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Authentic Mexican brasserie & Exquisite Natural Wines in Encinitas, San Diego

A 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.
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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!


Kitchen Menu

Our menu features a selection of exquisite dishes, each crafted to captivate and inspire. Whether you're a seasoned gourmand or simply seeking a delightful meal, Échale in the heart of Encinitas, CA, offers an unparalleled dining experience.
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Welcome to Échale
Embark on a culinary adventure at Échale in Encinitas, where the art of fusion cuisine comes to life. Our story, rooted in a traveling pop-up, has blossomed into a vibrant restaurant under the guidance of renowned chef Sean Yontz and his partner, Jon Rhinerson.

Here, Mexican flavors dance with Mediterranean and French influences, creating an unforgettable dining experience. Our menu, a canvas of innovation, features exquisite dishes like our chile-braised oxtail and locally-caught bluefin tuna, paired with a selection of fine wines from Baja California and Valle de Guadalupe.

Step into our elegantly designed space, where each detail, from the Japanese-inspired lighting to the local artwork, adds to the allure of your evening.

Join us at Échale, where every plate is a masterpiece and every visit is a journey of culinary delight.
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Explore Our Wine Menu

Discover Encinitas' Premier Wine Bar Experience. Delve into our curated collection of fine wines, each chosen to delight and inspire. Whether you're a connoisseur or a casual enthusiast, our selection at Echale offers the perfect pour for every palate. Join us in the heart of Encinitas, CA, for a taste of unparalleled sophistication.
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Experience the fusion of Authentic Mexican Izakaya with Exquisite Natural Wines right here in Encinitas, San Diego. Join us for a unique culinary adventure that awaits you!

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