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Zel's Del Mar Cafe

) #18 of 71 Restaurants in Del Mar ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, ,
1247 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014-2505
+1 858-755-0076
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good33%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (7 reviews)
“flatbread” (27 reviews)
“burger” (20 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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1247 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014-2505
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a great time at Zel's last night. I wasn't starving so had the ceviche with a side of bourbon bacon Brussel sprouts. Both were amazing! They have a great wine list but thought it was on the pricey side. Would definitely recommend!

Thank April Z
Reviewed 14 July 2017

We discovered "Zel's Del Mar Cafe" because we were able to park nearby. The area is pretty busy as it is very close to the beach. We were seated and served very quickly. Having 3 kids with us, the service was excellent. Better yet the...More

Thank MiriYVR
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Stopped in again last evening for a light supper with friends. They have the enclosed porch, so we're able to stay out of the elements. They have a happy hour from 3 pm on every Sunday. They have nice offerings. Everything was pretty good. Oysters...More

Thank BK122
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Zels offers one of the best happy hours in coastal north county Every day till 6.30 on its patio and bar area The house burger and beer(I get a corona)for $12.00 is best value period,it's always cooked as requested medium rare The flat breads at...More

Thank edwin b
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

I've lived in San Diego for over 15 years and just recently stumbled across this little gem. We have been two weeks in a row. The live music is great. We stayed for three hours last night. They have a two drink minimum but they...More

Thank asc-sandiego
Reviewed 6 April 2017

A lot of places in Del Mar will constantly try to up-sell you. Here, I was happy to have some plain old, genuine, friendly service, and a high quality brunch! Far more reasonably priced than what I'm used to in other cities in California, especially...More

Thank 581lily
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Good food but not great. I had the burger and it was what I was looking for. Big and juicy but a little lacking in flavor. The ceviche was fresh and the bread pudding was good.

Thank barkmr
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

We come here often for the music and ambiance and highly recommend the experience. Breakfast, lunch or dinner the food is solid and the drinks are honest and if you're lucky you will catch a rising star playing when your there.

Thank salesguytoo
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Food is excellent, service is over the top, location is perfect on a warm sunny day try sitting on the outside patio. Breakfast had many choices. We each ordered something different and all the dishes were amazing.

Thank Grace T
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

We shared a bagel with cream cheese, lox, capers, and onions ... they crisp the capers; I am not sure how they do that but love the difference it makes in the taste. The mimosas were fine and kept on coming and the enclosed patio...More

Thank booptraveler
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23 March 2016|
Response from Zels | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
We have 3 spots that actually belong to the restaurant however there is quite a bit of street parking in town and the library, which is just across the street, has open parking (all parking is 2 hours until after 6:00) We do... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Television, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
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
  • E-mail
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