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Malibu Cafe at Calamigos Ranch

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327 Latigo Canyon Rd, Malibu, CA 90265-2708 (Kanan Rd and Mulholland)
+1 818-540-2400
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Today
11:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Love Cafe Malibu for their food or just for drinks! I had The Clooney. Perfect with a killer view. The cheese board is huge and especially yummy.

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Thank sallylevi
Tervuren, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to a business dinner with colleagues from around the world. Very nice setting although I was expecting a view given that the location is up in the hills. Food was standard issue but the ribs were huge, unfortunately only BBQ sauce and bone - not too much meat.

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Thank Hulencourt
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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had a good family dinner here and enjoyed the atmosphere and things to do (playing pool, ping pong, life-size chess, etc). Our waiter was very nice and all the staff were great. You shouldn't need a reservation during the week, and if you are staying at the ranch, they keep a few tables open for guests. The food was... More 

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Thank Campbell c
Los Angeles, California
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Malibu Cafe has potential but misses the mark. The idea of an outdoor country bar where you can sip wine or beer and play games seems perfect, but the environment and most guests were pretentious. Most guests were plastic-looking with fake body parts and the waiters showed preference to those who fit that mold. My friend and I are normal... More 

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Thank Emily B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and amazing service in a fantastic location!! Always a winner especially on a sunny day. During the week you don't need a reservation. But you should on the weekend.

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Thank David L
London
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a SoCal native, I was shocked to learn that I had been missing out on this place for so many years! Now my favorite thing to do is share it with other friends!

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Thank CASnowDog
Newbury Park, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

This place has an amazing atmosphere. It is a hidden gem that many don't know about. Great food, amazing atmosphere, and great staff. Had a great time!!!

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Thank Mark C
Los Angeles, California
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44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

We went here to celebrate a family birthday. Loved the location and how it was set up outdoors. It's truly a fun place suitable for all ages. The menu selection is fantastic. And that's where the goodness ends. The food was mediocre at best. We ordered a lot of different food, but none of it was noteworthy. For dessert, we... More 

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Bronxville, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Glad we stopped here. This would be a great place for a private event or wedding! Fully outdoor so they probably close for rain. Not a huge wine selection by the glass but the waiter made honest recommendations and I loved the cab he recommended. Shrimp and grits wasn't what I expected (both were fried) but it was good and... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

We visited that restaurant with my friend. They said they normally shouldn't work on Monday but for some reason they did. The territory is cute, all that pets around and all is ok. But the menu is really tiny, nothing to choose. We asked what they recommend and it was burgers hmm. I asked for bread they didn't have any,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
American
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 327 Latigo Canyon Rd, Malibu, CA 90265-2708
    (Kanan Rd and Mulholland)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Malibu
  • Phone Number: +1 818-540-2400
Description
Cafe M is the most exciting and wildly romantic dining destination in the Malibu Hills.
Located at the Crest of Malibu, off Kanan Rd. and Mulholland Dr. lies a unique restaurant and lounge with a Nouveau Barbeque menu that made Calamigos Ranch famous 4 generations ago, and keeps it breathtaking today.
Join them Thursday through Sunday from noon to midnight with an amazing al fresco lunch by their private lake, or join them for dinner on a candlelit patio overlooking the property, and stay for farm fresh cocktails under the stars with romantic lounge music, live jazz and blues under the stars!!
As the only dining destination on the Malibu Wine trail, come see what Malibu Vines can offer with the finest wine selections, and even tastings right at the restaurant. Bring a special someone, family, or just some friends and lounge on private cabanas, fluffy day beds, or get a private raft to sail the lake on.
There truly is nothing quite like an evening at M Cafe.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?