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2965 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-5919
+1 619-550-1818
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

It's difficult to find a good restaurant when you travel. ..this place was outstanding delicious food all vegan...how did they get that chicken substitute to taste like chicken and the fish tacos wow...but it wasn't fish

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
San Diego, California
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274 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

This place looks like it was built into an old gas station. The seating is 99% outside and the service is slow- but that's a good thing. They make everything to order and it's worth the wait. For my dollar Evolution is the best vegetarian sandwich (and other goodies) place in San Diego.

Thank ConVivo
Saint Louis, Missouri
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

So you only have a short time to get something to eat. A drive-thru would be great but traditional fast food is not your style as a vegan. We'll have no fear Evolution Fast Food is here to save the day & yes they have a drive-thru. They have cooked as well as fresh/live options for food drink & dessert.... More 

Thank tweetye21
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Positives Lovely food Great service Great smoothies/juices Fresh Nice courtyard Negatives Small A little pricey ( quality costs) No thrills grotty looking shack

Thank Graham S
San Diego, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

We like to go this very casual vegan restaurant. We like to order and sit in the outdoor patio area. You can also drive through or get take out. The atmosphere is very casual and the food very fresh and interesting.

Thank Lynn W
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104 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

We were very surprised by all the options on the menu. We both had vegan burgers: the Evo burger with the black bean patty and the Swiss mushroom burger. My wife had a side of salad and I chose the sweet potato fries! Besides the food being tasty, the patio dining is what makes this place special! They have a... More 

Thank Michael A
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

Where to begin? The food is insanely delicious, there are so many wonderful options, milkshakes, sweets, and it's all VEGAN. Serving sizes are perfect, staff is nice and motivated. Will definitely be back next time I'm in San Diego. PS had the California burrito-incredible!!!!

Thank Allison A
Elk Grove, California
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86 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Surprisingly good for being a vegetarian food stop though it doesn't make the grade for being "amazing" in my book. The food was prepared quickly. There were mixed reviews from the people I was with when trying this place out. The fuego burger was good and actually spicy. The grilled chicken sandwich was also tasty and filling. The cheeseburger was... More 

Thank chickabeegrrl
Solana Beach, California
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139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

I am not a vegan but I crave some of their food like their wraps. They have good food but no table service. They also have drive-thru window and two outdoor patios. Vegans will like this a lot.

Thank beachmamaesq
San Diego, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016

Really enjoyed the burgers and sweet potato fries. Long line at drive through but pretty reasonable if you go inside. Will definitely come back

Thank lydiam886

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast Food, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2965 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-5919
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-550-1818

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?