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Elephant Bar Restaurant

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105 S Las Posas Rd, San Marcos, CA 92078-2419
+1 760-736-2200
11:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 23:00
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Carlsbad, California
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Always a nice atmosphere and comfortable seating. Can get a little loud or noisy so keep that in mind if looking for quiet and private. Nice menu. Only negative was asking the waitress for my soup to be "extra hot." My soup, delivered by the same waitress was given to my friend and he was into it before we realized... More 

Thank Chaps4126
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I ate here and the food was inedible. Nice atmosphere if you just want to go to the bar. Few vegetarian choices.

Thank Laurie H
Carlsbad, California
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422 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

My wife and I have stopped here for lunch several times in the past few years. There are lots of booths in the restaurant section and there is a separate bar area with lots of televisions for viewing sports. There is a varied menu with salads, appetizers, burgers, main dishes, side dishes and some interesting Asian items. They also serve... More 

Thank DarylJ552
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

The Elephant Bar is a nice place with good food. However, it does have some drawbacks. The outdoor dining is adjacent to a busy street and a major access to the shopping center. The indoor dining area is nice but very noisy. I've found it difficult to visit with the people at our table or booth during the busy times... More 

Thank Shirley J
Carlsbad, California
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59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

I have found a new place for excellent food. We had the Cowboy Ribeye and it was cooked to perfection. I orded rare and my wife ordered med-rare and both were excellent. Pared with an ice cold beer it was far supeirior to the last couple of steak houses I have visted. Our waittress (Jessie) was fast, friendly, and very... More 

Thank LaCostaKeith
Poway, California
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69 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

The reason this restaurant is only three star is that some of the booths have damaged leather seats. The same seat that I saw on my last visit is still severely damaged. That neglect makes me wonder what else is neglected. Beyond that, The maitre d' was pleasant and seated us quickly but I did reject the severely torn booth... More 

Thank VerandaKitty
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86 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

The Elephant Bar is located in a large shopping center. Fortunately, it is off to the side with ample parking. It's a nice way to end the night.. Sometimes, after eating here, I like to walk around the shopping center and look at the stores.

Thank Lisa P
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

The elephant bar offers a wide variety of delicious entrees! There is something for everyone and the portions are very large so you are really getting value too!

Thank Kenneth C. B
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Great recommendation from another restaurant that was closing. Food was prepped quick and enjoyed local beverage while waiting. Manager and greet staff were nice and made wonderful recommendations.

Thank James P
Bilthoven, The Netherlands
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187 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

During our stay in San Marcos we were invited to dinner at the Elephant Bar. A large, crowded and very busy place to eat however it is trendy and friendly and the food is well prepared and tastes actually very good.

Thank Hans S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Asian, American, Bar, International
Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 105 S Las Posas Rd, San Marcos, CA 92078-2419
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Marcos
  • Phone Number: +1 760-736-2200
Elephant Bar Restaurant is a scratch-kitchen specializing in globally-inspired dishes and traditional, American fare. Our food is all made from scratch using the best, locally-sourced ingredients available. All of our cocktails are made fresh when you order, handcrafted in-house by our mixologists. Brunch is offered on weekends 10am-2pm with brunch cocktails, patio dining, and delicious specialty brunch entrees. We've kept the same, great Elephant Bar Restaurant exclusives you've come to love...but made them better, using only made-from- scratch methods and high-quality ingredients. Better menu items, new craft cocktails, new wine list, and new brunch cocktails. We've completely evolved.We can't wait to see you soon!

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