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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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Mexican Restaurants

El Toro Bravo

123 Monterey Ave, Capitola, CA 95010

Bars

Cork and Fork Capitola

312 Capitola Ave, Capitola, CA 95010

Great wines by the glass and bottle, beer on tap, fresh handmade pizzas, small plate dishes, awesome outdoor patio, we'll light the fire pit table if it gets cold, and we'll give you a fuzzy blanket if the fog rolls in. And live music select nights.

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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.

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.

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.

Mexican Restaurants

Taqueria Agave

427 Capitola Ave, Capitola, CA 95010

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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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