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203 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010-3225
+1 831-475-4900
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good35%
  • Average27%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible9%
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“lobster” (13 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
203 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010-3225
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Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A great breakfast spot in Capitola. Zelda's has a weekday breakfast special from 7:30-11:30 for 6.95. The food is good, the service is friendly and fast. The location is perfect right on the beachfront in Capitola.

Thank Dennis S
Reviewed 8 June 2017

service and food are not as expected. lady in front made wrong statements twice (doesn't show professionalism). Extremely noisy environment. Overall, we were not impressed at all.

Thank 1goodtraveller2
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Zelda's has a great location with ocean views, but all of the restaurants along the Esplanade in Capitola have the same great location and views. The menu here is pretty pricy, I had the Friday night special -prime rib -as it was more reasonably priced...More

Thank misty_bee_Wyo
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Groups
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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