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Food and restaurants in Encinitas

Top restaurants

Seafood Restaurant
“Great ultra casual seafood! Local favorite beachy spot just a 10minutes away in Leucadia. ”
  • 70 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“They having been serving coffee, tea, breakfast and lunch since 1968. The buliding itself used to be the old Santa Fe Railroad Station. A fun place to sit and enjoy the people.”
  • 65 locals recommend
Caribbean Restaurant
“Great casual beachy restaurant with excellent food of all types. Great happy hour, especially their margaritas and nightly live music make this a local fav!”
  • 60 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“One of my favorites not only form the food and drink, but also location. Right on the beach in Cardiff by the Sea. Go for a walk in the beach after or head to Kraken across the street for a good dive bar experience. ”
  • 50 locals recommend
Bar
“Delicious food and relaxing atmosphere. They also have a great selection of beers and serve bottomless mimosas from 9am-3pm!”
  • 47 locals recommend
Winery
“This is a winery with a ton of varietals because they don’t have their own vineyard—they source from all over. Their Spanish-inspired tapas and platters are also good!”
  • 51 locals recommend
Café
“Quick and delicious food with outdoor seating. Lisa's favorite Encinitas restaurant. Dog friendly patio! ”
  • 38 locals recommend
Gastropub
“The Bier Garden of Encinitas is a great place to hang out with friends after work or after a day on the beach. You can perch on a vivid green stool in front of 32 tap handles offering some of the best craft beer from Southern California. The menu is designed to work well with beer, and it is unique, very SoCal, and satisfying whether you go for a full dinner or choose a bunch of small plates such as skewers with chicken thighs marinated in peanut sauce or short rib corn nachos with mango salsa and tomato soaked in Bier cheese sauce and chipotle aioli and served with tortilla chips. You also might want to sample their very interesting Bloody Mary menu. They come with beer chasers.”
  • 40 locals recommend

Cafes

Coffee Shop
“They having been serving coffee, tea, breakfast and lunch since 1968. The buliding itself used to be the old Santa Fe Railroad Station. A fun place to sit and enjoy the people.”
  • 65 locals recommend
Café
“Head here in the morning for a local cup of brew. The avocado roasts are great too and people watching is fun on the seats outside. ”
  • 46 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Local Leucadia coffee favorite. Take a to go Latte and walk up the hill to Beacons beach”
  • 35 locals recommend
Café
“Quick and delicious food with outdoor seating. Lisa's favorite Encinitas restaurant. Dog friendly patio! ”
  • 38 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Solid breakfast spot that is a local favorite. Solid breakfast burritos, scrambles, & pancakes!”
  • 35 locals recommend
Café
“A true local favorite! A perfect beach cafe serving delicious, healthy options. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Our go to for breakfast. Mostly indoor dining. If you want to sit outside, try Swami's, their sister restaurant.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Café
“Trendy coffee place serving light meals and a couple tasty smoothie options. Small seating area on sidewalk that is dog friendly. ”
  • 20 locals recommend

Bakeries

Bakery
“In the downtown area of Encinitas, you always know what you're getting with Whole Foods. Quality food and products - though their prices are above regular grocery stores. ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Bakery
“This place is old school Cardiff. People come from all around for these donuts. Ask them what is fresh. Spike your blood sugar and then find protein somewhere else. ”
  • 32 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Our go to for breakfast. Mostly indoor dining. If you want to sit outside, try Swami's, their sister restaurant.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Bakery
“They are known for well... their awesome donuts. They sell out every day, so you have to get there early.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bakery
“Most delicious chocolate croissants and chai ever ❤️ Try their bombay latte also - comes with cardamom. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Tea Room
“Great local spot - They have the most delicious baked goods and pastries too!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bakery
“Great coffee and even better French Onion Soup. WiFi available from Starbucks next door”
  • 6 locals recommend
Café
“A great lunch spot! Everything in the restaurant is gluten-free, but the flavors and quality do not falter!”
  • 9 locals recommend
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