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Elephant Bar

105 South Las Posas Road, San Marcos, CA 92078
760 736-2200
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Ranked #35 of 206 restaurants in San Marcos
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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- Aug 13, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
san diego, ca
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50 reviews 50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Very healthy menu that my wife and I enjoy. Seared Ahi and Lettuce wraps are a delight. New attitude and very friendly hostesses, waitresses,and even a visit from the manager. I will continue to frequent this establishment.

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Hebron
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64 reviews 64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This restaurant is always a delight. The food is excellent. The menu is very comprehensive. The service is great. We had a party of 10 and the server never missed a beat. The decor is really cool and inviting. The prices are a wide range. A great value. The portions are large and hot! We will be back again and... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I really enjoy the food and decor at the Elephant Bar. However, when there are a lot of people in the restaurant, you can hardly hear your companion talk across from you. There seems to be more and more restaurants that do not take noise levels into account when designing their restaurants.

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San Marcos, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

we go there 3-4 times a month, wether it be happy hour on the patio, or late night in the bar it is generally a full house and outstanding value. we have had the regular menu as well, and they are always trying new items that i will try. some items stay around and we appreciate the polite staff. the... More

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San Marcos, California
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13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Interesting menu, with a wide selection of choices. Some are a little pricey for the amount of food, but all of the food is excellent. It can be crowded at peak times, so be prepared to wait.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This restaurant has a good menu and very good food; however, I don't recommend eating there during high volume meal times as everyone's voices are so loud that you can barely hear the person across from you at your own table.

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San Marcos, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We went here before the movies because it was close, and we hadn't been to an Elephant Bar before. We did sign up for the frequent dining card, as we got a free app with it. They have a decent happy hour, we got the QUICK-FRIED SOY-GINGER CALAMARI, which was pretty good. I had the ribs for dinner, not great,... More

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12 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We go here often after square dancing. Pluses, the happy hour menu, good prices and good selection. Minuses, if you can't get into the bar, which tends to be a problem, then you have to pay full price. Also, the bar area is noisy. If you sit aside, there's smoking.

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Carlsbad, California
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5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Never been here for dinner, but I often meet up with a friend here for lunch. Good selection for different tastes. Good value. My favorite is the chicken marsala. Nice atmosphere and friendly staff.

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Oceanside, California
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

We had to wait just a bit to get seated but it was lunchtime so that is understandable, our server was pleasant and professionalm, suggesting the special of the day and answered our questions regarding the menu items. I was not really impressed with the dish I selected but the others in our party seem to enjoy theirs. I thought... More

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