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Paradise Cafe

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61721 State Highway 74, Mountain Center, CA 92561-4037
+1 951-659-3663
08:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Tue 08:00 - 15:00
Wed - Sun 08:00 - 20:00
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284 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 we are nearby.

Thank James G
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 66 burger and my husband had the Gus Burger! Amazing burgers cooked to perfection. We... More 

Thank Sheri S
Menasha, Wisconsin
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91 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
new york
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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
Palm Springs, California
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592 reviews
358 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 462 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Convenient and patio dinning. Quite ample portions. Shared club sand which plated for each of us. Excellent French fries. Split pea soup thick and hearty. Service was fine for a busy patio restaurant.

Thank golem67
San Diego
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33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

WOW! Stopped for lunch on the way from San Diego to Palm Desert. Besides being perfectly located at the intersection of 74 and 371, this little gem is a perfect stop for a meal. The Gus Burger, named after a local, who happened to be at the restaurant at the time, was AMAZING! A huge burger on Texas toast. The... More 

Thank David D
Crestline, California
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Out of the way place with excellent food. On the way to Palm Springs or Anza or Idyllwild, on the Palms to Pines highway. Has plenty of parking even for big motor homes with nice outside dining and also inside when the weather isn't co-operating. Have had the burgers but all the plates looked good, bring your appetite as there... More 

Thank Jerry B
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Had a great breakfast here. The ham steak was HUGE!! 2 of us ate from it and still didn't finish it. Delicious and very friendly service! The fluffiest biscuits I've ever had.

Thank Michael H
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

We stopped at this restaurant again, still good food and the service is great!! Good experience every time!!

2 Thank Eddie G
San Jose, California
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157 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

We set off early from Rancho Mirage to drive up spectacular route 74, intent on having breakfast here. And what a fantastic breakfast it was -- huge portions and great ambiance. The breakfast burrito seemed nearly as big as a football, studded with bacon, hash browns and scrambled eggs. The 1/2# Angus patty comes with a giant portion of eggs... More 

Thank Steven M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?