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Local non chain restaurant

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Local non chain restaurant

Hi, we are staying in Encinitas and would like recommendations on locally owned great restaurants. Not touristy if possible.

Any suggestions?

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San Diego
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1. Re: Local non chain restaurant

These restaurants were chosen by San Diego as "the best of North County."


I haven't tried them. We like Del Mar Pizza.

Laguna Beach...
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2. Re: Local non chain restaurant

Vigilucci's, Blue Ribbon Artisan Pizza, Union and Fish 101.

Encinitas, CA
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3. Re: Local non chain restaurant

Third Corner, Le Papagayo, Birdseye Kitchen.

Miami, Florida
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4. Re: Local non chain restaurant

The 3rd Corner, Blue Ribbon, Q’ero and Lobster West.

Edited: 3 years ago
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5. Re: Local non chain restaurant

the above recommendations are great. also for a local burrito place, try Ricos Taco Shop or Jorge's. They are both off El Camino Real, but both delicious, local, not touristy. If you are in the mood for brazilian food try Sabor de Vida - great brazilian place!

Las Vegas, Nevada
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6. Re: Local non chain restaurant

Fish 101-just keep in mind you order at the counter

Le Papagayo- live music, make a reservation if you have a large group

Juanita’s taco shop- cheap, good, order at the counter

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