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Paradise Cove Beach Cafe

4.4
4.4
5327 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.

No mask, no service!
*Masks are required for all guests over the age of 2*

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 42 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • 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

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What 5,327 people are saying

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Beach Cities

    Great for outdoor dining

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  1. W

    Willie

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    The view and pictures in the restaurant are great but we were very disappointed with the quality of the food.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Check out this spot really only for the beach-front views. The service was friendly, but the food was average at best. I got the basic breakfast with eggs, hash browns, and sourdough toast. The food was somewhat cold when it came out and lacked seasoning. Also, there are swarms of seagulls and pigeons when you sit outside trying to steal your scraps. Great oceans views, but too expensive for the quality of food.
  3. PS

    PSL2105

    Berlin

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The spot is unique, even with rain outside was a great experience. Of course best spot is to sit outside with the sun, ocean and fresh breeze of salty air. The Benedict’s are gorgeous.
  4. c

    charcoal

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Love this place. Really special location and vibe.
  5. N

    Nina

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Our server and a server who covered for him , while he was on break, were very nice. A host could not be less happier to be at work. He was very unenthusiastic . Food was good, location is unbeatable!
  6. MD

    MikeD

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a beautiful way to start the morning! Location is awesome!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Solidly mediocre food and service at best. Great views of course but as is so often the case - a great view is rarely accompanied by five star service, food, or reasonable prices.
  8. EF

    EricF

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was even better than expected as 1st timers. I believe Jasmine was our waitress and very helpful and sweet. Food was delicious and abundant and atmosphere inviting and nostalgic. Love this place and it’s beautifully located on the shore.
  9. S

    Santee202

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This restaurant has been locate at very beautiful, love it
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous location and excellent service!!
  11. J

    Joel

    Houston

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience5
    Holidays. Great view and ambience. Food was way over priced and average at best. Service was not good.
  12. j

    jodijam

    New England

    73 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Food was just ok and overpriced. Service could have been better.
  13. P

    Patarask

    Los Angeles

    140 reviews

    5.0

    140 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, superb feet in the sand dining
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and excellent service. View to die for 😊
  15. r

    rainstory

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience1
    The food was OK...There was too much cheap food side dish trying to justify an overpriced main dish. The food total for 3 people was $144.00 + tip ($25.00) =$169.00 Parking added another $15.00 after validation from restaurant....really not worth it considering how cold you get sitting on the sand chairs. View was delightful as usual.
  16. a

    asaasa

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    We made a reservation and arrived on time (2 minutes late but we called on the way). We selected inside seats and somehow, we were in the middle of no one served. The first server left after taking our order and the next one (KAT?) never came to us for any help. We had to ask other servers walking by our table from/to outside. I took my guests from Japan and they enjoyed menus. But they did not enjoy the service.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    Food is not tasty but view is amazing
  18. SH

    SeanH

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    Terrible. Appeared as though construction was going on in the dining area. Dead lobster in the lobster tank. After seeing this we decided to leave…others must have, too, as there were very few diners.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Food was ok. I’d prefer San Luis Obispo fish and chips. For their price the food isn’t worth it.
  20. TD

    TomD

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    One of the best spots for lunch in southern California. Right on the sand on a beautiful beach in a rural rustic setting
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food was fine and nice ambiance- the prices are insane - no prices on drink menu - got 2 bloody Mary’s and they were 20 bucks each- sandwiches 30 dollars - prices that match much more upscale places on the beach in malibu
  22. T

    Tracee

    Miami

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    The only good part of this restaurant really is the view. Other than that, I wouldn’t waste your money here… and if you come, it will be wasted here. Yes the portions are bigger, but the quality/ flavor isn’t there. Very mediocre and bland. They should focus on the quality of their recipes rather than crazy portion sizes. For one salad and one burger runs you about $70 dollars. Don’t forget the $15 parking fee to park your own car in a big lot. The only decent part of this restaurant was relatively friendly staff thankfully.
  23. GB

    GeorginaB

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food is really good. The location and overall atmosphere is the best! Wish the staff would check on you a little more; but they are very nice.
  24. T

    Turduckin2013

    Richmond

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Once is enough. Three of us had breakfast and mimosas- $200 bill then they scam for another $15 to park. WTH! Lots of options for better food with ocean views. Pass on this one.
  25. HP

    HairP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The servers were good but the runner Should move to a server. She was real good!!
  26. VM

    VivianM

    Toronto

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and services were great. The beach umbrella seating was calming and enjoyable.
  27. MS

    MickeyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We started out by walking the beach and picking up shells from the rocks that we ate the next night. Then went into the restaurant and had a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner. Everybody was sharing their food. It was a real nice experience.
  28. AL

    AndreaL

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The casual, picturesque setting, the sound of the ocean and the views of Paradise Cove make the dining experience very memorable. Our waiter was very friendly, and we were not rushed, which we appreciated comparing with other restaurants.
  29. RC

    RobertC

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent restaurant great food great service beautifully location and the price was decent. We had the hot combo which was too much for just the two of us. My wife had a pineapple drink which she loved I had a cup of clam chowder plenty of clams in every bite. Our waiter was prompt and very friendly. The only thing that put a damper on the event was an older man who when we got up after eating and we’re wandering outside on two separate occasions within a minute informed us we had to get a host to seat us. This was after we already had permission to take our drinks outside. Otherwise a strong 4.5 stars
  30. m

    mayas

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience2
    The scenery is gorgeous of course! But the food isn't very good and there's always some kind extreme noise issue! I happened to be seated directly in front of a window that was being worked on! Drilling and hammering all though my birthday lunch! I was very upset !
  31. LD

    LDV1023

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    I don’t typically write reviews but I look at them when booking dinners. Very disappointed with our meal yesterday. Guacamole, zero taste . Burger okay. Never did bring me the mustard I asked for. Pasta not great either. Won’t go back. For 171.00 for the above and 1 Mai tai. complete waste of money (and 10.00 to park)
  32. MM

    MsMJ

    Central Coast

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had to make a stop here after leaving LA from the Elton John concerts, I had the mahi mahi and my sis got the salmon, everything was amazing! And don't forget to try the mile high chocolate cake...phenomenal! Sat outside in the sand and the views are just amazing! Dolphins out in the water was definitely an added plus! Always try to stop in here when traveling south. Love it here!
  33. JH

    JohnH

    Orange County

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary at the Paradise cove beach cafe and it was amazing. Breakfast on the beach enjoying the ocean smells and sounds couldn't have been any better. The service was over the top and staff was friendly and welcoming. Highly recommend this place.
  34. DS

    DominiqueS

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the outside tables at Paradise Cove. My only complaint is the parking. They now charge $10 on the weekdays even if you are dining at the restaurant. I think if you are dining the parking should be free.
  35. MC

    MicheleC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience5
    The service was too slow for the restaurant not to be crowded. We ordered the fish & chips and were told it was enough for two people. After seeing these LARGE portions of calamari and other items being served to other patrons we anticipated our order would be the same. It was not!!! The fries were enough for two people but the fish portions were two very small pieces. The price paid was definitely not worth the value. This restaurant is extremely overpriced!!!!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome everything and especially the view!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Easy and everything was delicious. Warm welcome at both reception stations, good service, good food, breathtaking views. Thrilled to return.
  38. PA

    PeterA

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was very good as was the service. Very accommodating.
  39. m

    marcb

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Grossly overpriced for what you get. $5.95 for bread? A salad large enough to feed six people? $15 to self-park? Yes, it's on the beach and the food is good but dinner for two including one rum drink each, splitting a salad, bread and two pieces of salmon shouldn't cost $220 including tip. For that I'll go to Mastro's.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    Way too expensive and food is not great quality

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Paradise Cove Beach Cafe is rated 4.4 stars by 5327 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 42 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

  • 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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