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Paradise Beach Grille

€€ - €€€American, , Seafood
215 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010-3225
+1 831-476-4900
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
215 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010-3225
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rib dinner special was SOOOOO excellent!!! We'd go back for that in an instant! Great location to walk to

Thank jsnyde317893
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

We came in without reservations on a busy Saturday evening. We got s nice table by the window in the bar and stuck around for quite a while for drinks and appetizers. Everything was good including the service and the view. Fun time!

Thank Mamjensen
Reviewed 1 October 2018

We went there after reading about the "happy hour" and the Monday night $20 rib special. We don't know why but the $5 drinks were all $7.50. Our best guess is that the "happy hour" only applied at certain places, but apparently not at the...More

Thank christopherkY9614FN
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Greeted and seated immediately...in the bar area! Plenty of seating indoors or outside. Slow service for 8pm on a Sunday....really quiet. Corn chowder soup: lukewarm. Cobbster salad: decent sized and okay

Thank Summerasalifestyle
Reviewed 16 September 2018

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 4 September 2018

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

Thank 556danaa
Reviewed 31 August 2018

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

Thank BobAgent21
Reviewed 23 August 2018 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 23 August 2018 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 19 August 2018

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
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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
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
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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