Guide to Capitola Village

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Capitola Village has a distinctly European beach-side community vibe, with its array of shops, restaurants, wine tasting rooms, cafes and open air patios. Restaurants on the Esplanade feature coastal views and retail shops cater to locals and the tourist trade. During the summer the Village hosts popular community events including the Begonia Festival and Art & Wine Festival.

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Coffee Houses

Castagnola Deli & Cafe

201 Monterey Ave, Capitola, CA 95010

Family-owned business serving a delicious array of breakfast items, custom-made sandwiches, soups, salads, smoothies, and coffee drinks.

American Restaurants

Shadowbrook Restaurant

1750 Wharf Rd, Capitola, CA 95010

Happy hour is short and sweet (Friday, 4-6pm) here at this decades-old Capitola institution, but it appears there's a happy crew here every night.

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Summer Sundays in Capitola Village

Summer has arrived in Capitola Village. The beachside neighborhood, a favorite among tourists from both far and near (if you are from San Jose, you’re not local – sorry!), puts on a number of events for the whole family to enjoy every summer. Starting Sunday, June 14th, the first of a series of events that…

Mexican Restaurants

Taqueria Agave

427 Capitola Ave, Capitola, CA 95010

American Restaurants

Stockton Bridge Grille

231 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010

Enjoy Stockton Bridge Grille's Triple Play of simply spectacular ocean/beach views, delicious food and friendly service. A long time local favorite, Stockton Bridge Grille has been delighting patrons since 1985.

Bars

Britannia Arms Capitola

110 Monterey Ave, Capitola, CA 95010

Britannia Arms is a British Pub and Sports Bar located in by the sea in the Capitola Village, with an outdoor patio and views of the ocean. Enjoy live music every Friday night at 9pm, Karaoke Night on Saturday. Happy Hour: Monday - Friday 3pm-6pm.

American Restaurants

Zelda's

203 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010

Zelda's restaurant has been serving customers for the past 31 years. We offer indoor and outdoor dining with a beachfront deck where you can enjoy Capitola beach and take in spectacular Monterey Bay and wharf views.

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Open Studios Art Tour 2016 Magazine

A co-production of Arts Council Santa Cruz County and Good Times.  Open Studios Art Tour is your opportunity to explore creativity in Santa Cruz County. For 31 years, our goal has been simple: connect artists with people who love art. For the first three weekends in October, artists from the redwoods to the bay open…

Mexican Restaurants

El Toro Bravo

123 Monterey Ave, Capitola, CA 95010

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Halloween Events in Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz can be pretty weird (in a good way), so it shouldn’t come as a suprise that the locals pull out all the stops for Halloween. Case in point: the myriad of spook-tacular events happening between now and All Hallow’s Eve. Between carnivals, parades, and more costume contests than you can shake a broomstick…

American Restaurants

Paradise Beach Grille

215 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010

From day one, we have not wavered from our original concept of providing quality service and food in a fun environment for our customers, employees and owners. Located on the water in Capitola Village.

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