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203 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010-3225
+1 831-475-4900
07:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 02:00
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Santa Cruz, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

We ordered a couple cappuccino's to go and when we opened the lid we found the shot of coffee with a barely noticeable amount of foam on top. Looked more like a mini latte. When we asked for more foam we were told cappuccino's are served in small cups. Actually that's an espresso! A cappuccino is a single/double shot of... More 

Thank ram1rez
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94 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

We like this place. Great views and good food. Busy on sunny days and every summer day. Good scrambles and eggs Benedict. The spicy Mary is a winner.

Thank Roger Q
Grass Valley, California
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36 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Zelda's is at the end of the row of restaurants in "The Village" of Capitola so it has a lot of outdoor seating. We have family in Capitola and can walk down to the beach and restaurants. We usually end up at Zelda's. The food is OK, nothing special. There is a range of choices in the menu so everyone... More 

Thank ohminer
Prague, Czech Republic
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130 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

I have been coming here for many years, situated on the beach. Average breakfast and Bloody Mary's were fine.. Good place to grab a quick bite.. Calamari is usually quite tasty and price is not to expensive.

Thank Gseppe64
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful day in Capitola. Service was good. Food was good, on one side of the table, so so on the other. We were indoors. Flys were everywhere. Must have counted a dozen on the surrounding tables. Turn on the fly traps.

Thank sean u
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212 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Not a lot to choose from for breakfast with great ocean views. Zelda's was a great choice since they had weekend brunch with a greater variety to choose from. The Benedict's looked amazing but had the Greek ahi salad, best ahi salad I've every had. Spicy Mary was a must have and didn't disappoint.

Thank mrsnutpop
Boise, Idaho
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74 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Stopped by on my day off for fish tacos. Got the outdoor seating with an umbrella - due to the overflight of birds. Good service, friendly advice, and the fish tacos were worthwhile yet not the best I've had. I think you will enjoy the excellent views and setting.

Thank Lead63
Carmel, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Managed to catch happy hour on a glorious afternoon. Sat on the outside terrace overlooking the sea. Half price drinks: first class. Half price appetisers: pulled pork sliders - excellent! Chicken tenders - excellent! Chips and sauce - they're not chips they were crisps - not wort $4. Nachos with all trimmings - same crisps with beans on - definitely... More 

Thank carmelalan
Santa Cruz, California
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219 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

There are so many great restaurants in the Capitola area, but we thought we would give Zelda's another try. We should have sat outdoors in the patio, but it was pretty hot, so we sat inside. We had brunch. The special of the day was waffles with strawberries and my husband said it was pretty good, but that's all it... More 

Thank timteresa0
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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28 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Nicest Mexican food I've ever had, fresh, superb ingredients, low on the gloop and cheese-n-oil overdose and high on flavour. Add to that a great sea view and efficient service, and what's not to like? Stroll the pier and admire the seals resting on the cross-braces below before you leave

Thank JacquimNZ

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 203 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010-3225
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Capitola
  • Phone Number: +1 831-475-4900

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