El Nopalito Restaurant 560 Santa Fe Dr, Encinitas, CA92024 El Nopalito Restaurant serves freshly made Mexican food, corn tortillas, tortilla chips and salsas daily. The market and…More restaurant are located in separate buildings in the same small shopping center. The restaurant has a salsa bar with five different salsas , as well as carrots, jalapenos, diced onions, cilantro and roasted chile. There is a full catering menu available for parties and other special events. It also offers a market featuring fresh meat, seafood, salsas, nopalitos, Mexican cheeses and sopes and a variety of spices, corn husks for tamales and corn masa to "make your own corn tortillas."
Mexico Viejo Restaurant 1465 Encinitas Blvd Ste H, Encinitas, CA92024 This is a fast food-style taco shop. The food is made to order and there is a salsa bar, complete with spicy pickled…More carrots. There are also video games to play while you wait. The burritos are by far the most popular item on the menu, which also includes carne asada, beans and cheese, carnitas and pollo asado.
El Pollo Loco 1002 N El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA92024 Fast food stop El Pollo Loco in Encinitas offers the chain's usual suspects, including the flame-grilled chicken, warm…More tortillas and freshly made salsa. It also touts Fosters Freeze items, such as vanilla, chocolate and strawberry shakes and malts and chocolate-dipped soft serve ice cream.
Islands 1588 Leucadia Blvd, Encinitas, CA92024 While Islands is known for its tasty burgers, its sandwiches and wraps are also worth the visit. They all come with…More all-you-can-eat French fries. Happy hour is Monday through Friday, 4pm to 7pm. However, on Monday Night Football it lasts all night. Free chips and salsa, half-price appetizers and $1 off all drinks make it one of the best happy hours in Encinitas.
Bety's Tacos Restaurant 1464 Encinitas Blvd, Encinitas, CA92024 Bety's is an authentic Mexican taco shop. It features all the usual taco shop fare, like a fresh salsa bar, fish tacos…More and what owner Bety Gracida herself describes as "street tacos." The decor is colorful and festive and includes a jukebox that plays rancheros, mariachis and the like. The restaurant entrance faces an outdoor patio that offers seating next to a fountain. A variety of Mexican and domestic beers are offered.
El Torito Market 948 N Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA92024 El Torito Market is on Highway 101, just north of Encinitas Boulevard, and boasts a wide variety of fresh meat, fruit…More and vegetables. This authentic Mexican market carries spices, beans, chips, salsa and many other necessities for any Mexican kitchen. Colorful pinatas hang from the ceiling. Beer, cigarettes and international calling cards are also available here. El Torito even has a taco shop if you can't wait to get home to eat. The two picnic tables that sit outside the front door make for a good lunch spot.