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Elephant Bar Restaurant

American, Bar, International, Japanese, Contemporary, Pub
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105 South Las Posas Road, San Marcos, CA 92078
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great recommendation from another restaurant that was closing. Food was prepped quick and enjoyed local beverage while waiting. Manager and greet staff were nice and made wonderful recommendations.

Thank James P
Bilthoven, The Netherlands
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120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During our stay in San Marcos we were invited to dinner at the Elephant Bar. A large, crowded and very busy place to eat however it is trendy and friendly and the food is well prepared and tastes actually very good.

Thank Hans S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Use to go to the one in la jolla. This one in san marcos has a nice ambience a huge bar area and the food is good. It has a comfortable atmosphere for meeting up with friends for cocktails and grub. The coconut shrimp is my favorite.

Thank poochiesmama
San Marcos, California
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204 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

My friend and i went here for lunch after a movie; and even though we have found this restaurant quite loud when a lot of people are there, it was very pleasant between two and three in the afternoon. We both decided to have their pot roast sandwich and i got the onion rings and she got the frys so... More 

Thank ntflady
San Marcos, California
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87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

We used to go to the RB location which I believe has closed and they had coupons that were good for families. My son wanted to go there for his birthday so we went to this San Marcos location. We ate in the restaurant (no drinks) and the food was good as was the service and we had a variety... More 

Thank xhotelcritic
San Marcos
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Food was great....seated right away. Server was especially nice! Tall margaritas were tasty. This place is lively on a Friday and fun too.

Thank 625jeanneb
San Marcos, California
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

I love the décor and food. It is close to my home and I love their Chicken Marsala. They also have a lunch size.

Thank Kasey987
Mankato, Minnesota
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

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 

Thank Michael M
Carlsbad, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016

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.

Thank Thom P
San Marcos, California
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16 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.

Thank Vagabundo01

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Bar, International, Japanese, Contemporary, Pub
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 105 South Las Posas Road, San Marcos, CA 92078
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Marcos
  • Phone Number: 17607362200
Elephant Bar Restaurant is a scratch-kitchen specializing in globally-inspired dishes and traditional, American fare. Our food is all made from scratch using the best, locally-sourced ingredients available. All of our cocktails are made fresh when you order, handcrafted in-house by our mixologists. Brunch is offered on weekends 10am-2pm with brunch cocktails, patio dining, and delicious specialty brunch entrees. We've kept the same, great Elephant Bar Restaurant exclusives you've come to love...but made them better, using only made-from- scratch methods and high-quality ingredients. Better menu items, new craft cocktails, new wine list, and new brunch cocktails. We've completely evolved.We can't wait to see you soon!

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