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Seaside Market

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2087 San Elijo Ave, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007-1741
+1 760-753-5445
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good15%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tri tip” (56 reviews)
“sandwich” (11 reviews)
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7:00 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2087 San Elijo Ave, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007-1741
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Reviewed June 8, 2017 via mobile

We stopped in here based on other reviews. We were not disappointed. The deli food is amazing and we took their famous "Cardiff crack" tri-tip back to the campground to grill for dinner. I was skeptical based on the price. It was very expensive but...More

Thank bnmpaul
Reviewed June 1, 2017 via mobile

I can't believe that it took us 12 years to discover this place. It has everything! We purchased five pounds of Carne Asada and three (3) Burgundy Pepper (aka "Cardiff Crack") Tri Tip Roasts to grill for a graduation party. OMG the Tri Tip is...More

Thank db7477
Reviewed May 28, 2017 via mobile

This market is one of a kind. Great choice for food and catering of course, cool atmosphere and set up with a large collection of boards

Thank Olivia P
Reviewed May 21, 2017 via mobile

The Cardiff Crack Tri-Tip is amazing! Buy it marinated from the meat counter or on the weekend, you can get it instantly from the grill in the parking lot. The beach and a campground are across the street, and the market is a great place...More

Thank GlutenFreeInSanDiego
Reviewed May 17, 2017 via mobile

Picked up a nice looking tri-tip for dinner tonight. We ended up having lunch at the deli and were very pleased. The soups were homemade and delicious. Cream of asparagus, mushroom and Thai coconut all delicious. The Ruben sandwich was fresh and loaded with meat....More

Thank pompy51
Reviewed May 2, 2017

This place makes every other upscale market we've been to look like a Piggly Wiggly. By far, the nicest market with surprisingly reasonable prices. Be sure and buy the "Cardiff Crack" beef tri-tip. We were advised by locals that it's the bomb, and somehow, my...More

Thank SusanL81435
Reviewed May 1, 2017 via mobile

Awesome grocery store with an amazing machine that squeeze fresh oranges to make your fresh orange juice!

Thank _yyc_trvlr_
Reviewed May 1, 2017 via mobile

You have a wide selection of fresh produce and super deli. Their flank steak is perfect. The butchers know what they are doing. The crack - melt in your mouth Tri tip - is a must have. Wine selection will do in a pinch. Friendly...More

Thank Kathy T
Reviewed April 24, 2017 via mobile

This is the home of the world famous Cardiff Crack. A true original.now for those who are unaware it's a burgundy pepper tri-tip roast. As it's name suggests, it's very addictive . You cannot have just one piece. Also this is a full service grocery...More

Thank MikeCharlebois
Reviewed April 23, 2017

Discovered this great little market when we were staying in Cardiff. Very unique with so many delicious quality items to choose from! Tons of fresh pre-made options to take back to your hotel room or as a picnic / bbq to the beach. They even...More

Thank Marcella W
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August 22, 2016|
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Response from 09RayRay37 | Reviewed this property |
Seaside Market is incredible for a market that has just about everything especially the seafood section always fresh fish to purchase pastries, deli section is great, wine section is great also, if you get a chance to stop... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2087 San Elijo Ave, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007-1741
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas  >  Cardiff-by-the-Sea
  • Phone Number: +1 760-753-5445
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