We’ll be clear: Paradise Cove does not have the best food in Malibu. And that ticketed parking lot can be a certifiable nightmare. That said, once you’re actually in the place, all that fades away. Most restaurants in Malibu advertise themselves as being beachfront, but Paradise Cove is the only one literally on the beach. And if you think Mom and Dad (or a date) want anything else besides a margarita with their feet in the sand, you’re wrong.
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John's Garden is a tiny little sandwich in the Malibu Country Mart and the best quick lunch on the coast.
Malibu Seafood is a tiny shack on PCH that’s home to some of the best seafood on the coast.
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Playa Provisions is a four-concepts-in-one eating emporium, and the kind of all-day dining option this neighborhood needed.
Both neighborhood hangout and special occasion spot, Charcoal is sometimes a bit confusing, but not when it comes to their very tasty food.
Simmzy’s is a beach-themed bar/restaurant and an ideal spot for an after-work drink and some food.
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