Food & Drink in San Marcos

$10 for Bagels, Sandwiches & Coffee at Big Apple Bagels

San Marcos

$20 $10

(24)

Breakfast and lunch staples include chewy bagels, triple-decker sandwiches, pizza breads, and Brewster’s coffee

50% Off at Capriotti's Sandwich Shop

Multiple Locations

$10 $5

(352)

Ideal for game day parties, award-winning subs pack fresh ingredients such as coleslaw and roast beef, buried beneath hot or sweet peppers

Up to 38% Off Beverages at Holiday Wine Cellar

Central Escondido

$30 $20

(102)

Old-school customer service with latest selections of craft beers, fine wines, and exceptional spirits

Up to 51% Off at Sushi Yama

Central Escondido

$40 $20

(161)

Traditional sushi and hot entrees with modern twists including Southwest-inspired rolls and tempura platters

50% Off at El Mariachi Mexican Food

Bluffton

$20 $10

Mexican favorites such as burritos, chimichangas, and tortas served in a bright and festive restaurant, with sopapillas and flan for dessert

Up to 50% Off Tastings at California Fruit Wine

Vista

$20 $11

(45)

Winery breaks grape-based conventions with arsenal of handcrafted varieties crafted from such fruits as pomegranates and blueberries

Up to 50% Off Mexican Food at La Paloma Restaurante

Vista

$20 $11

(77)

Menu features classic Mexican dishes, as well as inventive plates such as the charbroiled ostrich filet marinated in house seasoning

38% Off Sandwiches and Deli Food at Vista Ice Box Deli Jr.

Vista

$8 $5

(59)

Fixings such as the California Split on sourdough bread, turkey, bacon, and avocado on squaw bread and a variety of hearty soups and salads

43% Off at Savory Spice Shop Encinitas

Encinitas - The Lumberyard

$14 $8

Ceylon cinnamon sticks, whole ancho chilis, organic rosemary, chipotle sauce, and other spices, seasonings, and sauces stock the shelves

Up to 50% Off Beer Tasting at On The Tracks Brewery

Carlsbad

$26 $15

(33)

Sample house-brewed stouts, porters, and IPAs in tasting room

40% Off at Top of the Bagel Cafe

Carlsbad

$20 $12

Freshly boiled bagels book end breakfast and lunch sandwiches alongside soups, salads, and specialty coffee drinks

50% Off Juice at Mantra Yoga and Juice

Carlsbad

$6 $3

Fresh-squeezed juice satisfies customers after yoga workouts with energizing flavors such as Carlsbad Carrot and Surf Side Beet

45% Off Organic Burgers and Fries at Pure Burger

Carlsbad

$22 $12

(109)

Burger patties handmade with organic, grass-fed beef & customized with ingredients such as real cheddar cheese, avocado & balsamic mustard

Up to 47% Off at Tabu Sushi Bar & Grill

North City

$25 $16

Japanese entrees such as hibachi steak and chicken katsu; sushi, sashimi, and specialty rolls full of shrimp tempura and spicy crab

Up to 50% Off Carruth Cellars

Solana Beach

$10 $5

Premier vineyard grapes are crushed on-site to craft award-winning wines served in tasting room with local artwork lining walls

$3 for Frozen Yogurt at Seaside Yogurt

Del Mar

$5 $3

Low- or nonfat frozen yogurt can be topped with a variety of rotating toppings at a custom topping bar

Up to 43% Off Persian Cuisine at Alborz Restaurant

Del Mar Heights

$30 $17

(132)

Persian and Greek dishes of braised lamb, chicken and steak kebabs, veggie and bean stews, and hot and cold mezzes

50% Off at Maan's Mediterranean Grill 

Oceanside

$12 $6

(62)

Authentic Greek and Middle Eastern dishes, including lamb-and-beef gyros, Greek salads loaded with feta and olives, and chicken shawarma

Up to 43% Off at The Breakfast Club "80s" Diner

Oceanside

$14 $9

(202)

'80s-themed decor meets classic Americana diner fare, from flapjacks to skillets, and ruebens to burgers

Half Off Guamanian Cuisine at Guahan Grill

Ivey Ranch / Rancho Del Oro

$16 $8

(213)

Guamanian cuisine, such as grilled wahoo fish served with a traditional vinegar-based sauce, Chamorro-style fried ribs, and banana donuts

Up to 57% Off Tastings at Mattucci Winery

Oceanside

$70 $30

Each patron samples four wines; wines spend between 15 months and two years aging in oak barrels

50% Off Italian Food at Dominic’s at the Harbor

Oceanside

$30 $15

(126)

Pastas, veal cutlets, and gourmet pizzas complement scenic views of the harbor from a heated patio

Up to 50% Off American Comfort Cuisine at Luc's Bistro

Poway

$20 $12

(229)

Comforting dishes such as chicken and dumplings, shrimp and grits, and meatloaf with mashed potatoes and gravy

Up to 50% Off Vineyard Wine Tasting

Ramona

$20 $12

Groups sample wines cultivated from the beautiful vineyard's acres of grapevines

Up to 50% Off Wine Tasting at Lenora Winery

Ramona

$20 $11

Join the winemaker and sample wines made from grapes grown at the vineyard and enjoy stunning views of the vineyard and rolling hills

Up to 50% Off Wine Tasting

Ramona

$20 $11

(8)

Hand-picked grapes form the basis of different varietals that guests can sample in the tasting room alongside chocolates

38% Off Italian Cuisine at Voce Del Mare

Bird Rock

$40 $25

(87)

Classic Italian dishes, such as beef carpaccio with shaved parmesan, spaghetti with homemade pesto, and wild salmon with puttanesca sauce

47% Off Italian Cuisine at Stella Italian Fare

Village

$30 $16

(66)

Lasagna with an Angus-beef ragout, yellow fin tuna in a pine-nut and hazelnut crust, and braised lamb shank with fresh gnocchi

Crab Catcher – 40% Off Upscale Seafood

Village

$100 $60

(642)

Take in coastal views while dining on Alaskan and dungeness crab, Maine lobster, and prime steaks

50% Off Wine Tasting at Briar Rose Winery

Temecula

$22 $11

Vintners describe the flavors of house varietals as they pour samples of reds and whites made from grapes grown onsite

51% Off Winery Tour and Tasting in Temecula

Temecula

$75 $37

On a two-hour tour, guests learn the processes of traditional winemaking while sampling its fruits

Up to 62% Off Horse-Drawn Trolley Winery Shuttle

Temecula

$75 $30

(7)

Vintage horse-drawn trolleys roll down wine-country roads, pausing for tours at four wineries and vineyards

Up to 52% Off Wine Tasting for Two or Four

Temecula

$24 $12

Guests taste five wines in an earth-toned tasting room with a stone fireplace and wine-barrel tables

54% Off Wine Tour from Uncorked Tours

Temecula

$179 $89

(23)

Four-hour tour of 3 wineries aboard a limo coach includes 5-6 tastings, 50 digital photos, and complimentary champagne and appetizers.

Up to Half Off Wine Tasting at Lorimar Vineyards and Winery

Temecula

$28 $15

(45)

Visitors build their own tasting with a choice of six wines off of the premium tasting menu

Half Off a Wine Tour for Six

Old Town Temecula

$1,159 $579

(37)

Up to four wine tastings include chocolate and gourmet cheese on a five-hour wine tour in a limo van with surround-sound and satellite radio

Half Off Wine Tastings

Murrieta

$30 $15

(101)

Taste six wines and get a 15% discount on any wine purchased that day

Up to 77% Off VIP Winery Tour at Miramonte Winery

Temecula

$75 $20

VIP winery package includes winery tour, tasting of 10 wines, and a wine appreciation and food-pairing class

Up to 42% Off Winery Excursion

Frangipani Estate Winery

$119 $69

A prototype jeep-style Hummer limo transports visitors to two area wineries to sample 10-12 wines and enjoy a picnic lunch

Up to 53% Off a Wine Tasting

Temecula

$40 $19

Tasting of five premium wines is enhanced by panoramic views of Temecula Valley at a rustic, Western-influenced winery

Up to 55% Off Barrel Tasting at Frangipani Estate Winery

Murrieta

$110 $55

Try three reds and one dessert wine in the barrel room, accompanied by paired meats, cheeses, and chocolate, then try two tasting-room pours

Up to 63% Off Wine Tour and Tasting

Temecula

$55 $25

(127)

Winery tour and wine class with tastings and appetizer pairings on a 35-acre estate with a Spanish-mission-style clubhouse

38% Off at Tropifruit 100% Natural Juice Bar

El Cajon

$16 $10

(83)

Fresh fruit smoothies and juices served alongside healthy lunch and breakfast sandwiches

Up to 43% Off Pasta Meal for Two or Four

Rancho San Diego

$42 $24

(62)

Five types of pasta coated in classic sauces such as A la Vodka, Pomodoro, Scampi,etc.; veggie and meat lasagna

Half Off at Alana's Hawaiian Shave Ice

El Cajon

$30 $15

Fluffy shaved ice in flavors like green apple or root beer, served with an ice cream bottom and cream top.

50% Off Drinks at El Cajon Grand

El Cajon

$24 $12

(35)

Bloody marys, house-infused vodkas, and more than 15 beers on tap, including Guinness, New Castle, and Stella Artois

Half Off Italian Cuisine at Antica Trattoria

La Mesa

$30 $18

(283)

Chef Francesco Basile celebrates the cuisine of his native Italy with seasonal meals of seafood medleys, tender roasts, and flavorful sauces

Half Off Mexican Food at La Torta Cafe

La Mesa

$20 $10

(175)

Mexican eatery specializing in more than 30 styles of tortas; other Mexican staples include quesadillas, burritos, and tacos

43% Off at Nonno's Italian Restaurant

La Mesa

$30 $17

(35)

A generous wine selection complements Italian staples, such as 16-inch cappicolla subs and meat lovers' pizzas made with from-scratch dough

47% Off at All The Perks Espresso Café - La Mesa

La Mesa

$10 $5.33

(23)

Signature drinks such as the Perk-u-ccino complement breakfast wraps and sandwiches served all day

45% Off Mexican Cuisine at Casa Jimenez

Murrieta

$20 $11

Eatery evokes rural Mexico with a burnt-orange shingled roof and dishes of pork, steak, and shrimp wrapped in warm tortillas

$5 for Frozen Yogurt at FroyoLand

Murrieta

$10 $5

(40)

Frozen yogurt in flavors such as Skinny Butter Pecan or Mango Tango Sorbet

42% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Show

Bankers Hill

$130 $75

(52)

Four-course meal and commemorative show magnets accompany a live, comedic mystery performance with audience participation

Up to a 36% Off Barbecue Meal at Starkey's BBQ

Mission Beach

$45 $29

(112)

Patrons enjoy appetizers, beer, and barbecue sandwiches

Up to 57% Off Growler and Membership at Mission Brewery

East Village

$58 $25

(185)

Fill up a gold-embossed growler with two fills of your choice; Growler Club membership includes discounts on beer throughout the week

50% Off Mexican Food at Bolillo Tortas

Bolillo Tortas

$14 $7

(178)

16 types of tortas layer chicken milanesa and steak asada between slabs of traditional bread, served with deep-fried stuffed jalapeños

45% Off Indian Food at Royal India

San Diego

$20 $11

(501)

Two brothers borrow their mother’s recipes to create home-style Indian cuisine at two locations, served in upscale dining rooms

Up to 40% Off at Abbey’s Real Texas BBQ

Miramar

$20 $12

(73)

The family at this barbecue hot spot cooks beef brisket for 18–24 hours in a cast-iron smoker and makes Texas-style side dishes in-house

Half Off Wine Tasting for Two or Four

Rancho Bernadino

$20 $10

(126)

Sample five wines made from San Diego–grown grapes at one of the oldest wineries in Southern California, which specializes in red wines

Dippin’ Dots – 40% Off Frozen Treats

Fashion Valley Mall

$10 $6

(9)

Tiny flash-frozen beads of ice cream in flavors such as birthday cake, cookies 'n' cream, cotton candy, and rainbow ice

62% Off Upscale Continental Cuisine

San Diego

$78 $30

(140)

Tuxedo-clad waiters deliver upscale eats such as roast rack of lamb jardinière, oysters rockefeller, and bananas flambé

50% Off Frozen Treats

College East

$8 $4

Snow cream is a frozen creation that's not quite ice cream but not quite a snow cone, and can be crowned with toppings and flavored sauces

45% Off Italian Food at Capri Blu Restaurant

San Diego

$40 $22

(128)

Filet mignon, dungeness crab, and inventive pizzas all share one enticing menu of classic and modern Italian dishes

Up to Half Off at Daddy's Hot Dogs

Hillcrest

$18 $10

Beef hot dogs hoist toppings such as Russian dressing, sauerkraut, and BBQ sauce; buffalo and veggie dogs also available

Up to 46% Off at Flavors of East Africa

North Park

$44.97 $27.50

(230)

Kenyan-born owner uses family recipes & traditional techniques to create East African stews with yellow curry or spicy masala sauce

Up to 47% Off at Monsoon Fine Cuisine of India

Gaslamp

$20 $11

Classic Indian dishes, such as tandoori lamb and vegetarian mushroom masala, served in a luxurious atmosphere

50% Off Frozen Yogurt at Fiji Yogurt

Multiple Locations

$14 $7

(239)

Patrons fill cups with their favorite flavors of frozen yogurt and top off with fresh fruit, candies, and crushed sweets

40% Off at New York Bagels & Café

Rancho Bernadino

$20 $12

(29)

More than 20 kinds of New York–style bagels, served on their own or in bagel sandwiches

Up to Half Off at Lil B's Restaurant

North Park

$20 $11

(160)

Formerly Brian's of Washington in Hillcrest, serving same comfort-food menu; breakfast offered all day, open until 2 a.m. Friday & Saturday

Up to 47%% Burgers and Beers at Cheers Bar & Grill

Rancho Penasquitos

$19 $10

(8)

Burgers, brats, chicken sandwiches, choice steaks, & salmon pair with cocktails & beers at this neighborhood bar & grill

Up to 56% Off Wine Tasting at The Wine Bank

Gaslamp

$40 $20

(61)

Taste five wines from noteworthy vineyards selected from a temperature-controlled wine cellar

Up to Half Off Mexican Cuisine at The Amigo Spot

Mission Valley West

$20 $11

(44)

Chefs create Mexican and American favorites such as carne asada fries, burritos, tacos, Philly cheesesteaks, and grilled cheese sandwiches

50% Off Tuscan Cuisine at Operacaffe

Gaslamp

$30 $15

Prosciutto pizza, porcini ravioli in sage-infused butter sauce, and other Tuscan-inspired specialties at a Zagat-rated eatery

Up to 49% Off Persian Cuisine at Sadaf

Gaslamp

$39 $20

(107)

Under a sky-painted ceiling, diners dig into Persian delicacies such as kebabs with basmati rice or lamb shank

Half Off Churros and Other Sweet Treats at Churros El Tigre

San Ysidro

$10 $5

(137)

Churros and bananas topped with sweet, all-natural flavors, as well as shaved ice doused in fresh fruit flavors

50% Off at LION Coffee

Clairemont Mesa East

$5 $2.50

Hawaiian-based company brews coffee and espresso, blends natural fruit smoothies, and serves toasty breakfast burritos

50% Off Spaghetti Dinner at Sanfilippo's Italian Restaurant

Hillcrest

$40 $20

(66)

Italian restaurant with more than 30 years in business serves a spaghetti dinner with salad and wine indoors or on a twinkle-lit patio

50% Off at Green Shallots Thai Gourmet Express

Kearny Mesa

$10 $5

Thai barbecued chicken, roast duck, three types of curry, and spring rolls in a choice of four proteins

Up to 42% Off at Naked Pizza

Pacific Beach

$20 $13

(126)

Healthy pies made with hormone-free meat, sugar-free sauce, and 10-grain dough that includes brown rice, buckwheat, quinoa, and probiotics

Select Local Merchants

Rossi's Pizza and Family Sports Bar’s culinary team depends on the fruits of California. Chefs incorporate local cheese, olives, and bread into their dishes, and stock the bar with more than 15 wines, all of which are bottled in state. The cooks bolster regional ingredients with handmade dough, a special three-cheese blend grated in-house, and from-scratch marinara sauce, ranch dressing, and garlic butter. Beyond that, chefs craft award-winning homemade lasagna from a family recipe, pile BBQ roast beef and oven-roasted chicken onto Italian rolls, and crown specialty pizzas with toppings such as cashews and sliced avocado. They also serve bar classics such as chicken fingers and hamburgers.

Along with Californian wine, 25 draft beers served in frosted mugs can help wash down meals, which unfold in a spacious dining area that surrounds guests with exposed brick, flat-screen TVs, and sports memorabilia. In the private team room, groups can enjoy a slice while reviewing strategies on a whiteboard and watching game footage on a big-screen TV . After feasts, patrons can stick around for games in Rossi’s arcade, which includes more than 17 classics such as pinball, foosball, and air hockey.

156 S Rancho Santa Fe Rd
San Marcos,
CA
US

According to Zagat, the portions of breakfast plates at Broken Yolk Cafe can be "obscene"—although one could also consider them generous. Sometimes, these sizes are even considered a challenge. In 2010, Man Vs. Food's Adam Richman paid the restaurant a visit to tackle its infamous Iron Man Special: a 12-egg omelet, topped with chili and piled onto a 15-inch pizza pan.

Opened in 1979, Broken Yolk has spent decades fine-tuning its southwestern recipes—many enigmatically named for people such as "Betty" and "Tony G". Alongside steaming breakfast burritos and griddled buttermilk pancakes, the menu features nearly 20 omelets stuffed with fresh ingredients such as beef chorizo, avocado, and mushroom sauce. Shredded hash-browns are crafted from fresh potatoes, and the salsa is handmade each day. Until its official closing time at 3 p.m., Broken Yolk also serves sandwiches and half-pound Angus burgers. The local chain's six locations each feature their own private banquet room and secret underground passage to one of the other restaurants.

101 S Las Posas Rd
San Marcos,
CA
US

Sculpted into the coastal foothills of San Diego County, Lake San Marcos Country Club’s North Course spans 6,426 yards of lush fairways and well-manicured greens. Throughout the course, mature trees await wayward orbs on the edges of fairways, and serpentine bodies of water crisscross fairways, punishing duffers for errant shots. Before taking to the links, golfers can prepare with a stint at the club’s full-length driving range, where all-grass hitting stations emulate on-course conditions as well as an opportunity to seek vengeance on Mother Earth for a lifetime of traumatizing grass stains. Casual eats at Gordon’s on the Green help restore energy after rounds that include the treacherous trek up the 12th hole—a 606-yard par 5 that runs almost entirely uphill. Those looking for a quick golf experience akin to reading the abridged version of Jack Nicklaus’s cookbook can take to the South Course, a par 58 executive layout.

1750 San Pablo Dr
San Marcos,
CA
US

Chick-fil-A's chicken sandwiches became an instant classic one fateful day in 1967, when an anonymous Georgia chicken wandered into a hot, buttered bun and made history. Forty-some-odd years later, or 267 million chicken years, Chick-fil-A sandwiches are still made the same way, with boneless cuts of breast meat hand-breaded by mystic chicken ascetics, dill-pickle chips pickled from the freshest of cucumbers, and an optional golden wheat bun that is both golden and made of wheat ($3.35 including tax). Like gambling on horse racing, the original chicken sandwich is so dangerously delicious that you'll devour two without thinking twice, but unlike gambling, Chick-fil-A's sandwiches never contain dice, poker chips, or knee-breaking goons in track suits.

587 Grand Ave
San Marcos,
CA
US

California Climbing Company's staff of safety-oriented, First Aid- and CPR-certified instructors imparts sierra-scaling skills to eager climbers. The Intro to Outdoor Climbing class requires no prior experience, so newbies can take the challenge without having scaled plateaus, mesas, or oversize anthills. Classes take place in a number of outdoor locales; students can elect a preferred location, just as they specify their ideal lesson plan. Lasting four to six hours, classes give students thorough instruction, plenty of practice, and a perfect excuse for missing their mailman's piano recital. Though climbing equipment is provided, California Climbing Company asks that all students wear comfortable shoes and long shorts or pants and bring sun protection, snacks, and three or four bottles of water.

165 S Rancho Santa Fe Rd
San Marcos,
CA
US

1641 Grand Ave
San Marcos,
CA
US