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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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“lobster” (14 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 1 week ago via mobile

Zelda's is not cheap but one of my favorite splurges. 28 bucks for a swordfish that melted like butter. Healthy zucchini with rice too. Yummy, and the best view of the ocean waves too. Friendly locals hang out and chat with staff on slower weekdays...More

Thank rjgypsy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great beach restaurant with a variety of food from a burger, fish and chips, fish tacos, lots of salad choices, portobello mushroom sandwich, etc. The view outside of the Capitola wharf and beach is superb. The host, waitress and food deliver person...More

Thank E7864ENjuliel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went here for dinner at 5 pm and the place was pretty empty. I could tell it would be very crowded and less pleasant later in the evening. However the server was very accommodating when I asked to sub several items on a vegetarian...More

Thank LuanaRubin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Capitola is one of my favourite places in CA. Not as wacky as Santa Cruz, with a lovely village on the beach feel. Zelda's is my main 'go to' for lunch and for drinks in the evening. If the weather is right, pick a spot...More

Thank GeeCee68
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The traditional thursday night lobster is delicious and an incredible value. The view is great . You're right on the beach. Reservations recommended they do sell out.

Thank toohuge
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Bacon Bloody Mary!!! Need I say more? Soooooo good. It had the celery a olive and wax pepper. The right amount of Booze and spice. It paired perfect with the eggs Benedict! Kid friendly meals! Good service. Very pricey though. The coffee shop on the...More

Thank Stacey G
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Went to beach and then ate at seaside restaurant---Zeldas. One of worst meals I have had--my son described it as carnival food. Fish and chips were cold. Clam chowder was way too thick and could be eaten with a fork. Salad, though was good with...More

Thank mmuller7753
Reviewed 2 July 2017

We were visiting Capitola and wanted to stop to eat lunch. Lots of people were eating outside and it was a beautiful day. Waited for about ten minutes then got seated. The sun was blazing on the table and no offer of an umbrella after...More

Thank swithygirl
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Early morning breakfast on the beachfront. Zelda's serves a good eggs, toast, potatoes, and bacon breakfast. The ocean views were a nice addition . The server was extremely friendly and pleasant. We thoroughly enjoyed the dining experience @ Zelda's. The restaurant had a very up...More

Thank monsoons2013
Reviewed 20 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
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Restaurant Details

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