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Aug 17, 2007 12:57 PM

La Costa

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

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    1. re: Enorah

      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?

      1. re: doona

        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..

        1. re: doona

          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.

          1. re: doona

            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:
            Siamese Basil
            La Especial Norte
            Yu Me Ya

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

            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. 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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          1. re: LeahBaila

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