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Chuao Chocolatier - Encinitas

937 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-4454
+1 760-635-1444
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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937 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-4454
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Reviewed May 25, 2017

Don't walk in here unless you can resist temptation! Some wonderful chocolate in interesting variety to try out. You can buy small chunks, large chunks, and bags full depending upon your current mood of indulgence.

Thank Garey C
Asha F, Front Office Manager at Chuao Chocolatier - Encinitas, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2017

Hello Garey, Thank you so much for your kind words. We hope you found something of indulgence that you couldn't resist! Please stop by any time. We look forward to having you back! Sweetest Regards, Asha - Joy Concierge

Reviewed April 27, 2017

Admittedly pricey - but unforgettable; world-class artisan chocolates hand made @ the Lumberyard in downtown Encinitas. Don't miss this !More

Thank kesang2016
Asha F, Front Office Manager at Chuao Chocolatier - Encinitas, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2017

Hello Kesang2016, Thank you for the sweet review! We love having the little shop there so share our confections with you. Our chocolates are actually made at our Joy Factory in Carlsbad now, but they were first made at the Lumberyard location when we were...More

Reviewed February 13, 2017

I have been coming here regularly for years. Absolutely my favorite chocolate ever! Their gelato is delicious also. You really can't go wrong with anything here. Their winter hot chocolate blend is my favorite. Once you have Chuao you will never want any other chocolate!More

Thank 527AmberS
Asha F, Front Office Manager at Chuao Chocolatier - Encinitas, responded to this reviewResponded February 15, 2017

Hi Amber, Thank you so much for your sweet review! We're so happy you've found a drinking chocolate that tickles your fancy! Your compliments are the things that make our hearts so happy! We can't wait to see you on your next visit. :) Sweetest...More

Reviewed January 4, 2017

Love, love, love the "Parchita" - chocolate outside and a caramel, passion fruit center. Shaped like a heart. My husband and I are always picking them up for each other for special celebrations.More

Thank Cmermaid
Asha F, Front Office Manager at Chuao Chocolatier - Encinitas, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2017

Hello cmermaid, Thank you for the sweet review! It looks like you and your husband have set up a joyful way to celebrate! We're so glad you enjoy the Sweet Passion bonbon, and hope you continue your tradition for years to come. Sweetest Regards, Asha...More

Reviewed September 29, 2016

Love, love, love this chocolatier! Having a taste for fine chocolates (Recchiuti, Ghirardelli, Godiva, See's to Scharffen Berger) Chuao's is my favorite by far. The mouth quality and the flavor combinations are unmatched. This is my go to gift for finicky and special people (my...More

Thank msnform
Reviewed June 24, 2016

Oh gosh, THE best chocolates I've even put into my mouth! The flavor combinations and texture create a party in your mouth that will make you dance! Expensive, but worth treating yourself or someone special! The young people serving you are knowledgeable about their product,...More

1  Thank Padycake
Reviewed May 27, 2016

This chocolate shop in Encinitas serves up some very interesting chocolates. From chipotle to rosemary to sea salt you will find the whole spice cabinet paired with there chocolate. I personally like the sea salt butter caramels. It's a little pricey, but fair for the...More

Thank Mike O
Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

My favorite local chocolatier! A chocoholics dream, rich flavors with unique blends of spices, great expresso as well and gelato to die for! Try the affogato, my fix for a rough day at the office

Thank Carla S
Reviewed February 17, 2016

Cardomom tinged Gelato & many splendored/many flavored Chocolate Bon Bons! We stopped here on a business trip to San Diego - had heard of the chocolatier and they had a sale on Bacon BonBons, (We just had to check that out!) Chuao is a purveyor...More

Thank Lindissima14
Reviewed February 11, 2016

All things chocolate are here: Chocolate, Hot Chocolate, Chocolate Ice cream. Sometimes they give out samples. My favorite is the Spicy Maya hot chocolate

Thank worldtraveler73_7
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Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 937 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-4454 (Formerly Chuao Choclatier)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: +1 760-635-1444
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Description
Chuao Chocolatier (pronounced chew-WOW) is the first Venezuelan Chocolatier based in the United States and Southern California’s premier artisan chocolatier. Co-founded in 2002 by Master Chef Michael Antonorsi and his brother Richard, Chuao Chocolatier is on a mission to share joy with the world through deliciously engaging chocolate experiences. The Venezuelan brothers, now San Diego residents, named the company Chuao Chocolatier after the legendary cacao-producing region of Chuao (pronounced chew-WOW) located in central Venezuela. The Antonorsi’s decision was a reflection of their commitment to both high quality and their Venezuelan family heritage. Chocolate is part their roots; their ancestors ran a small family farm that was once an important part of the criollo cacao plantation industry. Initially, the company started with a single boutique in Encinitas, CA featuring a one-of-a-kind confectionary menu of chocolate bars, bonbons, truffles and drinking chocolate. Their signature flavor was Spicy Maya, a modern twist on the Mayan’s ancient drinking chocolate recipe, infused with cinnamon, pasilla chile and cayenne pepper. The Spicy Maya flavor has since extended across all of Chuao’s product lines. Creative flavor combinations are at the heart of Chuao Chocolatier’s decadent chocolate experience including: Firecracker, a chipotle caramel fudge truffle with popping candy, a hint of salt, and dark chocolate and Pan Con Chocolate, a dark chocolate bonbon filled with toasted Panko bread crumbs, olive oil ganache with a touch of sea salt. "Creative flavor combinations are at the heart of Chuao Chocolatier’s decadent chocolate experience…" Chuao Chocolatier has expanded the menu to include numerous drinking chocolate and espresso beverages, gelatos and seasonal creations. They now own and operate three chocolate cafes in San Diego county. Today, you can discover Chuao Chocolatier across the United States at fine specialty retailers including Cost Plus World Market, Whole Foods, Target and CVS, as well as fine restaurants & hotels including Omni Hotels and W Hotels nationwide.
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