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“Great Spot for a Quick Bite”
Review of Zel's Del Mar Cafe

Zel's Del Mar Cafe
Ranked #16 of 100 Restaurants in Del Mar
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 14 July 2017

We discovered "Zel's Del Mar Cafe" because we were able to park nearby. The area is pretty busy as it is very close to the beach. We were seated and served very quickly. Having 3 kids with us, the service was excellent. Better yet the food was too.
Three of us ordered the
Mediterranean Veggie Wrap at $12.95 each. It included:
Quinoa Black Bean Falafel + Cucumber + Roasted Bell Pepper
Tomato + Kefir Cheese + Pesto + Roasted Garlic Tahini Sauce + Whole Wheat Wrap.
Truly delicious and included a choice of fries or said on the side.
Their 2 eggs any style was plentiful and enjoyed.
We read a little about the history of Zel, the person who first opened the restaurant. It was posted on the wall. An amazing man!
You will enjoy this place and choose to sit out on the patio if you wish. We stayed inside in the AC as it was pretty hot out the day we visited.

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Thank MiriYVR
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Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Stopped in again last evening for a light supper with friends. They have the enclosed porch, so we're able to stay out of the elements. They have a happy hour from 3 pm on every Sunday. They have nice offerings. Everything was pretty good. Oysters on the half shell, fish tacos, calamari, and drinks. Their signature margarita is good. They use oranges in it.
They also have music every weekend. It varies, and we don't always like it... of course, one's taste may or may not match the others'. Service is good. Will go back again in a while.

Thank BK122
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Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Zels offers one of the best happy hours in coastal north county
Every day till 6.30 on its patio and bar area
The house burger and beer(I get a corona)for $12.00 is best value period,it's always cooked as requested medium rare
The flat breads at $10 are always excellent ,try the chefs special
The fish tacos are great get them grilled not fried on request and the fried calamari is excellent
You can eat for $40 ,my wife's loves the house margarita
Highly recommend it

Thank edwin b
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Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

I've lived in San Diego for over 15 years and just recently stumbled across this little gem. We have been two weeks in a row. The live music is great. We stayed for three hours last night. They have a two drink minimum but they don't charge a cover. It's in the heart of Del Mar and unpretentious. The chicken salad is good and prices are fair. Roti is awesome and has a cell phone charger cord if you need it! :)

Thank asc-sandiego
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Reviewed 6 April 2017

A lot of places in Del Mar will constantly try to up-sell you. Here, I was happy to have some plain old, genuine, friendly service, and a high quality brunch! Far more reasonably priced than what I'm used to in other cities in California, especially given that Del Mar on the whole can be pricey. I also like the coffee bar, Zumbar, which is on site but bills you separately. Will definitely be back to this Del Mar icon for brunch!

Thank 581lily
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