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American, Bar, Italian, Wine Bar
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120 S. Kalmia, #1E, Escondido, CA (Kalmia)
11:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From their excellent deli pizza to the dining room fare, Vinz brand food is tasty, especially if you prefer libations with your meal. Can't wait to hang out there on Friday nights during "Cruisin' on the Grand".

Thank Lois W
Escondido, California
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Love this place for dining outside on a warm day. Excellent salads and wood-fired pizzas--my personal favs! Lots of good options on the menu, but happy hour (after 3pm?) for a late lunch and cold drink outside is the way to go.

Thank tjoymc
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 January 2017

VINZ is a great place for lunch or dinner. Delicious, food is well prepared, staff is very friendly. Beer and wine selections are vast. Try the goat cheese and oyster shooters (maybe not at the same time =) but try them!

Thank Rafael G
Mission, Texas
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 August 2016

The burger is to die for and a huge selection of wines -- try a fleet of either beer or wine. Service was a little slow and was a little pricey.

Thank cooperschoice
San Marcos, California
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293 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2016

My two friends and I went here after a concert. I had one of their pizzas, which was very good and enough for two people. My one friend had a hamburger and truffle oil fries and she said both were excellent; however, my other friend had the Lasagna and was not happy with it as it had no taste or... More 

Thank ntflady
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

Saturday mornings at Vinz for champagne and goat cheese stuffed phyllo dough. A perfect way to start our day. Thanks Ryan!

Thank Saray P
San Diego, California
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62 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2016

We have been here numerous times over the years. The location on Grand avenue is perfect. There is plenty of outdoor seating to people watch. Bar area is my favorite. Seating and tables are simple. Too many chairs at the bar, elbow to elbow if crowded. TV over at the bar. Good beer selection. Wine selection is average, but good... More 

Thank San D
Escondido, California
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Vinz is know as a wine bar but they do have a full bar. the thing i like is the outside setting. Super place to meet friends and just hang out and get a bite. I like it best in the evenings, especially is something is going on in town, bestseats in Escondido.

Thank Don M
San Ramon, California
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666 reviews
375 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 271 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2015

Took my gf to Vinz for the 2nd time. The 1st time was great, but this time was just okay. We walked in from the S. Kalmia entrance and proceeded through the restaurant to outside tables on Grand Avenue. We were sitting for about 5 minutes without any acknowlegement from the waitstaff, so i went inside and grabbed a couple... More 

Thank Rob M
Escondido, California, USA
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123 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2015

The meal was quite good as usual. I guess because it was a busy night though, the service wasn't that great. And the staff seemed harried, although I noticed a few empty tables. I heard one customer ask if the muzak would be turned off as the band was warming up. Twice the singer had to ask to have it... More 

Thank LGA026

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
American, Bar, Italian, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 S. Kalmia, #1E, Escondido, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Escondido
phone # is 760 745-8007

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