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Elephant Bar Restaurant

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105 S Las Posas Rd, San Marcos, CA 92078-2419
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Carlsbad, California
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have found a new place for excellent food. We had the Cowboy Ribeye and it was cooked to perfection. I orded rare and my wife ordered med-rare and both were excellent. Pared with an ice cold beer it was far supeirior to the last couple of steak houses I have visted. Our waittress (Jessie) was fast, friendly, and very... More 

Thank LaCostaKeith
Poway, California
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65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The reason this restaurant is only three star is that some of the booths have damaged leather seats. The same seat that I saw on my last visit is still severely damaged. That neglect makes me wonder what else is neglected. Beyond that, The maitre d' was pleasant and seated us quickly but I did reject the severely torn booth... More 

Thank VerandaKitty
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60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Elephant Bar is located in a large shopping center. Fortunately, it is off to the side with ample parking. It's a nice way to end the night.. Sometimes, after eating here, I like to walk around the shopping center and look at the stores.

Thank Lisa P
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The elephant bar offers a wide variety of delicious entrees! There is something for everyone and the portions are very large so you are really getting value too!

Thank Kenneth C. B
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 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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187 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

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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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 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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209 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 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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103 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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

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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
Asian, American, Bar, International
Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene, 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 S Las Posas Rd, San Marcos, CA 92078-2419
  • 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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