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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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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Was really looking forward to this visit as I've been vegetarian for many years but have just decided to go vegan. The portions were substantial but the taste, texture, and presentation of the food were not as good has I had hoped. Didn't expect the cafeteria style of ordering either. The locals really seemed to have liked this spot though... More 

Thank 265kimh
Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love this place. It's become a staple go-to for healthy meals when we don't feel like cooking at home. The menu has so many great options, and we've never been disappointed with anything. Healthy and delicious food in a very casual atmosphere.

Thank Kimberly K
Santa Cruz, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

Never had a bad meal here. Not expensive. Generous portions. I am not a a vegetarian but I like this place because there is an extensive menu. Healthy food can taste good.

Thank 116gilberts
Santa Cruz, California
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69 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner options. A bit pricey but very healthy and organic. I enjoyed the Japanese Samurai Soup . Soba noodles in a miso broth. Edamame, Arame( seaweed),green onions,tofu,spinach,carrots, sesame seeds, topped with shredded daikon. Very filling.. Good for a cold or rainy day.Friendly staff to answer questions or recommend menu items.

Thank SusheOne1
Santa Cruz, California
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217 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

Nice little vegetarian place in a somewhat unlikely setting in a commercial area on Capitola Rd.. Food choices are quite diverse, from Italian to Thai to Indian to standard American fare. Our meals were tasty and fresh, with generous portions. Ambience is simple and clean with "new-age" decor; you order and pay for food at the counter, and pick it... More 

Thank brocdog
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

We went here with family while visiting. I am not vegan and I don't eat tofu, but I'll try anything. Had no idea what to expect but after reading the menu, I couldn't decide what to order because it all sounded so tasty!! I had a breakfast burrito that came with a salad and my son had the cornmeal pancakes.... More 

Thank cpragalz11
Santa Cruz, California
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139 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

This restaurant gives very good portions. I always thought it was a vegetarian restaurant, but they have a whole host of different options. I went there with a gluten free friend and she was able to eat a lot of the food on the menu.

Thank timteresa0
Capitola, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

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 bubbles 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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130 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $15
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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?