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Zel's Del Mar Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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1247 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014-2505
+1 858-755-0076
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9:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Sun - Thu 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Portland, OR
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272 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have had dinner at Zel's about a year ago and decided to try for breakfast this visit. Located right on Camino Del Mar, it is very convenient and although you are on the main street, the outside seating is enclosed. We ordered their basic 2 egg breakfast which came with tasty potatoes, bacon and toast. They also offer bottomless... More 

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Dubuque, Iowa, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

The atmosphere was great here and the staff was very friendly! I didn't expect my sandwich and salad to be so gourmet!! It's was incredibly delicious.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

I went on a saturday night for dinner at the bar and to hear live music. The food was great, I had the quinoa veggie burger which was excellent with a salad on the side which was surprisingly good. Live music was enjoyable, staff were great.

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Thank diverguy
Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

Zel's is perfect for drinks and snacks. The raw offerings and flat breads are terrific It's on the Main Street and offers patio and inside dining.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

Good food & good call for groups. Polite servers and lively atmosphere for dinner. Open later than most restaurants in the area. Cool neighborhood vibe.

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The Colony, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Their happy hour menu is probably one of the best values for this area. Went with family,and loved everything. Flat bread was excellent. Oysters awesome. Good ceviche. Calamari was alright. Cool patio , open mic night Sunday's. Great service!

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Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

I live in Del Mar so I get to experience all of the great local restaurants. Of all of the places in Del Mar I think Zel's is the best. They have great food / great drinks / great atmosphere, but best of all great people. Happy hour is great and the flat breads (pizzas) are awesome. Don't make a... More 

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Big Bear City, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

Amazing little place. Great service, food and drinks. We had bloody Mary's and mimosas. The mimosas were bottomless, which was a very nice bonus. The bloody Mary's were wonderful. We had the chorizo and egg scramble, it was plenty for two to share. Our friends had the French toast, and a fruit plate, it was wonderful as well. Our server... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

The food is good is not the best I ever had but it is fresh and incredibly decently priced especially for Del Mar. We paid less then $25 for two entrees and drinks for both of us (not including tip). The service was on point I loved the fire pit out in the patio it's a nice touch and you... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

We visited this restaurant once for lunch once on a sunday evening, Very friendly service; great food, nice ambiance.Would definately recommend

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 11:59 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:59 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1247 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014-2505
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Del Mar
  • Phone Number: +1 858-755-0076

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?