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Dharma's Restaurant

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4250 Capitola Rd, Capitola, CA 95010-3538
+1 831-462-1717
08:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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Bandon, OR
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226 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

Healthy, charming atmosphere, friendly staff, but did I ever order wrong. I was expecting a Quesadilla with LOTS OF CHEESE, and there was so little cheese on it that I scraped it all to one end and ate one-third of each tortilla. My husband's soup had so much pepper in it that he got a to-go container to bring it... More 

Thank GoodKarmaTraveler
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72 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

Food was okay not spectacular there are places with better vegan food ... it was crowded slow ... if I saw one more ironic beard I was going to scream. The service was strange and would have been faster if it was a regular sit down restaurant or something else

Thank KarenandScott
Sebastopol, California
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129 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Excellent wide selection of vegetarian and vegan options. Came for an early lunch on a Monday. Large space with lots of tables, outside tables are pet friendly. Burgers, sandwiches, salads, pizza, Mexican food and entrees of various types, all can be made vegan if desired. Also a huge selection of beverages from fruit smoothie shakes to wine and beer. Outside... More 

Thank John K
Florence, Oregon
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230 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

Located in a small strip mall, this vegetarian and vegan restaurant offers an extensive list of Asian, Mexican and a variety of sandwiches. There are no waiters, order athe counter and take a seat. Plenty of seating and parking. A bit noisy, however, the food is excellent.

Thank TopChef7
Berkeley, California
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

Dharma's is one of the few places I always know I'll have something delicious. They are dedicated to being gluten free and have A LOT of things on their menu. There are not many places in Santa Cruz with that honor. Whenever I'm in town and we need a place to eat we go to Dharma's. My meat-eating dad LOVES... More 

Thank Rosy E
Falls Church, VA
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

Read the reviews and had to try it out here during a stay in Santa Cruz. All I can say is WOW! The most delicious dharma vegie cheeseburger, on a fabulous whole wheat bun with tons of sesame seeds. A garden salad piled high with sprouts, shredded carrots and beets, cukes, cherry tomatoes, multiple lettuces and other greens, sunflower seeds... More 

Thank Photoman22
Citrus Heights, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

I live out of town but have been there twice. They have a great variety of choices. Portions are large enough for 2 people to share or have leftovers for the next day. They use fresh quality ingredients. Very tasty and leaves feeling good and healthy :)

Thank brigitte3212016
Santa Cruz, California
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136 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

I've been coming here for years. I LOVE the Dan Dan Noodle dish (Hot noodles served w/ a peanut-sesame sauce, topped w/ carrots, tofu, cucumber, spinach & green onions), and this is usually what I order. Service is quick and friendly, however the acoustics are probably the WORST i've ever experienced. It takes just one screaming kid (and this tends... More 

Thank Smudge R
Berkeley, California
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49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

The only problem with going here was figuring out which of the many appealing dishes to get. There is everything from pasta to burgers to curries and Asian noodles and Mexican. Portions were on the large side and the flavors and dressings were all very tasty.

Thank MaraisFamily
Sunnyvale, California
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154 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016

I had the pleasure of eating dinner at Dharma's with 4 friends. I had the curry (mild), others had a mushroom dish, stroganoff, lasagna, and something mexican. All dishes are vegetarian. They were excellent - tasty, well seasoned and fresh. Many came with side salads. We couldn't eat it all and so had leftovers for our next meal. I will... More 

Thank Dorcas K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 15
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4250 Capitola Rd, Capitola, CA 95010-3538
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Capitola
  • Phone Number: +1 831-462-1717

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?