Encinitas restaurants

Top Choice Seafood in Encinitas

Fish 101

In this casual grown-up fish shack, order at the counter, sidle up to a butcher-block table, sip craft beer or Mexican coke from a mason jar and tuck into albacore-tuna poke, clam chowder, shrimp po'boy or fish-and-…
Top Choice Italian in Encinitas

Trattoria I Trulli

Country-style seating indoors and great people-watching on the sidewalk. Just one taste of the homemade ravioli or lasagna, salmon with arugula, capers and red onion, or pollo uno zero uno (101; chicken stuffed with…
Cafe in Encinitas

Swami’s Café

This local institution can't be beat for breakfast burritos, multigrain pancakes, stir-fries, salads, smoothies and three-egg ohm-lettes (sorry, we couldn’t resist). Vegetarians will be satisfied, too. Most of the s…
Fusion in Encinitas

East Village Asian Diner

This cool diner-decorated eatery fuses mostly Korean cooking with Western and other Asian influences (witness the 'super awesome' beef-and-kimchi burrito). Try noodle dishes (Thai peanut, beef and broccoli etc), or …
Cafe in Encinitas

Pannikin Coffee & Tea

In a sunny yellow, wooden building that used to be the Encinitas train station (transported from its original site), Pannikin is an adorable sprawl of nooks, crannies, balconies and lawns. The coffees, homemade muff…
Vegan in Encinitas

Eve

One part coffee shop, one part lounge and one part restaurant, this new vegan eatery serves hearty salad bowls heaped with goodness. Opt for a superfood smoothie, local kombucha or Buddha bowl. Our fave is the Legen…
Peruvian in Encinitas

Q’ero

The flavors of Peru tempt from this tiny, atmospheric storefront festooned with Peruvian art and iconography. Try empanadas (little pasties of deliciousness), ceviche, papa rellena (potato filled with ground beef), …
American in Encinitas

Encinitas Cafe

Classic diner fare in retro surroundings including a counter top, blue booths and wood paneled walls. Dishes include salad, soups, chili, burgers and breakfast options like breakfast burritos, eggs Benedict and eigh…