Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Near Legoland
3666 Pio Pico Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Phone: (760) 729-4941
Fax: (760) 729-0253
Bars & Cafes
Downtown Carlsbad combines three attractions at Pizza Port Carlsbad— original pizza preparations, handcrafted brews, and a clambake atmosphere. Surfboards are suspended overhead throughout the restaurant. Surfing pictures plaster the walls while televisions show surfing footage. Seating is available at long, wooden picnic-style tables or at the bar. Try the hometown Pizza Carlsbad, which offers toppings of pesto, chicken, artichoke hearts, feta and sun dried tomatoes. Top off your meal with one of Port Brewing's award-winning, world-famous handcrafted brews. Two popular choices are the California Honey and Sharkbite Red. Opt for the Wipeout IPA if you're feeling up to it.
Visit Vigilucci's Seafood & Steakhouse if you want to indulge yourselves. From magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean, to the sublime prime steaks and seafood with the heartiness of Italian cooking, will just make you want for more. Their full bar features an impressive wine list. The Seafood & Steakhouse is a great place for parties and special events with an awe inspiring ocean backdrop or just dine in their grand private dining room for an atmosphere of the classic Italian charm. Godere!
Cafe Dolce, is a mini-cafe which offers an odd combination of ice cream treats and health-conscious entrees. Ice cream delights include sundaes, made with Dreyers ice cream, and fountain specialties. Try an oreo milkshake or a root beer float. On the healthy side, this spot has a short list of salads and sandwiches. Consider the veggie burrito (organic beans and rice, cheese, avocado and salsa, served in a warm tortilla). Most guests eat outside, where patio tables are placed near a stone fountain, with a ceiling fan overhead.
Vinaka means 'thank you' in the islands of Fiji. This cafe certainly honors its name with an atmosphere of kindness and courtesy. Guests are encouraged to chat with friends or read literature for hours, while dining on quiche and espresso. Hanging racks hold magazines, which customers are welcome to scan. Board games are stacked on a shelf. Feel free to select one and begin a game right in the restaurant. Meanwhile, try Cocoa Cafe (brewed coffee and hot chocolate) or the Cappuccino Float (espresso, milk and ice cream).
Coyote Bar & Grill combines a Southwestern theme, hip cuisine and live entertainment. Wooden furniture features Southwestern-style carvings and Native American symbols are painted on the stone fireplace. Real cactus plants are scattered throughout the restaurant. While the inside hosts a large bar and dining area, the fast-paced action is outdoors. Live entertainment, from disc jockeys to karaoke, enlivens the patio dining section. Popular entrees include swordfish tacos, the vegetable burrito and Chile relleno.
Combine your favorite ice cream flavors with your choice of "mix-ins" at Cold Stone Creamery. Each day, the store features several ice cream flavors, such as French vanilla or coffee. Guests select an ice cream and then choose from a vast line of "mix-ins," ranging from oreos to pecans. The servers at cold stone set your slab of ice cream and mix-ins on a clean metal counter. Then, with the use of two spatulas, the server mixes your ice cream to order.
Fresco Trattoria & Bar at Carlsbad is an upscale Italian restaurant with an extensive menu of pasta, pizza, soup and salads. The restaurant is cozy and charming with its cream and coffee hues, dark wooden furniture, hand painted murals, lovely outdoor patios and its close proximity to the ocean. You can just hear the waves calling out to you if you are dining at the patio. The food is a work of love, deliciously hearty and soul warming such as the Rigatoni Salsiccia alla Siciliana, Veal Milanese, Pizza Rustica and Linguine Mare Mosso. And a delightful end with desserts like chocolate souffle, raspberry sorbet and pastries. Fresco has an amazing wine list, so whether you are a wine aficionado or a newbie, you will have plenty to choose from. The restaurant has got two patios while one is by the sidewalk with a lot of tables laid in front, the other is wonderfully landscaped. Fresco is ideal for a memorable evening of romance.
Hennessey's Tavern offers a full breakfast, lunch and dinner menu, along with an expansive bar. Green umbrella-topped tables crowd the outside seating area. Meanwhile, the indoor area features a large bar, several tables and televisions facing every direction. For breakfast, the Hennessey's Benedict offers Corned Beef with Poached Eggs on an English Muffin! Later in the day, soups, sandwiches and burgers are customer favorites. The Earth Burger combines Swiss Cheese, Avocado, Sprouts, Tomato and Pineapple. Traditionalists will find basic cheeseburgers and mushroom burgers on the menu as well.
Greek Corner Cafe is popular for evening meals. One wall is covered in an elaborate mural of an ancient Greek goddess. Yet, many diners still prefer outdoor dining complete with old-fashioned lamps and greenery. On the menu, the shark kabab and kofta (ground lamb) kabab are both popular. If you have a large appetite, order one of the combination plates. The Greek combination plate offers a skewer of beef or chicken, served with Gyros, yellow rice, olives, feta cheese and tzatziki sauce.
West Steak and Seafood is an upscale steakhouse in Carlsbad, offering one of the best prime steaks, chops and seafood. To add to the farm to table experience, fresh veggies are plucked daily from the local garden. The grand interiors give a touch of drama to it while the showstopper are the steaks, cooked with a little butter and sea salt, the flavor speaks for itself. Some of the other menu highlights are the Jumbo White Mexican Shrimp Cocktail, Pan-roasted wild Alaskan halibut, Wedge Salad, Maine Lobster Tortelloni, local Swordfish and Capriolo E Melanzane. And yes for rich sweet ending, try the white chocolate creme brulee with an almond tuile of fresh berries. Complement your meal with any of the wine or cocktail available in their extensive lists.
The PCH Sports Bar and Grill is located just steps away from the beach in Oceanside, CA. For those who cannot find a good place to grab breakfast, they serve breakfast starting at 7:00. Breakfast items include omelets, Huevos Rancheros, and more. They also serve lunch and dinner, which includes various burgers, sandwiches, and other items. For those who just want to sit at the bar, watch the latest game, and drink a beer, they serve plenty of bottled and draft beers. Along with great games to watch, PCH Sports Bar and Grill also has pool, which people can play for free Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday nights. -Erick Pettersen
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