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Solace & The Moonlight Lounge

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American, Organic, Vegetarian
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25 East E Street, Encinitas, CA 92024
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10:30 am - 12:00 am
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Sun 9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat 10:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Very tasty and well composed

Always good quality and very tasty food. Beef cheeks to die for. Only place where I would eat vegetarian plates, they are amazing.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Montfort-l'Amaury, France
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Montfort-l'Amaury, France
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Always good quality and very tasty food. Beef cheeks to die for. Only place where I would eat vegetarian plates, they are amazing.

Thank Kasienka_12
La Jolla, California
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214 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just ordered oysters which were just right (good texture and saltiness) then zucchini blossoms, mussels, shrimp and grits, sturgeon and the arugula salad between the four of us. All was spendid. A little noisy for us older patrons but the food was really well done. Worth the schlep to Encinitas.

Thank AnnandBob
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice surprise, great beer choices, oysters are expensive but hey you are in San Diego not Florida. After long flights this made our day. Will probably go back within a week's vacation. Do not hesitate.

Thank R C
San Diego, California
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38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every time I visit Solace I am surprised by the unique options. I like to order things I have never had and am never disappointed. I gave introduced many friends to thus place and they become fans as well. You can eat inside or out. There is a balcony and quiet little outside side balcony. They have delicious little treats... More 

Thank Julie S
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Encinitas has many food choices but Solace stands out among the many. Knowledgeable staff great food and drink selection and cozy atmosphere make this place well worth a visit. There is both indoor and outdoor seating although the view is not great being in the open air is pleasant and you can at least see the sunset. The menu is... More 

Thank Matthew S
Los Angeles, California
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100 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Our party of four for brunch on a recent Sunday morning LOVED the place, the server Gary, the Bloody Mary's, and their amazing cinnamon rolls! Nothing to complain about, and it was even reasonably priced! Can't wait to back to Encinitas!

Thank Kirk F
San Diego, California
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108 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

The heart of a restaurant review should focus on the food, and that is where Solace truly excels. My wife and I enjoyed an unusually well prepared and nicely served dinner recently. The beef cheeks dish was unusual because every detail on the plate was delicious ... the veggies were perfect and the meat was about as good as beef... More 

Thank happycamper690
San Diego
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142 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

We needed to grab an early bite before going to a dance program our daughter-in-law was in so we stopped in here. So glad we did! This place is a little tucked away but so worth going to. As others have shared the emphasis is on local artisanal goodies, like the cheeses on the cheese board we ordered. We got... More 

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San Marcos, California
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458 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Slightly off the 101 balcony offers nice view. Service was good food was tasty. Portions on smaller side but had nice brunch.

Thank JimmyJackk
Encinitas, California
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198 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Really good service, food and ambiance make this one of the top restaurants in Encinitas. The emphasis is on local artisanal purveyors such as handmade cheeses or Eben-Haezer eggs. The Alaskan Bristol Bay Sockeye Salmon is always outstanding. It's fun to try different options on the artfully presented charcuterie plate. You also can't go wrong with the warm goat cheese... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 25 East E Street, Encinitas, CA 92024
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: 760.753.2433

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 27
  • Cuisine: American, Organic, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene


Open Hours
9:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
10:30 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?