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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.
Malibu, CA 90265
Hours of Operation:
Daily: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 10:00pm
Saturday - Sunday: 8am - 10pm
Paradise Cove Rd.
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Paradise Cove Beach Cafe Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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