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) #11 of 82 Restaurants in Capitola ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, , Seafood
203 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010-3225
+1 831-475-4900
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  • Excellent17%
  • Very good36%
  • Average27%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible9%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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203 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010-3225
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11 - 20 of 295 reviews

Reviewed 21 June 2017

We walked in at happy hour but used the lunch menu. This is causal dining, inside or on the patio. The food was good, prices reasonable and service great. Good view of the beach and pier. I would recommend this place.

Thank Carolyn R
Reviewed 20 June 2017

A great breakfast spot in Capitola. Zelda's has a weekday breakfast special from 7:30-11:30 for 6.95. The food is good, the service is friendly and fast. The location is perfect right on the beachfront in Capitola.

Thank Dennis S
Reviewed 7 June 2017

service and food are not as expected. lady in front made wrong statements twice (doesn't show professionalism). Extremely noisy environment. Overall, we were not impressed at all.

Thank 1goodtraveller2
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Zelda's has a great location with ocean views, but all of the restaurants along the Esplanade in Capitola have the same great location and views. The menu here is pretty pricy, I had the Friday night special -prime rib -as it was more reasonably priced...More

Thank misty_bee_Wyo
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

We got an Uber ride to Capitola from Santa Cruz and the driver lived in Capitola and said he came here for breakfast so we thought it must be ok. There were a few in too so it looked promising. The portions were large but...More

Thank petermac68
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Capitola is one of my favorite oceanside towns. We did not have time to browse through the quaint shops, but since we found a parking spot right by Zelda's we decided to give it a try. It was too cold and breezy to sit outside...More

Thank Carol S
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Even on Mother's Day food and service once seated was exceptional. When we entered the staff were not helpful as I imagine they were bracing themselves for the busy day.

Thank Gail B
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Perfect spot to sit and watch the waves roll in. Service was decent and the food was mediocre. There was only a few people in there for breakfast and when our food arrived it was already cold! Would still go back and give them another...More

Thank oneil12
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Decided to stop here for some dinner, but their Wednesday special with appetizers and drinks at a great price was hard to pass up. The food was great, the music and ambience were wonderful. Couldn't have asked for a better night. Also the wait staff...More

Thank aluckart
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Refreshing to dine on the patio which overlooks Capitola Beach. Zelda's offers a nice selection of choices. Great place to meet with family and friends and soak up the local scene. You can see the pier and surfers from the patio. Cutest beach town ever!

Thank Pizazzle
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
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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