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This modern establishment is the most picturesque of the numerous restaurants located along Highway 101 Encinitas Mainstreet. Expect to see large crowds, noisy conversation and festive spirits at this upscale spot. The lunch menu offers Minestrone, numerous salads and favorite pastas. At dinnertime, consider Linguine Mediterraneo from the pasta menu. This entree includes Clams, Mussels and Chrimp, with a Fresh Tomato or White Wine Sauce. Cotoletta all Milanese is also popular, offering a breaded veal chop with fresh Arugola and seasoned tomatoes.
It is common to find locals dining at this bistro in the morning, reading the newspaper and relaxing for hours. Breakfast is served all day. Consider the Three Cheese Omelette, combining Swiss, Cheddar and Mozzarella. The Smoked Salmon Scrambler offers eggs, Smoked Salmon, Cream Cheese, tomatoes, red onions and Capers. From the sandwich menu, the Veggie Wrap includes cream cheese, carrots, red cabbage, tomatoes, sprouts, avocado and bell pepper, wrapped in a soft flour tortilla, then cut into pieces and served with soup or salad.
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.
Located in a strip mall along the same road the original missionaries built (El Camino Real), the Italian tastes of Borrelli’s and the sleepy surf town of Encinitas go together like pasta and sauce. From the street, this Italian eatery may appear like any other restaurant, but inside, the simple decor makes you feel at home. Guests can dine at more private tables and chairs, or they can enjoy a more bistro-like atmosphere at tables set along the banquette. Appetizers like calamari rings, salads like Antipasto, and traditional dishes like lasagna and spaghetti are the staples on the menu, but they also serve Mostaccioli, various hoagies, and more. -Erick Pettersen
Within this café of beach style décor and local art, patrons can sit and talk amongst themselves, or eat alone at a lunch counter in a dining area with beige and greenish decor. Wherever they sit, guests can look out through large windows that allow the sun to shine into the café. Naked Café’s menus includes dishes like the Rising Sun Burrito (scrambled eggs, cheese, scallions, and tomatoes), Artichoke Scramble (eggs, artichoke hearts, cheese, green onions, and tomatoes), Dual Delight (sesame ginger beef and chicken, brown rice, summer veggies, and Thai peanut sauce) and more. They also offer soups, salads, and sandwiches, as well as a variety of side dishes and beverage to go along with any meal. - Erick Pettersen
This restaurant is a favorite spot for San Diego locals. A full-service bar is centrally located with several populated rooms surrounding it. The dining rooms are decorated with paper flowers and bright colors. With quesadillas and chile rellenos, the restaurant serves a Southwestern style of Mexican favorites in huge helpings. Popular dishes include the Carnitas Platter and the richly delicious Sour Cream Enchiladas.