City of Escondido



CONTACT: Katherine Zimmer, 760-839-4777 or


Escondido is hosting its third annual “Dine Out Escondido!” culinary tourism program promoting 28 local restaurants. 10 restaurants are located around town, such as Vintana Wine + Dine and Cocina del Charro, and 18 restaurants are in the heart of historic downtown, walkable to art galleries, theatre, shopping and museums.


In partnership with California Restaurant Month, Visit Escondido produces the successful annual Dine Out Escondido! Restaurant Week during the last week in January. “With 28 local eateries offering diverse specials, our restaurant week gives everyone a chance to visit their favorites and create delicious new experiences,” said Katherine Zimmer, Tourism and Marketing Administrator for the City of Escondido. And the timing is perfect, immediately following San Diego Restaurant Week.


The culinary scene in Escondido has exploded with many new restaurant openings and nine new participants in this year’s Dine Out Escondido! program, including The Wooden Spoon, Cute Cakes, Burger Bench, Hacienda de Vega, and the newly opened Black Angus Steakhouse.


For details of participating restaurants and their specials, go to


Participating Restaurants:


A Delight of France Bistro & Bakery

Bellamy’s Restaurant

Burger Bench

Cuscatlan Salvadorian Cuisine

Cute Cakes


Il Forno Ristorante

Intertwined Bistro & Wine Bar

Jalapeño Grill

Kettle Coffee & Tea

La Tapatia

Mi Guadalajara

Plan 9 Alehouse

Sunny Side Kitchen

The Continental Deli

The Grand Tea Room


Vinz Wine Bar


Around town…

Black Angus Steakhouse

Carin de Ria

Chili’s Grill & Bar

Cocina Del Charro

Hacienda de Vega

Offbeat Brewing Company

On The Border

North County Tavern+Bowl

The Wooden Spoon

Vintana Wine + Dine


About Visit Escondido

Visit Escondido promotes Escondido’s great variety of attractions, events, and things to do in the heart of San Diego’s North County Inland area. Escondido is home to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens, the California Center for the Arts, Escondido and renowned events such as Cruisin’ Grand, as well as scenic and urban wineries, craft breweries, unique arts & theatre, diverse culinary experiences, and a vibrant historic downtown. Additionally, there are many outdoor activities to take advantage of in the beautiful year-round climate including golf, hiking, biking, fishing, equestrian and sporting events.

Go to for a complete calendar of events, dining, lodging, arts, outdoor activities and attractions information. The Visitors Center is located at 235 East Grand Avenue and is open Tuesday-Friday, 10am-4pm. 760-839-4777


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