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Native Foods Cafe

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127 N El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA 92024-5399
+1 760-634-7607
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Long Beach, California
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460 reviews
393 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 872 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

My Nephew were in town and needed a lunch spot. I pulled out my Trip Advisor App and had just got done saying I wish they had a Native Foods here and bing it was the first restaurant on my app. This is a larger one than the one I am used to in Newport Beach. I ordered a Chicken... More 

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1 Thank PeggyChism
San Diego, California
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Native Foods Café was founded in 1994 in Palm Springs, California bringing into harmony our passion for fresh food and compassion for animals and the environment. Today, Native Foods Café has grown to become America’s premier fast-casual vegan restaurant group spanning coast to coast. Serving made-from-scratch, chef-crafted cuisine to thousands of food lovers every day, we’re changing the way America... More 

Thank Catinaredhat
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Native Foods Cafe is my go-to restaurant. Everything on the menu is vegan, but the food is so good that even my meat-eating friends love to go there. Incredible sandwiches & wraps, bowls, salads and sides. They have a rewards program with lots of special deals. Staff is friendly, food is great, and it's always a joy to eat there.

Thank Nancy v
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Every time I visit San Diego (or Chicago), I go to Native Foods. It is such a wonderful feeling to eat really good food that is not only healthier than it's traditional meat serving counterpart, but no animals suffered from me eating it. Having been a vegetarian since 1995, the one thing I miss is a corned beef sandwich. The... More 

Thank Kathy S
Sacramento, California
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

Died and went to vegan heaven. Had the curry bowl. It said with tofu steak. That might be a stretch but the way they cook the tofu was to die for. My husband had the soy chorizo, sweet spud, rice bowl. We stay in Solana Beach every year and will go here every time. Very near to Del Mar. Take... More 

Thank Kathy K
San Marcos, California
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200 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

A friend who's been here before, recommended we have lunch today. When I think of vegetarian cuisine, I think "I'll be hungry." Not so! I couldn't even finish my dish (Thai meatball earth bowl). My friend had the Native Chopped Salad. Both dishes were huge, and the flavors were yummy. I'll definitely be back.

1 Thank BabsnMarty
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

I have previously given Native an excellent rating but am now withdrawing that rating and replacing it with a poor rating. My last visit with my wife we noticed they made some changes to the menu and those changes were for the worse. The nachos used to be a large portion with humus cheese, fresh sliced jalapeños, fresh corn, and... More 

Thank goboltsgo
San Diego, California
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39 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

This place didn't really make a wow impression. Food was fresh but didn't really blow us away. An average fare.

Thank PnH24
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114 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

I love this place. I go often, sometimes twice a week, or more. I thought I was being healthy. Lately it has been brought to my attention that most of their protein substitutions are Gluten, and while I don't have gluten intolerance, I don't believe this is a health option per say.

1 Thank worldtraveler73_7
Long Beach, California
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228 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

I ordered the Bangkok curry bowl with veggies and rice topped with a tofu steak strips. Very nice and freshly cooked. Curry was subtle and not overwhelming. The blue berry hibiscus tea was wonderful and did not need sweetening. I did add a little bit if chili sauce to add some heat. Very friendly service. I had a hard time... More 

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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, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 127 N El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA 92024-5399
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: +1 760-634-7607

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