5 Foodie Finds on the Encinitas 101

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Encinitas beach
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Encinitas is a beach town that sits along the highway 101 coastline north of San Diego. This beach city has a '70s surfing community vibe mixed with healthy outdoor living and lots of fresh cuisine.

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Where to stay in Encinitas, California

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Twelve Senses Retreat - Encinitas Bed & Breakfast

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Alila Marea Beach Resort Encinitas

Situated directly on Highway 101, this oceanfront hotel offers an elegant relaxing atmosphere with its blissful pool and spa.

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Moonlight Beach Hotel

A seaside haven providing cozy accommodations, exceptional service, and breathtaking views of the azure waters at your doorstep.

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Places to eat & drink in Encinitas, California

A Cafe on the beach.

Encinitas Fish Shop: Fresh fish and quality ingredients make this classic cuisine one of my go-tos for lunch or dinner. Try the ceviche or the seared ahi sandwich.

French Corner: French Corner is a modern French bakery with all of the classics including crepes, salade niçoise and pain au chocolat.

Temaki Bar Sushi: With their signature being the hand rolls, this hip bar-type vibe has a lot of energy.

Corner Pizza: An outdoor patio sprinkled with white lights and picnic tables, Corner Pizza is dog friendly. The menu is simple with the highlights being pizza, oysters, and wine. The pizza has a thin crust that is tasty even to a New Yorker. Try the Killer Bee for a mix of sweet and spicy flavor.

Fish 101: A classic menu of fish tacos, burritos and salads sprinkled with a few vegetarian options. My favorite fish and shrimp tacos in town.

Need to Know

For more travel tips, check out Fora Advisor Grace Hilty’s guide, 3 Days in Big Sur, California.



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