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Elephant Bar

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105 South Las Posas Road, San Marcos, CA 92078
760 736-2200
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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 18
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice Mix

Big Menu, good service, and the vibe inside is great. It's tough to pick what you want since there are so many options, but once you have picked the food that came out was very good

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2012
Briankdg
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Carlsbad, California
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Carlsbad
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

Don't understand the hype with this place. The food was awful. There was way too much to choose from and I guess we both chose the worst. We will not return.

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Carlsbad, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

Big Menu, good service, and the vibe inside is great. It's tough to pick what you want since there are so many options, but once you have picked the food that came out was very good

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El Paso, Texas
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168 reviews 168 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

This was an average dinner in San Marcos, but a fun spot to meet for families with lots of kids, as it is noisy and has a broad selection of food for even the picky eaters. Some good beers on tap, though.

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SLC Utah
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110 reviews 110 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

Great happy hour with good food and great prices. Something for everyone.

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San Diego, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

Bad food. Loud noisy awful place. Not relaxing or romantic at all. For young I want to get drunk crowds.

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San Diego
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

Caveat Emptor: The decor and the atmosphere inside the Elephant Bar atmosphere is great, giving one the feeling that you are visiting an upscale, trendy place, with great food commensurate to the "look." Unfortunately, the food is marginally bad to downright awful, and the menu is a gross misrepresentation of what is presented. First surprise: we ordered a "carafe" of... More 

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San Diego, CA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

This is my favorite thing (so far) ... and sometimes I order two, instead of a dessert. Make sure to sqeeze the lime into the soup - and to eat the noodles with chopsticks. Spoon in one hand and chopsticks in the other takes me back to memories of Singapore. No, we didn't have this soup when in Macau. Elephant... More 

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Brockville
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119 reviews 119 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2012

We went for a burger and a beer. The beer was cold and the burger was great. Friendly atmosphere. I would go back again for sure.

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Regina, SK, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

Very friendly staff, quick service, large portions and inexpensive. Can't go wrong here.

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Escondido, CA
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89 reviews 89 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2012

Our favorite thing to do at this restaurant is order different appetizers and share them. Good lettuce wraps too.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 105 South Las Posas Road, San Marcos, CA 92078
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Marcos
  • Phone Number: 760 736-2200

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Contemporary
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 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?