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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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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (9 reviews)
“burger” (22 reviews)
“flat bread” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
1247 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014-2505
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Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

We have been going to Zels for awhile now and decided to write a review . They have one of the best happy hours in the area encompassing Del Mar and Carmel Valley . Their burger and beer for 12$ is a great deal, the...More

Thank fuzzy195
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Come here hungry and you won't leave disappointed. From the homemade bread to the fantastic shrimp with mango risotto this is a must in San Diego. Great atmosphere with live music, waitstaff was professional and attentive.

Thank Royrisen
Reviewed 2 July 2016

Was there for the music and decided to eat there instead of going down the street to Bully's. Told waiter I was a picky eater. Asked a few questions and decided french fries only thing I would eat. Asked if they could add cheese on...More

Thank Louis S
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Both bar and dining room seating is available and you'll be delighted with either. The bartender is always great and the wait staff is terrific as well. The ceviche is possibly the best in the County and the Kentucky Mules are very tasty.

Thank kimbruch
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

We stopped here after visiting the state park nearby. I picked it based on the reviews and we were all happy we had dinner here. We chose to sit on the patio where they had a couple of heaters fired up. Our waitress came to...More

Thank mnjzmom1966
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Good happy hour (every evening), wonderful service, the best green salad we've had in ages, glorious stuffed squash blossoms, and a very good flatbread made for a perfect "I don't feel like a big dinner" evening. Worth a visit, for sure.

Thank Foodie021
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Had a basic breakfast which was good and service was very good. Prices moderate for the area. Would return again.

Thank WedgewoodTerry
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
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cleo86386
23 March 2016|
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
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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