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Paradise Beach Grille

€€ - €€€American, , Seafood
215 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010-3225
+1 831-476-4900
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“salad” (31 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 23:00 Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
215 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010-3225
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We came in for a dinner with no reservations. The food was quite tasty. I had the chicken Marsala. It tasted like it had a good broth base with no MSG. Service was mostly good although one small request was forgotten twice. The mixture of...More

Thank Canoso
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good service and nice atmosphere. Frequently offering live music. Nice bar area with friendly staff. Great views and close to everything.

Thank 556danaa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great Food, Great Views of The Ocean, Wonderful Bar, Food is nicely priced-you won't break the bank...:)

Thank BobAgent21
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here on a Monday afternoon and we were seated very quickly. We opted to sit outside even though it was a bit chilly but they have outdoor heaters which was a plus. I thought the food was fairly priced for the portions they served...More

Thank tiana r
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We recently visited Capitola and had a lovely lunch at the Paradise Beach Grille! The food was lovely, staff was excellent and view on the beach very enjoyable!

Thank Laetitia G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a fantastic restaurant overlooking the beach. I had the lobster fettucinie and it was outstanding. We shared a bottle of wine and it was 1/2 price since it was date night. Would definitely eat here again.

Thank cordi2016
Reviewed 22 July 2018

Very good service and food, beautiful views from the patio. We've been here several times and it's consistently good!

Thank A9552PNsusand
Reviewed 29 June 2018

overpriced, but everything is! The food is good, the service is exceptional, what else can you ask for.

Thank Bobby G
Reviewed 27 June 2018

We sat out on the sunny deck overlooking Soquel Creek and Capitola Beach. I highly recommend these menu items that we shared for lunch: Crab Egg Rolls – crispy, thin wrappers fried around Dungeness and Chilean crab meat, served with an orange and lime infused...More

Thank Melanie J
Reviewed 24 June 2018

We've gone to Paradise many times. In nice weather, this is the place to go for wonderful meals, drinks and entertainment. We like to sit on the patio (bring a hat) and have a glass of beer or wine and watch the ducks swim by....More

Thank MarthaI36
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Bonnie T
15 July 2015|
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Response from Julie T | Reviewed this property |
It's right on the Esplanade that runs along the beach. You can't miss it!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Romantic
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
  • E-mail
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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