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Paradise Beach Grille
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Ranked #4 of 114 Restaurants in Capitola
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$30
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Cliff Drive
Transit: Please check the Santa Cruz Metro website http://www.scmtd.com/
Description: 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!
Reviewed 4 March 2018

We were in the San Jose area for the weekend & wanted to eat dinner by the water, so we went to Capitola. It was Saturday night and the waterfront was busy--like hard to find a parking spot busy. Based on reviews we'd seen, we ended up choosing the Paradise Beach Grille. There was a wait for a table in the restaurant, but they had tables available in the bar without a wait...which was a bonus because they had the best view! We had the crab egg rolls and the scallops. Both were excellent! The service was very nice and not slow at all. We left feeling pleasantly full, but not heavy or overly stuffed.

Thank Susan A
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

We had cocktails and lunch at this great place! Our first time and will certainly return. Our server, Sabine, was excellent. The drinks were very good and the menu and food selection absolutely fantastic! Highly recommend for anyone coming to Capitola!

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Reviewed 16 January 2018

We had occasion to stop here for lunch on a holiday weekend. As usual, parking is at a premium along the Esplanade, so we managed to arrive by 11am and scored a spot in the paid lot across the street from Margaretville and behind the Mercantile building. Cost about $6 for almost 2 hours of parking. Street parking is metered, so you will pay one way or the other.
Since we were early we had our choice of seating in the small outside patio that abuts the riverfront. Nice setting on a good day, and there are umbrellas if it is to sunny. Didn't notice if there were outdoor heaters.
The place got very busy shortly after our arrival, but I don't think there was every a wait for a table.
We ordered two different types of tacos: Fish with avocado and the Maui Wowie pulled pork taco. Both were delicious. We liked the pineapple salsa. There were two medium sized taco's on the plate, not the more normal small tortilla's. The other member of our party had the Cuban sandwich and enjoyed the flavors. It was also a decent sized portion.
We had two diff

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Reviewed 14 January 2018

I have this thing I do and I have now gotten away with doing it for 6 years running. I move Valentines to January 14th to surprise my wife. We have done it all over, Colombia, Cambodia, Thailand and right here in Santa Cruz.

Shelley, the Manager at Paradise, was enthusiastic when I asked for her help. She decorated a special patio table and her willingness to support the effort made our day just that more special.

We enjoyed the food a lot no doubt, but the wonderful hospitality for my oddball idea was what made the place extra special.

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1  Thank Hank R
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Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

We stopped in to Capitola for lunch and a seaside stroll. Paradise Beach Grille was superb. A diverse menu of fresh food perfect for the whole family. From the Ahi, avocado, and mango stack and coconut prawns to their burgers, our meal was delicious. Service was also outstanding.

When the weather permits, dining on their open-air deck overlooking the water likely adds another reason to visit, although we elected to stay inside.

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