With many wonderful Encinitas restaurant options available, how do you decide where to go? Depending on what you’re in the mood for, consider these Encinitas Restaurants based on personal and local preference. We promise you will enjoy them all.

Swami’s Café


Swami’s Café is a family owned restaurant located on Highway 101 across from Self Realization garden. It’s a favorite among locals and a must-go-to spot for any visitor. Find all of your breakfast favorites including, omelets, breakfast burritos, eggs benedict, acai bowls, pancakes, waffles, and smoothies. Their lunch menu features a variety of wraps and sandwiches, as well as fish tacos and quesadillas. This list goes on, and needless to say, you won’t have any trouble finding something for everyone. Don’t let the line out the door turn you away. It is a busy spot but the staff is efficient and your belly will be full in no time at all. Swami’s Café is open daily from 7am-9pm, and until 3pm on Sunday.

Naked Café


For clean, organic, and healthier options, Naked Café is the way to go. Their menu is packed with vegetables, and provides gluten free, vegan, wholegrain, and egg white options. It even has kid-friendly healthy options for your little ones. You’ll be temped by the Coconut French Toast, Rising Sun Burritos, Naked Croissanwich, and delicious veggie scrambles for breakfast. For lunch, you have your choice of sandwiches, wraps, soups, salads, and appetizing infused dishes. For a little liquid therapy, pair a mimosa with your dish from their extensive mimosa menu. Naked Café is located in the heart of Encinitas in the Home Goods shopping center, open everyday from 7:30am-2:30pm.


Bier Garden


If you’re looking for a fun, hip spot to go on the weekend, definitely consider checking out Bier Garden. Indoor and outdoor table and bar seating options are provided. The TV’s surrounding the inside of the restaurant will surly be playing all of the current sports games. Brunch is served until 2pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Biscuits and Gravy, Orange Cinnamon French Toast, BG Wet Burrito, and the Cast Iron Veggie Scramble are just a few of the brunch menu options. If you’re looking for lunch, try the Baja Fish Tacos, Lobster BLT, or Short Rib Dip. Make sure you don’t leave here without trying the best Bloody Mary’s in Encinitas and your choice of one of over 32 local craft beers on tap to pair with it.

Bier Garden is located in a prime spot on Highway 101 next to Whole Foods. Bier Garden is also dog friendly so don’t forget to bring your furry friend with you!


3rd Corner


3rd corner in Encinitas offers a California bistro menu and wine shop with over 800 wines from around the world. Discover the delightful cuisine, which includes salads, fish tacos, pasta, and of course plated fish and meat options. As a bonus, their full menu is available until 1:00am for those in need of a late-night bite to eat. If you’re celebrating a special occasion or just looking for a glass of wine and appetizer, you can’t go wrong with 3rd Corner. They are closed on Monday’s and with this restaurant being so popular, it would be a good idea to make a reservation if you’re looking to go on the weekend.


Encinitas Fish Shop


 For the freshest fish in Encinitas, look no further than Encinitas Fish Shop. Literally any fish you’re craving, ahi, halibut, albacore, shrimp, lobster, mahi-mahi, salmon, sea bass, swordfish, yellowtail, etc. can be found here. Choose your fish preference, and then choose your style (taco, salad, sandwich, or plate). Fried calamari, fish and chips, clam chowder and other fish options are available as well. Enjoy these perfect selections for lunch or dinner.

Indoor and outdoor seating is provided with large, open widows looking out to Highway 101 to give you the complete southern California feel. Encinitas Fish Shop is open daily starting at 11:00am.

Solace & the Moonlight Lounge


This restaurant sits in the heart of downtown Encinitas at Pacific Station. Their innovative menu incorporates the most perfect combination of classic and modern American cuisine. Whether you’re craving something light or hearty, Solace will satisfy your needs. In addition they offer extensive gluten free options. Before your meal, try the mouth watering Warm Cheddar and Chive biscuits with Warm Honey Butter and Smoked Tomato Jam. As an entrée, you can’t go wrong with the flavorful Cheekstone Farms Natural Beef Cheek. Take one bite and taste the meat melt in your mouth. Other entrées include salmon, chicken, duck, pork, and much more. Live music is featured in the lounge every Sunday from 7pm to 9pm

Dinner is available starting at 4pm MondaySaturday, and 3pm on Sunday.


Le Papagayo


A lively, eclectic dining experience in Leucadia, the northern end of coast highway 101 in Encinitas. Just to give you a little taste of what they have to offer, their menu features Flatbread, Ahi Tuna Poke, Ribs, Sliders, Shrimp, Lobster Ravioli and more pasta, just to name a few. Happy hour is everyday from 5-6:30pm along with daily live music. If you’re looking for a fun atmosphere, good drinks, and exceptional food, you won’t be disappointed in choosing Le Papagayo.