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doona Aug 17, 2007 12:57 PM

Taking my first trip to La Costa.

What is the area like, esp in terms of restaurants and food markets.
Great cute recommendations much appreciated.

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  1. Enorah RE: doona Aug 17, 2007 03:27 PM

    Here is a big long thread on Encinitas and the surrounding North Coastal County Area. Have fun!

    http://www.chowhound.com/topics/415411

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      doona RE: Enorah Aug 19, 2007 10:06 AM

      Thanks. That's a very good thread.

      I have never been there, don't know the area at all.
      Can I get recommendations for just the La Costa area?

      Don't wanna travel too far. And might get lost :-)

      I know its not a very big area, so looking to not leave the vicinity. Anywhere good?
      Thanks!!

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        Jeters RE: doona Aug 19, 2007 11:11 AM

        La costa is basically carlsbad/encinitas, along El Camino Real. I'm pretty sure it's not even technically a city as much as the name for the expensive residential area that surrounds La Costa spa. So that thread Enorah posted is going to have pretty much everything in the area you will be in..

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          Cathy RE: doona Aug 19, 2007 11:20 AM

          La Costa is the name of the Spa -a place- located in the city of Carlsbad less than a mile from the border of Encinitas. The thread is a listing of restaurants in that area.

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            Enorah RE: doona Aug 19, 2007 04:38 PM

            I don't think you'll get lost out here. :)

            We are pretty new here and have not gotten lost once. I imagine you will want to spend time along the Pacific Coast Hwy 101 corridor in Leucadia/Encinitas/Cardiff. Many of the restaurants that were discussed in that thread are on 101.

            Here are a few off of the top of my head:
            Swami's
            Honey's
            Siamese Basil
            La Especial Norte
            Juanita's
            Yu Me Ya

            Along El Camino Real you will find:
            Bety's Tacos
            Kaito
            Pizzicato
            Russo's

            I hope that you will explore as La Costa is a bit inland, and the coast/beach is just beautiful.

            Check out Moonlight beach in Encinitas

            Relax and have a great time!

        2. LeahBaila RE: doona Aug 28, 2007 11:57 AM

          You've GOT TO check out: Juanita's Taco Shop, St.Germain's for a great brunch, and there's a fantastic market across from Batiquito's estuary on La Costa Avenue that makes THE BEST tortilla chips and salsa!

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            doona RE: LeahBaila Aug 29, 2007 01:05 PM

            Haha... we would get along great LeahBaila... New York AND San Diego dwellers.

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              LeahBaila RE: doona Aug 29, 2007 01:52 PM

              I know! This is great! :)

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