Party Earth Review An oasis of fun, food, and surf surrounded by green mountains and blue waters, Paradise Cove offers a taste of the Malibu lifestyle and a mellow vibe that attract suntanned locals, young surfers in off the beach, and tourists... ... read full review
28128 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90265
Malibu, Los Angeles –
An oasis of fun, food, and surf surrounded by green mountains and blue waters, Paradise Cove offers a taste of the Malibu lifestyle and a mellow vibe that attract suntanned locals, young surfers in off the beach, and tourists alike.
A steady stream of sandy beachgoers and day drinkers in shorts and flip-flops wanders in and out all day long, relaxing over a mojito or two, checking out the scores on the flat-screen TV, perusing the gallery of Hollywood pics and historic photos of Malibu, or, on chilly days, congregating by the fireplace.
Plenty of booths accommodate the hordes of families and tourists popping in for a bite to eat amid the energetic din of laughter and conversation, while those who prefer the sound of lapping waves can dine on the beach patio just steps from the Pacific, where people-watching is the main attraction.
At sunset, a more romantic vibe starts rolling in off the moonlit breakers, drawing first-daters and couples to the tables and heat lamps of the opposite patio.
Always packed with a vibrant crowd in the summer, Paradise Cove is an unpretentious hangout perfect for anyone who can’t resist a cocktails-and-surf combination.
Eclectic mix of laid-back yet lively beachgoers, sunbathers, surfers, locals, couples, families, and tourists of all ages.
Jazz on Tuesdays, live guitar on Wednesdays, blues on Thursdays. Jukebox plays oldies in the background.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus feature seafood and American fare in large portions to share.
Appetizers $11.95–$19.95, soups/salads $8.95–$23.95, sandwiches $13.95–$24.95, entrées $17.95–$29.95. Beer $6.95–$8.95, wine $6.95–$10.95/glass or $22+/bottle, cocktails $8.95–$12.95, shots $9.95–$11.95. Parking $3 with a $20+ restaurant receipt.
Anything goes: board shorts, flip-flops, tank tops, jerseys, jeans, polos.
Any day before sunset for people-watching, sunbathing, and evening dips in the ocean. Wednesday nights for the live guitar and more romantic vibe.
The Pacific Ocean (latitude 34°02'N, longitude 118°41'W) offers cool waters, soft sands, great views, and maybe even some dolphin sightings.