You Need to Try These Downtown Encinitas Restaurants!

Here in Encinitas, CA, wellness is at the core of everything we do. Naturally, good food is a significant part of this philosophy. When you stay at The Inn at Moonlight Beach, you’re close to all of the best downtown Encinitas restaurants! Below, we’ve compiled just a few of our favorites. If you need more local recommendations, be sure to access our complimentary North County San Diego Destination Guide!

Your Guide to the Best Downtown Encinitas Restaurants

Goodonya Organic Eatery

Goodonya is a local and unique Encinitas restaurant serves organic, non-GMO, and farm-to-table dishes, including great vegetarian and vegan options.

Distance from The Inn: 15-minute walk

Maurizio’s Trattoria

Maurizio’s Trattoria serves delicious, authentic Italian cuisine in an ideal coastal location. This eatery even features a dog-friendly patio (that’s perfect for people-watching)! Maurizio, the owner, is very friendly. Be sure to mention that you’re staying at The Inn at Moonlight Beach—he offers a 10% discount to our guests! (

Distance from The Inn: 5-10 minute walk


Q’ero features a small, specially selected menu of authentic, exotic, and award-winning South American and Peruvian delicacies.

Distance from The Inn: 5-10 minute walk

Siamese Basil

For authentic and flavorful Thai cuisine served in a modest setting, Siamese Basil is a fantastic choice. This spot has been a local favorite for over 20 years, and it’s no surprise! Try one of their amazing curries or basil-flavored dishes. You also don’t want to miss the seasonal mango sticky rice!

Distance from The Inn: 5-10 minute walk

Blue Ribbon Artisan Pizzeria

This rustic pizzeria serves phenomenal wood-fired pies crafted with local, organic ingredients. Here, you’ll also enjoy great craft beers and wines. Blue Ribbon Artisan Pizzeria also offers gluten-free options!

Distance from The Inn: 10-minute walk

The Roxy

The Roxy is a popular Main Street eatery that offers American fare, classic cocktails, and a 1920s ambiance with live music.

Distance from The Inn: 5-10 minute walk

The Sandwich Spot

The Sandwich Spot is a regional chain featuring award-winning sandwiches with cheeky names. Distance from The Inn: 5-minute walk

The Taco Stand

The Taco Stand at La Jolla serves traditional Mexican fare including made-to-order tortillas & guacamole in casual indoor/outdoor digs. It’s worth the long line!

Distance from The Inn: 5-10 minute walk

Encinitas Fish Shop

The Encinitas Fish Shop serves the very best food! Expect responsibly sourced and organically grown, locally harvested produce.

Distance from The Inn: 5-minute drive or 10-minute walk

Hapifish Sushi

Hapifish Sushi is one of the most kid-friendly downtown Encinitas restaurants! Here, you’ll enjoy contemporary sushi, great beer, and high-quality wine.

Distance from The Inn: 5-minute drive or 10-minute walk

Stay Near the Best Downtown Encinitas Restaurants!

No matter what you’re craving, you’ll find it here in Encinitas. Not only will the food from these downtown Encinitas restaurants satisfy your taste buds, but it will also nourish your body. The same can be said of our food here at The Inn at Moonlight Beach! Aside from our freshly harvested Biodynamic fruits, vegetables, and herbs, you’ll love our gluten-free and organic refreshments. After getting a true taste of Encinitas, retire to your Sublime Suite and feel your stress melt away. Our bright and airy suites can accommodate anywhere between one and six guests, so there’s plenty of room for everyone. You’ll fall in love with your eco-memory foam mattress, 5,000-thread count linens, and other premium amenities designed with your wellness in mind. What’s more? We offer an array of on-site spiritual wellness activities that will leave you feeling brand new.


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