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Paradise Cove Beach Cafe

American Restaurant, Café, and Mediterranean Restaurant$$$$
Paradise Cove, Malibu
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  • Ranked #2 for American restaurants in Malibu
  • Chris C.
    "Highly recommend the chowder in the bread bowl"(10 Tips)
    Outlaw Gilly
    "Breakfast on the beach feet away from the Pacific Ocean"(2 Tips)
    3abeeer..
    "Amazing views and worth the trip.food is not bad."(13 Tips)
    Tuesday B.
    "I loved the clam chowder, not a fan of the toasted bread bowl."(2 Tips)
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  • 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
  • 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
    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.
  • 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!!!
  • 3abeeer..
    Classic restaurant located on the beach in Malibu. Amazing views and worth the trip.food is not bad. Order the calamari appetizer
  • Nazky P.
    Nazky PJuly 1
    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 :).
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Yaniv
    YanivNovember 29, 2015
    Yo it's amazing here. One of the best dining experiences in Malibu, CA. Try the clam chowder!
  • Phil B.
    Phil BrockSeptember 5, 2011
    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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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 :)
  • 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.
  • Shinjini B.
    One of my favorites! Great place to come with visitors. Loved the tortilla soup!
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Outlaw Gilly
    Outlaw GillyJune 22, 2012
    Breakfast on the beach feet away from the Pacific Ocean in beautiful Malibu... what more could you want!
  • Dmitry K.
    Good sea view, friendly personal, huge portion!!!
    Upvoted Jun 23
  • 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.
  • Genie G.
    Genie GJune 5, 2013
    Portions are HUGE!! Order carefully! Delicious chowder, though. (Coming from a New Englander)
  • 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.
  • Dr S.
    Dr ShadowJuly 13, 2015
    Nice relaxing place with great views featured in some music videos and movies.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Ahmet D.
    Ahmet DouasFebruary 1
    An American style diner in the middle of the beach !
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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"
  • Ro L.
    Ro LJanuary 31, 2010
    This is a great restaurant that resembles a little resort with private beach. Read more
  • 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.
  • Jessica T.
    Jessica TomczykAugust 3, 2012
    Awesome view! & eating your food with sand underneath.
  • Semyon
    SemyonMay 10, 2013
    Schrimp scampi is great, portions are huge, great place
  • Beverly B.
    Beverly BakerJune 23, 2013
    So good! Try the Boba Mango with Dark meyers rum
  • Alexandra C.
    Alexandra CrandallAugust 16, 2010
    Fish Tacos are amazing! Gigantic portions. Great place.
  • Martini M.
    Martini MikeJanuary 20, 2015
    Hot combo platter... enough for 4!
  • Barrett T.
    Barrett TryonJuly 31, 2011
    Pay the $5 admission via feet than to find/pay $25 for parking. Always parking along PCH.
  • Tuesday B.
    Tuesday BacichOctober 4, 2011
    I loved the clam chowder, not a fan of the toasted bread bowl.
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