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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” (60 reviews)
“sandwiches” (14 reviews)
Open Now
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 July 6, 2017

I first started coming here around 2000 when we lived on the bluff overlooking Cardiff. Have always loved their service, selections, and offerings. Now living 30 min away I don't stop by much but still order the tri-tip as gifts for people. Made a drive...More

Thank Hawaiishark71
Reviewed July 1, 2017 via mobile

I live in Colorado but wanted to send soup & flowers to my Uncle who was recovering from a major procedure. I found Seaside Market on line gave them a price point. Phillip was amazing and delivered the food personally on his way hm from...More

Thank momof2wildchilds
Reviewed June 21, 2017

Finally got to experience what "Cardiff Crack" is. The tri tip is so flavorful and practically melts in your mouth. We attended a party that Seaside was catering, food was delicious. Went to the market, which looks like a high end market without high end...More

Thank SDborngal
Reviewed June 21, 2017

This place is famous for their Crack (A Santa Maria style Beef Tri-Tip) that they sell either ready to cook at home or pre-cooked and served at their deli. It is also a great market with everything you could ask for, including a big selection...More

Thank FlySleepEat
Reviewed June 16, 2017

Can buy just about anything here. Take your food and eat outside. Nothing fancy but good variety and atmosphere.

Thank ellie2newjersey
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
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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, 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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