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Paradise Cafe

61721 State Highway 74, Mountain Center, CA 92561-4037
+1 951-659-3663
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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“lunch” (14 reviews)
“tuna melt” (3 reviews)
“burgers” (9 reviews)
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61721 State Highway 74, Mountain Center, CA 92561-4037
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After reading so many great reviews we so so hopeful of having a similar experience. Restaurant has only 8 tables. When we walked in we were told 3 of the tables were reserved for someone else. We immediately felt unwelcome by a woman who appeared...More

Thank Garcarcha
Reviewed 21 December 2017

We've driven past the Paradise Valley Cafe many times on our way from Palm Desert to the Julian Pie Company. It's a lovely drive through two valleys and on our latest trip we were determined to stop at the Cafe for lunch. We had our...More

Thank Dorothee
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

We travel once a year from AZ to Cali and pass this place...we finally committed to stopping for lunch! We were sad we waited so long!! A gentleman playing music outside the front door, and an amazing patio view! The food was on point, killer...More

Thank MyeracScythe
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Very good burgers and other sandwiches. Love the tuna melt with great fries. A locals kind of place.

Thank Vincent B
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Great burgers. I had the aston martin which had english chedder and colemans mustard, two things i have really missed since being in the states. Great beer selection too!

Thank Will O
Reviewed 31 May 2017

On way home from San Diego and stopped for a late lunch. The place was fairly busy for a Sunday afternoon. The staff was friendly, but took forever to get our food. Very glad we had ample time cause it was needed.Finally the food arrived...More

Thank cclakeman
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

We met our friends here for lunch, the foid, drink, atmosphere, and service were all excellent, everyone agreed that their food was grest, as a bonus they had a fellow singing and playing music, all in all a wonderful stop, we will go again if...More

Thank JimandSina
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

We rode from Beaumont on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. It was packed when we arrived but quickly cleared out and we had a wonderful table outside on the patio. Service was great and our water glasses stayed replenished during our visit. I had the Route...More

Thank Sheri S
Reviewed 30 April 2017

We stopped on a Saturday morning on our way to Temecula. We sat at the counter. Found the waitresses were wonderful. The food was very good and the portions large. If we ever pass again we will stop:)

1  Thank NickWI
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped for lunch on our way from Palm Springs to San Diego- excellent food and service-has a quesadilla. Hikers from all over- heard the word"like" like a million times! Fun stop! Saw some military on an expedition.

Thank NewYorkArtteacher
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 61721 State Highway 74, Mountain Center, CA 92561-4037
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mountain Center
  • Phone Number: +1 951-659-3663
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