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Dharma's Restaurant

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4250 Capitola Rd, Capitola, CA 95010-3538
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Capitola, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love their huge Gardener salad and frequently get it takeout just to serve family style with a homemade entree. Huge menu with great variety of items. It's a vegetarian restaurant, and I'm not personally a vegetarian, but there are plenty of hearty options. Personal favorite is the lasagna (huge portion). Counter service with self-bussed tables. Can get a bit noisy... More 

Thank Dan B
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Japanese Samauri Soup was the Best I give it 10 out of 10. YUMMY. Great Vegan Options. Will come back again before I leave to go back home.

Thank Amy L
Bandon, OR
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218 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

Healthy, charming atmosphere, friendly staff, but did I ever order wrong. I was expecting a Quesadilla with LOTS OF CHEESE, and there was so little cheese on it that I scraped it all to one end and ate one-third of each tortilla. My husband's soup had so much pepper in it that he got a to-go container to bring it... More 

Thank GoodKarmaTraveler
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59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Food was okay not spectacular there are places with better vegan food ... it was crowded slow ... if I saw one more ironic beard I was going to scream. The service was strange and would have been faster if it was a regular sit down restaurant or something else

Thank KarenandScott
Sebastopol, California
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122 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

Excellent wide selection of vegetarian and vegan options. Came for an early lunch on a Monday. Large space with lots of tables, outside tables are pet friendly. Burgers, sandwiches, salads, pizza, Mexican food and entrees of various types, all can be made vegan if desired. Also a huge selection of beverages from fruit smoothie shakes to wine and beer. Outside... More 

Thank John K
Three Rivers, California
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188 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

Located in a small strip mall, this vegetarian and vegan restaurant offers an extensive list of Asian, Mexican and a variety of sandwiches. There are no waiters, order athe counter and take a seat. Plenty of seating and parking. A bit noisy, however, the food is excellent.

Thank TopChef7
Berkeley, California
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

Dharma's is one of the few places I always know I'll have something delicious. They are dedicated to being gluten free and have A LOT of things on their menu. There are not many places in Santa Cruz with that honor. Whenever I'm in town and we need a place to eat we go to Dharma's. My meat-eating dad LOVES... More 

Thank Rosy E
Falls Church, VA
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

Read the reviews and had to try it out here during a stay in Santa Cruz. All I can say is WOW! The most delicious dharma vegie cheeseburger, on a fabulous whole wheat bun with tons of sesame seeds. A garden salad piled high with sprouts, shredded carrots and beets, cukes, cherry tomatoes, multiple lettuces and other greens, sunflower seeds... More 

Thank Photoman22
Citrus Heights, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

I live out of town but have been there twice. They have a great variety of choices. Portions are large enough for 2 people to share or have leftovers for the next day. They use fresh quality ingredients. Very tasty and leaves feeling good and healthy :)

Thank brigitte3212016
Santa Cruz, California
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131 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

I've been coming here for years. I LOVE the Dan Dan Noodle dish (Hot noodles served w/ a peanut-sesame sauce, topped w/ carrots, tofu, cucumber, spinach & green onions), and this is usually what I order. Service is quick and friendly, however the acoustics are probably the WORST i've ever experienced. It takes just one screaming kid (and this tends... More 

Thank Smudge R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$4 - $15
Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free, American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4250 Capitola Rd, Capitola, CA 95010-3538
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Capitola
  • Phone Number: 831-462-1717

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?