October 27, 2020 – Capitola’s popular Paradise Beach Grille has reopened with a new owner.
Gary and Leslie Wetsel closed the restaurant in May due to the pandemic and put it up for sale. Fortunately Crow’s Nest owner Chuck Maier stepped up and purchased the beachfront dining spot, re-opening for business on Friday with the same chef, Scott Cater, and some of the same staff.
Much of the old Paradise Beach Grille menu remains as well, including customer favorites like Beach Blanket Breadalon, Coconut Prawns, Sugar and Spice Salmon and Seafood Pasta.
As the restaurant is still staffing up and capacity limits are in place to comply with state COVID guidelines, the menu has been simplified a little, but is expected to change and expand over time.
Seating is available on the terrace overlooking the beach, in the new parklet along the Esplanade and indoors with restrictions.
The restaurant is open daily for lunch from 11:30am-3pm, for appetizers from 3-5pm, and for dinner from 5-8 or 9pm, depending on demand.
Sale price was not disclosed, however the restaurant was on the market at $3.9 mil.