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  • DavidBvip
    Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities •23 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 2 days ago
    The octopus carpaccio was the best octopus dish I have had outside of Spain and Portugal. The cilantro oil made the dish bright and full of flavor. The fresh baked baguette was perfect - hot, crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside, and was the ideal vehicle to sop up the rich favorable broth that came with the delicious bowl of mussels. It was also great with the aggressively garlicky butter the spicy shrimp were bathed in. Every dish we tasted made us smile. The service was perfectly relaxed and attentive and reminded us of some of the small local restaurants we experienced when traveling in the European countryside. I would highly recommend Valentina
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    ValentinaPrice: Moderate• Contemporary European• Encinitas
    4.8
  • bethvip
    Greater Boston •40 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 3 days ago
    Such a gorgeous Miami/Ibizi vibe! Delicious and creative menu. Great service.
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    SagoPrice: Expensive• Contemporary American• Encinitas
    4.4
  • OpenTable Dinervip
    Houston •5 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 3 days ago
    Herb & Sea is phenomenal! We celebrated our anniversary here and it did not disappoint. Our server Amanda was so sweet and attentive. We tried the Roasted Oysters & Bone Marrow, the Mussel Toast, and the Sea bass. Everything was so flavorful and fresh! The cocktail selection was great as well. The ambiance is casual, but refined. We love the beach vibe of Encinitas and we will definitely return to Herb & Sea next time we are in Southern California!
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    Herb & SeaPrice: Moderate• Californian• Encinitas
    4.6
  • OpenTable Diner
    Asheville / Western North Carolina •1 review
    4.0
    Dined 3 days ago
    We ordered The set of four salsas and all were delicious! I also enjoyed the poblano empanadas and the skinny margaritas. The only disappointing dish was the Mexican corn which really tasted like it came out of a can, and not fresh even though it is now in season. I would definitely not order that dish again- Poor value for the price!
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    Death By TequilaPrice: Moderate• Mexican• Encinitas
    4
  • KittyLyons81
    San Francisco Bay Area •9 reviews
    5.0
    Dined on Mar 27, 2022
    Loved dancing at shelter and the good vibes !
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    SHELTERPrice: Moderate• Dining Bar• Encinitas
    4.1

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Discover Encinitas

Encinitas, CA, boasts inviting accommodations, fun nightlife, a wealth of activities and consistent waves. It was once named one of the best surf towns in the world by National Geographic. Whether you choose to surf or just watch the antics, one thing you will not want to miss is eating in the local restaurants. Often people start their day with a healthy omelet prepared with locally grown ingredients like avocados and asparagus. Many seaside cafes offer lobster rolls, crab rolls, and shrimp rolls. It seems that tacos just taste better when they are eaten on Encinitas' beaches. As the sun begins to set, there are many upscale restaurants greeting guests with outstanding seafood and steaks along with gorgeous views.

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Healthy restaurants located in Encinitas include Herb & Sea, VAGA Restaurant & Bar and Waverly Restaurant & Lounge

Restaurants with gluten-free options in Encinitas are VAGA Restaurant & Bar, Herb & Sea and Buona Forchetta Encinitas

Bottomless brunch in Encinitas is available at VAGA Restaurant & Bar, Waverly Restaurant & Lounge and UNION Kitchen & Tap

The most romantic restaurant in Encinitas is VAGA Restaurant & Bar

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