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The Beachcomber Cafe

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15 Crystal CV, Newport Beach, CA 92657-2123 (Los Trancos)
+1 949-376-6900
07:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 21:30
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Thornhill, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

During our week long stay in Newport, we had the pleasure of dining here for a breakfast and 2 lunches. The beignets are amazing, the Huavo Rancheros were superb and the shrimp tacos were awesome. One notch down for the Bacon Steak sandwich which is really Pork belly and woudl be better served without the bread and the Ahi Tuna... More 

Thank Therandman
Detroit, Michigan
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183 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 294 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First time visitor to Newport Beach area, chanced upon this little restaurant. It was a cool (by Southern California standards), but we ended up getting seated in the sun, so it was great. Beautiful view of the beach, the Christmas tree, and the quaint little cottages alongside the restaurant. The ambiance could not be beat - especially because I came... More 

Thank Fitzgig
Santa Ana, California
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110 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Historic Crystal Cove colony preserves the romantic California beach culture of the past in a unique restored cafe and cottages on a special stretch of the California coast. The Beachcomber serves wonderful updated beach shack food in style. We loved the ahi poke salad and the Kobe burger. The wine list is unusually expensive so we enjoyed $7 beers. Validated... More 

Thank GardenerB
Newport Beach, California
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The view of the pacific is great, the staff friendly, but the quality and variety of the food do not justify the price. Need to reserve a table by the patio fence to avoid other customers blocking your view. The other issue is parking; you have to take the shuttle from the parking area, though for only a short distance.... More 

Thank Abe R
Elko Nevada
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We had the calamari for a starter and it was excellent. My husband had the ahi poke salad and it was great too. My chicken salad sandwich was okay but not great, and the fries were not good.

Thank Sharon h
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food and service also expensive ... probably better during the day to take advantage of views. Best to take shuttle from hotel...but last one from Marriott Newport Coast Villas is at 7 pm...so we had to Uber back.

Thank julesberg
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is really an awesome restaurant. Beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean. The good was great and all the people working there were friendly and helpful. This is a must do when in Newport Beach.

Thank annie340
silicon valley
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Hidden in a little cove on a Southern California beach, there sits this amazing little gem. Surrounded by quaint cottages that transport one back to the days when regular folk could get away to their tiny cottage on the beach, there sits the Beachcomber Cafe. Excellent food, wonderful service, drinks are spectacular. We were served by Jimmy who was attentive... More 

Thank drewster63
Flagstaff, Arizona
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279 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

They have great drinks and a perfect place for brunch. We ended up at lunch, but as soon as you get down to the beach, put your name in. The wait can sometimes get very long. It has great outdoor seating and a nice place to enjoy a bite at Crystal Cove beach.

Thank Ryan T
Green Valley, CA
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very quaint-- excellent service. The beignets melt in your mouth . We will be there for dinner tonight-- so we will let you know.

Thank BrennanFamily

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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, View, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?