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Elephant Bar

105 South Las Posas Road, San Marcos, CA 92078
760 736-2200
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Ranked #38 of 207 restaurants in San Marcos
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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- May 28, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
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 restaurant reviews
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
35 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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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
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 reviews 5 reviews
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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San Diego, California
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158 reviews 158 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

It has been quite done time since I have been here and I will not up back. Food was mediocre at best. The wait staff was uncaring. The prices were higher than expected for such a below average place. I am so disappointed and when I asked to speak to the manager I was told they were busy. Don't waste... More

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Southrn California
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130 reviews 130 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Oh that we lived closer to an Elephant Bar! One of our favorite places to dine when in the San Diego vicinity. The decor and service are both lovely, and the menu is delightfully diverse and huge. I have yet to have a meal at the Elephant Bar that was less than wonderful. Biggest complaint - they are usually very... More

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Valley Center, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Interesting décor, friendly service, good food is the hallmark of this restaurant. My husband and I had their half sandwich and salad and it was so plentiful that we had a hard time to finish the whole meal. Their chicken tortilla soup is very good which we had in previous meals and they offer different soups daily. My husband had... More

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