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111 Venetian Rd, Aptos, CA 95003
(831) 688-1115
Today
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast

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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
good food...reward after a long walk

My friend and I went on a walk along the beach path and stopped in for lunch at the Pixie Deli. The prices are reasonable and the food very good. I had the tuna wrap with wasabi mayo...yum! My friend had the calamari sandwich. Other than it taking a while for my friends lunch to come up....it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 31, 2015
Jackie L
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Santa Cruz, California
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Sacramento
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Me the wife and kids usually spend several weekends and sometimes a week at a time each year in Rio Del Mar. Since they closed one of my favorite spots (Aptos Pizza) I come to the pixie deli about twice as much as I used to which is still several times a trip. The family favorites are the quesadillas the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

It is a deli near the beach. The food is decent and quick We had chicken and a salad. It has patio dining. They have a ice cream counter inside, drinks, sandwiches, some hot food, quite a nice choice. The cashier was a bit abrupt. All and all I would go back.

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santa cruz
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Really want to like Pixie Deli, as it is the only place to get breakfast at the Rio del Mar beach in Aptos. But had a terrible experience Sunday regarding extremely rude service. This happened to us once before from an employee a year or two ago. But we came back; and this time it was the owner. I felt... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

My friend and I went on a walk along the beach path and stopped in for lunch at the Pixie Deli. The prices are reasonable and the food very good. I had the tuna wrap with wasabi mayo...yum! My friend had the calamari sandwich. Other than it taking a while for my friends lunch to come up....it was a good... More 

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Aptos, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

After a walk at Seacliff State Beach, lunch at the Pixie Deli is a fine way to relax. Nate, the very friendly owner, serves up hearty,made-to-order hot and cold sandwiches. It's a take-a-number, order at the counter joint with an adjacent, ocean-view dog-friendly patio.

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Sebastopol, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Great little deli steps from the motel and the beach. Serve a variety of dishes from snacks to filling meals. I only wish they were open later.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Great location on Rio Del Mar beach. Friendly family staff. Ordered the pesto chicken sandwich. It was average at best. Too much bread, not enough pesto. Biggest complaint is the $1 charge to refill a cup of coffee. It was just a regular cup of coffee.

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Tucson, AZ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

After a day at the beach, we were tired and hungry. We mixed and matched some daily specials to feed our family of four for about $35 the food was good and so was the service.

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We opted for Pixie Deli for breakfast. My son-in-law wanted to try their breakfast burritos. They were huge! I had chorizo, cheese and spinach. It was quite tasty, but twice what I could eat. We had no trouble locating an outside table. Looks like parking could be bit of an issue on a busy beach day, but this restaurant is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

We spent the morning walking the beach and ended up with a tasty lunch / beer at the deli. Can see the ocean, watch the people and enjoy the sun...at least that's what we did!

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Additional Information about Pixie Deli

Address: 111 Venetian Rd, Aptos, CA 95003
Phone Number: (831) 688-1115
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Aptos
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 111 Venetian Rd, Aptos, CA 95003
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Aptos
  • Phone Number: (831) 688-1115

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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