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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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

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.

American Restaurants


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.

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.

Clothing & Accessories

Capitola Beach Company

131 Monterey Ave, Capitola, CA 95010

Surf side beach boutique in quaint Capitola Village. Call us if you would like to place a order.

Mexican Restaurants

El Toro Bravo

123 Monterey Ave, Capitola, CA 95010

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.

Mexican Restaurants

Taqueria Agave

427 Capitola Ave, Capitola, CA 95010


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…


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