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Dec 11, 2006 08:00 PM

Paradise Cove Beach Cafe???

Coming to LA from NY for long weekend with family (kids are 15 and 10). Is this place a reasonable call for kids who have heard of Malibu or is it a touristy rip-off? I'm not expecting a chowish meal, just looking for atmosphere and view. Thanks.

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  1. It's a touristy rip off.

    Instead, drive up the one to Neptune's net. Lotsa Bikers, reasonable tastins seafood.

    If you want malibu-rific snooty people, drive to the malibu County mart, also on the one.

    1. I've never been, but I know locals w/ kids who love it. I hear it's nice for a busy beach day as you can spend the whole day there. The beaches aren't too crowded now so I'd go to Malibu Seafood on PCH and then drive to Matador Beach (one of the prettiest ones around).

      1. I find it to be a nice place to take out of town guests who want to sit on a beautiful beach and drink and eat. Especially ones who are coming in from a cold winter climate. The food isn't incredible, but it's not awful, and despite the price the portions are absolutely huge.....My visitors have always loved going there and killing a few hours in a relaxing and beautiful setting.

        1. It is touristy, but it is fun for kids, the food is not awful and it has a fun atmosphere right on the beach, full bar and very large menu. Something for everyone. Neptune's Nest is much more casual, lot's of bikers not right on the beach, and the food isn't very good unless you just get steamed live crab or lobster. And despite what some people think, Malibu may have lots of "beautiful" people, but it is not snooty, maybe it is the people who come from other places to visit Malibu that are the snooty ones.

          1. Plus, you get to check out James Rockford's old trailer site.

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            1. re: Toph

              Would be pretty chilly at the beach these don't go expecting to be basking in the sun in swimsuits! Bundle up and have fun. Also, drive to Leo Carillo State Park, wonderful rocks, etc., but a camp ground so no food.