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) #12 of 82 Restaurants in Capitola ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, , Seafood
203 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010-3225
+1 831-475-4900
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  • Excellent17%
  • Very good37%
  • Average26%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible9%
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“lobster” (13 reviews)
“patio dining” (4 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
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203 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010-3225
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Reviewed 11 May 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 9 May 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
Reviewed 4 May 2016

I was excited to come to this place because my friend that I was with had been there before and enjoyed it. We sat outside and the view was great. The weather was perfect. I didn't like how some of the tables that were meant...More

Thank xina1976
Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

Located right on the water, Zelda's offers standard American cuisine; nothing fancy, but good portions reasonably priced. Parking on the street is tight.

Thank TopChef7
Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

We had a great meal here. I would definately recommend eating outside. Spacious deck right on the beach. Food was great staff was friendly.

Thank TheMensch
Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

After walking past all of the restaurants on the Esplanade, our son decided he wanted lobster. Their signage worked! It was Thursday and their special was a 1lb. lobster with rice pilaf for $13.95. The server said the "catch" is that you have to order...More

Thank wannabefolkie
Reviewed 4 April 2016

We had various salads, burger, sea bass all tasty, with quality ingredients. Million dollar views on the terrace, you cannot go wrong with anything on the menu. We have been eating here for years and will be back for more.

Thank Tugrul S
Reviewed 29 March 2016

Nice view on patio of Capitola beach, Happy hour with margaritas makes a nice relaxing time. Food OK, a bit spendy for what you get

Thank brigitte3212016
Reviewed 19 March 2016

Zelda's is one of those places in every beach town where you know the food will probably be just okay, but the lure of sitting at the edge of a scenic beach is too compelling to go elsewhere. This is the premier beach location, folks,...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 16 March 2016

Sat in the outdoor area. Lots of activity. Had an average meal. Spinach & Mushroom Scramble, Side of Chicken Apple Sausage, Wheat Toast and an Iced Tea. Service great. Quick prepared and delivered. The view is better than the food. This is an ever popular...More

Thank RoboReviewer45
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Geoffrey J
Are pets excepted?
27 July 2016|
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Restaurant Details

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