June 2, 2023


Be Inspired By Food

Encinitas’ Best Food And Drink Spots: Businesses Of The Year

ENCINITAS, CA — Friendly staff, quality food and top-notch service are among the reasons why Encinitas Patch readers love these local hot spots nominated as Local Businesses of the Year.

Here are the businesses in Encinitas and across San Diego County that rose to the top, according to Patch readers:


Location: 755 Raintree Drive, Suite 100, Carlsbad

Phone: 760-929-8311

From the nominator (who nominated the Carlsbad location): “Great lunch menu.”

Cancun Mexican and Seafood

Location: 1766 North Coast Highway 101, Suite B, Encinitas

Phone: 760-633-3333

From the nominator: “Delicious mom-and-pop Mexican tucked away behind 7-Eleven on Highway 101. Great, friendly service.”

Phone: 760-452-7229

From the nominator: “Friendly customer service, great food and an amazing beer list to choose from.”

Cat & Craft

Location: 3211 Business Park Drive, Suite 3B, Vista

Phone: 760-295-1181

From the nominator: “Great friendly service, very clean and delicious food.”

Coomber Craft Wines

Location: 611 Mission Ave., Oceanside

Phone: 760-231-8022

From the nominator: “Fantastic wines at a very reasonable price with fantastic ambiance! Continually changed the environment to accommodate regulation changes. Provided sanitizer, etc. Increased customer base.”


Location: 8131 Broadway, Lemon Grove

Phone: 619-825-7112

From the nominator: “The food is spectacular! Service is personable and fun.”

GOODONYA Organic Eatery

Location: 1051 South Coast Highway 101, Encinitas

Phone: 858-264-8550

From the nominator: “The owners and staff at GOODONYA are the absolute best. Always so friendly, open and willing to go above and beyond. They truly care about the health of their customers and the community, which is evident by their almost completely organic menu. And they led the way with their permanent outdoor seating section, which is beautiful.”

Janet’s Cafe & Deli

Location: 9225 Carlton Hills Blvd., Santee

Phone: 619-749-1786

From the nominator: “Great food! Great Service! Nice patio.”

Kawaii Sushi

Location: 6171 Mission Gorge Road, Suite 103, San Diego

Phone: 619-584-8888

From the nominator: “Delicious sushi. Excellent customer service. Care about their customers by offering free masks.”

Leucadia Pizza Kitchen

Location: 959 Tamarack Ave., Carlsbad

Phone: 760-434-2222

From the nominator (who nominated the Carlsbad location): “Best pizza in North County. Quick delivery, very accommodating.”

Pancho’s Mexican Restaurant

Location: 2257 Fletcher Parkway, El Cajon

Phone: 619-460-4202

From the nominator: “Great food, friendly, great staff.”

Pizza Port

Location: 571 Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad

Phone: 760-720–7007

From the nominator (who nominated the Carlsbad location): “They make good beer. Love the garlic buddies. Pizza is good too.”

Quik Wok

Location: Two locations in Oceanside: 815 College Blvd, Suite 107, and 2184 Vista Way

Phone: 760-726-7771 for Quik Wok College Blvd. and 760-439-2228 for Quik Wok Vista Way

From the nominator: “This is the only authentic tasting Chinese in North County. Meals are fresh, delicious and cooked-to-order in front of you.”

Rosati’s Pizza

Location: 337 N. El Camino Real, Encinitas

Phone: 760-452-2007

From the nominator (who nominated the Encinitas location): “Rosati’s Encinitas and its staff did their best to adapt and pivot through all of the different rules and regulations during the crazy pandemic.”

Sushi Lounge

Location: 12622 Poway Road, Poway

Phone: 858-748-0070

From the nominator (who nominated the Poway location): “They have great food and they’re very accommodating during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

The Greenspot Salad Company

Location: 16625 Dove Canyon Road, Suite 109, San Diego

Phone: 858-798-5199

From the nominator (who nominated the 4S Ranch location): “The product is always fresh. Incredible customer service. Always willing to go the extra mile!”

Tip Top Meats

Location: 6118 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad

Phone: 760-438-2620

From the nominator: “The owner and staff are friendly, always courteous and very helpful in providing their service. Great group.”

Village Kitchen & Pie Shoppe

Location: 950 Tamarack Ave., Carlsbad

Phone: 760-729-6414

From the nominators: “Great choice of menu, wonderful food and employees.”

“Excellent comfort food. Wonderful staff.”

Which other San Diego County food and drink spots do you love? Tell us in the comments!