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

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

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.

Upcoming Events

Live Music

What's Good

Local Ska/Reggae Band What's Good is rocking at Zelda's on the Beach. Come check them out!

The Stone Drifters

🎼Rock🎼Soul🎼Blues 🌊Santa Cruz California 🌊 Joey Bunnell • Vocals - Rhythm Guitar 🎸 McBain • Lead Guitar 🎸 Craig Underwood • Drums 🥁 Myles Forman • Bass

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.

Wasted Noise

Wasted Noise is a 6 piece Reggae Rock band based out of Salinas, CA. The band has been playing Venues throughout California since 2004. Wasted Noise's new album Barn Sessions has been spread out through the U.S., drawing new fans and receiving great reviews since its release date of May 2013 and even hit #2 in Reggae Billboard Charts. Our main mission is to get our name out there and spread positive vibes through our catchy music melodies.

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!

The Joint Chiefs

The Joint Chiefs are one of the most versatile and exciting dance bands currently performing on the Northern California music scene. Their sound fuses elements of funk, acid jazz and classic R&B with their own signature groove. The result is a dance party of infectious grooves.

Wildflower and the Bees

Wildflower and The BEES is a band and psychedelic movement conceived on the sunny shores of Santa Cruz, California. Creating music in the self-entitled "Hippie Pop" genre, Wildflowers hypnotic vocals paint pictures of the beautiful natural world we share.

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