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Paradise Beach Grille

215 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010-3225
+1 831-476-4900
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“coconut shrimp” (11 reviews)
“steak salad” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
215 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010-3225
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had occasion to stop here for lunch on a holiday weekend. As usual, parking is at a premium along the Esplanade, so we managed to arrive by 11am and scored a spot in the paid lot across the street from Margaretville and behind the...More

Thank JDB68
Reviewed 5 days ago

I have this thing I do and I have now gotten away with doing it for 6 years running. I move Valentines to January 14th to surprise my wife. We have done it all over, Colombia, Cambodia, Thailand and right here in Santa Cruz. Shelley,...More

Thank Hank R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in to Capitola for lunch and a seaside stroll. Paradise Beach Grille was superb. A diverse menu of fresh food perfect for the whole family. From the Ahi, avocado, and mango stack and coconut prawns to their burgers, our meal was delicious. Service...More

Thank Amygdala1234
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided on a late lunch and were delighted by the variety of choices and tastes! Sandwiches, coconut shrimp, pastas and salads were all delicious and satisfying.

Thank Francis C
Reviewed 15 November 2017

We enjoyed a delicious salmon and teriyaki hanger steak Great service and live music on the beach so nice

Thank BJ W
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stopped in for an early dinner on our way to San Francisco. We sat on the lovely patio. The steamed clams served on a bed of garlic mashed potatoes ( who would think of that?) were absolutely outstanding. A beautiful mix...More

1  Thank Deborah D
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

The meals we had were delicious! I had a pasta dish and my husband had the steak. This was the best meal we had on our week long vacation. The cocktails were very good. The service was great and the ambiance was nice. There was...More

Thank eh4b911
Reviewed 19 October 2017

A friend suggested visiting Capitola, so we used TripAdvisor reviews (thanks!) to choose this restaurant for lunch. Parking was a complete nightmare, but the restaurant is very cute, surrounded by more cute shops. We sat out on the patio, and had a view overlooking Soquel...More

Thank BethanieKay
Reviewed 17 October 2017

We didn't know where to eat in Capitola and just walked into this restaurant - what a great find! We had a great table inside and the food was amazing. My husband had the ribs, I had the halibut special and both were so good....More

Thank surreycatlover
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

I have been thinking if there is any reason at all not to give PBG a five star rating. I can't think of one. The food is outstanding. The bartenders are some of the best I have ever had make me a cocktail. The staff...More

Thank AdventureMonkey12
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Bonnie T
16 July 2015|
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Response from Julie T | Reviewed this property |
It's right on the Esplanade that runs along the beach. You can't miss it!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 215 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010-3225
    (Cliff Drive)
  • Public Transportation: Please check the Santa Cruz Metro website http://www.scmtd.com/
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Capitola
  • Phone Number: +1 831-476-4900
  • E-mail
Located on the water in Capitola Village, Paradise Beach Grille is the perfect place to enjoy lunch with a view or to finish a perfect day on the beach. We feature a contemporary menu with a Pacific Rim flare. Enjoy our famous Coconut Prawns appetizer, followed by either a Fresh From Hawaii seafood entree, or a Prime Natural cut of Beef. Choose from our extensive wine list, featuring many local Santa Cruz Mountain wineries, or choose from one of our many beers on tap. Whatever your pleasure, you are welcome with us in Paradise!
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