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Zel's Del Mar Cafe

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1247 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014-2505
858-755-0076
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
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: Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 39
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    Very good
  • 6
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fun and friendly atmosphere...

We were in Solano Beach for a week, and ended up at Zels 3 nights. Each time was a great experience. Not only is the food wonderful and fairly priced, but the entertainment in the lounge was top notch! Another plus is the friendly and attentive wait staff. We look forward to returning on our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Marlene J
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Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
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Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We were in Solano Beach for a week, and ended up at Zels 3 nights. Each time was a great experience. Not only is the food wonderful and fairly priced, but the entertainment in the lounge was top notch! Another plus is the friendly and attentive wait staff. We look forward to returning on our next visit down to SD... More 

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Del Mar, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I just haven't gotten around to Zel's Del Mar Cafe since there are now so many restaurants in our area. So when visiting family wanted to try it out, I thought "Why not?" We were all pleasantly surprised. The flatbreads are tasty, the deep fried squash blossoms and calamari yummy. We'll go back!

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Savannah, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I can't say enough good things about this restaurant. We were having a hard time finding something in Del Mar that was relatively casual and didn't cost an arm and a leg. We drove by this place and figured it had outdoor seating, so we gave it a shot. The food is GREAT and the prices are very fair. Not... More 

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San Diego, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Went there with co-workers, the food was good (recommend the flat bread). And live music is a big plus. We had a good time. Tips: park a little further and walk to the restaurant.

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Del Mar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We eat at Zel's often since we live near the restaurant. Our favorite is to share the lemongrass salad and sausage flatbread. We have tried the pulled pork sandwiches, burgers and brunch items, They we're all very good. The outside patio is nice and there is a firepit in the middle when it gets chilly out. Entertainment on weekends.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

My wife and I met family here for brunch this past weekend and found it great. The scrambles were great and my wife loved the flatbread. Parking was easy as it was early. Great location in the heart of Del Mar.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We visited Belk family in Del Mar and ordered food Literally best pizza ever and burgers were also tasty Fast service and easy pick up On pick up great music at bar

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We had no wait to get in, live music, a beautiful atmosphere and excellent food. We went on a Sunday night and lucked out with happy hour all evening. We tried several items on the happy hour menu and they had an excellent wine and beer list. I would definitely come again!

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Seattle, Washington
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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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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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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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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1247 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014-2505
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Del Mar
  • Phone Number: 858-755-0076
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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