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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
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place was really crowded the day after Thanksgiving but we got an inside table right away. There's also outdoor seating but it was a little too cool outside. It took a while for me to get my starter salad, and even longer to get our food. I'm not sure if this is typical but the servers were working very... More 

Thank Skyye K
San Jose, California
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were directed here by a local friend, and started with the lava prawns appetizer. Very much a sweet/sour dish. We saved the sauce for dressing on the ahi tuna salad. The burgers and fries were cooked more than expected, but the serving size was huge and we did not need more than a bowl of soup for dinner later... More 

Thank Kathryn P
Los Gatos
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We live about ½-hour away, but we've avoided Capitola for years because of the traffic and parking. We decided to give it a try off-season, and stopped at Paradise Beach Grille for lunch. Wow... were we pleasantly surprised! We sat on the patio overlooking the ocean on a sunny and mild November day. I had a terrific BLTA (BLT with... More 

Thank 363alanf2016
Turlock, California
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69 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I stopped in for drinks and an appetizer and loved all three we ordered! We got the cheese board that my sister would not shut up about. We also got the clams that my brother in law was craving and the Hawaiian shrimp. All extremely delicious!

Thank MrsV27
Seattle, Washington
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This fun little spot is known for their seafood sandwiches and nice views. I had the halibut sandwich with french fries and slaw. The baguette was fresh and the service was attentive.

Thank MaggieS2360878
Jersey City, New Jersey
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4 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Horrible experience!!! After a long drive from LA, my wife and I stopped here for dinner. We thought the menu looked nice and wanted to eat somewhere near the beach with a view. We were seated outside near a small fire pit and were excited for a great dinner. However, after 25 minutes no one had acknowledged our presence!! They... More 

Thank David L
Santa Cruz, California
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60 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

The early Autumn weather here was perfect and I decided to treat myself to lunch down by the beach. I live locally and feel very fortunate to have nice beachside restaurants to choose from. Paradise Grill remains consistently good. I had the Ahi Tuna sandwich and French fries. The tuna was seared rare and was delicious. And a special treat... More 

Thank Rachell S
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Wow- excellent all around: sunset views, food, and service. Margaritas and wine selection is best in show. Halibut, salmon, steaks, salads- your choice. Music is relaxing yet vibrant. We were very pleased!!

Thank Rochelle S
Fresno, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

So when we booked a room at the monarch cove inn, and purchased a dinner package. Amazing food. I had the skirt steak and my girlfriend had the chicken. Now when you order chicken you expect it Juicy and moist. Well, it was. The veggies were perfect and the desert was perfect. The drinks were amazing. Usually I would take... More 

Thank whodat22559
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

The four of us stopped for lunch - highly recommended. The fish and chips were great. Good service -

Thank edward w

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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, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic, 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?