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Paradise Beach Grille

215 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010-3225
+1 831-476-4900
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
11:30 - 23:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
215 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010-3225
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great place to relax with a delicious lunch while gazing at the ocean and enjoying the breezes. Their patio which overlooks an inlet flowing into the Pacific is amazing. There are always a flock of sea gulls frolicking in the water and...More

Thank elizabeth d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hostess and wait staff made this place better than just a run-of-the-mill restaurant with large portions. Friendly and helpful, they made us feel welcome from the moment we walked in-- even as we asked for a view table. (It's quite a lovely view of...More

Thank kawh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't need a full meal but needed something to tide us over to morning. Excellent selections of drinks and a large and varied appetizer menu. You can't sit outside if you aren't ordering a meal, but we sat by the doors and had the...More

Thank dmc52
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our second time going here, and like the first time, we enjoyed the food, service and atmosphere. We came here for drinks and appetizers. They have both indoor and outdoor spaces. We opted for indoors and in the bar area, so we could...More

Thank areteacher
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Paradise is at the point of a creek flowing into the ocean. If you can get one of the few tables outside you have a nice view of the beach, the children playing on it, the ocean in the distance and the creek with interesting...More

Thank julidezw
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Sit on the outside patio and enjoy the view of the beach and the colorful row houses Capitola is famous for.

Thank janygrl
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Server was excellent. She advised us on ordering for our dietary restrictions. She informed the chef and even the manager came over to our table to put our mind at ease that food would be cooked to specifications for our allergies. We had grilled halibut...More

Thank Carole S
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

We had an early meal on thee terrace. The food was good and the plates generous. We had very good house wine . Service was very nice. Terrace was heated

Thank luciak2016
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Capitola is SUCH a lovely little town. It looks like it was taken straight from a painting-beautiful, bright stucco houses, small streets and a beautiful waterfront with a pier. The hostess was very friendly. We sat outside on the deck which was amazing-torches for light...More

Thank Jenna P
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

We were a little early for dinner but quite hungry so after reading several TA reviews, we decided to do the happy hour menu. It turned out to be an excellent choice. There were many choices and I took the angus burger. It was superb!...More

Thank Donald S
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Bonnie T
We are planning a stay in Capitola,in August,for our anniversary.After reading the reviews on Paradise Beach and Grill....we'd like to try it.Do you have an address for this place,or is it easy enough to find?
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, Brunch, 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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
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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