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Feb 9, 2001 08:45 AM

Malibu Eats

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For upcoming trip I need suggestions for the Malibu area, all genres, all prices. Thanks.

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  1. While planning our wedding in Malibu, my wife and I visited Spruzzo's several times. Located on the second floor of a mini-mall, almost directly opposite the main entrance to Zuma Beach (i.e. hard-core Malibu, past Point Dume), it has a casual, if odd feel - coffee-shop meets banquet hall meets luxury. Food is terrific, and surprisingly inventive - their "Italian Eggrolls" (very large, mini-burrito sized tubes of pasta stuffed with julienned vegetables, tomato sauce, and cheese, then fried) were a favorite, as was some egg dish the name of which escapes me. Moderately priced, excellent value.

    29575 Pacific Coast Hwy
    Malibu, CA 90265
    (310) 457-8282


    1. I've never eaten at Granita, but it is reputed to be an excellent restaurant. The owner is Wolfgang Puck.

      23725 W Malibu Road
      Malibu, CA
      Phone: 310.456.0488


      1. Tony's Taverna (don't know the address -- it's in a sort of shopping center) has the best Greek food I have ever had. We usually go and order appetizers -- they have amazing pita bread, homemade taramosalata, charcoal grilled baby octopus, tabboule. It's a great place to go for lunch on a sunny day, and sit on their patio.

        1. I'll second Taverna Tony (best Greek food I've had in years, good for a romantic dinner for two and fun for a crowd.) We've eaten at Granita--WAY overrated, rather ordinary chow. Geoffrey's on the PCH is expensive, elegant, great food, nice view. My fave for lunch is a right-on-the-beach place near Malibu Colony--I think the name is Beach House or Beach Cafe. You can sit with your feet in the sand, have a great burger, watch the waves...terrific. PS the hamburgers and Chili Fries served at the snack shops at Zuma Beach are really great

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            Barry Strugatz

            Thanks all for the great suggestions...but I'm wondering if there are any Mexican, Thai or sushi places worth checking out?

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            1. re: Barry Strugatz

              When I was growing up on the Point, Coral Beach Cantina was the default Mexican restaurant. Not altogether terrible. And there is a branch of the not entirely detestable Thai Dishes.

              But for chowhounding, we basically used to take advantage of the fact that West Malibu is only 20 minutes from Oxnard...

              1. re: Pepper
                Barry Strugatz

                Okay, I'll bite...what's good to eat in Oxnard?

              2. re: Barry Strugatz

                Anyone have any experience with Nobu in Malibu?