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Cardiff State Beach Campground, 2050 S Coast Hwy 101, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007
+1 760-635-3595
08:00 - 17:00
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Sun 08:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 18:00
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San Francisco
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63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing beats great unique tacos (breakfast options as well starting at 8 am) - great prices and an unbeatable view of the ocean and surfers below. Amazing experience every time.

Thank T M
east greenwich, rhode island
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799 reviews
514 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 323 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tacos were okay, but the tater tots? OMG!!! THE best ever!!! Word to the wise--- this is a cash only place. No cash? ATM nearby. Great location.

Thank dermgoddess
Peoria, Arizona
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

We all had shrimp tacos and they were delicious. The view was wonderful and our grandkids loved feeding the squirrels! Who knew they'd hang out at the beach!

Thank Terri H
Glen Allen, Virginia
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Come for the food, come for the view or both. This is a truly a unique place with a unique view. Located left of the San Elijo State Beach store.

Thank Ryan M
Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Fun place to have a taco and watch the surfers. But for some reason they are just so slow. Even when its not busy it takes 20-30 minutes to make a burrito with 5 people working there. Usually one guy working, 3 or 4 standing around apologizing for being so slow. Pipes gets it done in 3 minutes. Will try... More 

Thank cliffkeller
Louisville, Kentucky
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118 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Gorgeous view, laid-back vibe (CASH ONLY), and good food. Wish they served beer! During the holiday crush, we had to wait over an hour for our food- which is a little nuts. But it was a beautiful sunny day with that ocean view, and while the food won't bowl you over, it is simply good stuff! I always look forward... More 

Thank jlouisville
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37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

While walking the beach we were told of a great taco place on the bluff after climbing the stairs we came to a little building with some picnic tables and ordered bahasa fish tacos , it wasn't a long wait and it was well worth it . The tacos were hot and crispy and had a wonderful taste, I would... More 

Thank leaving2day
Austin, Texas
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125 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

This little place is tucked into a campground area, so it can be a little tricky to spot. The spot sits on a bluff high above the ocean right on the beach below. We asked a couple of locals about where to get good fish tacos and this is where they recommended. While I think there are probably better tacos... More 

Thank Bracksrock
Tahoe City, California
1 review
Reviewed 26 October 2016

The woman at the counter and they guy cooking up everything were both friendly. Yummy tacos, chips and salsa, and the best view made our visit perfect. We took a walk on the beach afterwards.

Thank tahoedrg
Carlsbad, California
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

as a local, this is one of our go-to places to take visitors. First, the food is amazing, the staff is super friendly, and the atmosphere is 1st. class so-cal!

Thank J R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cardiff State Beach Campground, 2050 S Coast Hwy 101, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas  >  Cardiff-by-the-Sea
  • Phone Number: +1 760-635-3595

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