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Paradise Garden Grill | California Adventure

Feb 6, 2014  |  Add Your Review

Located in Pixar Pier  Disney California Adventure Park  

Chances are you have not heard of the Paradise Garden Grill in Disney California Adventure.  This place is tucked behind green landscape and a grand area for outdoor eating.  It’s secretly hiding next to Goofy’s Sky School.  This is the place where the Greek hang out.  Well, maybe.  I’m no Greek food expert.  I enjoy it occasionally but that’s it.  So, if we enjoy this restaurant but you in the back corner–the Greek-food-pro-critic–thinks this is sub par Greek food, then you’ll just have to excuse the amateur hour here.

Big thanks to my brother Derek Flake and his wife Kacie and their two kids for helping us eat all this food.  With 4 adults, 3 kids, and 2 infants our total cash outflow came to $71.70 after our $11.72 (15%) annual pass discount.  That equates to $7.96 per stomach ($10.24 not counting infants).

Paradise Garden Grill California AdventureWhat pops out to me on this photo is “BAKLAVA”.  More on that later.

Paradise Garden Grill California AdventureThe menu is quite simple.  Skewers, salad, or Gyro are your choices.  The skewers come with three (3) different types of sauce.  If you’re unsure like us, ask for all three, and they’ll gladly pony up for no additional charge.  Also, each skewer plate is not limited to only one skewer.  Just ask for another and they’ll gladly charge you, but at a smaller price than the whole plate.

Paradise Garden Grill California Adventure

Beef Gyro Platter – $11.99

Our favorite was the Beef Gyro.  It filled us up and tasted dandy.  The tabouli was great also.

Paradise Garden Grill California Adventure

Beef Kefta Skewer – $11.49

We recommend the ground beef.  A lot of flavor were in these “spicy” meat balls.

Paradise Garden Grill California Adventure

Lemon-Oregano Chicken Skewer – $11.49

Our second choice for the skewers was the chicken.  Also, we all enjoyed the rice pilaf that comes with the skewer plates.

Paradise Garden Grill California Adventure

Grilled Steak Skewer – $11.49

We found the steak skewer to be too chewy for our liking.

Paradise Garden Grill California Adventure

Vegetable and Tofu Skewer – $11.49

Roasted veggies were somewhat flavorful.

Paradise Garden Grill California Adventure

Baklava – $3.69

I promise you that when I get back to California Adventure–which is happening soon–I’ll pick up one, two, or three of these.  This is the first time I’ve had Baklava.  The light flaky, walnutty, raw honey syrup treat left me wanting!!  The health-nut in me will excuse the syrup as I just didn’t care that raw honey was missing.  UPDATE: 3/2014 – on our recent trip to Paradise Grill we ordered a baklava and was disappointed in it.  Upon asking the workers, we found out they recently changed the recipe.  Now, there’s a thick pavement like layer of walnuts that ruins this once desired treat.  NO LONGER RECOMMENDED!!!  Go HERE to see a new item we recommend.

Paradise Garden Grill California Adventure

Baklava – $3.69

I really can’t wait to have this again.  With the recipe change I can’t wait to never try this again.

Paradise Garden Grill California Adventure

Outside seating area

Plenty of shade and open tables will surely be awaiting your visit.

Paradise Garden Grill California AdventurePlenty of green for everyone to enjoy.

Paradise Garden Grill California Adventure

WHAT WORKED:  Beef Gyro and tabouli,   Beef Kefta,   BAKLAVA!!!,   Chicken,   Rice pilaf,   Short lines,   Plenty of shaded seating,   Well kept bathrooms,   Affordable price

WHAT DIDN’T WORK:  Chewy steak

We give Paradise Garden Grill 4 STARS.

Be sure to check out our Disney home page HERE for other Disneyland California and California Adventure food ideas.

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    Heather Talley says:

    I tried this place a few months ago and really liked it. I got the steak kebob and liked the flavor, but agree it was a bit chewy. Maybe I am living under a rock or something, but what exactly is the tabouli?

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    […] husband’s favorite thing to order is this flaky Baklava from Paradise Grill in California Adventure.  I know it’s not technically Disneyland, but we always do both […]

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