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Zel's Del Mar Cafe

1247 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014-2505
+1 858-755-0076
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (9 reviews)
“flat bread” (6 reviews)
“burger” (21 reviews)
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1247 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014-2505
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined here on the patio 3 nights ago and had a very nice experience, so we returned......but #SnottyServer. We were going to order food but decided on a drink only b/c the server was snotty. Who wants to order a meal and support a...More

Thank Mrs. Zebra
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the place for live music on Del Mar. The bar is always full of fun loving people and the food is good as well for a nosh.

Thank salesguytoo
Reviewed March 5, 2018

My wife and I had an excellent meal. My wife needed to avoid gluten and had a gluten-free flatbread pizza that she loved. She said it was the best gluten-free meal she has had. I would have given the place a 5, but my Carbonara...More

Thank mdsarch
Reviewed February 27, 2018

My husband and I were looking for a nice restaurant for the last dinner of our anniversary getaway. It seems like many places in Del Mar only offer a few Dinner Entrees while the rest of their menu is sandwiches and burgers. Zel's was no...More

Thank Paula B
Reviewed February 22, 2018 via mobile

We stopped by here for some lunch. The food was fab. I had avocado toast, simply delicious. My husband had a Mediterranean wrap which he enjoyed. The heated patio seating was welcomed. One downside was no baby change facilities but they do have high chairs.

Thank MurrayTripp
Reviewed February 11, 2018 via mobile

We were walking along the main street looking for coffee as we heading to the beach. There was an outdoor coffee bar at Zel’s. Coffee was served hot and it was delicious.

Thank grpandnana
Reviewed January 5, 2018

This is a very good cafe/bar on the main street, very friendly place and good choice of food and drinks.

Thank tdalgic
Reviewed December 2, 2017 via mobile

We frequent Zel's quite a bit. It is our neighborhood go to restaurant. Make reservations so you will not experience a wait.....BUT we take our 2 Doods & outdoor seating is very limited so call ahead if you want/need To sit outside.

Thank Mauimarla
Reviewed November 15, 2017

We went out with friends and the breakfast quesadilla was a hit! Besides eggs, it has a healthy layer of spinach in it. A side of freshly-made salsa comes with the generous serving. It was medium spiced. The coffee was too strong but with cream,...More

Thank lindymiles
Reviewed September 27, 2017 via mobile

Great location just a short distance from Torrey Pines Reserve. My friend and I popped in after a morning hike. Decent breakfast. I had the Del Mar Scramble. The baby kale was light and didnt over power the eggs. However, the goat cheese took over...More

Thank Tabatha J
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March 22, 2016|
Response from Zels | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
We have 3 spots that actually belong to the restaurant however there is quite a bit of street parking in town and the library, which is just across the street, has open parking (all parking is 2 hours until after 6:00) We do... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1247 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014-2505
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Del Mar
  • Phone Number: +1 858-755-0076
  • E-mail
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