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Econo Lodge Encinitas Moonlight Beach

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 410 N. Coast Hwy 101 , Encinitas, CA, US, 92024

  • Phone: (760) 436-4999
  • Fax: (760) 943-9321
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4.6 out of 5 (143 reviews)
93% of guests recommend this hotel


»Calypso Cafe

While the Southern California coastline offers numerous restaurants, this particular establishment is well known for combining a festive atmosphere with elegant cuisine. The bright yellow and red building is difficult to miss as you drive along the Pacific Coast Highway. The patio dining area is accompanied by a yellow canopy, extensive greenery and a seascape mural. The inside is just as festive, featuring live music every night. Seafood entrees are popular, including Rainbow Trout and Seafood Linguini Priscilla, which combines mussels, shrimp and fresh fish.

576 North Coast Highway 101
Encinitas, CA 92024

»Bird House Grill

This small restaurant is ideal after a day at the beach. Located just a short distance from the coast, it offers a casual atmosphere and efficient service. Place your order at the counter and then relax at a wooden table. The walls are hung with various pictures and plates, while green plants sit on the windowsill. The hot sandwiches are popular, especially the delicious Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich. For a larger appetite, the Chicken Kebab Plate or the Gyro Plate is highly recommended, they are accompanied by Rice Pilaf, Pita Bread, and a salad.

250 North Coast Highway 101
Encinitas, CA 92024

»La Especial Norte

This restaurant may not appear inviting from the outside, but it is a long-standing favorite among local customers seeking scrumptious Mexican cuisine. Located just minutes away from the Pacific Ocean, the family-run establishment offers friendly service and an upbeat atmosphere. Of course, most customers return simply for one reason-the delicious, mouth-watering soups. A full bar accompanies a long list of homemade, Mexican soup specialties. Traditional Mexican entrees are offered as well.

664 North Coast Highway 101
Encinitas, CA 92024

»Fulano's Cafe

Just a few blocks from the coastline, this independent restaurant is popular among both locals and tourists. Southwestern decor reigns supreme as cactus plants surround the stucco building. Inside, festive music plays and Southwestern paintings brighten the walls. From the a la carte menu, popular picks include the Chili Relleno and Tostada. A small specialties section of the menu features Puerco Oaxaqueno, a blackened Portabella mushroom, covered with medallions of pork, sauteed with salsa and served with beans, mexi-slaw and tortillas. Each Friday, fresh fish is served at market price.

145 Leucadia Boulevard
Encinitas, CA 92024

»China Town Restaurant

Just a short distance from the coastline, this popular restaurant offers Chinese cuisine for your dining and take-out needs. While the restaurant is located in a shopping center, with a storefront entrance, do not let the outside deceive you. Once inside, guests are treated to first-class dining, surrounded by red, gold and black decor. Egg Rolls and Pork Stuffed Fried Wontons are popular appetizers. For your entree, consider Beef with Snow Peas Pods or Sesame Chicken. Vegetarians may enjoy the Stir Fry Vegetables with Tofu or Vegetable Chop Suey.

118 Leucadia Boulevard
Encinitas, CA 92024

»El Callejon

Among a plethora of Mexican restaurants in San Diego County, this festive spot specializes in Mexico City-style cuisine. Brightly painted murals cover the walls, both outside and inside, and Mexican music is played throughout the restaurant. From the menu, try one of the Quesadillas, with Rotisserie Rork or Carne Asada. Tacos de Pollo con Guacamole (chicken tacos, with lettuce, Cotija cheese and guacamole) are another popular specialty. And the drinks? The restaurant hosts a full bar with 55 different Tequilas, as well as a variety of Margaritas.

345 South Coast Highway 101
Encinitas, CA 92024

»A Little Moore Coffee Shop

If you like old-fashioned breakfast in an informal atmosphere, be sure to visit this restaurant. A small section of patio dining is available, right along Pacific Coast Highway. Inside the tiny, rusk-colored building, the breakfast grill is in full view, where traditional, American breakfast is prepared throughout the day. Omelets are likely the top sellers here. Try an Avocado and Cheese or Chili and Cheese Omelette's. Pancakes and oatmeal are also popular entrees.

1030 North Coast Highway 101
Encinitas, CA 92024

»Roxy Restaurant & Ice Cream

Part of the Encinitas community since the flower power days of the 1960s and 70s, this restaurant holds a long tradition of a relaxing atmosphere and healthy cuisine. While the retro decor is no longer prominent, the vegetarian menu remains. One tofu platter combines fresh vegetables, tofu and peanuts with a garlic sauce. The Baked Mushroom and Cheese Casserole combines fresh mushrooms and pita bread with mozzarella and cheddar cheese. Top off your visit with one of the famous desserts made without dairy products.

517 South Coast Highway 101
Encinitas, CA 92024

»Siamese Basil

This restaurant is located next to popular specialty shops along the Highway 101 Encinitas Mainstreet. The storefront establishment is appropriate for both informal business and leisure occasions. Statues of Buddha sit on shelves throughout the spacious dining area and various artifacts, such as bronze butterflies, cover the walls. Rice and noodle dishes are customer favorites. Of course, the House Specials are also popular including Roast Duck, Honey Spare Ribs and Princess Favorite Duckling. It opens daily from 11a.

527 South Coast Highway 101
Encinitas, CA 92024


As you enter Q'ero's cozy dining room, you are greeting by the tantalizing aroma of the wholesome, traditional food of Peru. Nestled in the heart of downtown Encinitas on the 101, Q'ero is best suited for intimate occasions. The food is slow cooked to perfection such as the lamb shank, Aji de Gallina (chicken with walnut sauce), Pork belly sandwich, Bistek a la Trujillana, sea bass ceviche, tres leches cake and more. They don't have a bar however they do serve beer and wine along with your meal.

564 South Coast Highway 101
Encinitas, CA 92024

»E Street Cafe

E Street Cafe provides a varied menu of organic fair trade espresso drinks, teas, pastries, and food selections, including vegan fare. With free Wi-Fi access with purchase, E Street makes it easy to work or check e-mail while enjoying a cup of chai or mocha. Plenty of couches ensure maximum comfort while listening to live music or open mic nights in the evenings, and art by local artists decorate the walls.

128/130 West E Street
Encinitas, CA 92024

»Ogata Japanese Cuisine

This Japanese restaurant, located just one block from the coast, is quite informal, best suited for casual family occasions, take-out or dining alone. The restaurant's decor is a flashback to the American 70s era. Wood paneling covers the walls, while booths feature gold upholstery. Chicken Teriyaki is a popular dish, served with rice, soup and salad. For a bit larger entree, try the Salmon Teriyaki Combination, including rice, salad, soup and six California Rolls. Sushi rolls are also sold on an individual basis and vegetarian dishes are available.

615 South Coast Highway 101
Encinitas, CA 92024
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