Our Critics' Picks


Paradise Cove Beach Cafe

28128 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90265
Best Of
Paradise Cove Beach Cafe +

Photo: Sarah Fenske


  • Sun, Sat 7am-10pm, Mon-Thu 8am-9pm, Fri 8am-10pm
  • $$$
  • Wheelchair Accessible, Catering, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Water View
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Full bar
  • Parking Lot Available, Parking Validation
  • Reservations Accepted
In glitzy Malibu, you've got to pay to enjoy the beach. This is certainly true at Paradise Cove Beach Cafe, a seafood restaurant that sits in the sand along a particularly panoramic stretch of the Pacific Coast Highway. You'll pay above-market price for grilled slabs of fresh ahi tuna, and even more for the outlandish Iced Seafood Tower, a looming plate of whole Maine lobster, crabs, jumbo shrimp, salmon, scallops, prawns and more. But that comes with owner Bob Morris' territory. His family has owned most of the cove for more than a half-century, and the $25 parking fees are discounted to just $3 if you spend $20 at the Cafe. So why not pony up for the right to enjoy this slice of secluded sand? When the sun goes down and you've got a platter of seafood in front of you and a rum cocktail in your hand, you start to realize that this particular show has been worth the price of admission.

Related Stories (1)

  • 10 Best Grilled Cheese Sandwiches in Los Angeles
    Monday, April 16, 2012 at 2:32 p.m. by Rachael Narins

    What is a grilled cheese sandwich? It's comfort food. It's warm and retro-yet-now and endlessly customizable. It's something that can be lowbrow, high-end and everything in between. How is it defined? For the purposes of this guide,...


View All

More American Restaurants in Malibu

View All

More American Restaurants in Los Angeles


All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories