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Zel's Del Mar Cafe

1247 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014-2505
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Ranked #10 of 81 Restaurants in Del Mar
Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Very good burgers and pizza in a casual atmosphere divided into three seating areas: the bar, and indoor and outdoor dining areas. They were happy to let us chill for awhile with our drinks before we ordered dinner, and they were very accommodating in letting us split up the beer & burger special (my underage son got the burger and... More 

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San Diego
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72 reviews 72 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

My husband and I stopped into Zel's with another couple. The waitress recognized our friends by name and went out of her way to ask ours. She was very friendly and attentive. We all ordered hamburgers of different types - beef, bison and quinoa. The quinoa burger had good flavor and seasoning. My beef hamburger was good. The side of... More 

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Thousand Oaks, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Went to Zel's for Sunday brunch. The food was really good. I had the eggs benedict and my husband had a scrambled eggs dish with kale etc. Both of us really enjoyed our breakfasts. The house potatoes are really good! The sign out front said brunch with drinks, but they did not offer mimosa's to us, although when we were... More 

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San Diego, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I was looking for a great happy hour all day everyday and Zel's had it. They are pet friendly with great choices for a little happiness hour and our Bulldog loved it.

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Palm Springs, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

The owner is a female that didn't even acknowledge us waiting for a server for 20 minutes. I asked if they were getting ready to close and if we needed to leave and she yelled at some kid to wait on us. I felt like i traveled back in time to when I was working my way through college and... More 

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We ate twice at Zels once in the happy hour and once at lunchtime, both times the meals were very good, the flatbreads, the pulled pork and the ceviche were very good, friendly service as well, can't really go wrong here.

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Tempe, Arizona
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We found Zel's by walking down the street and were not disappointed at all. Great live music on a Friday night and no wait for an outside table. My friend had the 'best burger of her life' which was the bison burger and I had a slice of venison meatloaf. I can't say enough about the taste of the food... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Looking for place after the races to get a burger and a beer. Found Zels on Trip Adviser and so glad we did. Their happy hour special can't be beat a delicious burger, fries and and a beer for $10.00. Our waitress Melissa was always on the ball without being pushy in other words perfect. At the end of the... More 

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San Diego
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

This great little gem reminds me to eat outdoors whenever possible! Super good flatbread pizzas accompanied our different wine by the glass choices while live music streamed past our ears. Cozy, casual and just a little hip - a great evening spot when on the coast.

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Calgary, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Knowing it was a Friday night, and having experienced the crazy lack of parking & restaurant waits in San Clemente the night before, we phoned ahead and made reservations for 6.30. The parking gods were with us as we pulled into a space right next door. The café is a bustling place, but we were quickly seated. Staff were very... More 

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Additional Information about Zel's Del Mar Cafe

Address: 1247 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014-2505
Phone Number: 858-755-0076
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Del Mar
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

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