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Paradise Beach Grille

215 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010-3225
+1 831-476-4900
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“coconut shrimp” (11 reviews)
“steak salad” (8 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
215 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010-3225
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank John S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 22 January 2018

We had cocktails and lunch at this great place! Our first time and will certainly return. Our server, Sabine, was excellent. The drinks were very good and the menu and food selection absolutely fantastic! Highly recommend for anyone coming to Capitola!

Thank Justine P
Reviewed 17 January 2018

We had occasion to stop here for lunch on a holiday weekend. As usual, parking is at a premium along the Esplanade, so we managed to arrive by 11am and scored a spot in the paid lot across the street from Margaretville and behind the...More

1  Thank JDB68
Reviewed 15 January 2018

I have this thing I do and I have now gotten away with doing it for 6 years running. I move Valentines to January 14th to surprise my wife. We have done it all over, Colombia, Cambodia, Thailand and right here in Santa Cruz. Shelley,...More

1  Thank Hank R
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

We stopped in to Capitola for lunch and a seaside stroll. Paradise Beach Grille was superb. A diverse menu of fresh food perfect for the whole family. From the Ahi, avocado, and mango stack and coconut prawns to their burgers, our meal was delicious. Service...More

Thank Amygdala1234
Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

We decided on a late lunch and were delighted by the variety of choices and tastes! Sandwiches, coconut shrimp, pastas and salads were all delicious and satisfying.

Thank Francis C
Reviewed 15 November 2017

We enjoyed a delicious salmon and teriyaki hanger steak Great service and live music on the beach so nice

Thank BJ W
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stopped in for an early dinner on our way to San Francisco. We sat on the lovely patio. The steamed clams served on a bed of garlic mashed potatoes ( who would think of that?) were absolutely outstanding. A beautiful mix...More

1  Thank Deborah D
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

The meals we had were delicious! I had a pasta dish and my husband had the steak. This was the best meal we had on our week long vacation. The cocktails were very good. The service was great and the ambiance was nice. There was...More

Thank eh4b911
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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