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Paradise Beach Grille

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215 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010-3225 (Cliff Drive)
+1 831-476-4900
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Lafayette, California
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150 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This restaurant is located in the old part of Capitola which makes parking a challenge. We were late diners, probably the last table served (around 9:00pm). After ordering cocktails, we had the Lettuce Wraps and Louisiana Steak Salad. Both were very good. For dessert, the Key Lime Pie which was excellent. The service is very efficient and friendly. For all... More 

Thank casilva54
Foster City, California, USA
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70 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a special dinner package from a local hotel and were pleased with our meal and overall service. It took a bit of time to get started, but once the waiter reached us our drinks and food came quickly. The atmosphere was pleasant.

Thank Janet/George
Anchorage, Alaska
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163 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here on a rainy evening for dinner. Had egg rolls, soup, skirt steak tortellini and sugar and spice salmon. The skirt steak was moist with good flavor, however, the tortellini that came with it was pretty overcooked. Our server was pretty slow and the restaurant was not busy.

Thank fast72
United States
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quirky menu (who combines mashed potatoes and steamed clams!!), mediocre food, and neglectful service staff. There are multiple options for dining including the lively, open bar, the back fireplace room, outside, or regular dining tables. Red wine previously had been served in a proper red wine glass but now is served in a smaller white wine glass. Requesting a romantic... More 

1 Thank 825michellez
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in during the middle of the day. The menu is limited during this time but they had appetizers, soup, salad and dessert. Request to sit outside and enjoy the great view. The food was very good. We had the coconut shrimp and French onion soup. The very Talented live band really made the experience complete. Absolutely, wonderful place... More 

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Bay Area
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

We went in to check out their Happy Hour and we were impressed. The selection was good, we enjoyed the appetizers, and throughly enjoyed the Margarita that was offered. Unlike other places in the area, they actually make a good Margarita for Happy Hour. No skimping here!

Thank darlinsusieq
San Francisco, California
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere! I enjoyed the experience on the patio over-looking the beach. The Ahi Tuna Tower was Great, and the presentation of everything was enjoyable. There was a viscous seagull, but it just added to the entertainment. Overall I recommend the brick-grilled chicken, and the Kobe Burger was very moist. I enjoyed a lot of quality time by the beach,... More 

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Danville, California
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

We visited at the recommendation of our hotel clerk. Paradise Beach is located right at the beach and includes a popular bar and restaurant in one room. The draw is the location but the food is solid. The food choices are what you would expect for a coastal CA restaurant, maybe some emphasis on fish. Good wine list, typically priced.... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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379 reviews
325 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

My friend and I had an early dinner "happy hour" here and it was excellent. It was raining outside, so we sat inside. I had a small house salad with Wasabi Vinegar dressing and the $7.00 happy hour burger. My friend had the teriaki chicken skewers and the crab rolls. He said the crab rolls were a little on the... More 

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Bay Area Houston, Texas
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

8 of us at a table and service doesn't miss a beat.The food is outstanding and very good value. If your lucky enough to be there for the stunning sunset I'd just an evening meal... enjoy with confidence.

Thank Bbunde

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, 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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?