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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

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Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
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
Excellent restaurant!

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
Breesep
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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58 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 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
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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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Wilmslow
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52 reviews 52 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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Senior Reviewer
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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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Restaurant Details

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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