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Phoenix, Arizona
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Advise on great places to have dinner while in the area would be great. Thanks in advance for your comments. :-)

Phoenix, Arizona
4 posts
1. Re: Encinitas

We are not too picky...we are willing to drive up or down the coast a little too as we will be traveling by car anyway. San Diego or Carlsbad or where ever is fine. Pizza or Mexican or Seafood...

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2. Re: Encinitas

One spot to check out is El Q'ero Restaurant for Peruvian food, really good.

For pizza, Blue Ribbon Artisan Pizzeria or Encinitas Pizza Co.

The best Mexican is probably the hole-in-the-wall spots like Jorge's Mexicatessen, El Nopalito and Raul's, but these are essentially take out spots with maybe some seating outside. For waitress service look at La Especial Norte.

The D Street & Coast Highway area is a great place to just park and walk around, lots of good restaurants in a 5-6 block area up and down Coast Highway. My fave spot there is Kealani's for Hawaiian food, especially on Saturdays when they have lau lau.

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3. Re: Encinitas

Rauls is good for take out, there are just a couple tables. But a place I like much better is Rudys in Solana Beach on Stevens Avenue. In fact I'm headed there right now! Its a market/taco shop with seating inside or on the patio.Great street tacos. The carnitas plate will definitely fill you up.Be sure to grab a mexican Coca Cola to go with it. They taste so much better than the ones bottled in the US.

Especial Norte is good. Las Olas in Cardiff is pretty good too.

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