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Paradise Cove Beach Cafe

$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Malibu
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28128 Pacific Coast Hwy, Frnt, Malibu, CA 90265-3928 (Paradise Cove Rd.)
+1 310-457-9791
Today
08:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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366 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is right on the sand, on a beautiful part of Malibu, in a cove area. The food is tourist trap bar food that's overpriced. Still, it's not too expensive - this is not fine dining. Think hamburgers, fried fish, fish tacos, etc. Their fish tacos are tilapia - this isn't a "get some fresh pacific ocean fish" restaurant. Still,... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We stopped for lunch and they had a wonderful salad bar! Very good. Right on the beach so the view can't be beat! Atmosphere is awesome!

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Thank Tamlbrook
Malibu, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

great food right on the beach.big platters easy to share. add side items a little too expensive. cocktails are fantastic ,but expensive,too

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Thank mmauger
Nashville, Tennessee
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107 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

casual vibe. salad bar available with fresh options. lunch and dinner entrees reasonably priced, ranging from $10-$25 the portions are HUGE, so meals can be easily shared. located on the beach in malibu, tucked away off pacific coast hwy. amazing views of the ocean and mountains, great photo ops. parking fee at times, we were lucky and had free parking... More 

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Thank catmalways4ever
Indianapolis, Indiana
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had 12 people crammed around a "cabana" table. Luckily a couple were children so we struggled to make it fit. Overall the service was pretty good as it was a busy lunch day but i have to say I believe it is way over priced for what you get. I understand the location and all that but to pay... More 

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Thank TG L
VA
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125 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place in the middle of Malibu, on the water. Yes, the prices are a little high, but you're right on the Pacific. Service is relaxed so be patient. But portions are huge and the staff is very nice. Enjoyable lunch and walk on the beach.

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Thank DogWorld
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ordered the seafood platter as an appetizer and a shareable platter for the main. We were four. Couldn't finish both. Very large portions. Amazing views. Great beach.

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Thank Belan A
Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here with friends and enjoyed looking at all the memorabilia of which there is plenty. The restaurants location is tucked in off the main highway and easy enough to find there is fantastic coastal views from outside and window seats. The service was OK little bit to curt for my liking but pleasant and professional. The portion sizes... More 

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Thank Tony F
CA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I know -please I know for now many many years it has not been the Sand Castle-I keep going back since then hoping; just hoping. It's so overpriced and I always hope that the clam chowder receipe will return to no prevail. There calimari is ok

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Thank reneein2art
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here early Morning for Breakfast on our way to Cambria. We reached a few minutes early and they were still setting up the tables and stuff, so we spent some time at the pier and at the beach. Once they were ready, we went and picked up a table outdoors on the sandy beach area. I opted for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 22:00
Monday
08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:00
Thursday
08:00 - 22:00
Friday
08:00 - 22:00
Saturday
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28128 Pacific Coast Hwy, Frnt, Malibu, CA 90265-3928
    (Paradise Cove Rd.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Malibu>  > Malibu
  • Neighbourhood: Malibu
  • Phone Number: +1 310-457-9791

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Malibu
The Malibu coastline is like a chameleon. In some areas it resembles the French Riviera with its lush, green hillsides descending into crescent-shaped shorelines. In others, it feels 100% Southern Californian with beaches wide and flat as a football field, and often crowded with beach-goers lounging on towels and playing volleyball. Other coastlines still feel secluded, tucked under tall cliffs and dotted with stunning rock formations. In certain areas, where the ocean waves are just right, surfers can be seen bobbing in the water. Up in the mountains to the east hikers take in truly stunning views of the ocean and the sprawling Los Angeles landscape. And along Pacific Coast Highway, restaurants are filled with visitors and locals from all walks of life. Stumble into the right place at the right time, and you’ll likely encounter a celebrity.
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