With a wide variety of options to satisfy any taste, including Chef-Owned Downtown Restaurants, Escondido is home to wide variety of unique dining experiences. Start your morning with a fresh cup of Organic Fair Trade coffee at a local hot spot Kettle Coffee & Tea. Afternoon tea is a pleasant experience at the new Grand Tea Room. Savor a freshly baked croissant and poached eggs at The Delight of France Bakery and Restaurant. Celebrate the Irish way at O’Sullivan’s Irish Pub or become a wine connoisseur at Vinz Wine Bar and Intertwined Bistro and Wine Bar.
Enjoy the warm California sun and fresh air with restaurants offering outdoor patio seating. What says Southern California more than the rich creaminess of our famous avocados and you can find them enhancing a variety of dishes at the California Avocado Grill. You can even enjoy fresh oysters on the half shell Friday & Saturday evenings at the unique Sand Crab Tavern.
And don’t miss the cuisine of Chef Deborah Scott at the spectacular Vintana Wine + Dine, located on the Penthouse Level of the Lexus Centre of Escondido, Vintana offers a modern take on California Cuisine and picturesque views of the town and countryside.
- A Delight of France Bakery
- Bellamy’s Dining
- BJ’S Restaurant and Brewhouse
- Brigatine Restaurant
- California Avocado Grill
- Canyon Grille at Welks Resort
- Cenote Grill, Inc.
- Cocina Del Charro
- EscoGelato (& Panini)
- Hacienda de Vega
- Harrah’s Rincon Casino & Resort
- Intertwined Bistro & Wine Bar
- Kettle Coffee & Tea
- Jalapeno Grill & Cantina
- La Tapatia Mexican Restaurant & Cantina
- Lucio’s An American Grill
- Mike’s BBQ
- North County Tavern and Bowl
- On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina
- O’Sullivan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant
- Red Robin Gourmet Burgers
- Sand Crab Tavern
- Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens
- Vintana Wine & Dine
- Vincent’s On Grand
- Vinz Wine Bar
- Westside Café
“You’re Not Worthy” – At least, that’s according to the bottle of Arrogant Bastard Ale in front of you, but they’ll let you stick around anyway. They’re nice like that at Stone Brewing Co., famous for making some of the best beers in the world. Now you can kick back and watch them in action as you partake of their aggressively large onion rings or some jerk chicken smithereens in-a-bowl-on-a-plate (yes, that’s a real dish!) in their World Bistro and Gardens restaurant. Look out the 23 foot high by 42 foot wide window at the company’s brewery vessels and sniff the smell of hops in the air, and know tomorrow’s Stone IPA is in the works. Or look across the bistro through the 71 foot wide slanted expanse of glass onto the patio and beer garden, and consider chilling by the fire pit for a while. Stone has followed up their stellar beer reputation with an equally impressive menu, featuring locally fresh and naturally raised ingredients, tossed liberally with spices, unique sauces and influences from around the world. No fizzy yellow beer or mediocre food here.
For more information on Food and Dining in Escondido you can also visit the City of Escondido Taste Escondido and Restaurants and Eateries pages.
For the most up-to-date dining information, check the City of Escondido list.
GETTING FRESH- Every Tuesday afternoon, Grand Avenue freshens up with local organic produce, flowers and other specialties that you won’t find in your local supermarket. Walking down the street is a feast for the senses, with the freshest smells and colors of seasonal fruits and vegetables, flowers, herbs, nuts, eggs and honey surrounding you. Delicious fruits and vegetables always available to sample and other vendors offer gourmet chocolates, salsas, European breads, tamales, coffee and much more! Shopping for your dinner at the Farmers’ Market gives you the wonderful satisfaction of using the freshest ingredients and sitting down to a meal knowing exactly where the ingredients came from.For those specifically interested in area wineries or breweries, we encourage you to visit any of our areas incredibly boutique wineries or the world famous Stone Brewing Company.
Click here for Escondido’s Wineries & Breweries.