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Peking Restaurant
2623 41st Ave, Soquel, CA 95073
Peking Restaurant serves authentic Mandarin and Szechwan dining. The restaurant is located behind Cafe Cruz and hasMore elegant leather booths, tables, and traditional Chinese decor. Their weekday lunch specials start at just $5.95. Orders can be made on-line on the restaraunt's website.
Little Tampico
2605 S Main St, Soquel, CA 95073

This all-wood restaurant with a view of Soquel Creek serves authentic Mexican food and drinks, includingMore quesadillas and margaritas. Little Tampico has been around for more than 40 years, but split ownership about 20 years ago and is no longer connected to the similarly named restaurant in downtown Santa Cruz. Current owners have had the restaurant since 1999 and sell meals for around $8 to $15. 

The restaurant serves lunch Tuesday through Friday from 11am to 3pm, which includes an all-you-can-eat taco tostada buffet for $6.95. Little Tampico has won a number of awards, including Top 50 Hispanic restaurants in 2001 and 2002.

Shadowbrook Restaurant
1750 Wharf Rd, Capitola, CA 95010
Being one of Capitola's most famous attractions, the Shadowbrook Restaurant offers upscale dining in an incredibleMore setting. Located on the banks of the river as it empties to the Pacific Ocean, this unique dining experience begins when you take the cable trolley from the street to the river band and restaurant entrance. Flanked by fabulous gardens and a one of a kind interior, meals here take on the sense of serenity. Live music, Sunday brunch and a host of specially prepared meals are gauranteed to impress and delight the most discerning patron.
Paradise Beach Grille
215 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010

Modern Italian art-deco prints adorn the interior of Paradise Beach Grille. The restaurant offers 41 choices ofMore wines, representing more local Santa Cruz County wines by the glass than any other restaurant. Live music is here on the weekends, and acoustic guitar performances are on Tuesday nights. Beachfront patio dining offers diners a panoramic view of California's famous oceanic landscape. Since 1998, Paradise Beach Grille has been a family-owned and operated restaurant that specializes in island-fusion cuisines and atmosphere. The restaurant's tropically-inspired culinary styles extend to numerous weekly specials for lunch, dinner, and desert.  For the updated menu and specials, patrons can visit Paradise Grille's web site.    


Carpos Restaurant
2400 Porter St, Soquel, CA 95073

Inexpensive meals, ample seating and family friendly atmosphere make Carpo's Restaurant the ideal spot for largeMore groups and families to enjoy great American food for a deal. And as a family owned and operated staple in the area for more than 30 years, the entire foundation for the restaurant's success is built on making life a little easier for the whole family. Full-meals for personally catered events are available to pick-up.  Take-Out Taxi is also available to deliver orders.         


Capitola Beach
San Jose Ave & Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010
Located at San Jose Avenue along the Esplanade, Capitola Beach offers access to several nearby shops andMore restaurants. Admission is free and public restrooms are available.
Cafe Violette
104 Stockton Ave, Capitola, CA 95010
Cafe Violette is a restaurant and cafe in Capitola Village. It carries Marianne's ice cream, a localMore favorite. 
El Chino Mexican Restaurant
2525 Soquel Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95065
Straddling the border between Santa Cruz and Capitola, El Chino gets its name from the heritage of its owner. LocalsMore swear by the service, food and ambience of this restaurant, which has been serving authentic Mexican dishes for 20 years. From Huevos Rancheros in the morning to margaritas and nachos with fresh Mango Salsa in the evening, El Chino's food and warm ambience make for great casual dining. It also offers banquet facilities for parties and events.
El Chipotle
4724 Soquel Dr, Soquel, CA 95073

El Chipotle is a humble taqueria that specializes in the taste and feel of Oaxaca, Mexico. Healthy Mexican dishes areMore a specialty at the restaurant, which was awarded the 2010 Golden Carrot "In recognition of a commitment to providing healthy food choices for our community." Customers can even indulge in fresh veggie burritos, like the Napalito Burrito (cactus).  

The restaurant is located in Soquel Village, right in the heart of Soquel's cultural landscape. El Chipotle is a member of Think Local First.

Michael's On Main
2591 S Main St, Soquel, CA 95073
Michael's On Main, a Soquel mainstay, serves food and drink and has a big patio in the back overlooking Soquel Creek.More Michael's serves mostly organic and local foods, altering its menu with the seasons. A fireside room with ceiling-to-floor windows, cozy bar and lounge, dance floor and frequent live music attract a lively, generally middle-aged crowd. The relaxed restaurant also has a wine cellar and front terrace open for dining. It has won awards from Good Times (Best New Restaurant 2002) and the Soquel Chamber of Commerce. Wi-Fi is available.
To Thai For
210 Monterey Ave, Capitola, CA 95010
To Thai For is an Asian style restaurant. It offers a wide range of selections, including seafood, soups, wraps,More rolls, chicken and appetizers. Some options include garlic chicken, spicy pho, spring rolls, special entrees, shrimp rolls, bubble tea, tofu soup, BBQ chicken skewers and more. 
Norton Dennis Home Design
712 Capitola Ave, Capitola, CA 95010
Norton Dennis Home Design is an architecture company specializing in home building. Services include land useMore consulting, project planning as well as restaurant and commercial remodel. E-mail dennis@dennisnortondesign.com for more information, or go to the website to see the firm's portfolio.
Capitola Cove Apartments
1905 Wharf Rd, Capitola, CA 95010
In 2009, Capitola Cove was named one of the 20 nicest places to live on the West Coast, and these two-story, two-bedroomMore apartments are ideally situated for the California lifestyle. The well-tended landscaping and clean exterior make for a peaceful setting one block from the famous Shadowbrook Restaurant and two blocks from the Capitola Wharf. Apartments come with many amenities and private parking.
Vitamin Center
1955 41st Ave, Capitola, CA 95010
The Vitamin Center next to Capitola Mall has a huge selection of vitamins, minerals, herbs, homeopathics, skin-careMore products, books, amino acids, probiotics and more. The locally born owner, Jack, has his own line of health products called Vital Health, and a complete listing of what he offers is on his website. Jack provides a number of special deals, including discounts for store members, seniors, students, large purchases and even gym members (to encourage health). Jack's brother started Shadowbrook restaurant and his family has a long history in Capitola. Jack is happy to talk to anyone about their health and share whatever knowledge he has.
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