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203 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010-3225
+1 831-475-4900
07:00 - 02:00
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Marana, Arizona
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63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Refreshing to dine on the patio which overlooks Capitola Beach. Zelda's offers a nice selection of choices. Great place to meet with family and friends and soak up the local scene. You can see the pier and surfers from the patio. Cutest beach town ever!

Thank Pizazzle
Topeka, Kansas
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184 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a very good meal here. Had their seafood pasta and my wife had a meal of shrimp. The food was well prepared and the service was very good. The portions were large enough to satisfy my Kansas craving for fresh seafood.

Thank hereintop
Arroyo Grande, California
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ok. Pricey for what we got Gluten free salad options changed the entire salad! Offered balsamic vinegar and oil. No wontons. No dressing or anything to make it an Asian salad. Disappointed. Clam chowder bowl was huge. Good not great.

Thank Diane Y
Seaside, California
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97 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Zelda's is a go to spot on the beach in Capitola. Generally crowded and hard to find a parking place. Fun in the sun, more expensive than it is worth, but everything on the beach is subject to the following: the better the view, the worse the food. Enjoy anyway. Watch out for the parking tickets and the gulls.

Thank Martin C
Novato, California
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281 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

The place is well situated and the views are nice. In spite of being very busy, the wait service was as good as the food.

Thank TheBlum
Chicago, Illinois
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258 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Capitola is a quaint little town near Santa Cruz. Zelda's has a great outdoor seating area and is the perfect spot to soak up the sunshine while you're grabbing a bite to eat or a cocktail. I don't normally order calamari, but the waitress told us that it was one of their best selling menu items. I understand why -... More 

Thank casa1234
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146 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Outside seating available. Nice views. The pokie was ok. Service was good. Nice place for a drink. They have happy hour specials mid afternoon during the week.

Thank Visalia11
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144 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for drinks on a sunny afternoon. Warm enough to sit out the back and enjoy the view. There is wifi and plenty of parking around this area. Staff were friendly enough and the food menu looks good with specials on most evenings.

Thank Cheryl D
San Francisco, CA
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82 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Zelda's is a great place to eat outside on a warm summer day. Has a great view of the beach. Food consists of large salads, sandwiches and burgers. Plus they have a brunch on Sundays. Fun to sit outside to have a beer, wine or cocktail. Service can be slow, but with the view and the beach, who cares.

Thank mjnishi
Morgan Hill, California
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 31 January 2017

My wife and I both had the Shrimp Louie. Portion size is very good although the shrimps are small. The salad is very fresh and sufficiently varied. The thousand island dressing is thoughtfully served on the side. Both of us would have liked more croutons. Our waitress was very attentive and the service was fast despite the crowd. We will... More 

Thank Ferdinand H

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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
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, View
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?