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The 9 Best Seafood Restaurants Near Encinitas

Updated: May 2, 2022

Is there anything tastier than a well-made plate of Seafood? Not when you have Encinitas restaurants like these. We analyzed millions of diner and critic reviews from the best sites for the freshest seafood places in Encinitas. Don’t wait before giving in to the craving for calamari, shrimp or salmon visit these spots ASAP!

Find the perfect Seafood spot

Maurizio Trattoria Italiana

Italian, $$, EncinitasItalian, $$Encinitas
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Kaito Sushi

Asian, $$, EncinitasAsian, $$Encinitas
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Kai Ola Sushi

Japanese, $$, EncinitasJapanese, $$Encinitas
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Trattoria I Trulli

Italian, $$, EncinitasItalian, $$Encinitas
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Lobster West

$$, Encinitas$$Encinitas
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Hooked On Sushi - Encinitas

Japanese, $$, EncinitasJapanese, $$Encinitas
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

If you travel further

Samurai Japanese Restaurant

Japanese, $$, Solana BeachJapanese, $$Solana Beach
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 3.5

Parioli Italian Bistro

Italian, $$, Solana BeachItalian, $$Solana Beach
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 3.0

The Fish Market - Solana Beach

American, $$, Solana BeachAmerican, $$Solana Beach
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Why is this list better than others?

Finding the right spot to satisfy your Seafood craving shouldn't be a full-time job. The restaurants in this list rose to the top after we analyzed the Yelp and Google ratings for 10162 restaurants in Encinitas, 823905 restaurant reviews, and exactly 624 lists and articles from experts at and more. All with some boam magic. These spots have been featured in . Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their available services, so you can stay safe on your terms. Nobody paid to get on this list, these restaurants earned their spots fair and square. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Most common questions

Fish 101 - Leucadia, Maurizio Trattoria Italiana, and Firenze Trattoria are the highest-rated seafood spots to get a quick lunch in Encinitas.

Fish 101 - Leucadia, Maurizio Trattoria Italiana, and Firenze Trattoria are the highest-rated seafood spots for dinner in Encinitas.

Fish 101 - Leucadia, Maurizio Trattoria Italiana, and Firenze Trattoria are the highest-rated seafood spots for lunch in Encinitas.

Maurizio Trattoria Italiana is the highest-rated upscale spot for seafood in Encinitas.

There are 17 seafood spots in Encinitas.

Drink pairing tips for Seafood

  • The perfect match for your tempura prawn handroll

    Experts suggest pairing a tempura prawn handroll with a glass of Vinho Verde Rose, a popular white wine.


  • Rueda with your fish and chips

    If your food palns include Fish and chips, then you should consider helping it along with some white wine. We find that a Rueda, with its hits of citrus, serves as the best pairing to the dish.

Fun facts about Seafood

  • October = Seafood festival

    If you’re a big fan of Seafood, then you should definitely consider visiting the Santa Barbara Harbor & Seafood Festivale in California, The United States

  • Who made the first ceviche?

    ceviche has an interesting history, but it is generally agreed upon that it originates from South America. The tasty dish has become immensely popular and sought after throughout the world.

  • An iconic duo: green tea & sushi

    Did you know that green tea pairs perfectly with sushi? Don’t believe us? Try it for yourself!

Parking information

Parking in Encinitas can be a challenge. To make your life easier, we partnered with SpotHero, an innovative digital parking reservation service, so you can easily and effortlessly find parking near your selected Seafood spot.

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