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The Beachcomber Cafe

15 Crystal CV, Newport Beach, CA 92657-2123
+1 949-376-6900
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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15 Crystal CV, Newport Beach, CA 92657-2123
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Eating great food on a pristine beach on the California Rivera, what could be better? I love their Ahi tacos! They wait for a table can be up to an hour but what a nice place to pass the time. Amazing sunsets here also!

Thank Linda E
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Awesome open air dining right in the beach with excellent food, large portions and great service. I had the lobster BLT sandwich which was huge. Don't miss this spot!

Thank RWK440
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love this restaurant. You are seated right on the beach in the quiet and quaint area of Crystal Cove. We were here for breakfast and it was amazing. My husband is vegetarian and had many options. My huevos rancheros were the best I've had....More

Thank dcoalr
Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious food and fantastic views. Taco's are a must. Great atmosphere. Excellent service. Can't wait to go back.

Thank Margot526
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my favorite local spot. The restaurant is on cliff with an amazing ocean view. I used to spend around $10-$15 for lunch and while enjoying the ocean breeze here. The parking lot is small (that is the reason I give it 4 stars...More

Thank thomasnX9548AZ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Shhhh, first don’t tell anyone about this place, it gets crowded enough now! There are 3 menus, breakfast, lunch & dinner, all with changing, creative dishes. Be prepared to wait, but if the weather permits, spend some time in the bar.

Thank zapprint
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I were in Newport Beach for just one evening. We meandered down the hill at Crystal Cove State Park to The Beachcomber Café. It's perched right on the Pacific Ocean with a view of Catalina Island. Alas, it was 7:45 PM and...More

Thank evanscaribbean
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfect views even from the bar and on a stool under the market umbrellas! Plates of beautiful fresh fruit and platters of beignets so airy and light that they melt in your mouth -- what could be better?! The view and the food quality match...More

Thank HighwayPilot
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After walking along the cove lunch was excellent. Moderate prices, excellent service and food was served quickly and was hot. No real choices that we saw for kids but might have children’s menu.

Thank AZsnowbird1975
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a rare find. The location is truly on the beach and is like what California use to be in the '40's and '50's before everyone moved here. The atmosphere is truly wonderful - and the food is usually always excellent. It gets crowded...More

Thank Venice27
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Karen F
2 October 2017|
Response from Joseph S | Reviewed this property |
I don't know but if you call them, and they are very nice, perhaps they can address your question. You can also look at their Menu on line to see if GF food appears there. Many restaurants throughout SOCAL have GF Menus so... More
20 October 2016|
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Response from Jean W | Reviewed this property |
You always need reservations! I have no idea if they are open on Sunday
12 July 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 9:30 PM
7:00 AM - 9:30 PM
7:00 AM - 9:30 PM
7:00 AM - 9:30 PM
7:00 AM - 9:30 PM
7:00 AM - 9:30 PM
7:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Crystal CV, Newport Beach, CA 92657-2123
    (Los Trancos)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-376-6900
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