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About Paradise Cove Beach Cafe

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.

28128 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA 90265
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Daily: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 10:00pm

Saturday - Sunday: 8am - 10pm

Cross Street:
Paradise Cove Rd.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(310) 457-2503

Website:
http://www.paradisecovemalibu.com/beachcafe/index09.html

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please contact Callie for special events at ed@paradisecovemalibu.com.

Paradise Cove Beach Cafe Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

4.1

ambience

4.5

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (64)
Waterfront (63)
Great for Outdoor Dining (56)
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Casual (44)
Fun (41)
Worth the Drive (38)
Great for Lunch (37)
Special Occasion (34)
Good for Birthdays (28)
Great for Brunch (26)
Good for Groups (25)
Good for a Date (25)
Sunday Lunch (25)
People Watching (24)
Kid-friendly (21)
Comfort Food (21)
Romantic (17)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Cozy (13)
Authentic (12)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Seasonal (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Hot Spot (11)
Happy Hour (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Disabled Access (5)
Quick Bite (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Business Meals (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Healthy (1)
Live Music (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Organic (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 9, 2017

One of my favorite places to go for lunch! Outdoor ambiance is great and you can bet seated right outside in the sand

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Was great and beautiful place

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Always a go to place for that day trip to get away for a nice day and good food. Great place to spend time with family or friends.

Tags: Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Wonderful beachfront place where you can actually sit on the sand. We were there for breakfast and were stunned it wasn’t more crowded. Had vegetarian options which I appreciate! Loved it and will probably come back every time I come to the area!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 2, 2017

A place right on the beach, outdoor seating in the sand that is covered. There is also indoor seating, but who would turn down the sand?!

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Paradise Cove is a unique dining experience. Beautiful beach seating is perfect for watching the sunset. Their family meals are a fantastic deal. Four of us ate for$60 though we did spend extra on the Bubble drinks :)
The chocolate cake for dessert is also over the top, easily enough for6 people!
The wait staff is very accomodating, helping get just the right items for dinner.
One warning though- parking is very tough and expensive since it is so popular during the summer. With your meal parking is $6. Just to visit the rate goes to $50!

Tags: Good for Groups, Scenic View, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 29, 2017

We made our reservation for Paradise Cove Beach Cafe at the last minute to celebrate our daughter's birthday. The service was fantastic, including surprise birthday cake. The restaurant is ON THE BEACH. The view is amazing. The food was delicious, with large portions. We are already planning to return in January when we will have relatives visiting from Cape Cod.

Tags: Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Casual, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly
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 (Memphis)·Dined on November 27, 2017

My family and I stopped by for lunch on a Monday when it was relatively quiet compared to most other times. We had a nice, scenic window booth looking out to the beach. All of us enjoyed our entrees including the hamburger with french fries, fried shrimp, and coconut shrimp. The service was quick and friendly as well. This is a restaurant I recommend for a casual lunch and a nice ocean view.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 27, 2017

The food was terrific and the service excellent. I always enjoy eating at the Paradise Cove Beach Cafe.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The clam chowder and the view are the reasons to come here. The service is not. The service is always spotty here, but we experienced a new low on our visit. We ordered a crab cake appetizer and two bowls of their wonderful clam chowder. The soup came out within about 15 minutes. But the crab cakes didn't arrive for 45 minutes... and then they were all burned on one side. I complained and the manager took them off the bill, so they have that going for them. But 45 minutes for an appetizer? On a weeknight, not during the peak season? Get it together, guys.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Love patio outside right on the sand, watching the beach. My favorite restaurant on the beach!
Nice menu and cocktails, adding to Paradise feeling.

Tags: People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Food was good. But the services were slow. We have four people sit in a small table. Food came all together that we have to stack up the dishes. Very messy.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

I always try to bring visitors from out of state to Paradise Cove. It's the epitome of the California lifestyle.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Waterfront
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Love it here! Will be back even though the food is pricey and not really worth it. But, you get a great beachy local. Best for drinks!

Tags: Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 24, 2017

6 PM and they were out of every steak, rib or meat dish. I would go back if I was dressed super casual and give it another chance.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We came here for Thanksgiving Dinner, the third year in a row. They serve a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy and all the fixings. They also have a great sea food and huge multi-person plates to be served family style. They also have a great bar with tropical drinks right out of the South Pacific (think Hawaii). They also have beef and pork dishes to go with everything else. Can't say enough good things about this restaurant as the wait staff is friendly makes the meal a fun occasion. We'll definitely be back.

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

It's all about the location. Don't expect much from the food.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Sat OUTSIDE for quiet atmosphere and beach ambiance. :-) Great food and excellent service!
The menu is pricy so I only go on special occasions ... I wish I could go more often.

Note: Make sure to check the parking info (on the website) carefully.
They do validate ($6 or $8) but if you go over 4 hours it is a fortune.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 18, 2017

I've been several times food always good service was ok didn't like the fact I couldn't use my debit card because it didn't have a chip I had to go outside and there ATM I was charged $4 + my bank fee was told they could only take cards with a chip not happy

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Every time we come to LA to visit family we love going to the Paradise Cove Beach Cafe. Love it!

Tags: Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Casual, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Waterfront
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Everything was great. Highly recommend. Been going here for a while. This place is great for any occasion.

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 (Yosemite)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The view was great food was good, love the bar and the Titi style motif

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The ambience was fantastic. Our host, Joe, and server, Christina, were both amazing

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Always love going to this place.
It all started when I saw it on episodes of the Rockford Files TV show in the 70's.
Private Eye Jim Rockford used to get his tacos from there.
The only sad part is the restaurant doesn't really acknowledge the series or James Garner who played Jim Rockford.
Love the place anyway and Alaskan Crab amazing.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Waterfront
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 9, 2017

One of my very favorite restaurants in California!!! Food is wonderful and the setting is spectacular!!!!! Highly recommended!!!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Beautiful, on the beach, very big portions of great food.

Tags: People Watching, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

The food was very expensive!! I ordered fish and chips (didn't take like $40 fish n chips)

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 1, 2017

I don’t understand why the food was pre made. It was still good, but we asked for the BBQ dinner for 2 to be served without the French fries because it’s on the bottom and are really soggy. They said the owner said absolutely not and when we mentioned to our server that they gave our fries on the side she said they could not do it anymore. I can only imagine that the food was pre cooked and fries were already on the bottom. I can’t imagine any other reason. If the food is made fresh then anything could be done.
No problem e still enjoy the dining and atmosphere

Tags: Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 29, 2017

During Summer this place is packed due to beach parking as well. Visited Malibu for a wedding and had to try it out without all the tourists in town. It was very easy to get a table reservation and we were seated right away. The service was great as our server hooked it up with a free parking pass for moving a table over to accommodate a bigger group. The drinks and food were good and the view was a bit foggy but overall fun ambience.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We started out having a drink and sat outside right on the ocean with a great view, it was very relaxing.

From there, it all went downhill.

We ordered another round of drinks and the calamari appetizer, which was far below average. I found it to be very chewy and not great quality for the $20 price tag. Yes, they give you a lot, but I'd rather have a normal sized portion of good food than a gigantic plate of inedible food.

We ordered a chicken sandwich and tacos which were okay, and then we ordered the paella to split among the 4 of us.

The paella was average at best and the clams were super fishy and inedible. The shrimp was okay, the chicken was terrible and for some reason there were bbq ribs in paella? I'd rate this honestly as one of the worst paella dishes I've ever had. Not sure how a beachfront restaurant is slacking so hard on seafood. Nobody enjoyed the paella.

Besides the food being overpriced and lacking flavor, the service was ATROCIOUS.

Our waiter never checked back in on us despite the fact I saw him glance over multiple times, make eye contact and then walk away. We sat at the table eating dinner for a good 45-60 minutes with no followup whatsoever, which is unacceptable.

Our drinks were empty for about 30 minutes and he never even asked if we wanted a refill.

The check came out to $180, and this was service I could have gotten at a local chain restaurant for $50. If you want to charge these prices, you better at least have competent servers and quality food.

I felt like this place gets by on its location/view and not its food. At the end of the day, it's still a restaurant and I come for the food, which was poor at best.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 28, 2017

I really wanted to love our breakfast but the food was lukewarm. And it was the smallest 3 egg omelette I ever saw. I requested fruit instead of potatoes and it was part honeydew melon and part cantaloupe. Neither of which was very flavorful. For $18.00 I expected better.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The seafood was great. The size of the servings (including a Martini) enormous!

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Organic, Waterfront
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

I have no words everything was good. The service was great. Food great as well .

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Staff is amazing my favorite place. The food is always great.

Tags: Waterfront
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Dilapidated, dirty, dated, and disappointing in an otherwise desirable location

Tags: Waterfront, People Watching, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great atmosphere and beautiful oceanfront views. They are very generous with their food portions. Great for sharing or leftovers.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great place in Malibu for brunch. Absolutely will be coming back next time I’m in town!!

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great spot for beautiful scenery.. Perfect for a date, anniversary, and special occasion. Seating outdoor is right on sandy beach.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Casual, Romantic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 20, 2017

The ambiance is just outstanding as was the service.

Parking was easy and six dollar co-pay very fair for four hours time.

Thursday evening was light on people dining which made it quiet for us to chat.

Menu selection was large and prices moderate.

The Paradise Paella for two was just perfection itself!

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Place was a little old looking inside and chairs outside in the dining area were dirty along with the menus. When we got there I immediately didn’t want to order anything because we were a little skeeved out. We got shrimp cocktail and the shrimps tasted like they were frozen and sitting in water. They weren’t crunchy and were soggy. The only good thing about this place was that it was on the beach.

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