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Vinz

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American, Bar, Italian, Wine Bar
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120 S. Kalmia, #1E, Escondido, CA (Kalmia)
Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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Escondido, California
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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.

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Thank tjoymc
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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!

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Thank Rafael G
Mission, Texas
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank cooperschoice
San Marcos, California
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272 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank ntflady
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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!

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Thank Saray P
San Diego, California
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62 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank San D
Escondido, California
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 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.

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Thank Don M
San Ramon, California
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608 reviews
340 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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 

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Thank Rob M
Escondido, California, USA
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117 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank LGA026
Ottawa, Canada
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2015

While visiting Escondido we stopped at Vinz and sat on the patio. Great selection of beer and wine . Food was excellent . Recommending the Tuscan chicken salad and the Wagyu beef burger with Truffle fries

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Thank Danielle T

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Restaurant Details

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

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