On January 2nd, 1998, we purchased the building at 215 Esplanade. After five months of extensive renovations, we opened our restaurant on Memorial Day. Five years later, in 2003, Robert Coe joined the Paradise Beach Grille family as an investment partner. Still going strong, last May marked our 20th anniversary.

From day one, we have not wavered from our original concept of providing quality service and food in a fun environment for our customers, employees, and owners. Paradise has become a popular meeting place for local patrons as well as a favorite restaurant for tourists. We also have many regular patrons from over the hill in the Bay Area. We have been voted the Best Restaurant in Santa Cruz County for five years and in Capitola for seven years.

Paradise maximizes the beautiful beach location on Monterey Bay with an outdoor patio, views of the historic Venetian condominiums, and the ocean. This combination is reminiscent of a Portofino environment in Italy. We also feature an outdoor fireplace perfect for that cozy dinner or wine tasting. We have high top tables in the bar area for drinks or dining, as well as an attractive and spacious dining room. Customers enjoy the various casual venues yet an upscale flair with quality food, beverage, and service.

We were pleased to be voted the “18th Most Romantic Restaurant in the World” by www.gogobot.com.

Our menu features a wide variety of attractive salads and appetizers, fresh seafood and Black Angus Beef from Braveheart. Paradise features an extensive wine list of California wines including over 10 local wineries and over 35 wines by the glass and a full-service bar. We provide weekly specials and a bar menu with special Happy Hour pricing 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM Monday through Friday.

Our menu features a wide variety of attractive salads and appetizers, fresh seafood, and Black Angus Beef from Braveheart. Paradise features an extensive wine list of California wines, including over ten local wineries and over 35 wines by the glass and a full-service bar. We provide weekly specials and a bar menu with special Happy Hour pricing 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM Monday through Friday.

Executive Chef Scott Cater

Scott blends tropical fusion with California cuisine here at Paradise Beach Grille. He continues our tradition of serving the highest quality, best-tasting dishes with attractive presentations. Scott orders our beef from Braveheart because he is committed to:

  • No Artificial Ingredients.
  • Beef from a 100% Vegetarian Diet.
  • Humane Animal Handling Practices.

The “Paradise Family” will work hard to make your experience fun and rewarding. We welcome your suggestions as to how we can continue to get better.