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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The Old Place
The Old Place is an aptly named saloon in the Santa Monica Mountains that also happens to serve some of the best steak in LA.
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Rosenthal Wine Bar & Patio is the perfect remedy for when everybody in the group sick of dealing with the crowds at Malibu Wines.
Malibu Wines Tasting Room
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