Capitola Restaurants

The charming seaside city of Capitola, California has a long history of treating visitors to serene beaches, historic buildings, and mouthwatering restaurants during their stay. Below, we’ve put together a brief list of some of the best restaurants in Capitola. Bon appetite!

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Your range of options for a great restaurant in Capitola will depend on the experience that you’re looking for, whether it’s something inexpensive and hearty or a multi-course meal fit for a fancy date night out on the town.

An undisputed champion of Capitola’s low-cost restaurant scene, Gayle’s Bakery & Rosticceria is renowned for the quality of its baked goods and sandwiches, though it isn’t as much of a restaurant as it is a place to pick up something good, then go for a picnic by the beach or in the park. Plan ahead when you come here, as the popular spot can have quite a wait. Similarly, the family-owned and operated Roux Dat is fantastic for cheap and delicious Cajun food served in a counter-style setting.

In the mid-range eatery category, you can get your fix of Mexican cuisine from El Toro Bravo, another family-run locale that has been in operation since 1967, giving visitors a taste of classic Capitola. Try one of their famous sangrias on the side.

Sushi Garden is a splendid option for those craving Japanese cuisine and fresh fish crafted into innovative sushi rolls. And if you’re a vegetarian or have dietary restrictions, Dharma’s is a mid-priced joint that specializes in vegetarian dishes and has gluten-free options.

Other moderately-priced Capitola restaurants include Zelda’s on the Beach, paradise Beach Grille, and Wharf House Restaurant, all of which serve American cuisine, enjoy fantastic views of the water from their outdoor dining areas, and have seasonal live music.

Finally, for fine dining enthusiasts or those who are planning a special date night during your time in Capitola, Shadowbrook Restaurant and Sotola Bar & Grill serve up Californian and New American with breathtaking views of the water. Sotola Bar & Grill is located off of the Esplanade, while Shadowbrook Restaurant can be found along Soquel Creek.

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