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Oct 20, 2008 11:43 AM


Looking for good places to chow down in Carlsbad and surrounding areas (Enicnitas, Solano Beach, etc.). Good food, reasonable prices, nothing trendy, nothing "too-too." We like fresh seafood but reviews of the local restaurants by the Chowhounds say the food is OK and is overprices. We're easy to please - if we get desperate we'll pick up a rotisserie chicken at Sam's Club!

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  1. Pelly's Fish Market in Carlsbad for wonderful and affordable ($8 - $9 for a sandwich/$12 -$13 for a plate) fresh seafood

    Kaito in Encinitas for the best sushi in the county, again at very reasonable prices for the quality and expertise.

    Bety's Tacos in Encinitas for very affordable and delicious Mexican food

    Kaito Sushi
    130-A N El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA 92024

    Betty's Tacos Restaurant
    1464 Encinitas Blvd, Encinitas, CA 92024

    Pelly's Fish Market & Cafe
    7110 Avenida Encinas # 101, Carlsbad, CA

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    1. re: Enorah

      I would also add Don Chuy in Solana Beach as a good place for affordable and delicious Mexican food.

    2. For seafood go to Fish House Veracruz. There is one in Carlsbad and San Marcos. The San Marcos location is larger and tends to be less crowded. They also have a great fish market.

      1. 2nd Kaito.

        Also La Especial Norte for their caldos.

        look for 2 threads by Enorah on the Encinitas area--they are very thorough and helpful!

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        1. re: daantaat

          Trattoria i Trulli for outstanding, innovative Italian on Coast Highway in Encinitas.
          Quero for Peruvian and South American fare on Coast Highway in Encinitas.
          Pipes Cafe for huge, cheap breakfasts and a beachy atmosphere in Cardiff by the Sea.
          Tony's Jacal for family-run Mexican (their specialty is turkey tacos, etc.) in Solana Beach.

          Enjoy your visit!!