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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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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (9 reviews)
“burger” (12 reviews)
“flat breads” (2 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 27 April 2016

This place has by the best Mahi Mahi that I've ever tasted... The salsa that it comes with was amazing! My husband had a pizza from here, it was pretty tasty as well drizzled with Balsamic! We heard from a few people the eateries in...More

Thank bebealex08
Reviewed 28 March 2016

We made an impromptu stop in Zel's while traveling down the Pacific Coast Highway. So glad we did! The menu was varied, the prices were reasonable, and the staff were wonderful. Our food came out quickly, and was delicious!

Thank Katie S
Reviewed 23 March 2016

Small place but the food makes up for it. Cute place for date night. Outside seating near the fire pit makes a great evening after the beach.

Thank julieela
Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

We stumbled upon Zel's as we were strolling and shopping in DelMar. The sign hooked us in-- the happiest happy hour. And it was. Their ceviche, oysters, muscles and flat bread were great. The wine list-- really good. The happy hour--good prices. We dined outside...More

Thank Marlene O
Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

When you need a great place that locals love with good food and some live music don't miss Zels! The owners Jen and Greg are home grown and wonderful. You will become instant friends. Sunday nights with open mic is one of the best treats....More

Thank Nina D
Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

Never been here before but saw recommendation on trip advisor Great food good atmosphere good service Flatbread and Mac and cheese were awsome

Thank aFamof4
Reviewed 9 February 2016

I'm a local and am versed in all the Del Mar restaurants. This is one of the two I just keep coming back to. Happy hour is a winner, often they have live music. The bison burger is a favorite, as far as I can...More

Thank 358hlner
Reviewed 8 February 2016

One of my fave restaurants! Food is terrific, service is great, enjoyable ambiance, and (shudder) everything is very reasonably priced! Great selection of alcohol, they have live music, there's nothing not to like here. Their happy hour specials rock, get there before 6:30. This is...More

Thank SD_Chan_Clan
Reviewed 10 January 2016

We were here for a late brunch New Year's Eve day and sat on the patio. Service was great. There was an error in the order which they apologized for and remade immediately. Food was excellent and nicely presented. Easy going atmosphere and a real...More

Thank travelnana2
Reviewed 31 December 2015

Friends suggested we meet at Zel's for dinner. Great choice! Great food in presentation, portions and quality. Good service. Nice atmosphere but can be a bit loud at times. All in all....highly recommended. We will be back for certain!

Thank Fritz991
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23 March 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
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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