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Paradise Cove Beach Cafe

4.3
3600 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood
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Hours of operation
Daily: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 10:00pm

Saturday - Sunday: 8am - 10pm
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Phone number
(310) 457-2503
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
Paradise Cove Rd.
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Special events & promotions
Please contact Callie for special events at ed@paradisecovemalibu.com.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 3600 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.2
service
4.5
ambience
3.8
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

The food here’s is pricey but it the portions are huge making it worth the money. Definitely recommend the bbq pork quesadilla - it was incredible! The steak and fish tacos were just ok, but large and filling. The rice that came with the tacos was delicious.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Amazing find...loved the location and ambience! Server was friendly, courteous and accommodating!

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

We have a place just up the coast so try and make a stop at Paradise Cove as often as we can. Prefer a sunnier day but even over cast you can not beat the location!

Had the spicey cheesey corn on the cob for the first time and it was to die for! Could eat it as a meal!

BF had clam chowder in bread bowl that was enough for a family but he managed to power through it!

I had the cob salad which was delish but could only make it 1/3 the way through! So fresh and yummy!!

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Great place for their delicious breakfasts!! Our server was great - they have the best staff there! We always enjoy going there.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Great place to eat. Great service and great food. Very nice people.

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3.0Dined on May 14, 2018

When we arrived to the Restuarant we were advised that the booking wasn’t recognized and we had to wait a further 1hr to be seated. As we were traveling with a baby we were highly inconvenienced as there was a further delay to receiving our food (approx 1hr). Feel it was completely pointless to reserve through opentable. Will not be returning to the restaurant.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

As always, good service, big plates, great food. I'm an old client

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We loved it! Great atmosphere. They were awesome to our service dogs too! Totally will go back!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

This was a great spot for Mother’s Day breakfast - staff was very friendly and food was perfect - thanks for making our day special!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

I love this place. Parking is obscene during a weekend day, but not unreasonable for dinner. This was the first time I'd come and the place wasn't packed. As pleasant as it is to sit at tables and dine with your toes in the sand and the ocean out front, let's not overlook the fact that the food is really good! The drinks, too, are definitely worth the drive. I had a plain Jane Mojito and it was one of the best I've ever had. The hubs had a fancy daiquri in a watermelon and it was delicious. We had fish and chips and steamed clams (a massive bucket) and they were both great- the fries are terrific. The clams were surprisingly spicy, a little challenging for me, but still tasty. The baked potato is baked inside bread dough. Not sure why, but it's intriguing. Can't beat this place for atmosphere, and the servers were very attentive.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Service was great and view was beautiful. Great atmosphere with great food and casual dining.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

The best beach front restaurant in Southern California!

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

An awesome birthday lunch with pristine eye catching Pacific ocean views. The meal was scrumptious! Thanks for the best seats in the house! 😁

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1.0Dined on May 6, 2018

We have been to this restaurant so many times. It is a go to place that we love, but this was a terrible dining experience. Food took forever to be delivered and then it was COLD. The Seabass was very expensive and TINY. If you are going to charge that much, give a decent size piece. The $30 fish and chips came cold. One person in our party ordered chowder and a wedge salad. It was almost 15 minutes before it was delivered after everyone else's food arrived. We all waited... insuring that the food was even colder.

I have always enjoyed this restaurant, since attending Pepperdine 25 years ago, but this made me rethink whether I would ever eat there again. To spend as much as the bill cost.... for such marginal to poor food. I guess this restaurant is going down hill.

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3.0Dined on May 6, 2018

We made the reservation for outside. When we arrived the host informed us that according to their policy, we would have to wait 45 minutes extra if we want to sit outside even though we have the reservation. Then I went inside and they said 15-20 minutes extra. If I hadn’t had the reservation, we would have been waiting for more than an hour 30 minutes for inside. Wow. Their policy was definitely something new for me. Food is ok overall. I can’t say that seafood is super fresh, but it is ok. Service is good, they do their best in their fast past. Portions are huge. I wish portions were smaller, but the quality of food would be better. Overall place is not so clean. Hopefully, kitchen is not like that. We might come back just for coconut drinks. :)

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

This place is good for all ages, prices are moderate especially for the portion size. I took my 2 kids to the restaurant and after they were able to play on the beach while we could relax. I will definitely be coming back here.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Excellent, we came yesterday and it was so good had to come again today

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1.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Overpriced food and drinks and extremely poor quality. Manager took two entrees off our bill after food was deemed uneatable. Who serves a chicken sandwich with a huge flap of skin on it? Fish and chips wet, soggy and cold. Overpriced drinks. Totally disappointed. Even the loaf of sourdough bread tasted like it was zapped in a microwave. Common Paradise Cove, hire some new chefs and crank out quality food or your business will dry up. Place was particularly bz for a Saturday night. Waiter was super nice about it all. Disappointed.

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3.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Food is pretty good. Location is fantastic which you pay for. PARKING is awful. They have a paid lot and valet available, but the parking attendant would not let us in even though we had a reservation and we wanted to valet park.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

We always enjoy coming here for breakfast with the kids once the weather gets warm. The food is a little pricey but large portions and amazing view. After breakfast we hang out a bit at the beach. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

The greatest spot on the coast! Amazing view, outstanding menu, excellent food quality, great service and sand in your toes.

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3.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Food was ok and very expensive. I don't mind paying for great food, but this was not worth it, in my opinion.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Always a fabulous experience!!! Atmosphere very nice..... food great

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Good food!!

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Atmosphere great, beach great, service great, nice menu diversity. Food average.

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2018

It was our first time at Paradise Cove Beach Cafe. We will go back, for sure. We sat outside in the covered porch (on the sand). Good food, good service, and a great view.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

College graduation with family. Great ambiance, great island drinks, GREAT service! Beautiful beach. Food was fine, a little fishy for me but everyone loved it , servings were huge and wasn’t pricey. I’d recommend absolutely!!!

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3.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Great location. Large portions. Below average food. Above average prices, paying for location

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3.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Food is pricey for what it is. Great atmosphere, right on the beach. Get there early to avoid the crowds and to secure a table on the sand.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Really fun place on the beach!

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1.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Way overpriced for simple food. I was looking for a place with decent food to eat with a view of the ocean. This is not what I had in mind.

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2018

The food service was great but the bartender was rude and very unprofessional...My husband I was standing in line for a good 30 minutes for drinks and we noticed that she was skipping us assisting the ppl that was just walking up I tried to get her attention and she ignored me the entire time until I got the attention of the other bartender. she was very rude and unprofessional if the food wasn't excellent I would never patronize this business

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2.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Even with a Resi, it took almost an hour to get seated (no reservation was 2.5hrs). Wow, probably won't be coming back soon for weekend brunch

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Food is consistently good! Portions are large and worth the money. Tried the shrimp and crab salad, it was delicious.

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2.0Dined on April 21, 2018

On Saturday, we waited over an hour for our table even WITH a reservation in which we arrived on time for. The check-in attendant was quite rude when I questioned why there was an hour wait even with a reservation. I'm disappointed they don't coordinate their reservations more appropriately. Very busy on the weekends, was difficult to enjoy at times in an over-crowded area. At least we were able to spend our 1 hour wait sitting on the beach drinking our $10 Blue Moons! I recommend only weekday visits if you truly want to enjoy the atmosphere! Our waitress was very kind and accommodating. FYI- the entrees are incredibly large portions-- we completely over-ordered! The "fish n chips" and guac were both lovely!

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

I had a great day at Paradise Cove. I arrived very early before my reservation with the intent of just sitting outside in the chairs and enjoying the lovely day and reading my book, while nursing a glass of iced tea. Will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Everything I expected in an iconic beach bar

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Portion are very big. Good variety. I come here often. Best part is when you are done, they have a private beach which you can hang out by.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Great experience, as always! Very accommodating, beautiful view, kind service, and yummy food!

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We enjoy coming to Paradise Cove...it's a regular stop for us when we visit LA. We spent my wife's birthday there recently and were wowed by the massive (and free) piece of double chocolate cake at the end of the meal. We find the prices a little high for what you actually get, but always enjoy the food regardless and the atmosphere is wild and crazy.
Fun place...beautiful location!

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