4 Places to Eat in Cardiff-by-the-Sea


I semi-recently made Cardiff-by-the-Sea my new home and couldn’t be any happier in this tiny, cute little neighborhood. One of my favorite things is walking over to “downtown” Cardiff and grabbing a bite to eat. Here are my favorite places to do just that:

1. Wine Steals

Let me tell you…I LOVE this place. The ambiance is great, the staff is awesome, the food is delicious and bonus…they have wine. Lots and lots of wine. As for my food recommendations, go specialty pizzas all the way. You really can’t go wrong with wine inspired pizzas with names like Sauvignon Blanc which boasts blush sauce, feta cheese, crumbled bacon, spinach, mozzarella, bell pepper & a red onion garnish.

If you enjoy wine tasting, but don’t feel like driving all the way to Temecula, try their $10 for 10 tastings on Saturdays. Wednesday is trivia night AND you get $5 for 5 tastings during happy hour. Score!

2. Lourdes

I love Mexican food, so of course I had to find my go-to spot. This place is great and definitely a staple in my diet now. Each item is huge, it’s cheap and it’s ridiculously good. I take my grilled chicken burrito wet and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

3. Bull Taco

Tacos. Right on the cliff. Overlooking the water. What could be better? Well…probably the tacos, since they aren’t anything special. But let’s be honest, we’re paying for the view.


4. Seaside Market Cardiff Crack

You may have heard of this and thought to yourself, what the heck is that? Technically, it’s a Burgundy Pepper Tri Tip, but locally it’s known as Cardiff Crack.

You might be thinking that you’ve had great tri tip before, but this is on another level. It’s so good, that it even has it’s own website. You can buy some right off the grill outside the market (make sure to check inside while you’re at it) or take it home to grill for your family and friends.

Do you have a favorite food spot in Cardiff? Comment below!




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