The atmosphere at this popular restaurant and bar is best characterized as colorful. The bright yellow sign, along with a front door featuring yellow, blue and green prints, welcome guests into the restaurant. Once inside, guests will notice colorful tabletops as well as mural-covered walls. The small, busy restaurant offers juke box music and a big bar. Carne asada- grilled steak, tops the menu, including combination of tacos, tortas and burritos. The place also offers marinated steak with a cheese enchilada and guacamole. Jose's Court Room is the place for great craft cocktails and delectable eats done the authentic Mexican way.
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!
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.
Fresco Grill is the sister restaurant of Fresco Trattoria and is nestled in the River Village shopping center of Bonsall. The restaurant serves traditional Italian food with an innovative twist using the freshest ingredients available. The ambience is casual yet chic with features like Italian music every Wednesday and Friday, alfresco dining and a wine bar with an award winning wine list and signature cocktails. If you want to savor wholesome, ambrosial and appetizing Italian food paired with excellent wine, then step into Fresco for a lovely dining experience.
Black & Blue Steakhouse and Lounge at the Valley View Casino & Hotel is an award winning steakhouse serving one of the finest steaks, freshest seafood and heavenly desserts. This upscale restaurant has a huge beautiful saltwater aquarium at the lounge where you can indulge on innovative cocktails while having a conversation with friends, then move on to their cozy dining room designed with deep wood and cool granite. Reservation is recommended and diners have to be 21 and over to dine here. Black & Blue is accessible for private events and banquets on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Featuring handcrafted brews, tasty entrees and an upbeat atmosphere, this restaurant is popular among locals and tourists alike. Inside, the bar holds a prominent spot, spanning one long wall. Tall tables are accompanied by a black and white decor. An outside patio is also available. The lunchtime menu offers pizzas, soups, salads, sandwiches and more. At dinnertime, try one of the house specialties. Creole Chicken Penne Pasta and Lobster Tacos Vera Cruz are both customer favorites. Remember to try a handcrafted lager or ale with your meal.
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.
For the wine-lover, this restaurant which combines an extensive wine list with their own retail wine shop and tasting bar should keep the most avid oenophile happy. While its touted as "California-French" cuisine, and that is reflected in some of the Pacific seafood and American paddle fish caviar, its roots are rural French. The menu offers up farm-raised venison and other meats, all expertly sauced and adorned a la francaise in an updated Art Deco environment. Private dining areas are available if discretion is a must. The bargain-seeker will enjoy the lower prices in the bar and lounge, which opens 4p-midnight. - deTraci Regula