since 1978

Beachfront Dining in the Capitola Village

Zelda’s restaurant is in the heart of Capitola Village. We are located on the beach with spectacular views of the Monterey Bay and Capitola Wharf. Zelda’s Restaurant has been serving local customers as well as visitors from all over the world for the past forty years. We feature an expansive beachfront outdoor patio where you can dine and literally touch the warm sand of Capitola Beach. We truly offer one of the most unique dining experiences in California.

Our Coffee Bar

The spot in Capitola to enjoy your morning coffee!

Come discover our quaint coffee bar that's right at home in The Capitola Village, open every day at 7:00am. Enjoy your coffee on our beach front patio, just past the coffee bar. You will not find a better setting to sit back and enjoy the morning. We proudly serve local small batch coffee from local legends, Santa Cruz Roasting Company! Come enjoy selections from our full espresso bar, fresh pastries, smoothies & milkshakes.
Don't forget to ask your barista to view our selection of custom t-shirts, hoodies, hats & more.

Weekly Specials

Zelda's offers amazing values

Birthday Bash - Free Prime Rib

Have a birthday this month? Join us on the last Tuesday of the month after 4:30pm and enjoy a Free Prime Rib Dinner served with side of mashed potatoes. Additonal Purchase Required.

Live Maine Lobster - $16.95

Lobster Night has been a staple at Zelda's for over 20 years and continues to be one of the best values anywhwere on the Central Coast. Every Thursday evening after 4:30pm (holidays excepted), we offer a 1lb. Fresh Live Maine Lobster special served with rice pilaf for just $16.95. Additonal Purchase Required.

Slow Roasted Prime Rib - $16.95

Come find out why Zelda's has been known and revered for our tender Prime Rib. Every Friday evening after 4:30pm (holidays excepted), we offer a 12oz Slow Roasted Prime Rib special served with mashed potatoes for just $16.95. Additonal Purchase Required.

Happy Hour at Zelda's

House Margarita • $5 Mai Tai $5 • Sangria $5 • Glass of House Wine $4 • Coors Light Beer $3
Pulled Pork Sliders $7 • $5 Chicken Tenders $7 • Crispy Fried Artichokes $7 • House Nachos $7 • Chips & House Salsa $4

Upcoming Events

Live Music

Dub Souljas

Dub Souljah is a Rapper, Producer and Singer from The Central Coast California. His music is a fine blend of High Grade Riddims with a HipHop twist and Raw Rap lyrics. Starting out from a young age, Dub Souljah was introduced to music such as Motown and classic rock. In His teens he sang and wrote punk rock tunes. Originally known as Symphony, he made beats and wrote politically charged rap lyrics and released a Mixtape called "War Letters". At 24 years old he was introduced to Reggae Music and shortly after began writing and recording Roots and Dancehall music.

DJ Huey and DJ Joey Aliotti

Houston Roberts (a.k.a. DJ Huey), a resident of Aptos, CA, has been working in the Event Production business for the past few years and decided to also pick up DJing three years ago while attending college in Davis,CA. With his professionalism and ability to play to the crowd, he brings contagious energy to all audiences, leaving a lasting impression.

Matt Masih

We are a multi-genre and multi-cultural deluxe party band with horns. (Funk , Soul, Groove, Oldies, Pop, New School , R&B , Reggae) Playing your favorite covers mixed with a handful of originals ; anywhere from Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars, The Beatles and everything inbetween!

Dreaming Ghosts

Critically acclaimed hell-raisers Dreaming Ghosts hail from Santa Cruz, CA. The band is a collective of musicians from national touring bands including The Brothers Comatose and The Coffis Brothers & The Mountain Men. But these dudes need to rock. Hard. They formed as an outlet to wade in the waters of heavier and more experimental musical ideas. Dripping with psychedelic ecstasy and no rules but to explore the unknown. Grammy loosing Debut self titled EP was released in 2017. Full Length, Seven Citadels is out now!

The Spicy Boys

Featuring: OSZO - DJ YOSEMITE - RYAN LINCOLN - UGLY GIRLS IN MIAMI “Booty Shakin’ House Music All Night Long!”

Live Again

For over 5 years Live Again has been portraying their love of music to fans and audience members all around California. From their wide array of showcasing covers to their own original compositions, this band is always striving for the absolute best. Originally based out of Oakdale ('The Cowboy Capital of The World') in the Central Valley of California, Live Again started off playing in local clubs and bars as a cover band. Wanting more out of their pursuit in music, they began writing their own material and released their first all original album, "Soulutions" in the Fall of 2015.

John Michael Band

John Michael, from Dún Laoghaire Ireland, is an eclectic and proficient vocalist. He began vocalizing at the age of four and has been performing ever since. He is extremely versatile in many genres including Jazz, Swing, Rock, Celtic, Heavy Metal, Blues, Funk, Soul and Opera. More than just a vocalist, John is adept at creating an atmosphere with his audience resulting in a dedicated following.

Make Reservations

For large groups please email us or call us:
Fax: 831-475-4933


Years on the Beach in the Village