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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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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (7 reviews)
“flatbread” (27 reviews)
“burger” (20 reviews)
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American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
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1247 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014-2505
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 8 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 5 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 21 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 8 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 17 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
Reviewed 20 November 2016

I have had dinner at Zel's about a year ago and decided to try for breakfast this visit. Located right on Camino Del Mar, it is very convenient and although you are on the main street, the outside seating is enclosed. We ordered their basic...More

Thank MeAgain8
Reviewed 14 October 2016

The atmosphere was great here and the staff was very friendly! I didn't expect my sandwich and salad to be so gourmet!! It's was incredibly delicious.

Thank Teresa P
Reviewed 26 September 2016

I went on a saturday night for dinner at the bar and to hear live music. The food was great, I had the quinoa veggie burger which was excellent with a salad on the side which was surprisingly good. Live music was enjoyable, staff were...More

Thank diverguy
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What is the parking situation? And do you allow dogs on outside patio?
22 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, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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