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Malibu Cafe at Calamigos Ranch

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327 Latigo Canyon Rd, Malibu, CA 90265-2708 (Kanan Rd and Mulholland)
+1 818-540-2400
Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Stayed at the ranch so ate here one night. Food was exceptional!! I enjoyed the ribs which were the best I've ever had!!! Will def come again! Great setting, brilliant for small and bigger kids with loads of games, connect four, jenga and chess all large scale! 11/10 for this little gem!!!!

Thank Mcdonald79
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We had dinner here in a group of 6 with 2 kids. They were constructing a new bar during dinner service which we had to ask them to stop several times as it was ruining the evening. It took several goes and in the end they gave us a bottle of wine - appreciate the gesture but it was not... More 

Thank Tom K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Lovely place , original , warm atmosphere . You get to dine in the middle of the nature. If you are looking for an interesting place, nice food, this is the place.

Thank Moniguerra
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Decided to spend time sight seeing through the mountains, nothing special in mind we came across this hidden gem, enjoyed lunch/wine over a couple of hours before we headed back to of hotel. Suggest weekends you would need to book.

Thank Patrick K. L
Los Angeles, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

I would give it FIVE STARS for the atmosphere alone. Which I feel is worth going for in and of itself. It's a super fun place to chill, have cocktails, play games and just relax. Great for big groups or small parties. And dogs are welcome! I dock it one star because the food is laughably terrible. I'm talking $20-$40... More 

Thank JoshGilbert
Huntington Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

This is the best place for a fun brunch outing. Giant jenga, tic tac toe, photo ops, and so much more. We had the juevos rancheros and French toast. Both were very good and we polished off both plates.

Thank GangemiJ
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Stay at the resort. It's a little bit of heaven with plenty of activities for young families like mine. Food is country classic. I'm a country boy at heart.

Thank surfdad90265
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

We had lunch here. The server was very helpful, and was able to tell us a lot about the ranch. The food was basic, but good. There are adult beverages. Outdoor games abound ~ connect four, cornhole, table tennis, chess, etc. Looks to be a great location for a party.

Thank Meg G
Bucks County, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

we went for lunch and then returned later in the evening for a wedding. Exceptional venue and food! The cafe is very cool- lots of interesting things to see!

Thank dan g
Los Angeles, California
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27 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

We have been to Malibu Cafe a couple of times when other family members arranged Sunday brunch. Even with reservations, you will probably wait. It's almost all outdoor, which is nice. The grounds are interesting and there is lots of space for kids to run around while waiting. Also nice.....but you are waiting. The brunch is OK, nothing spectacular. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 327 Latigo Canyon Rd, Malibu, CA 90265-2708
    (Kanan Rd and Mulholland)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Malibu
  • Phone Number: +1 818-540-2400
Cafe M is the most exciting and wildly romantic dining destination in the Malibu Hills.
Located at the Crest of Malibu, off Kanan Rd. and Mulholland Dr. lies a unique restaurant and lounge with a Nouveau Barbeque menu that made Calamigos Ranch famous 4 generations ago, and keeps it breathtaking today.
Join them Thursday through Sunday from noon to midnight with an amazing al fresco lunch by their private lake, or join them for dinner on a candlelit patio overlooking the property, and stay for farm fresh cocktails under the stars with romantic lounge music, live jazz and blues under the stars!!
As the only dining destination on the Malibu Wine trail, come see what Malibu Vines can offer with the finest wine selections, and even tastings right at the restaurant. Bring a special someone, family, or just some friends and lounge on private cabanas, fluffy day beds, or get a private raft to sail the lake on.
There truly is nothing quite like an evening at M Cafe.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?