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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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Burlington, Vermont, United States
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Capitola is SUCH a lovely little town. It looks like it was taken straight from a painting-beautiful, bright stucco houses, small streets and a beautiful waterfront with a pier. The hostess was very friendly. We sat outside on the deck which was amazing-torches for light and heat lamps for warmth made it the perfect way to enjoy a cool evening... More 

Thank Jenna P
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103 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were a little early for dinner but quite hungry so after reading several TA reviews, we decided to do the happy hour menu. It turned out to be an excellent choice. There were many choices and I took the angus burger. It was superb! Big and juicy with excellent fries. My wife had the coconut shrimp and the teriyaki... More 

Thank Donald S
Long Beach
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6 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We sat on the deck overlooking the beach/bay. Service was good. The food was pretty good, but pricey for the portion size. Likewise, the drinks were very expensive for what they were. We will probably try another place the next time we are in the area.

Thank Judith G
Palm Springs, California
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89 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

This was recommended by Jacqueline at the by the Monarch Cove Inn. It was wonderful. It was date night so they had a singer from 6-9 and he was very good. Our waitress Jen was very helpful and we went with her choice. The crab filled egg rolls were fabulous with a sweet citrus sauce. The macadadamian nut crusted halibut... More 

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Northern California
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70 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Met friends and had a very nice lunch. One friend was delayed but our waitress was great it was no issue that we were there a long time before ordering food. The food was very good. We had salads and taco. Loved it all.

Thank Karen12350
Vancouver, WA
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We tried this place for lunch based on it's rating. I had a cup of Clam Chowder and the Crab Louie. While both were good, they weren't outstanding.

Thank crbVancouver_WA
Portland, Oregon
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83 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

So we went to this restaurant 3 times during our 4 day stay in Capitola. At first it was because it was handy, across the street from our hotel, the Capitola Hotel. We enjoyed it so much we came back. If you sit on the outside patio which we did one evening you have a good view of the charming... More 

Thank Glamerousgran
Capitola, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

View is wonderful. Rainy days a fireplace in porch and a cozy place to relax and dine. Essence of Capitola

Thank 73maryjaner
Sacramento, California
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Good food (Macadamia crusted Halibut was amazing!) but the service was slow. We'd still return --- great food always trumps service.

Thank deezeee2
Littleton, Colorado
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Excellent entrees (tried four in two nights) and a long list of desserts. Really, really enjoyed the mixed seafood pasta. Hard to choose a dessert there were so many that sounded terrific.

Thank RealDEBennett

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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?