Encinitas Best Restaurant


About us

Our story

Discover Our Heritage in Flavor.

Échale, your go-to destination for authentic Mexican brasserie delights in Encinitas, Encinitas. Our menu blends traditional Mexican flavors with innovative twists, showcasing the culinary artistry of our chefs. Join us for an unforgettable dining experience, where each dish is a celebration of Mexican culinary excellence.

william m. shisler

Why choose us

Where Culinary Innovation Meets Authentic Mexican Flair.

100% Fresh items

Ensuring a flavorful and authentic dining experience.

Talented chef

An expert craftsman dedicated to bringing innovation and passion to every dish.

Authentic dishes

Experience Mexico's essence with Échale's authentic dishes

Fresh drinks

High-quality wines and beverages, elevating your meal with every sip.


Échale: Fine Dining, Truly Authentic.

At Échale, we take pride in offering a fine dining experience that remains true to the authentic roots of Mexican cuisine. Our menu, meticulously curated, showcases traditional flavors and culinary techniques passed down through generations. Immerse yourself in the richness of our heritage, where each dish at Échale tells a story of genuine, flavorful authenticity.

Based on 36 reviews
Antonio Perez
Antonio Perez
October 31, 2023
Echale will only get better: they're passionate about their craft and have constructed a space and menu with intent. Here were the positives: -Atmosphere: Hip in an understated and comfortable way. -Wine list: Natural wines have ample real estate, and there are incredible finds. Also, if you’re a fan of fizz, this is where you can get your sampling. -Mussels: hardly space in their shells, chorizo and broth that demanded more bread. A+ -Strawberry churro: the crumble they created has appropriated the essence and flavor of strawberry to such a perfect degree that if it was on Twitter it’d be cancelled. Here were the gaps that would warrant less than 5 stars (I rounded up): -Between plating for gustation or style, at times style won out. The vegetables in the yellow mole could have been more part of the dish; the (incredible) sauce in the chicken tinga was too sparsely given in the kitchen. -Tamal had a bit of a prep stumble. High on flavor, touch dry. The execution of the other dishes points to this being a rare occurrence.
Angie Gates
Angie Gates
October 20, 2023
Erin Anderson
Erin Anderson
October 15, 2023
Soo amazing! Definitely stopping here every time we visit Encinitas. The vibe of the restaurant and the servers was awesome. Everything on the menu looked so good I wish we could have ordered one of every dish. Great wine list, we got 2 bottles of the skin contact wine both of which were fantastic. The steak and peppercorn sauce was cooked to perfection and the daily special spiny lobster and lump crab cake was to die for. All the appetizers we tried scallop crudo, bluefin tartar, oysters, and tamale were wonderful. Definitely don’t skip dessert either, the churro was fantastic.
Andrew Berry
Andrew Berry
October 12, 2023
Really unique and outstanding wine list. Food was definitely upscale in presentation and flavors, but delicious. The entree portions were very large. Churro dessert was elite.
Chloe Rock
Chloe Rock
October 1, 2023
BEST FOOD IN ENCINITAS ! The burger, the bolognese, and the steak are some of my favorites but I love everything. Incredible wine list and great place for a larger party
Robert Broome
Robert Broome
September 30, 2023
Honestly some of the most delicious and flavorful food in San Diego. The crudos and sashimis are some of the best around - light and sophisticated. And the main courses like the Chicken Tinga and Oxtail Bolognese were so good - super flavorful "comfort food" with a sophisticated twist. Beautiful restaurant as well with a "cool" vibe, which can be hard to find up in North Country. Service was great and the owner is very friendly and engaging. If you're in the Encinitas area, you need to go to this restaurant.
James Horine
James Horine
September 28, 2023
Absolutely, positively fantastic. The Tamal, the scallops, and the churro.
Diana Zatolokin
Diana Zatolokin
September 1, 2023
One of my favorite new spots in Encinitas! Food and ambience was awesome.