Solana Beach Eats
- ejs1492 Jun 4, 2012 08:58 AM
We'll be heading to Solana Beach from Phoenix this week and would love recommendations on family friendly dining while we're there. Anything from beachside taco huts to fine dining is welcome. We'll eat anything that's good and our kids are adventurous eaters and well-behaved in nice restaurants.
We've already been to Blanca, so we can leave that out.
Any help that you all can provide will be greatly appreciated. All price points/cuisines considered.
Blanca is no more.
Red Tractons..lobster club..old school
Claire's on Cedros...breakfast or lunch...fab
Fish Market Oyster Bar...not the resto.
Fidels...fab chile relleno and chicken breast chicken burrito
Rudys..carne asada tacos and tortas
Brigantine..everyday happy hour with the great fish tacos..kids welcome
Beach Grass Cafe
Roberto's..chicken tacos with guac and quesadillas
Jake's Del Mar...drinks and apps...oceanfront
Poseiden for breakfast/lunch..oceanfront
Inn at Rancho Santa Fe
Board and Brew
Flavor Del Mar
Kitchen 1540 at L'Auberge Del Mar
Del Mar Rendevous
Bull Taco Cardiff
VG's Donuts Cardiff
Bully's Del Mar...bully burger
Have a great time!
re: Beach Chick
The Brig was supposed to close for some major renovations once Miguels in Carlsbad opened. With it being so close to summer, not sure if thats still happening. Zinc and Wildnote on Cedros are popular with the lunch crowd. Beachgrass on 101 is nice for breakfast. Woodys opened up in the Blanca space though its really more a bar. Crush opened up in the PCG space and its decent Italian, much better than Paroli.
Thanks. Not much of a Jake's fan anyway. Any good hole-in-the-wall type joints on the main drag in Solana? We're much more familiar with Del Mar but rented a place in Solana Beach this time and aren't as familiar with the options there. No surprise about Blacna - first time we went several years ago is was meh, and had declined notably on the next visit. Is Market, near Rancho Santa Fe, still up to snuff? Also, would love recs for a good beachside fish taco, if you have any.
haven't been to Market lately, but Addison, just 5 min down the freeway, did an outstanding dinner for us a few weeks ago. uber fine dining.
I personally would skip Rendevouz. Americanized Chinese food. There's better eats elsewhere.
Pacifica Breeze Cafe in Del Mar is pretty good for breakfast and lunch.
Beach Chick has you covered. A few more suggestions that aren't necessarily the world's greatest, but they are places of the place, if you get what I mean.
Pizza Port - local chain, ok pizza, but great microbrewery beers of their own label, airy and open to the outside = http://www.pizzaport.com/
Zinc Cafe - the food isn't brilliant but can be tasty. we love the outdoor dining and people watching on Cedros, AND they have their own parking lot. We drive out from San Diego often just to have breakfast at Zinc. Prefer it to the noise inside Claire's = http://www.zinccafe.com/
Sub Palace, Leucadia (Hwy 101) - a surfer once took me on a date here. We ate our subs overlooking Swami's. (kinda a hole-in-the-wall and very local) = http://www.subpalace.com/
Juanita's Taco Shop (Hwy 101 between SB and Encinitas) convenient and good enough for tacos.
Here's an old chowhound thread that may be helpful = http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/415411
Just a quick thanks to everyone for their responses. Looking forward to escaping the heat as we Arizonans invade San Diego for the summer. ;-)