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203 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010-3225
+1 831-475-4900
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  • Excellent17%
  • Very good36%
  • Average28%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible9%
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“lobster” (15 reviews)
Closes in 11 min
All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
203 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010-3225
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Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Have had breakfast (French toast/pancakes/eggs) and dinner (pastas, seafood, salads) here. Full bar. Good food. We prefer to sit outside (tables w umbrellas to shield the sun when it breaks through) as long as lovely day. Metered parking on street. Happy hour has discounted cocktails....More

Thank Momsfav
Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

off for a mini road trip to Capitola is not complete without eating at Zelda's on the beach. Their salads are delicious and sandwiches fresh and hearty. A little pricy but the view and atmosphere is worth it with the amazing view of the coastline...More

Thank wildnsoft
Reviewed June 27, 2016

Great location right on the beach, but overpriced food and beers. Overall just a decent restaurant nothing special here the breakfast is good, but again the prices can be a little high for the value

Reviewed June 9, 2016

Best beach location assures large indoor-outdoor crowd. Basically a hamburger joint sports bar. Prices fair, service by college kids.

Thank George L
Reviewed May 28, 2016

My daughters and ate at Zelda's for the first time. They are right on the beach and we've heard about the restaurant and had wanted to try it. Zelda's exceeded our expectations with especially our server, blond young lady with bright lipstick. I'm sorry I...More

Thank Debbiedisneyfan
Reviewed May 24, 2016

Wow, the views from Zelda's are breathtaking. While you are eating lunch in the sun (yes, they have plastic barriers to protect you when cold wind blows), you can watch the beach goers, lifeguards in training, paddleboarders and even see whales when they are around...More

Thank Rhett L
Reviewed May 22, 2016

If the bar area and the type of service received is any indication of Zelda's overall customer service policy.....then give this place a MISS. First time visitor. In Capitola last Saturday for the afternoon to enjoy the sea,sun and sand. Stopped by Zeldas for refreshments...More

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Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

This has been one of our favorite restaurants for years. We came on a Saturday evening for drinks and appetizers. The calamari appetizer was awesome in the past with a large helping of rings and tentacles. This time we were served a very small helping...More

Thank NancyG95746
Reviewed May 11, 2016

Very disappointed in their breakfast fare. We are here on a Wednesday, there is very minimal menu choices so we opted for a la carte chicken apple sausage, poached eggs and wheat toast. The sausage (usually my favorite) were over cooked and dry, the poached...More

Thank whattheheh
Reviewed May 8, 2016

I took my wife and son to Zelda's for Mother's Day. The location (once you find a place to park) is spectacular. Servers are a delight, coffee is great and complementary muffins are a great starter. Ask for a table outside, you might be in...More

Thank ColonelLarrySanJose
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Bar scene, Scenic view
Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:00 am
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7:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 203 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010-3225
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Capitola
  • Phone Number: +1 831-475-4900
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