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Firefly Grill and Wine Bar

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Wine Bar, American, Contemporary
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251 N El Camino Real, Ste B, Encinitas, CA 92024 (Mountain Vista Dr.)
(760) 635-1066
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4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: North County's Sexiest Place to Sip.
Seasonal menu featuring local...
North County's Sexiest Place to Sip.
Seasonal menu featuring local ingredients. Award winning wine list featuring 30 wines by the glass with an additional 100 by the bottle.
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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Happy Hour till 6:30

This restaurant was mentioned by a friend. No cars - we almost didn't go in. However, we were meeting another couple so we entered. Friendly waitress Aaron made us feel at home. We sat in a comfortable bar area. Everything (including drinks) was 25% off during the happy hour. The four of us... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
janicedallas
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Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This restaurant was mentioned by a friend. No cars - we almost didn't go in. However, we were meeting another couple so we entered. Friendly waitress Aaron made us feel at home. We sat in a comfortable bar area. Everything (including drinks) was 25% off during the happy hour. The four of us ordered an assortment and none of us... More 

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Thank janicedallas
Carlsbad, California
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146 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We've had dinner here a couple of times in the last month or so and enjoyed the experience on both occasions. Everything that everyone ordered was presented well, prepared according to order, and tasty. Portions were adequate and some quite generous. Ambiance and service were good. As we live nearby, we're going to add this to the list of places... More 

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Thank David B
Temecula
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's about time I gave Firefly a review. After all, it's our Go To place when we want a lovely atmosphere, delicious food and moderate prices. It always feels like a special occasion even during Restaurant Week. Or any other week! If you're a fan of innovative cuisine and a uniformly GREAT staff, you might consider making this YOUR Go... More 

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Thank Sandi K
San Diego
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385 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 284 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is tucked away in a small strip mall, but don't be fooled by the location as it is a top notch spot. The atmosphere inside is warm and inviting. The staff friendly and efficient. A great selection of wines and nice dinner menu to compliment your vino. Moderate price points and worth the price as portions are generous... More 

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Thank DMHappyTravel
San Diego, California
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101 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a really good restaurant in a a small shopping center with a varied menu to please the whole family. Their happy hour goes until 6:30 and everything on the menu is included!! The salmon was excellent as was the wild boar tacos. The Short rib dish was really tasty and the Cataplana was a delight. Really friendly and... More 

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Thank elfinforesttony
Encinitas, California
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146 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The answer to that question is most often Firefly. Attractive space, quiet, friendly service, varied menu, good price/value ratio and nice wine list. The owner is there and engages diners, it's a go to local choice.

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Thank TominCA
Oceanside, California
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67 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Yummy food here. The Wild Boar Carnitas and the Spanish meat balls are super. If you are ready to try something a little different I would try this place. We just had the starters but the entres looked fabulous too. Blue Cheese macaroni.. Oh my.

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Thank Regina T
Peoria, Arizona
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Just went in for a glass of wine, bartender suggested a bit of bar food and so glad we listened . Shared a wedge salad and the best mussels ever! I think happy hour spevials in the bar. Next time we are in the aree will definitely return!

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Thank LYNN B
Stuyvesant, New York
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I visiting from NY and wanted to take out her parents for dinner. They selected Firefly. The restaurant is very nicely decorated and the tables are far enough apart to have a sense off privacy. Dinner was very good. My wife and her dad had the Beef Short Ribs. I had the Seafood Cataplana and her mom... More 

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Carlsbad,CA
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

Very enjoyable, charming atmosphere, excellent chef, outstanding food with a contemporary twist. You won't be disappointed.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 251 N El Camino Real, Ste B, Encinitas, CA 92024
    (Mountain Vista Dr.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: (760) 635-1066

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: Wine Bar, American, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining

Description

North County's Sexiest Place to Sip.
Seasonal menu featuring local ingredients. Award winning wine list featuring 30 wines by the glass with an additional 100 by the bottle.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?