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California Avocado Grill

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136 W Grand Ave, Escondido, CA 92025-2602
+1 760-291-1040
11:00 - 21:00
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Wed - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Escondido, California
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

We loved this place, however, it is closed and has been gone for well over a year. It's Closed. It's Closed. It's Closed. It's Closed and has been for a long time now.

1 Thank Algene A
The Villages, Florida
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2015

The restaurant wasn't real busy when we were there, but only wait staff - he hustled to keep everybody served in a timely manner. We weren't familiar with the craft beers offered, but the waiter helped us with our selection and we were very pleased. I had a sandwich with avocado and chicken and cheese while my husband had tacos.... More 

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Oceanside, California
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329 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2015 via mobile

Chef really knew what to do with avocados! Wonderful sandwiches and the tortilla soup was very original. Now for the waiter. This guy would be lucky to find his butt with both hands. Came in and he finally asked if he could help us. We told him we needed a table for four (he could have counted this on one... More 

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White Rock, Canada
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2015 via mobile

We came upon this little gem while we were waiting for the Friday car show to begin. The menu was small but interesting. We both had the chicken cashew salad which was $9.50. It was diced chicken mixed with with avocado (I think) on a bed of fresh mixed greens and sprinkled with dried cranberries and cashews. It was light,... More 

Thank Karen M
Escondido, California
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148 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2015

Disappointing visit this time 'round to the grill. We had high hopes this place had potential, but if last night's service and food and site inspection is the new norm then the place is in trouble. First - someone needs to be on site that is pleasant and upbeat, and greeting customers. What we had last night were two guys... More 

1 Thank FoggyMonday
Aiken, South Carolina
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62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2015

After having a lot of heavy food in the San Diego area, this restaurant was a wonderful surprise. You don't go to this restaurant for ambience. You go for the food. The Maui burger, the Caprese sandwich, and the Mahi fish tacos were all superb. Even the awful-sounding avocado pistachio ice cream was out of this world. It is worth... More 

Thank Aikenfans
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2015 via mobile

Being an escondido native I am very familiar with avocados. This restaraunt uses them to their absolute fullest potential. My wife and I shared the caprese salad which was the best I've had. She had a bacon avo burger and I the chicken Thai tacos. Both were so good we traded half way through. I had a glass of wine... More 

Thank Corby W
San Diego, California
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2015

I've grown up with avocados so I've learned plenty of homemade recipes, but Avacado Grill is another experience all together. The food is excellent. I had the chicken avocado and cashew salad which I highly suggest! They have some vegetarian options, but the menu isn't too big to begin with. It's a tiny place and perfect for date night. Friday... More 

Thank Coral A
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2014

OK, we grow avocados so we're biased, but this is one of the best little restaurants I have encountered. It is a small restaurant with both indoor and sidewalk seating (dog friendly). I have had every item on their menu and every one was excellent. I am particularly fond of their Stuffed Avocado on the Half Shell. It is an... More 

1 Thank Paul H
Adkins, Texas
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2014 via mobile

Great burgers had the bbq bacon guacamole with tortilla soup and stuffed avocados with sweet fresh crab and another one with white chicken meat unbelievable greatness going back tomorrow! Our waiter was the greatest. Thank you!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Mexican, American, Healthy
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 136 W Grand Ave, Escondido, CA 92025-2602
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Escondido
  • Phone Number: +1 760-291-1040
San Diego North County's Ultimate Restaurant for Avocado Lovers is NOW OPEN in Historic Downtown Escondido. California Avocado Grill offers a variety of California Cuisine highlighted with fresh avocados. Come try our Crab Stuffed Avocado on the Half Shell, Guacamole, Chicken Avocado Cashew Salad, Curry Thai Tacos or Custom made Avocado Pistachio Ice Cream on one of our two outdoor patios or in our main dining room along with our select wine and unique craft beers. We look forward to serving you!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?