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203 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010-3225
+1 831-475-4900
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  • Excellent17%
  • Very good37%
  • Average28%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible8%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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203 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010-3225
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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Great food and staff with a amazing view. I had a flat iron that was cooked perfectly how I requested it and the staff was more than helpful, even lighting extra heaters for my little ones. Great bloody Mary and excellent brunch menu. I look...More

Thank Billy F
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Sit out on the patio and watch the sunset or sit out during the day and people watch...but either way the food is great and the staff are the best. This was my third time there..and will continue to come back! I love Zelda's!

Thank Coachchip
Reviewed 6 October 2017

great breakfast and meals all day. Ocean side dining or takeout. right on the sidewalk, just a stroll from the beach house you rented.

Thank masmith2017
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stopped here for lunch on a day trip to Capitola and Santa Cruz last week. The location is excellent right on the beach but I think that's the main draw here. The service was just ok and same with the food....More

Thank flyer74
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Located on the beach front and so a perfect location if dining outside. We had breakfast here and the setting was beautiful. The food was average for the price and the service was a little slow but the view far outweighed any negatives.

Thank EmL0u84
Reviewed 25 September 2017

I really struggled with this review. The setting was perfect location is amazing and convenient to parking. We sat on the outdoor deck, right on the beach, at sunset with our pup in tow. There was even a guitarist playing folk songs (loved his Johnnie...More

Thank LydiaK313
Reviewed 16 September 2017

To high of prices for very average food. Went for Fish and Chips (fish not cooked through and fries on the warm side). Wife and daughter had "Seafood Melody" sandwiches which they said "okay". Add an ice tea, one moon pie and two waters bill...More

Thank TheMayfs
Reviewed 16 September 2017

A long-standing bar ~restaurant in the Village on the Esplanade. Go just for drinks and appetizers. Not the best spot for dinner.

Thank RonCentralCA
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Very good area outside for seating small or large groups. The seating area is located right near the beach which made for a wonderful view while eating. The food is good but nothing special so I'd go back foe the ambience not the food.

Thank Rodney A
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Zelda's has a great view and that's why it will always be packed with people but the food is meh and the service is bad. It took forever to even get acknowledged by a server and even though we were ready to order she only...More

Thank michelleg931
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
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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