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Cava Wine Bar

Wine Bar, European
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115 San Jose Ave, Capitola, CA
12:00 - 00:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Tue 16:00 - 00:00
Wed - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Aptos, California
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

After eating at a nearby restaurant, we weren't ready to call it a night, so my husband and I stopped in Cava for a glass of wine. The two bartenders were very friendly and made great recommendations. They allowed us to taste before ordering a glass, so we were sure to enjoy our choice. There was a great local musician... More 

Thank Derek K
Jacksonville, Florida
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2015 via mobile

I loved everything about this place. Super cozy with fire roaring and cozy seating. I arrived early and Zander greeted me warmly. After short conversation about palette likes/dislikes, he poured me exactly what I wanted and we conversed about current events and things. Really great way to spend a few hours talking wine or other topics. Really. Take a break... More 

Thank Jaxg8torgirl
Santa Cruz, California
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60 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2015

I recently was writing a fictional story that took place in Barcelona, Spain. To enhance my story, I wanted to try some Spanish wines and pretend I was in Barcelona. Cava Wine Bar features some wine and sparkling wines from Spain. I explained to the wine pourer what I wanted to try and I must have picked the wrong day... More 

Thank Rachell S
Capitola, California
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233 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2015

Cava has been around for going on 10 years and has had several ownership changes, but the quality of their wines and the service remains very good. It is nice to have a local wine bar that actually cares about the wines they serve, use proper wine glasses, and has a caring staff. Bonus is the live music they have... More 

Thank cara f
Capitola, California
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2015

Cava Wine Bar is a friendly, relaxing environment to visit alone or with your friends. You can sample new wines, meet new people and be musically entertained. You are in the center of Capitola's hospitality, but this is not a beach bar. There is a warm atmosphere that comes from more than the fireplace. The warmth is from the servers... More 

Thank hankzby
Sonora, California
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49 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2015

Ended up here while waiting for a table a Caruso's next door. Bartenders couldn't have been more friendly and knowledgeable. Descriptions of wine were right on. Helped us select a perfect old vine Zin which we thoroughly enjoyed with appetizers provided by Caruso's.

Thank Loves2Travel999
Hayward, California
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

Great selection of interesting wines. Order the flights. Nice ambiance and walking distance from the beach

Thank Bikashc
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2014

Stopped in for a glass of wine. Cozy and fun. Under new ownership and really friendly atmosphere. Fantastic selection of wine and food to nibble on.

Thank krsdolphins
Belfast, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014

This is a great spot in a beautiful location, get yourself down and taste some of the amazing wines!

Thank DarrylC90
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2014

This is my favorite haunt in Capitola. The wine selection is great. They don't have a lot of the widely distributed, big name wines. They specialize in smaller, boutique and hard-to-find wines. They have a large bar or intimate seating by the fireplace. Their pizzas are great or just a cheese plate. They have wine flights if you want to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Wine Bar, European
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115 San Jose Ave, Capitola, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Capitola

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?