Top Restaurants in Encinitas

Top Restaurants in Encinitas

There are quite a few restaurants in walking distance from the Mint Cottage and Sea Cottage!

We love so many… here are some of our favorites. :)


Buona Forchetta (900 feet): Italian restaurant known for its authentic Neapolitan-style pizza, made with imported Italian flour, San Marzano tomatoes, and fresh mozzarella. Also has a variety of pasta dishes, salads, and appetizers, as well as a selection of Italian wines.


Other Italian + pizza spots:

Vigilucci's Trattoria Italian (0.5 miles)

Maurizio Trattoria Italiana (0.6 miles) - Has a nice outdoor seating area.

Trattoria | Trulli (1.1 miles) - Nice outdoor seating dinner spot.

Urbn (0.8 miles) - Coal fired pizza.

Gelati & Peccati - Delicious pick your own Roman style pizza (fast casual).

Blue Ribbon (1 mile) - Wood fired pizza.

**We love their My Fathers Pizza, Pear & Prosciutto Salas and famous butterscotch pudding dessert.



Honey’s Bistro (0.7 miles) - Delicious Breakfast

101 Diner (0.7 miles) - Tasty cafe breakfast.



Fish 101 (1.5 miles): This casual seafood spot is a local favorite, known for its fresh and sustainably-caught fish. The menu changes daily depending on the catch, but you can find a variety of delicious seafood options, as well as some vegetarian and vegan options.


Moto Deli (700 feet) - Delicious Sandwiches

The Taco Stand (0.7 miles) - Popular shrimp tacos with homemade tortillas.

Hamburger Hut (0.5 miles) - delicious hamburgers.



Herb & Sea (0.6 miles): This farm-to-table restaurant is known for their use of locally sourced ingredients and emphasis on sustainable seafood. The menu is inspired by coastal Mediterranean cuisine, and you will find delicious, fresh, and healthy options. Trendy decor and Brian Malarkey famous chef.


Le Papagayo (1 mile): This French bistro serves up classic French fare with a California twist. The menu features a variety of delicious appetizers, entrees, and desserts, as well as an extensive wine list. Nice outdoor seating.


Birds Eye Kitchen (0.6 miles): This unique restaurant is a fusion of Asian-inspired flavors and Californian ingredients. They use organic and locally sourced ingredients, and they are also well-known for their vegan and gluten-free options.


The Fish Shop (1.1 miles) - Fish

Union Kitchen & Tap Encinitas (1.2 miles)

The Biergarden (0.7 miles) - Elevated pub grub, burgers & dozens of local brews are served in a relaxed historic space.

The Roxy (0.6 miles) - 1920s, small plates, love music every night except Monday.

Valentina (0.8 miles) - European influence; tapas with wine.

Kai Ola (0.9 miles) - Sushi

La Especial Norte (0.7 miles) - Mexican



Fully Loaded Juicery (0.4 miles)

Goodonya (1.1 miles)



Pannikin Coffee & Tea (0.4 miles)

Lofty Coffee (0.3 miles)

Better Buzz (0.8 miles)

Phil’s Coffee (1.2 miles)

Ironsmith Coffee (0.7 miles)

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