better fish and chips at a roadside stand. Very expensive, smallish serving (6 scallops for $38). Noisy. And a $15 charge for parking. Never again.

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  36. JohnM

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    It is what it is. Lovely views and imo mediocre food.

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  37. Meemerz57

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a perfect Christmas Day at the beach! We were seated immediately at a table overlooking the ocean. Our servers were absolutely incredible! The food was outstanding as usual and the drinks we were so yummy! Thank you Paradise Cove for a California Christmas to remember!

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  38. Nique

    Los Angeles

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food. Excellent location! Very fun and festive.

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  39. SaraL

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Grumpy server, and over priced food. Great view, but that’s it!!

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  40. Patty

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We were very disappointed we’ve been to Paradise Cove in the distant past and we were absolutely shocked how expensive the food is, they charge you $10 for parking and a 5% sustainable tax which is not mandated. It’s up to the business owner overall they have a captured audience with tourist, but it’s too bad because as far as I’m concerned, they’re losing the locals . 

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FAQs

Paradise Cove Beach Cafe is rated 4.5 stars by 5674 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 26 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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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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