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American, Bar, Pub
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2011 San Elijo Ave, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007-1726
+1 760-633-2202
11:30 - 21:30
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Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My man and I went here because we knew it offered something for each of us. He is a carnivore and I lean towards vegetarian. This place works!

Thank vhstoldt
Scotts Valley CA
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300 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

It was nice to have a broader choice of dishes beyond just rotisserie or Asian, but none of the dishes we ordered were spectacular. I think if the price were lower, the rating would be higher. We ate at Rimel's and also ordered from the Zenbu menu. I ordered a half chicken for $16. Since I had never eaten here... More 

Thank JKD
Encinitas, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Some of the best food in the Encinitas area. Their rotisserie chicken tacos are super good, as are the wok fired bowls. Definitely worth coming here! Kid friendly also.

Thank 527AmberS
Chino Hills, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Had the Rotisserie with a great side of their wok seared vegetables. Sit at the bar and watch them cook and plate the meals ... very entertaining.

Thank RobertandMaryTravel
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193 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Friendly service. Nice Mexican food. They do actually also serve sushi and other Asian meals. Fairly small restaurant.

Thank Jesper G
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Food was good and they were willing to substitute mashed potatoes for rice. Service was good. Clean restaurant.

Thank Linda F
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Rimel's is tucked away in the SeaSide Market shopping centre but somehow manages to create a fun, buzzy atmosphere. Service is beach casual (which means nothing is done very quickly, so kick back and relax!). The staff are all smiles and clearly enjoying their work. Food is good comfort food and they can mix a mean cocktail. Great place to... More 

Thank R M
Encinitas, California
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

My friend and I had a wonderful early dinner off the happy hour menu and it was amazing! The prices were great and the food was really tasty. We had two drinks, onion rings and veggie tempura that were very fresh, kailua pork that was to die for and a couple of things from the sushi menu. All were very... More 

Thank kareypohn
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59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2016

A good afternoon stop with friendly service - I generally head right for their tasty advertisers and beverages.

Thank Jutta S
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72 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

My first visit. Food was excellent and the service was great. Drinks were good, too. We wanted to sit outdoors to watch the ocean so we did. It was windy and the waiter thought we might be a tad uncomfortable, so he turned on an outdoor heater. I can't wait to go back.

Thank TakingBreaksFromWork

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2011 San Elijo Ave, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007-1726
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas  >  Cardiff-by-the-Sea
  • Phone Number: +1 760-633-2202

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?