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Zel's Del Mar Cafe

1247 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014-2505
+1 858-755-0076
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (9 reviews)
“flatbread” (25 reviews)
“burger” (12 reviews)
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American, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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1247 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014-2505
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very good cafe/bar on the main street, very friendly place and good choice of food and drinks.

Thank tdalgic
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

We frequent Zel's quite a bit. It is our neighborhood go to restaurant. Make reservations so you will not experience a wait.....BUT we take our 2 Doods & outdoor seating is very limited so call ahead if you want/need To sit outside.

Thank Mauimarla
Reviewed 16 November 2017

We went out with friends and the breakfast quesadilla was a hit! Besides eggs, it has a healthy layer of spinach in it. A side of freshly-made salsa comes with the generous serving. It was medium spiced. The coffee was too strong but with cream,...More

Thank lindymiles
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Great location just a short distance from Torrey Pines Reserve. My friend and I popped in after a morning hike. Decent breakfast. I had the Del Mar Scramble. The baby kale was light and didnt over power the eggs. However, the goat cheese took over...More

Thank Tabatha J
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful breakfast burrito with the freshest ingredients, it was yummy. Had a latte whipped up at the coffee bar, which was also delightful. Didn't realize the cafe didn't open until 9:00, which was a tad late for us!

Thank Bonnie K
Reviewed 5 August 2017 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
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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, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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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