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Elephant Bar

Japanese, Contemporary
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105 South Las Posas Road, San Marcos, CA 92078
760 736-2200
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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, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 9
    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
Watered Down

after a long day of traveling the hotel suggested that we go to this place Elephants which was right up the road from where we stayed. the food was great , BUT when it came to having a little dessert after dinner drink the problem happened. Watered down after dinner drinks "Grand Marne" $20.00... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Michael M
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Mankato, Minnesota
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Mankato, Minnesota
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

after a long day of traveling the hotel suggested that we go to this place Elephants which was right up the road from where we stayed. the food was great , BUT when it came to having a little dessert after dinner drink the problem happened. Watered down after dinner drinks "Grand Marne" $20.00 wasted for watered down drinks. Being... More 

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Thank Michael M
Carlsbad, United States
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is the place to go for a fun happy hour. Drinks and bar food is reasonably priced at Happy Hour and the staff is fun and friendly. Overall a good place to wind up to end your day.

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Thank Thom P
San Marcos, California
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

The food is not great but happy hour is cool. The problem is that it can get crowded. Come here after 8 pm as another round of happy hour starts until it closes.

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Thank Vagabundo01
Escondido, California
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Excellent if you want to have a few drinks and watch a game but to eat I found it over priced for what you get, the food was just average quality... Will I return, maybe if I wanna watch a game and have something little with a few friends but other than that no....staff was good and welcoming...

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Thank Lee H
Central Coast
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150 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 460 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant has a menu that has items like Kona BBQ Ribs to Mongolian Beef. We we tried the Ribs and the Mongolian Beef, both were really good. The ribs were fall off the bone good, then coveted in sweet sticky BBQ sauce. The Mongolian Beef was tender and the sauce they cook it with was not overly salty like... More 

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Thank CentralCoastWine
san diego, ca
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126 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

A favorite restaurant of mine to take business clients to during the week. Love the wraps. Love the seared ahi. Indoor /outdoor seating.

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Thank Cabotoy
Vista, United States
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

I had dined at the Elephant Bar in Santa Barbara, CA years ago and I had forgotten what a nice impression one gets entering the place and admiring the spaciousness (which provides quietness), the luminosity and the friendliness of the staff. If the above was not enough the menu was very eclectic so it would please a lot of different... More 

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Thank G B Nino C
San Marcos, California
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

The food is good, prices are decent but I rated lower due to the noise level. All the surfaces in this restaurant are hard and therefore, it is difficult to have a conversation when the restaurant is at capacity.

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Thank Karyn V
Christchurch, New Zealand
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

We recently dined here, our first time dining in San Marcos, so were recommended to dine here. we were later grateful for the recommendation, as the menu was very hard to chose from. I thoroughly enjoyed the Cajun chicken mentioned above, it was delicious. We would definitely dine here again.

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Thank TeresaS812
Carlsbad, California
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428 reviews
298 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

We stopped at the San Marcos Elephant Bar for a Thursday lunch. Our server, Tabitha, was friendly and accommodating. My wife ordered a BLT (not on the menu) with a mac & cheese side, but Tabitha told us they'd make one for her. I had the Pub Burger with a coleslaw side. Both sandwiches were very good and the mac... More 

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Thank Gordon C

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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: Japanese, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
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?