The Best Restaurants in Encinitas


California has long been a hub in the restaurant industry, and Encinitas has proven to be an area that’s full of up-and-coming names in both fine dining and casual. Here are some of the best places to dine for foodies— and people who just like to eat!


Solace and the Moonlight Lounge: 25 East E St, 760-753-2433. Try the pork belly sliders, chocolate soufflé, or cheddar chive biscuits.

Priority Public House: 576 N Coast Hwy 101, 760-658-9831. Try the three-egg frittata, sweet potato fries, or the crab mac ‘n’ cheese.

Union Kitchen & Tap: 1108 S Coast Hwy 101, 760-230-2337. Try the shrimp and grits, roasted beet salad, or any of the flatbreads.



Yu Me Ya Sake House: 1246 N Coast Hwy 101, 760-633-4288. Try the spicy tuna carpaccio, udon noodles, or the black cod.

East Village Asian Diner: 628 S Coast Hwy 101, 760-753-8700. Try the monk bowl, apple wontons, or the beef power noodles.

Thai Pan Cuisine: 138 N El Camino Real, 760-632-8800. Try the panang curry, spicy basil noodles, or the tofu glass noodle soup.

Kaito Sushi: 130-A N El Camino Real, 760-634-2746. Try the toro hand roll, pan-seared squid, or the scallop nigiri.



101 Diner: 552 S Coast Hwy 101, 760-753-2123. Try the carne asada eggs benedict, apple cinnamon pancakes, or the acai bowl.

Pannikin Coffee & Tea: 510 N Coast Hwy 101, 760-632-0919. Try the Masala chai tea, blueberry scones, or the Greek scramble.



KC’s Tandoor: 1070 N El Camino Real, 760-753-7452. Try the chicken tikka masala, the jalapeno cheese naan bread, or the samosas.

Passage to India: 257 N El Camino Real, 760-753-1309. Try the Navratan korma, the kheer rice pudding, or the veggie pakora.



Solterra Winery and Kitchen: 934 N Coast Hwy 101, 760-230-2970. Try the patatas bravas, charcuterie platter, or the veggie paella.

Maurizio Trattoria Italiana: 505 S Coast Hwy 101, 760-942-7332. Try the lobster ravioli, fritto misto, or the scallop fettucine.

Quei Bravi Ragazzi: 90 N Coast Hwy 101, 760-632-1600. Try the Diavola pizza, caprese panini, or the ricotta crostata.



Juanitas Taco Shop: 290 N Coast Hwy 101, 760-943-9612. Try the carne asada burrito, fish tacos, or the horchata.

Cotixan Mexican & Seafood: 219 N El Camino Real, 760-479-2567. Try the tacos al pastor, carne asada fries, or the California burrito.

Q’ero Restaurant: 564 S Coast Hwy 101, 760-753-9050. Try the calamari, tres leches cake, or the sea bass ceviche.



Peace Pies: 133 Daphne St, 760-479-0996. Try the mango curry wrap, blueberry vegan cheesecake, or the zucchini alfredo.

Native Foods Café: 127 N El Camino Rd, 760-634-7607. Try the Caribbean jerk kale salad, lavender lemonade, or the tofu curry bowl.

Lotus Café & Juice Bar: 765 S Coast Hwy 101, 760-479-1977. Try the tempeh tacos, vegan cupcakes, or the Cosmic cobb salad.

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