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Paradise Beach Grille

215 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010-3225
+1 831-476-4900
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
11:30 - 23:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
215 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010-3225
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

For dinner I ordered the surf & turf dinner special and my husband had boneless ribs with garlic mashed potatoes in a tomato base sauce. We both ordered salads with balsamic vinaigrette that had too much oregano or Italian seasoning that overpowered the flavors in...More

Thank viviangross
Reviewed 1 week ago

For those that chose to venture away from the Santa Cruz madness for an afternoon the almost next-door neighbor is Capitola just a few miles south. For years the main draw of this town was the Shadowbrook restaurant which hands down is my all around...More

Thank John I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were hanging out on the Warf listening to music and wanted something to eat before heading home. We walked over to the Paradise Beach Grille because our friends had been there before and recommended the food. We found a table for 4 easily in...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed a great lunch on water at Paradise Beach Grille. Food was great. Service was friendly. Would recommend.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

WE had good fish and chips at this restaurant. WE had a short wait at lunch for the deck. It was a little warm outside. They had umbrellas, but they didn't put them up :( Maybe you had to ask. We were not at a...More

Thank Sally J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We started out with the calamari,they were fantastic. Enjoying a glass of premium wine as the sun went down. Trying to decide what to order from the menu was tough. A nice variety of surf and turf and great choices for cocktails and wines. Our...More

Thank Debi S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant has a great, relaxed atmosphere, and the servers and hostess are attentive and friendly. Large bar area, also a very large outdoor patio. We didn't sit out there because all the tables are in full sun, and we'd had a little too much...More

Thank Tim and Kathy D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to relax with a delicious lunch while gazing at the ocean and enjoying the breezes. Their patio which overlooks an inlet flowing into the Pacific is amazing. There are always a flock of sea gulls frolicking in the water and...More

Thank elizabeth d
Reviewed 9 June 2017

The hostess and wait staff made this place better than just a run-of-the-mill restaurant with large portions. Friendly and helpful, they made us feel welcome from the moment we walked in-- even as we asked for a view table. (It's quite a lovely view of...More

Thank kawh
Reviewed 6 June 2017

We didn't need a full meal but needed something to tide us over to morning. Excellent selections of drinks and a large and varied appetizer menu. You can't sit outside if you aren't ordering a meal, but we sat by the doors and had the...More

Thank dmc52
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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, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, 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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