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Paradise Beach Grille

215 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010-3225
+1 831-476-4900
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“coconut shrimp” (10 reviews)
“steak salad” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
215 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010-3225
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1 - 10 of 307 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed a delicious salmon and teriyaki hanger steak Great service and live music on the beach so nice

Thank BJ W
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stopped in for an early dinner on our way to San Francisco. We sat on the lovely patio. The steamed clams served on a bed of garlic mashed potatoes ( who would think of that?) were absolutely outstanding. A beautiful mix...More

Thank Deborah D
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

The meals we had were delicious! I had a pasta dish and my husband had the steak. This was the best meal we had on our week long vacation. The cocktails were very good. The service was great and the ambiance was nice. There was...More

Thank eh4b911
Reviewed 19 October 2017

A friend suggested visiting Capitola, so we used TripAdvisor reviews (thanks!) to choose this restaurant for lunch. Parking was a complete nightmare, but the restaurant is very cute, surrounded by more cute shops. We sat out on the patio, and had a view overlooking Soquel...More

Thank BethanieKay
Reviewed 17 October 2017

We didn't know where to eat in Capitola and just walked into this restaurant - what a great find! We had a great table inside and the food was amazing. My husband had the ribs, I had the halibut special and both were so good....More

Thank surreycatlover
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

I have been thinking if there is any reason at all not to give PBG a five star rating. I can't think of one. The food is outstanding. The bartenders are some of the best I have ever had make me a cocktail. The staff...More

Thank AdventureMonkey12
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

This is such a great little restaurant that we have visited twice in one week. The first time we had four adults and three kids, and the second time we had a party of 12 with six adults and six kids. The kids' meals come...More

Thank Myswede
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

My wife and I liked the menu to we decided to have drinks and dinner there. Sat outside on a beautiful day and enjoyed the extraordinary menu and wine list. Staff was quick and helpful, even giving me a little background on the restaurant. My...More

Thank Alan M
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

We had two appetizers and a salad. The avocado Tower was great as was the coconut shrimp. We sat on the deck and it was a perfect evening.

Thank Nancy W
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped by on a Saturday night. Ate on the patio. My fault for not bringing a jacket. It got a bit chilly towards the end. About 9 PM. If there was a heater in my area it would have been perfect. Even at night the...More

Thank Jrivvy
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Bonnie T
16 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
USD 30 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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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