Econo Lodge Encinitas Moonlight Beach
410 N. Coast Hwy 101
Encinitas, CA 92024
Phone: (760) 436-4999
Fax: (760) 943-9321
Bars & Cafes
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.
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.
This tiny juice bar offers a cool retreat from the San Diego sun. The shop is generally crowded with locals who have spent the day at the beach. The establishment is highly informal. White tables, with red folding chairs, seat guests. Reggae music plays overhead. From the smoothie menu, try the Date Shake. This concoction includes vanilla ice cream, dates and a banana. A non-dairy smoothie menu is also offered. For those seeking coffee specialties, choose from Cafe Latte, Espresso Mocha, Cappuccino and many others.
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.
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.
Chef proprietor, Matt Gordon, of Urban Solace fame, brings his culinary expertise to Encinitas to delight his guests with delicious American cuisine. At Solace & the Moonlight Lounge artificial and processed foods are kept at bay, and only handcrafted and freshly sourced ingredients are used, assuring diners a healthy meal. Solace, the restaurant section, is a quiet space where you can enjoy lunch, dinner or a weekend brunch, while the Moonlight Lounge, located below, is more lively with drinks going around and musicians filling it up with vibrant melodies. Keep an eye out for their weekly specials which include tasting menus, discounts on food and drinks, and other interesting offers.
Donna Gaffney owns and operates this wine bar, located along the coastline in North County. Several small tables are scattered throughout the spacious room, with a few black and white prints decorating the walls. While the wine list changes each week, guests may generally select from 20-30 varieties on a given evening. Perhaps a glass of Dead Arm Shiraz or Penley Flagship Cabernet is available. Complement your wine with an appetizer. Pate is served with cheese, olives and bread.
This popular cafe is located along a string of trendy shops in downtown Encinitas. It is an ideal stop for lunch during a leisurely shopping day. Try one of the gourmet sandwiches, such as the French Riviera (tuna, artichoke hearts, tomato, olives, red onion and oregano dressing). Other favorites include the Smoked Turkey Sandwich and Veggie Burger. Do not miss the Gelato and ice cream selection. A single scoop of Raspberry Sorbet or Cookies & Cream is a perfect ending to your meal.
UNION Kitchen & Tap is a friendly and trendy contemporary American restaurant serving seasonal farm to table menu that is fresh and a full bar of local craft beers, boutique wines, and signature cocktails. The diverse menu has various options like fresh salads, satisfying sandwiches, succulent prime steak and chops and many signature dishes for meat lovers as well as vegetarians and vegans. The bar is open till later, so you can just lounge around for a good time after dinner. Occasionally live music is hosted, while weekends are entailed with brunches. A great social place to hang out, eat scrumptious food and unwind with lovely drinks.
When you think of Buca di Beppo, you can only remember good Italian food in large portions, fit for a gang of five or more. At Carlsbad, this chain of Buca di Beppo, does not let you down. Full of Italian vivacity and warmth, you will just gorge on the lovely delicacies such as the chicken parmigiana, Penne San Remo and more. Or tipple on the gorgeous Italian wines, beer, cocktails and other beverages at their bar. It does not matter if you laugh out loud or banter with your crowd, because at Buca's it's all about sharing and caring. Fruire!
Born and brewed in Southern California since 1963, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® is the oldest and largest privately-held specialty coffee and tea retailer in the United States. The company has grown to be an international icon and currently has more than 800 stores in 22 countries.
Juice Stop specializes in personalized customer service with drinks made to order. The indoor shop is tiny, with a small burgundy-topped bar and a few stools. Your best bet is to order at the inside counter and then enjoy your beverage while relaxing on the outside patio. Some of the top sellers include the Hole in One (orange, banana and honey) and Off the Lip (strawberry, coconut, banana and pineapple). Add an extra boost to your drink with a plethora of available mix-ins, such as bee pollen or Vitamin C.