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Best restaurants near me in Encinitas, CA

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A photo of UNION Kitchen & Tap restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(1033)
Price: Moderate
• American • Encinitas
Booked 27 times today
Situated at the southern end of Downtown Encinitas on the historic 101 highway, UNION Kitchen & Tap offers New American Cuisine in an inviting, warm, and comfortable restaurant setting. Executive Chef, Jared Saunders, created a frequently changing menu that relies heavily on local and organic ingredients. The menu features a variety of options to choose from including seasonal salads, hearty sandwiches, prime steak and chops, and a number of signature dishes for meat eaters and vegetarians alike. UNION Kitchen & Tap also offers a full complement of local craft beers, boutique wines, and signature cocktails.
A photo of Echale Encinitas restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(63)
Price: Moderate
• Mexican • Encinitas
Booked 13 times today
Nestled in the serene beach town of Encinitas, our Mexican Brasserie and Natural Wine Bar offers a fusion of traditional Mexican flavors with a modern Mediterranean twist, complemented by an exquisite selection of natural wines. Our dinner menu showcases Chef Yontz’s mastery, blending Mexican, Mediterranean, and French influences. Signature dishes like chile-braised oxtail with homemade pappardelle, vibrant cochinita pibil, and mussels in chorizo-mezcal broth are just the beginning. Don’t miss our locally-sourced bluefin tuna, scallop aguachile, and the unforgettable strawberry shortcake churros.
A photo of Cocina de Barrio Encinitas restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(87)
Price: Moderate
• Mexican • Encinitas
Booked 13 times today
*Brunch hours are on a walk-in basis only.Cocina de Barrio by Chef Jose J. FloresWelcome to Cocina de Barrio, the newest modern-urban Mexican restaurant located in Encinitas, CA! We are proud to feature the culinary richness of Oaxaca as well as other Mexican regions. Stop by and enjoy our bar stocked with plenty of tequila and mezcal selections, beer, and wines sourced from Valle Guadalupe.Don't forget to join us during our weekend brunch (where we add a Mexican kick) and our happy hour every Monday-Friday from 3-5pm! Stay Chido!
A photo of Herb & Sea restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(2617)
Price: Moderate
• Californian • Encinitas
Booked 81 times today
Blending classic East Coast culinary traditions with a modern Californian sensibility, Herb & Sea is Chef Brian Malarkey’s venerable companion restaurant to the much-loved Herb & Wood in Little Italy. Quickly becoming one of the most sought-after tables in town, the concept shines with a menu that focuses on simple, clean, bright flavors. Located steps from Moonlight Beach in Encinitas, the vibrant space is housed in a 1920’s art deco building that has been restored to its original glory.Daily operations are helmed by Executive Chef Aidan Owens. The menu includes a mix of raw bar staples, fresh seafood, meat dishes, and roasted vegetables. A variety of pizzas and pastas round out the offerings, alongside dessert and a dedicated kids’ menu.The spirits program is bright and playful, emphasizing citrus and floral notes that utilize the same ingredients found on the menu. The wine list offers a similar sense of whimsy, highlighting labels meant to complemen
A photo of Valentina restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(1692)
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary European • Encinitas
Booked 26 times today
We look forward to welcoming you. Valentina is casual neighborhood bistro and wine bar located in Leucadia along Hwy 101. Named after the owner's daughter, Valentina is a casual and welcoming spot that patrons can enjoy for good food, wine and the company of good friends. An eclectic mix of seasonal plates has been inspired by the owners’ passion for travel, reflecting the style of the classic bistros of Mexico City, Spain, and France.
A photo of Chart House Restaurant - Cardiff restaurant
4.4
Awesome(6816)
Price: Moderate
• Seafood • Solana Beach
Booked 96 times today
Chart House is a fine dining restaurant serving seafood & steak and famous for their spectacular views. For more than 50 years, Chart House has redefined the ideal dining experience. With 27 waterfront and showcase locations ranging from the historic to the unforgettable, Chart House restaurants specialize in dazzling views, unique cuisine and exceptional service. From fresh fish specialties to slow-roasted prime rib, the renowned chefs of Chart House have tailored a menu that adds a unique touch to local flavors. And the Chart House happy hour is a guest favorite, where guest favor our signature cocktails and delicious bites you are sure to enjoy. Our original Hot Chocolate Lava Cake is the perfect end to a memorable dining experience at Chart House. Chart House offers the ideal setting for your next event. We would be happy to assist you with all the details of your special occasion.
A photo of Le Papagayo Encinitas restaurant
4.4
Awesome(2183)
Price: Moderate
• American • Encinitas
Booked 27 times today
Le Papagayo blends New American and Pacific Coast cuisine to create an amazing fine dining experience. The Chef and Myself combine the freshest of local ingredients and flavor to create a unique character for each meal created from scratch. Dining at Le Papagayo is a full experience that will delight all your senses. Amazing food and a warm and inviting dining room which looks like an art gallery are all part of the experience.We also offer a heated patio and unplugged live music every night.
A photo of Vigilucci's Trattoria Italiana restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(1284)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Encinitas
Booked 16 times today
Vigilucci’s Trattoria Italiana features an exceptional menu of Italian favorites, certified prime steaks and the freshest seafood. Open for over two decades, 2019 marks the 25 year anniversary of Vigilucci’s Trattoria formerly located in Encinitas. Menu highlights include many of the company’s signature dishes, made from scratch pastas, salads, steaks, seafood, pizzas and calzones. Private dining space is available for large or small groups. Our casual yet sophisticated piano bar enhances the dining experience.For off-site events and parties contact Cater@Vigiluccis.comCatering to the most discerning palates for over 20 years,Vigilucci’s catering team can custom create a unique and memorable menu for celebrating life’s special occasions.
A photo of Sago restaurant
4.3
Awesome(45)
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary American • Encinitas
Booked 8 times today
SAGO is a new and exciting dining and nightlife concept, steps from Encinitas beaches. Looking forward to greeting our guests and giving them and outstanding experience.
A photo of VAGA Restaurant & Bar restaurant
4.5
Awesome(75)
Price: Expensive
• American • Encinitas
Booked 27 times today
For a true “vaga”, the journey is never-ending; the spirit and palate, always curious. Drawing ingredients and inspiration from near and far, VAGA explores San Diego’s ever-changing confluence of culture and wanderlust. From its perch on a coastal bluff in Encinitas, California, VAGA keeps one hand in the ocean, one hand in the farm, and both eyes on the horizon.

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