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The 6 Best Vietnamese Restaurants Near San Marcos

Updated: May 2, 2022

Looking for a Vietnamese feast in San Marcos? These restaurants are cooking up the best pho and grilled beef in town. We analyzed top review sites and consolidated millions of reviews to give you these best Vietnamese eateries in San Marcos. So go on and enjoy the best green papaya salads and egg coffees at these excellent San Marcos venues.

Find the perfect Vietnamese restaurant

Banh Mi San Marcos

Vietnamese, $, San MarcosVietnamese, $San Marcos
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Chef's Pho & Grill

Vietnamese, $, San MarcosVietnamese, $San Marcos
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Pho San Marcos

Vietnamese, $, San MarcosVietnamese, $San Marcos
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

If you travel further

Boiling Pho

Asian, EscondidoAsianEscondido
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 5.0

Pho Truc Xanh

Vietnamese, $, EscondidoVietnamese, $Escondido
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Son Tra Sandwiches

Vietnamese, $, EscondidoVietnamese, $Escondido
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

How did we curate these results?

Figuring out the best Vietnamese restaurants can take awhile. For these results, 823905 restaurant reviews were analyzed, 10162 restaurants’ Yelp and Google reviews were captured, and exactly 624 lists and articles from and others were carefully reviewed by boam. These top contenders have appeared in . We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal as the industry adapts to COVID-19. This content is not sponsored by any restaurant or party, the restaurants shown are the real deal. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Recurring questions

Pho Time, Chef's Pho & Grill, and Pho San Marcos are the highest-rated Vietnamese restaurants that are good for groups in San Marcos.

Pho Time, Chef's Pho & Grill, and Pho San Marcos are the highest-rated Vietnamese restaurants for take-out in San Marcos.

Chef's Pho & Grill and Pho San Marcos are vegetarian-friendly Vietnamese restaurants in San Marcos.

There are 5 Vietnamese restaurants in San Marcos.

Banh Mi San Marcos, Pho Time, and Chef's Pho & Grill are the highest-rated Vietnamese restaurants for a quick lunch in San Marcos.

Drink pairing tips

  • Cilantro Chile Cooler with your banh mi

    When considering how to best enjoy your banh mi, we would highlight how well a glass of Cilantro Chile Cooler complements the dish as it cuts through the fattiness of the sandwich.


  • The ideal pairing for cayenne-ginger with spicy schezwan noodles

    Experts often pair cayenne-ginger with spicy schezwan noodles with a glass of kombucha, a popular cold beverage.

  • The best drink pairing for banh mi

    Knowing what to pair with banh mi can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some white wine, particularly a glass of Kabinett. This, sweet, white wine balances the spicy banh mi.

Did you know?

  • A day about noodle

    All good things should be celebrated! In The United States they understand this and have chosen to dedicate October, October to celebrating National Noodle Day.

  • 2,996 pounds and 1 ounce of noodle soup

    Don’t you hate it when there is not enough food for seconds? This wasn’t a concern when the record was broken for the biggest noodle soup. Coming in at 7 feet in diameter there was more than enough serving’s to go around!

  • 6 pounds of victory

    At the 6.17-pound Pho Challenge , Jesse Freeman ate the most pho in modern history, finishing no less than 6 pounds.

Parking information

We’ve all struggled to find good parking near restaurants in San Marcos. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Vietnamese spot.

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