This year, San Diego magazine’s readership is showing some love to North County San Diego. There were quite a few worthy mentions in our coastal region. Below are some of the area restaurants that made the list. These spots are all within 8 miles of our resort!
Addison at The Grand Del Mar
Grand Del Mar, 5200 Grand Del Mar Way, San Diego, CA 92130
(6.7. Miles from Winners Circle Resort)
This luxe and elegant hotspot is widely considered the best restaurant in San Diego by food critics. With its focus on five star service, impeccable french cuisine, and an extensive wine list, Addison earned top marks for Best Wine List (Critic’s Choice) and Best of the Best (Fancy) (Critic’s Choice).
Del Mar Rendevous
Del Mar Plaza, 1555 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014
(2.1 Miles from Winners Circle Resort)
With a charming, relaxing setting featuring Asian art in the Del Mar Plaza, you can enjoy upscale cuisine with many gluten-free and vegetarian options. They are open for lunch and dinner only, and in the San Diego tradition, close between the two. Hours are from 11:30am-2:30pm and 4:30pm-9pm. Readers voted this spot Best Chinese. The readers also voted this restaurant runner up for Best Asian Fusion.
2634 Del Mar Heights Rd, Del Mar, CA 92014
(2.5 Miles from Winners Circle Resort)
Don’t let the strip mall location fool you, Le Bambou offers amazing french-accented Vietnamese cuisine. Similar to other Asian restaurants, they are open from 11:30am-2pm and reopen for dinner from 5:30pm-9pm. San Diego Magazine readers voted Le Bambou the Best Vietnamese restaurant.
Snooze an AM Eatery
Del Mar Highlands Town Center, 3435 Del Mar Heights Rd, San Diego, CA 92130
(3.5 Miles from Winners Circle Resort)
Nestled in the Del Mar Highlands Town Center, you’ll find this vibrant, retro cafe. Their seasonal menu features creative breakfast and lunch dishes, including the ever-popular pancake flight. Doors open at 6:30am and close at 2:30pm. It was voted Best Brunch by San Diego Mag readers, and secured runner-up in the Best Breakfast category.
Del Mar Highlands Town Center, 12995 El Camino Real #21, Del Mar, CA 92130
(3.5 Miles from Winners Circle Resort)
Another Del Mar Highlands Town Center staple was given high marks in the San Diego Mag Poll. Searsucker is a local hotspot for many reasons, but the voters determined the restaurant has the Best Patio. Like many SD restaurants, it closes in between lunch and dinner, from 2pm-4:30pm. Searsucker has more in common with Snooze that being in the same center, as the two tied with the most votes for Best Brunch. It also secured a the #1 spot n the Best Small Plates category.
2710 Via De La Valle, Del Mar, CA 92014
One of the few chains to make San Diego Magazine’s discerning list, readers voted it Best Burger. This isn’t your Mama’s burger though. The quintessentially Californian burger chain offers grass-fed beef, free range turkey, and quinoa varieties.
S., 437 Hwy 101 #117, Solana Beach, CA 92075
(1.4 Miles from Winners Circle Resort)
Another chain, but it’s our chain. Rubio’s is the orginial Fish Taco spot, and the reader’s voted it #1 for Best Fish Taco. It also tied with another local chain, Lolita’s, for Best Burrito.
3263 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014
(0.7 Miles from Winners Circle Resort)
A local chain that came thisclose to winning a title. The Brig was the voter’s runner up for Best Fish Taco in San Diego. It’s location just off the 101, east of the ocean and west of the Del Mar Racetrack & Fairgrounds can’t be beat.
Haggo’s Organic Taco
1302 N Coast Hwy 101 #101, Encinitas, CA 92024
(8 Miles from Winners Circle Resort)
This local, Mexican eatery features local, fresh and organic ingredients in tacos, burritos and more. Impressed with its chill space, outdoor seating, and laid back, beach vibes, it was the Critic’s Choice for Best Burrito.
1953 San Elijo Ave, Cardiff, CA 92007
(4.8 Miles from Winners Circle Resort)
Being an unassuming, cozy wine bar steps from the Pacific Ocean, Wine Steals couldn’t be a better choice for wine tasting, cheese eating, or hanging out with friends. That must be why it was the reader’s pick for Best Wine Bar.
VG Donut Bakery
106 Aberdeen Dr, Cardiff, CA 92007
(4.9 Miles from Winners Circle Resort)
Another Cardiff gem makes the list. Famous for their blueberry buttermilk and maple bars( and fair prices), VG Donut Bakery is where locals get their sugar fix. San Diego Mag readers voted it runner up for Best Donuts.