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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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.3

ambience

4.5

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (40)
Scenic View (34)
Great for Lunch (31)
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Casual (28)
Great for Outdoor Dining (27)
Worth the Drive (23)
Great for Brunch (22)
Special Occasion (22)
Good for a Date (21)
Fun (20)
Good for Groups (20)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Sunday Lunch (20)
Kid-friendly (16)
Comfort Food (14)
People Watching (14)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Cozy (11)
Romantic (11)
Hot Spot (9)
Seasonal (7)
Authentic (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Tasting Menu (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Business Meals (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Healthy (2)
Organic (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great Beer (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

Valentine’s Day event was lovely. Roses and very nice servers.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent as usual

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·Dined 3 days ago

Very good food and the café is really cosy, also a fantastic location!

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·Dined 3 days ago

The manager and staff were great and very helpful.

Tags: Waterfront, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating
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 (Birmingham)·Dined 7 days ago

Family in town

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Had a great time, great service and the food was delicious. My wife had lobster, I had steak, both very good. We sat next to a window which is about 50 feet from the ocean ... so nice!!! Had a great time and will definitely go back!!!

Tags: Waterfront, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Scenic View, Afternoon Coffee, Casual, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great Atmosphere, nice and relaxed. Reasonable, good food and service.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Waterfront, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We were celebrating a friend’s new job. We brought in a surprise dessert and the team was spectacular at making it look beautiful and caring about what we wanted to accomplish. Greg was our waiter. And the manager was also quite kind.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 5, 2018

The food, although in very large portions, was essentially tasteless. Their special Clam Chowder was especially tasteless as was their fried Calamari. This restaurant is by the sea and is claimed to be an excellent seafood restaurant. I've had much tastier seafood at Fish n'Chips.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 5, 2018

We are traveling in the West and stopped for lunch after hearing such glowing reviews. PCBC is exactly what you would expect for a beach bar; noisy with an emphasis on alcohol and seafood. With so many homeless in Cali, I don’t know how they justify the massive portions. So much food gets waisted.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Beautiful restaurant and perfect for a date!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Food was good. The issue that my wife and I had was with the service. After we got seated; we had to flag a waiter down after 20 minutes . No one came by to introduce themselves as our server. The guy who took his our food/drink order was nice but he wasn’t our server. My wife had a hard time as her starter clam chowder came after we got the main course. She didn’t want it but she felt bad for the guy who brought out the food. The fish and chips that she ordered was a kids size and not a normal size. Our experience is that the service is a hit or miss for us.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We had the iced seafood sampler which was delicious. It would have been a nice touch to include bread or chips for the ceviche. When we asked our waiter if they had chips, he brought us a bowl of mostly broken chips and we were charged $5 for a side of chips. The hot seafood sampler was also very tasty, especially the coconut shrimp, calamari, ribs, and battered fish. There was a large amount of fries as well. My only complaint was that some of the calamari was clumped together into a softball sized ball and there was undercooked calamari and batter which was inedible. Lastly, the key lime pie is more like cheesecake with a very faint hint of lime.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Daughter’s birthday. Service was great

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 1, 2018

My wife and I went for breakfast/brunch because I wasn't working.
Food was good, but not WOW good, but presentation and quantity can't be beat. Service above average. View and location great. Now have to pay $6.00 WITH validation where as paid nothing last time so costs are higher.
Been there before and will return again.

Tags: Casual, Great for Brunch, People Watching, Good for Birthdays
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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 1, 2018

The view was amazing. You can’t beat the location but the food was greasy and tasteless.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 29, 2018

We celebrate all our birthdays there, and feast on the huge slice of birthday cake for the next 3 days

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Warm winter southern California afternoon, slightly overcast, eating clam chowder and drinking a glass of wine on the beach at an uncrowded, no-wait Paradise Cove Beach Cafe -- life doesn't get any better!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Casual, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Comfort Food, Waterfront
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Service was excellent and very friendly. The beach is really the reason to come and it doesn’t disappoint! Beautiful ocean views and access.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Terrible service.
Food was average.
Didn’t acknowledge the celebration
We noted.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 15, 2018

For an hour getaway from Los Angeles afternoon, Paradise Cove is a nice option. Drive along the coast on old Highway 1, north of Malibu drive down a private road to a cove on the beach. Sit at a window table looking out over the ocean a few yards away, and dine on comfort food. What coule be better?

We ordered and shared the Barcelona Seafood Platter around $70.00 and began with a shared Caesar Salad. This is a beer experience and we shared an IPA. We also ordered a Cakebread Chardonnay that was overpriced at $18.95 a glass. Stick with beer. Very friendly serving staff. We could have started by sitting on chairs on the beach, sipping something before dinner, watching sunset. It' a long drive from LA but sometimes you need to get away and this is a good choice.

Tags: People Watching, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Waterfront
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Great location, on the water. food mediocre at best. VERY overpriced--quality of food not great. I would MUCH rather go to Malibu Farm..
Go here only for a drink and to share a dish.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Waterfront
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Great beach-front location. Large portions. Always a treat!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Right on the beach. Beautiful spot. Very touristy but still worth a stop. Larger portions!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Get location, right on the beach, great views is all it has going for them. The menu is terrible to be honest ribs and cheese burgers on the ocean/beach? No... should be all fresh seafood... it’s on the beach. I get that it’s expensive but $20 for a cheese burger... they just capitalize on cheap food products to sell to customers maximizing profits x4. This place is for the vibes and views not for the low quality food.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We had a lovely afternoon lunch on Saturday. A waiter named Steve came and took our order noticing our waitress was tied up. Then Heather took over. Both servers were great. I had the best clam chowder I’ve ever had. I’ve Always wanted to go there but for some reason never found the time. I’m so glad we went and will definitely be back

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 13, 2018

All great, but very expensive for just a normal lunch stop over!!

Tags: Waterfront, People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Casual, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Hadn’t been there in years although we live close by. Just wanted a light dinner so we arrived at 7:30 and got a Cubano sandwich and clam chowder. The chowder is divine - airy, delicate and NO POTATOES. Sandwich was okay, but not traditionally Cuban. Cole slaw was perfectly seasoned. Next time I want to try a burger or fresh fish plate. Prices are steep, but portions are very large. Parking is a hassle - validation plus machine ticket payment $6.00. Couldn’t get the machine to take my credit card so I had to go back inside and ask for help. Obviously the restaurant’s target population is summer beach traffic wanting to sit outside on the sand. At night, it winds down to a few locals and bar regulars - fine with us!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Love this place! The food is average but the cocktails are phenomenal and good value.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

So great! Loved the food, atmosphere ad drinks. So perfect for our out of town guests.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Casual, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 28, 2017

I specifically wanted to come here to bring my brother who was visiting from NYC for the holidays. I have frequented this restaurant plenty of times to know that a reservation is required. My reservations were for 2:30pm and we didn’t get seated until 3:15pm. Really? 45 minute wait with a reservation? That’s ridiculous! By the time we got seated we ordered our food with our drinks. It took about her 35 minutes for the food to come. So at this point my 2:30pm reservations for a late lunch turned into an almost 4pm early dinner. Really lame and a terrible experience! I guess from now on I need to make my reservations at least 1 hour before I want to eat.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Lovely lunch! Grilled swordfish sandwich absolutely delicious and so so Fresh!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Our niece and her best friend were visiting from Ohio and we knew they wanted to be near or on the beach. There isn't a place better than Paradise Cove! Food is plentiful, service was very good and you're right on the water. Lovely afternoon!

Tags: Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2017

First time here, went for something different on Christmas Day. We will definitely be returning. The menu was large to pick from, great choices, huge portions.....Loved it.....
Had sea food platter and the crab soup...excellant

Tags: Tasting Menu, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Amazing restaurant. I always come back here whenever I come to LA and I love the food, service and general ambiance. So relaxing, would highly recommend.

Tags: Waterfront, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas tradition. Love this place.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Outstanding overall!! Soup and fish were great! Drinks were awesome. Was confised that the Hostess and waiter both asked what occasion we were d
celebrating, We said birthday and I guess we assumed they would do something (slice of cake)but nothing followed.

Tags: Cozy, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Was an unusually quiet night at Paradise Cove We like going there at these quiet times.

I will say that I was given the wrong vegetable, but it was promptly corrected No harm, no foul there.

Will go back soon again during the quiet winter months

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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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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Was great and beautiful place

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