Following a recommendation, I visited Paradise Cove, a café-restaurant with a private beach, in Malibu. Movies and TV shows have been filmed here.
I went on Tuesday and there weren't many people there. I was lucky to get a table at the window with a view of the beach and the Pacific Ocean. I could have sat outside as well but as it was a bit chilly, the waitress recommended that I stay inside.
The menu was quite large; there are so many things to choose from. I settled for the shrimps with rice. The rice and the sauce tasted very much like 'home', the taste was similar to what I knew from restaurants in Luxembourg.
The creamy spinach was a side dish but could have been a main dish by itself. It was huge but very good.
The service was good. I was a bit surprised that it took them longer to make my mojito than the main course but other than that, everything was fine.
Here are some photos that I took outside. I didn't venture onto the beach as I don't like to get sand in my shoes. Why go have dinner at the beach you might ask. Yeah, it makes no sense but I'm very fussy about sand.
Go visit Paradise Cove if you have the chance. Although I had picked a quiet night, I believe that the place can be busy and it would be best to make a reservation before. If you are staying in LA, you don't want to drive out 45 minutes and then be told that there are no more tables available.
You can also just visit the beach and not eat at the restaurant but then the parking fee will be $35 ($50 on weekends). The same applies if you eat at the restaurant and stay longer than four hours. The only way to get a reduced rate is to eat at the restaurant (but for at least $30) and stay less than four hours. The rates are explained here.
28128 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90265
Here I stopped along PCH (Pacific Coast Highway) to take a photo of the sunset. It's one of my favourite routes because when you drive through Malibu, on the one side you have the Pacific Ocean and the on the other the fantastic houses that are built in the hills. A very special experience - if you've been there, you know what I mean.