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Paradise Beach Grille

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215 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010-3225 (Cliff Drive)
+1 831-476-4900
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11:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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United States
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14 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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!

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 245 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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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.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

This place was really crowded the day after Thanksgiving but we got an inside table right away. There's also outdoor seating but it was a little too cool outside. It took a while for me to get my starter salad, and even longer to get our food. I'm not sure if this is typical but the servers were working very... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

We were directed here by a local friend, and started with the lava prawns appetizer. Very much a sweet/sour dish. We saved the sauce for dressing on the ahi tuna salad. The burgers and fries were cooked more than expected, but the serving size was huge and we did not need more than a bowl of soup for dinner later... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

We live about ½-hour away, but we've avoided Capitola for years because of the traffic and parking. We decided to give it a try off-season, and stopped at Paradise Beach Grille for lunch. Wow... were we pleasantly surprised! We sat on the patio overlooking the ocean on a sunny and mild November day. I had a terrific BLTA (BLT with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 23:00
Monday
11:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
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
Description
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?