Authentic Mexican Izakaya & Exquisite Natural Wines in Encinitas, San Diego
An Memorable Experience
Nestled in the serene beach town of Encinitas, our Mexican Izakaya and Natural Wine Bar offers a fusion of traditional Mexican flavors with a modern Izakaya twist, complemented by an exquisite selection of natural wines.
Welcome to Échale
Discover Échale in Encinitas, where culinary artistry meets a fusion of flavors. Our journey began as an innovative pop-up led by renowned chef Sean Yontz and passionate Jon Rhinerson. Transitioning from a social media sensation to a permanent spot at 947 South Coast Highway, Échale is now a haven for food enthusiasts.
Our dinner-only menu showcases Chef Yontz's mastery, blending Mexican, Mediterranean, and French influences. Signature dishes like chile-braised oxtail with homemade pappardelle, vibrant cochinita pibil, and mussels in chorizo-mezcal broth are just the beginning. Don’t miss our locally-sourced bluefin tuna, scallop aguachile, and the unforgettable strawberry shortcake churros.
The ambiance, designed by Ryder England, features sophisticated colors and a striking Japanese-inspired light fixture. Local artist Chris Bass's artwork adds a unique San Diego touch.
Échale is an experience, open Tuesday to Sunday, 5 to 10 p.m. Join us for an unforgettable culinary journey. Your adventure in taste awaits!