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Paradise Cove Beach Cafe

American Restaurant and Café$$$$
Paradise Cove, Malibu
  • Ranked #3 for American restaurants in Malibu
  • Chris C.
    "Highly recommend the chowder in the bread bowl"(11 Tips)
    Varun T.
    "The view is great and the feel is warming and comfortable."(15 Tips)
    Outlaw Gilly
    "Breakfast on the beach feet away from the Pacific Ocean"(2 Tips)
    Kilson C.
    "crispy calamari"(5 Tips)
154 Tips and reviews
  • seafood
  • scenic views
  • cocktails
  • breakfast food
  • lively
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  • Abeer ..
    Abeer ..May 2, 2016
    Classic restaurant located on the beach in Malibu. Amazing views and worth the is not bad. Order the calamari appetizer
  • Javier H.
    Javier HernandezJanuary 12, 2014
    Hands down one of best spots around & far enough from the tourist madness of Santa Monica. Food is good and comes in large quantities, you can't beat the view, cost is low, and parking gets validated
  • sandee l.
    sandee leeMarch 14
    I made reservations and still waited 1 hr. Real pineapple is good. Patio check in is outside. Parking $6 weekday / $8 weekend (4 hours w/ validation) lobster pasta $31.95 calamari / clam chowder
  • Chris C.
    Chris CegielskiSeptember 16
    It may not be a whole lot to look at but the food is great and the views are to die for. Great breakfast menu; have to come back for dinner. Service was better than expected for a beach establishment
  • Kilson C.
    Kilson CavalcanteMarch 12, 2014
    I came here with my whole family and we all loved the place. It's really beautiful! As for the food, gotta try the clam chowder, the crispy calamari, the crab cakes and the prime steak!!!
  • Chris C.
    Chris CooksonOctober 20, 2015
    Minimum order needs to be $30 to get your parking validated but luckily the portions are absolutely huge. Highly recommend the chowder in the bread bowl, just as good as what I've had in Cape Cod
  • Félix
    FélixJune 24, 2016
    As they say, a little paradise on the beach. Be prepared to eat in the sand and enjoy some great seafood and crazy cocktails!But book a table before, or you'll wait for several hours.
  • Varun T.
    Varun TurlapatiSeptember 22, 2016
    The view is great and the feel is warming and comfortable. The cafe is ordinary but the overall experience is relaxing. Liquor permit issues means you can enjoy cocktails outside in the general area
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Clean Bay R.
    Paradise Cove Beach Cafe is part of the Clean Bay Restaurant Certification Program! They are doing their part to help reduce stormwater pollution in the Santa Monica Bay! To learn more, visit Read more
  • Nazky P.
    Nazky PJuly 1, 2016
    Its a great place to eat, play or chill out for families, couples or anyone really. The food portions are too generous so think about sharing :).
  • Party Earth
    Party EarthJune 27, 2012
    One way around the 'no alcohol permitted outside’ signs is to buy a sealed bottle of beer and open it yourself on the outdoor patio. Then just sit back and people-watch under the sun. Read more
  • Shweta S.
    Shweta SuratkarApril 9, 2013
    Go for the outside seating to enjoy great food and drinks while watching the sunset. The shrimp balague and soups are delicious.
  • Daniel G.
    Daniel GaudetteJanuary 3, 2015
    The meat feast is sooo big! But really good! We were going to explode going out!!! It is A LOT of meat!
  • sonia m.
    sonia mogheMarch 27, 2014
    Hate fried seafood? You must order the iced seafood sampler. Perfect meal for two - and it's huge!
  • Lee S.
    Get the Shrimp on Rice with Garlic - you won't be disappointed. Also; the baked potato comes wrapped in baked break dough. So so good.
  • Yaniv
    YanivNovember 29, 2015
    Yo it's amazing here. One of the best dining experiences in Malibu, CA. Try the clam chowder!
  • Dmitry K.
    Dmitry KuznetsovJune 23, 2016
    Good sea view, friendly personal, huge portion!!!
  • Phil B.
    Phil BrockSeptember 5, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Oceanside window tables followed by some beach time is de rigueur here. Great Oatmeal(really!),fantastic Mac Coconut Pancakes & extraordinary bacon & sausage
  • Saarah S.
    Saarah SJanuary 20, 2012
    Order the Clam Chowder! Is the best I've ever had. Be prepared to be full! =) The chocolate chip cheesecake (say that fast!) is SO yum!
  • Oz L.
    Oz LublingJanuary 4, 2015
    Amazing beach with a great little pier. A perfect place to get some champagne and have a toast for New Years.
  • Suzie L.
    Suzie LinvilleNovember 29, 2013
    Great location on the beach. Perfect spot for cocktails on the beach. Service was very friendly and really great. Food however is mediocre at best.
  • Hunter J.
    Hunter JamesMay 28, 2013
    For breakfast the Leo is quite good. I like fruit in lieu of the hashbrowns though as it is already a heavy/rich dish.
  • Ana V.
    Ana VitikAugust 12, 2014
    Cool patio on the beach with the sand :-) the food is so so, but portions are really huge. Guacamole was really enough as a meal on its own :)
  • Michelle S.
    Michelle SNovember 21, 2015
    Expensive but the portions are huge. Seagulls are a pain and I kept getting bit by bugs. Beautiful view.
  • Outlaw Gilly
    Outlaw GillyJune 22, 2012
    Breakfast on the beach feet away from the Pacific Ocean in beautiful Malibu... what more could you want!
  • Adam A.
    Parking can be much. $35 on weekdays and $50 on weekends. But it keeps the area a bit more exclusive than zuma
  • Brian P.
    Brian PessinMarch 26, 2013
    If you want to dine on the water, this places gives you that ultimate experience. Especially with the tables that are on the sand (on the patio). Food is fair. Kinda pricey.
  • Genie G.
    Genie GJune 5, 2013
    Portions are HUGE!! Order carefully! Delicious chowder, though. (Coming from a New Englander)
  • Markus M.
    Markus ManleyMarch 15, 2010
    Screw waiting for seating. Go out onto the beach and snap a few seats or beach bed. You can order from their outside food bar, grab some eats, drink and rays. Plus run your feet through the sand.
  • Mucho C.
    Mucho Comida™January 29, 2013
    Bring a flask and enjoy the views. Try not to eat anything unless you get really buzzed. Enjoy.
  • Shinjini B.
    Shinjini BoseMay 30, 2016
    One of my favorites! Great place to come with visitors. Loved the tortilla soup!
  • Natalie G.
    Natalie GuerraSeptember 7, 2015
    You definitely are paying for the experience and view. Food wasn't great but I did have a great time!
  • Arnie P.
    The cocktails are stiff take this Watermelon Daiquiri as an example.
  • Eduardo S.
    Eduardo SalinasOctober 27, 2016
    The portions are large, get something to share and bring a jukebox...for some reason they had no music playing.
  • Jordan M.
    Jordan McEuenSeptember 13, 2010
    My favorite new place to bring visiting friends. Good, reasonably priced food with a beach that can't be beat...or overcrowded. Loves it!
  • Dr S.
    Dr ShadowJuly 13, 2015
    Nice relaxing place with great views featured in some music videos and movies.
  • Brent W.
    Brent WarnerSeptember 28, 2013
    Don't try to walk in. It's $20 a person to walk in or $6 a car to park. I guess you have to be Eco-friendly some other day.
  • Brian U.
    Brian UlmFebruary 25, 2012
    For 3 of us we do the hot appetizer plate and 3 bowls of their great chowder
  • Char D.
    Char DardanesNovember 22, 2014
    Seafood and the views from the outdoor adirondack chairs on the beach!
  • Tori F.
    Tori FeldmanAugust 12, 2013
    Tuna sandwich is alright, the fish tacos looked AWESOME. With I had gotten the calamari
  • julia b.
    julia bJuly 8, 2012
    Hostesses unbelievably rude. Breakfast food poor to indifferent. Skip the smoked salmon Benedict. kobe Benedict is just ok. Breakfast smoothie is 2 strawberries blended with I've. Lovely location tho
  • Charley T.
    Charley ToddJuly 29, 2015
    Super touristy and crowded. But sand in your toes while you have a cocktail. Glad I saw it but wouldn't go out of my way to return.
  • Natasha O.
    Natasha OswaksApril 7, 2011
    Don't forget to ask what the market price is on the raw platter before you go all out...gets pricey!
  • Semyon
    SemyonMay 10, 2013
    Schrimp scampi is great, portions are huge, great place
  • Mark G.
    Mark GilliamSeptember 21, 2014
    Grab a handful of peanuts inside before heading out to relax on the beach!
  • Carlos G.
    Carlos GarciaApril 28, 2013
    The sundae was awesome "fudge Sunday"
  • Jessica T.
    Jessica TomczykAugust 3, 2012
    Awesome view! & eating your food with sand underneath.
  • Ahmet D.
    Ahmet DouasFebruary 1, 2016
    An American style diner in the middle of the beach !
  • William Zoe F.
    William Zoe FitzgeraldNovember 22, 2010
    sabotage the parking lot walk on fee with free peanuts, FEED THE GULLS!!! oh and have a Sapporo on tap.
  • Beverly B.
    Beverly BakerJune 23, 2013
    So good! Try the Boba Mango with Dark meyers rum
  • Thomas W.
    Thomas WittMarch 27, 2016
    It's actually a super nice place for a saturday escape. Service is unfortunately awful. Can't reserve sunbeds, no service, slow personnel …
  • Martini M.
    Martini MikeJanuary 20, 2015
    Hot combo platter... enough for 4!
  • Shannon O.
    Shannon O'FlynnSeptember 18
    Cute spot for seafood on the beach
  • Héloïse
    HéloïseNovember 8, 2014
    The Sashimi Ahi Tuna salad is delicious.
  • Duygu A.
    Super,super,super. Worth the long ride from downtown LA.
  • Tuesday B.
    Tuesday BacichOctober 4, 2011
    I loved the clam chowder, not a fan of the toasted bread bowl.
  • Robert H.
    Robert HernandezMay 2, 2010
    The Works is not to be taken lightly. A foot of chocolate cake plus three scoops of ice cream and hot fudge.
  • Things You Should Do
    Things You Should DoNovember 23, 2011
    Have a beer and some clam chowder with your toes in the sand inches away from the Pacific Ocean.
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsAugust 29, 2014
    Check out Paradise Cove as seen on Drinking Made Easy , Sandra Lee's Taverns, Lounges Read more
  • Barrett T.
    Barrett TryonJuly 31, 2011
    Pay the $5 admission via feet than to find/pay $25 for parking. Always parking along PCH.
  • Kay A.
    Kay Al-SultanMay 25, 2016
    holy moly .. the place is super
  • Dmitriy
    DmitriyAugust 19, 2013
    Didn't find a difference between alcohol and non alcohol cocktail. Water with a lime! Overpriced, parking is a joke, you should "validate" it or it will cost 40$, but noone told this. Avoid this place
  • Richard T.
    Richard T.November 19, 2010
    This is where Rockford's trailer was parked on the Rockford Files! Odd that there's no Rockford memorabilia in the restaurant.
  • Stephanie L.
    Stephanie LoudmouthJune 10, 2014
    Just called & the restaurant is actually open until 10. Don't know why it says 3.
  • Bahar K.
    Bahar KahramanAugust 8, 2013
    Ice Cream CocoLada is the BEST cocktail in the world
  • Tim W.
    Tim WhelanJanuary 15, 2012
    Get your ticket for the parking stamped. Sit outside or next to a window.
  • Arnie P.
    They make a mean Michelada 💪
  • Shruti S.
    Shruti ShettyMarch 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The best fish and chips I've had in a long time!
  • Xristina H.
    One word to describe is Paradise☀️🌊🌺🌴
  • @iamkhayyam
    @iamkhayyamJuly 3, 2011
    I'm going in the make cheap food and charge sooper dooper prices business :) This was gold. #SantaMaria!
  • Melody Faith C.
    Mother's day is a 3 to 4 hour wait to eat. Be forewarned
  • Andrew P.
    Andrew P.May 5, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Order the big glass of calamari!!
  • Shayna
    ShaynaJuly 22, 2012
    This was one of my most memorable times on vacation this year. This place is beautiful.
  • K I.
    K IJuly 15, 2013
    Pina colada tasted neither of pineapple nor of coconut.
  • Jonathan S.
    Jonathan SeligOctober 30, 2015
    View is its best attribute. Keep it simple when it comes to the food.
  • Shawn H.
    Shawn HermesAugust 6, 2011
    Fish tacos are definitely worth getting!
  • Betty S.
    Wow luis l is the worst waiter ever. my kids food was never received and our salad played were dirty but we couldn't complain because our waiter disappeared for over 30 minutes. go to dukes
  • Alexandra C.
    Alexandra CrandallAugust 16, 2010
    Fish Tacos are amazing! Gigantic portions. Great place.
  • Liam O.
    Liam O'NeillMay 24, 2013
    Rude pretentious service by Miguel, actually deserved no gratuity as he changed the mood of our party. Food was cold, and when we asked to speak to a manager, we got tired waiting... Avoid
  • Sahar
    SaharSeptember 10, 2012
    There piña colada is to die for!
  • Kevin M.
    Kevin MarousekMay 24, 2014
    $40 MINIMUM for parking? It's a nice stretch of beach, but not that nice.
  • Aristotle D.
    Aristotle DreherJanuary 8, 2013
    It may not be the best food in the world... but it is the most expensive.
  • Mouni R.
    Mouni ReddyAugust 4, 2016
    Ice cream piña colada in a coconut.
  • Leonardo A.
    Leonardo AlencarJanuary 11, 2015
    Great fish sandwich!
  • Mel H.
    Mel HoyleApril 30, 2012
    Coconut Crusted Halibut is amazing!
  • Tony S.
    Tony SericMay 29, 2013
    Great views...nice people...great time!
  • Emmanuel G.
    Emmanuel GalvanOctober 10, 2016
    A must when you come to LA !
  • Jeff R.
    Jeff RobertsonMay 7, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Macadamia coconut pancakes are the BEST!
  • Anastasia K.
    Anastasia KrutovaAugust 19, 2013
    The crab soup is delicious ;)
  • Tom W.
    Tom WhitakerApril 23, 2012
    Smoked Salmon Benedict was sublime.
  • Charles S.
    Charles ShermanJune 30, 2011
    This is a great place to grab a bite and spend the day
  • Miles M.
    Miles MarksOctober 15, 2011
    Carrot cake waffle is the best thing I've ever eaten!
  • Joshua M.
    Joshua MerrillApril 8, 2013
    Most expensive touristy place I have ever been. The food was over priced and mediocre at best, and it cost $30 dollars to park! I don't think I'll be coming back.
  • Meredith W.
    Meredith WatkinsJanuary 28, 2015
    Atmosphere + great food!!!
  • Stephanie T.
    Stephanie ThayerJune 5, 2010
    The "bowl" of clam chowder is more like a soup's HUGE!
  • Kate G.
    Kate GardinerNovember 29, 2014
    Very overpriced but a great view and decent food.
  • Ro L.
    Ro LJanuary 31, 2010
    This is a great restaurant that resembles a little resort with private beach. Read more
  • William Zoe F.
    William Zoe FitzgeraldNovember 27, 2010
    Bring your appetite, or a few friends the portions here are huge.
  • Thomas D.
    Thomas DesageJune 15, 2013
    This place is a total rip off. Despite the amazing location, the food is average, the service is extremely slow an rude and the parking fees are ridiculously expensive!
  • Janelle K.
    Janelle KandzioraApril 13, 2014
    Damn good eggs
  • Maria De Los Angeles M.
    Recomiendo este lugar al 100x100 ! Excelente comida, los precios súper accesibles, la vista es increiblemente hermosa, las aves, el paisaje. Todo !
  • Anna Raphaella E.
    Lugar perfeito a beira mar de Malibu. Uma decoração praiana da o ar californiano ao lugar. Pedimos de entrada uma taça que vem com tds as opções de tira-gostos quentes.
  • Julian A.
    Julian AlvarezAugust 13, 2013
    Lo mejor de lo mejor, un lugar con mucha magia, perfecto para un brunch al frente de la playa! Excelentes precios Y servicio!
  • Tania L.
    Tania LorreinDecember 22, 2016
    Ame este sitio, para parar picar o tomar algo, disfrutar de la vista al auténtico estilo Malibu! Lo recomiendo 100%
  • Hakan B.
    Hakan BallıkayaOctober 16, 2014
    Okyanus kıyısında kumlar üstünde yemek yenen tarihi harika bir yer. Yemekler ve kokteyller müthiş
    Upvoted Aug 20
  • Santi G.
    Santi Gomez omilJune 10, 2016
    Impresionante lugar . Historico de malibu y se come muy bien
  • Anna Raphaella E.
    Como prato principal pedimos camarões envoltos em lascas de macadamia e coco com molho de mel e mostarda.
  • Jenya L.
    Jenya LesovOctober 12, 2015
    Вкусно все, кроме морепродуктов((( уже во второй раз подряд попадается горький лобстер. Берите лучше тако, они чудесны)
  • Donato D.
    Donato De SantisJanuary 10, 2013
    Buenas y enormes porciones! Kids menu.. They love it!!
  • Евгений Д.
    Все очень вкусную, уютно и отлично!
  • Julian A.
    Julian AlvarezAugust 13, 2013
    Lo mejor de lo mejor!
  • Onur U.
    Onur UzunDecember 3, 2015
    Kafesi çok iyi
  • Rene S.
    Rene SchiederMay 6, 2015
    Muscheln und tolle Cocktails
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