Encinitas San Diego's Best 17 Restaurants in 2017

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That's why we scour Yelp, Tripadvisor, Opentable, ask around, and eat out to our hearts content to find the most yummy local restaurants to recommend to our valued clients.

Here's a quick rundown of our list:

Without further ado – let's jump into our list of Encinitas San Diego's Best 17 Restaurants in 2020 | 2021.

UNION Kitchen & Tap - 1108 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-5003 - 760-230-2337

TripAdvisory Review:

I was visiting the Self Realization Fellowship, but it is hard to realize myself when I am hungry, so I went wandering in search of some food. Found this place and took a seat at the bar. Had duck hash with eggs and a beer, and watched the game. It was crowded - and for good reason. The food and beer was great. The bartender was friendly. Service was good.

Le Papagayo - 1002 N Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-1469 - 760-944-8252

TripAdvisory Review:

Terrific atmosphere with great outdoor seating. Food and service is very good with live music in the bar.

Trattoria I Trulli - 830 South Coast, Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024 - 760-943-6800

TripAdvisory Review:

Fantastic food and service. Felt like we were back at a local trattoria in Italy. Great ambiance, large servings, and well prepared

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The 3rd Corner - 897 S Coast Highway 101, Suite F-104, Encinitas, CA 92024-4442 - 760-942-2104

TripAdvisory Review:

The 3rd Corner is a “go to” for us. We look forward to the place on our way north from San Diego. Has become a destination restaurant. Excellent food, flat iron steak is amazing. Taco plate never disappoints. Vast selection of good wine. Quiet dining on the porch outside. Fast and great service. Gluten free options. We really enjoy this stop.

Juanitas Taco Shop - 290 N Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-3254 - 760-943-9612

TripAdvisory Review:

Juanita's was recommended to us by friends, and it was a great recommendation! The food was authentic, large portions, very affordable prices, and delicious. It is definitely a small local restaurant that I will be going back to next time I'm in Carlsbad. 

The Taco Stand - 642 South Coast Hwy, Encinitas, CA 92024 - 760-230-2061

TripAdvisory Review:

We found this gem while driving thru Encinitas. What a find! The shop is small but there are seats outside. The food was so great. The staff was friendly and worked hard to keep the tables clean and ready for the next customer. There was a line at 4pm on a Wednesday, but it went fast. Every single person who worked there had a smile on their face and that was great to see. GO THERE!!!

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Honey Bistro & Bakery - 632 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-3539 - 760-942-5433

TripAdvisory Review:

Best breakfast I had in San Diego. Tasty, fresh food. Friendly service. Great menu to choose from. Recommend!

Leucadia Pizzeria & Italian - 315 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-3543 - 760-942-2022

TripAdvisory Review:

This pizza place is more than just a pizza place. They have very good food here as well. We ordered a take out service. Food was ready very fast and it was very delicious too. Recommend!!!

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Haggo's Organic Taco - 1302 N Coast Highway 101, Ste 101, Encinitas, CA 92024 - 760-753-6000

TripAdvisory Review:

This was my first fresh fish taco experience. The service was great and the owner was available to patrons. The owner and one employee do all the cooking so consistency is outstanding. The decor was bright and inviting.

Maurizio Trattoria Italiana - 505 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-3532 - 760-942-7332

TripAdvisory Review:

Having been in Italy twice and going again in September, we know about authentic Italian food -- very hard to find in North County San Diego. We accidentally ended up at Maurizio's last week and were so glad we did! The food was absolutely delicious from beginning to end and the waiters speak Italian! Since I speak some Italian, I was so happy to find someone to practice with! Highly recommend this lovely trattoria. Will go again soon!

Blue Ribbon Artisan Pizzeria - 897 S Coast Highway 101, Suite F102, Encinitas, CA 92024-4442 - 760-634-7671

TripAdvisory Review:

Love this place! They have a great outdoor seating area that is perfect for the warmer months! The happy menu has great prices and lots of options. We had their 3 cheese crispy ravioli, Laura chenel goat cheese bruschetta, and a few of the personal size pizzas! Our favorite was the local and the classic but you really can't go wrong with any of their pizzas!! Highly recommended!!

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Swami's Cafe - 1163 S Coast Highway 101, Ste A, Encinitas, CA 92024-5041 - 760-944-0612

TripAdvisory Review:

After being in the US for two weeks it was nice to have a real breakfast that actually tasted like a breakfast should! We ordered scrambled eggs and a bacon-turkey-&avocado-sandwich and it all tasted so good! The outdoor seating were nice even though it's close to the street and the staff is super friendly! We liked the coffee so much that we wanted to buy some with us home and they fixed it without trouble! I would gladly recommend this place to anyone in Encinitas looking for a great breakfast place!

Hooked on Sushi  - 272 N El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA 92024-2857 - 760-487-5410

TripAdvisory Review:

Great crowded sushi place ! Delicious ICHIGO, DRAGON and HONEY ROLL. Excellent service! Highly recommend:)

Birdseye Kitchen - 540 N Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-2037 - 760-479-0488

TripAdvisory Review:

I have eaten here about 6 times. I tend to be an "early bird" so usually around 6:00 - 6:30 pm and even at that time there may be a wait. The staff are attentive, the draft beer selection adequate and the food very very good. I have referred several friends and the feedback has always been positive. I especially like the chicken dishes and the fresh spring rolls are excellent

Firenze Trattoria - 162 S Rancho Santa Fe Rd, Ste E80, Encinitas, CA 92024-4300 - 760-944-9000

TripAdvisory Review:

Everything on the menu is fabulous! Best lasagna ever! Chicken meatballs are another awesome choice. The owner & staff are very charming!

Q'ero Restaurant - 564 S Coast Hwy. 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-3531 - 760-753-9050

TripAdvisory Review:

Q'ero Restaurant - 564 S Coast Hwy. 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-3531 - 760-753-9050

Amazing food, and really friendly staff. We loved the ceviche, calamari, desserts, and everything that we ordered. Everything was classic Peruvian food, and it was all homemade. We will recommend this to family and friends, and we will for sure be back!

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