Malibu >Bars & Clubs > Paradise Cove Beach Cafe
28128 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA | Directions 9026534.019779 -118.790471
Neighborhoods: Central Malibu
A seaside spot with a great beer list, giant seafood platters and nachos that don't quit. Sit outside and watch the waves while you eat your calamari.
Where else can you build a sand castle while waiting for your steak? Reminds me why I'm lucky to live in LA.
The food here isn't mind-blowing but what is awesome is having a drink in one of their lounge chairs with your feet in the sand. Now that is awesome.
I have always been happy here – we have been here numerous times last few months and have always liked the food and service. Cant understand the bad reviews from my experience here other than parking. We went all out with the mountain of shell fish thingy and it was truly grand with ALL fresh tasting seafood..... and I smell everything first so I know. Our server was Susan and tended to us very well ..... as did the other employees.
A View But No Frills. AVOID! – My wife and I went to this restaurant for breakfast. We kind of ran into while we were in Malibu. As we were driving down to the restaurant we thought this was going to be a good choice for breakfast. It's right on the beach and it has a nice beach feel within the restaurant. After that everything just went downhill from there. The service is terrible and their attitude is as if they don't want to be there. We were ignored for about 15 minutes before we got our order taken. I did order orange juice and was told they didn't have any OJ. NO OJ? During breakfast? Sad and lame. As we left, I saw them making orange juice which means they had it but our server was too lazy to say, we don't have any at the moment because we are making it, do you mind waiting? Within the almost 1 hour and 15 minutes there, I only was served one cup of coffee. Never asked while eating or any other time during the meal. We weren't even asked how our food was or if we needed anything else. It's funny how while I am writing this, I am hating the restaurant more and more. I think the waitstaff is so unhappy because they have to work at this place. My advice. Avoid at all costs. It's service with a frown....Oh and the food wasn't great either. Do yourself a favor. Cook your own food at home. It will be better and you'll be much more happy.
Not worth the view!! – Pay to park regardless of the style in which you choose to stay. Poor staff with unpleasant attitudes. Meals were very greasy and over priced. Nothing tasted very fresh considering the hype that they establish in the menu. Lastly, sick all night with stomach cramps due to fish and chips and tacos. You can have it!
DON'T EVER THINK ABOUT GOING HERE – Food was awful and the waiter was rude and charged extra food item on menu. When confronted with the manager, the manager said it was a mistake and did not do anything. After reading other reviews, I believe now that the owner/manager push the waiters to add extra items on receipts for profit.
Hate to say this, but I got seafood illness after 1st visit – Paid $25 to park and then later got sick (cramping) after eating the seafood fish tacos...what more can I say?
Avoid this place, unfriendly people – Bad place, you need to pay 25 dollars for parking!!! Rude people.
Very bad service – Unprofessional service and expensive. Rude waiters. We were very bad treated in this place. For sure our worse experience in one month vacation in the usa.
Do NOT go here for anything special or dear to your heart! – I have now had TWO disappointing experiences at Paradise Cove. A birthday party for an elderly relative was ruined (I made a reservation for an inside table with easy access for a grandpa with a walker. The restaurant lost the reservation/request, had us wind through a sea of narrow tables and then would not serve our little birthday cake after we ordered more than $150 worth of food!)
Then, I made reservations a month in advance for some out of town guests for an outside table near the water. Though the hostess had the reservation -- they hadn't taken time to actually read the request. The outside area was full up. We had to sit inside. Then, we asked for separate checks for the 3 families -- instead it came a one big check (so the waiter could add 18% tip automatically.) He would NOT refigure the bills. We had to get out our calculators and waste our social time. And we discovered he'd overcharged us!
They whole attitude there is "Oh hey, we'll wing whatever happens and it'll turn out fine." And when it doesn't they are like "Tough. We're busy and you're asking for extras."
DO NOT GO HERE FOR ANYTHING SPECIAL!!! They could care less, are not flexible, prepared or attentive, and then give major attitude. And "friendly Bob" the owner -- ignores all complaints. Offers no apologies or remedies. It's a beach shack, run by slackers and nothing more.
Worst place to go, not worth the long drive – Please beware: waiter charged extra food item on receipt on purpose, bad service, bad attitude, bad management and bad food. I had the worst experience ever. Please do take your time to read my review.
My cousin and his friend came from Taiwan to California and I decided to take them to this place that my friend raved about. I would like to emphasis here that we are three good looking and very educated people. I was getting my masters degree in acupuncture. My cousin and his friend are medical doctors in Taiwan and they were here in U.S. to get their additional PhD degrees in medicine.
My cousin and his friend both got the same soup and it was way too salty. I informed the waiter to exchange for another soup and the waiter told us that was how the soup suppose to taste like, and he would no let us return the soup. I have been in this country 20 years and I know that any American restaurant will gladly exchange unsatisfied food for something else. The waiter treated us as we were ignorant people who don't know what food should taste like because we were Asian, who looked tourists. My cousin and his friend were polite and they both had to add half a glass of ice water each to their soups and it was still salty and became lukewarm.
When I got the check, the waiter purposely duplicated an additional $15 main course on the check. He did it intentionally because from 20 feet away, he saw me double checking the check and came over right away to tell me he had made a mistake. I did not have to question him first for him to realize his "mistake." He acted guilty. This is not my own imagination because both my intelligent Doctor cousin and his Doctor friend also agreed that the waiter did it on purpose from the look on his face.
I also saw every other table had bread baskets and I questioned the waiter why my table never got any bread. He said that we had to ask for it. That is bullsh#t, especially the waiter had to at least offer us and especially we ordered soup that goes well with bread.
I should had talked to the manager right away, but I waited until the next day. Over the phone, the manager tried to denied any wrongdoing and defended the waiter.
This is why I wrote and please reconsider before you go.
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