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Paradise Beach Grille

215 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010-3225
+1 831-476-4900
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“coconut shrimp” (10 reviews)
“salad” (32 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
215 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010-3225
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We headed for Paradise based on reviews at Trip Advisor. But we weren't big-time hungry. Ended up ordering from the Appetizer side of the menu, noting that the Entree sides (a couple of pages) offer fantastic-sounding preparations. Our waitperson brought samples of the two clam...More

Thank Murry S
Reviewed 9 May 2018

During a recent camping trip to Capitola, we spent a day exploring the town and decided to have lunch at the Paradise Beach Grille as we had heard it was really good. We were not disappointed in the least. We decided to split a burger...More

Thank fotokrz
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

Great restaurant by the beach. Food was really good. We had the best tortilla soup ever (the day was cool) and red snapper was delicious. We had a view of the beach and Venetian court (colorful rentals) just lovely! This restaurant was recommended by locals...More

Thank Virginia G
Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

Haven’t been to Santa Cruz/Capitola area in years, went Saturday (80+degrees). My cousin goes here all the time from San Jose, and the 10 of us ate at the Paradise Beach Grill. The halibut burger is a must!! Bloody Mary is the bomb, and the...More

Thank jw6902017
Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

From the moment you enter you are aware that you will enjoy a great meal. With a nice view of the water and the nice bar you can easily find a seat that you will enjoy. It’s a very relaxing and laid back atmosphere with...More

Thank ddmullis
Reviewed 13 April 2018

Paradise Beach has prime location in the village of Capitola. There is a back patio which is awesome on a warm night. It was cooler when we visited so we opted to eat inside. It was a slow night with few diners. As former wait...More

Thank Daryl C
Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

We went for a birthday with a large group. Service was outstanding, attentive, timely. There was live music that was fun but too loud for what the restaurant called “date night” unless you don’t want to hear your dinner companion (grin). Quieter music would have...More

Thank urgeforgoing
Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

Food was ok. For the price, I wasn’t impressed. The Mango Tuna tower didn’t have mango. Would not order it again. Surf and turf was good but wouldn’t say it was worth the price. Overall it was an average experience.

1  Thank Flinky14
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Very accommodating and great service. Food was very good. Quaint comfy beach side joint. Will come back!

Thank John S
Reviewed 5 March 2018

We were in the San Jose area for the weekend & wanted to eat dinner by the water, so we went to Capitola. It was Saturday night and the waterfront was busy--like hard to find a parking spot busy. Based on reviews we'd seen, we...More

Thank Susan A
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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, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Bar Scene, 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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