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Paradise Beach Grille

₱₱ - ₱₱₱American, , Seafood
215 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010-3225
+1 831-476-4900
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
215 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010-3225
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

From the moment you enter you are aware that you will enjoy a great meal. With a nice view of the water and the nice bar you can easily find a seat that you will enjoy. It’s a very relaxing and laid back atmosphere with...More

Thank ddmullis
Reviewed 1 week ago

Paradise Beach has prime location in the village of Capitola. There is a back patio which is awesome on a warm night. It was cooler when we visited so we opted to eat inside. It was a slow night with few diners. As former wait...More

Thank Daryl C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went for a birthday with a large group. Service was outstanding, attentive, timely. There was live music that was fun but too loud for what the restaurant called “date night” unless you don’t want to hear your dinner companion (grin). Quieter music would have...More

Thank urgeforgoing
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was ok. For the price, I wasn’t impressed. The Mango Tuna tower didn’t have mango. Would not order it again. Surf and turf was good but wouldn’t say it was worth the price. Overall it was an average experience.

1  Thank Flinky14
Reviewed March 8, 2018 via mobile

Very accommodating and great service. Food was very good. Quaint comfy beach side joint. Will come back!

Thank John S
Reviewed March 5, 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...More

Thank Susan A
Reviewed January 22, 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!

Thank Justine P
Reviewed January 17, 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...More

1  Thank JDB68
Reviewed January 15, 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,...More

1  Thank Hank R
Reviewed December 27, 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...More

Thank Amygdala1234
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Bonnie T
July 16, 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
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
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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