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Restaurants in Vista

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Coyote Cafe 1450 N Santa Fe Ave y, Vista
Coyote Cafe
Comfort Food • $$

Coyote Cafe

1450 N Santa Fe Ave y, Vista, CA 92083

Large delicious entrees & homemade salad dressing but veggies need some some improvement (corn on cob soggy, overcooked & not very good). Very...

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  • Superb283 Reviews4.7
Thai One On 485 S Melrose Dr #108, Vista
Thai One On
Thai • $$

Thai One On

485 S Melrose Dr #108, Vista, CA 92081

Ordered take out during lunch time specially ordered the entrée they charged me for entrée but portion was small. What's up with that, I love the food...

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  • Superb368 Reviews4.3
508 Tavern 508 S Santa Fe Ave, Vista
508 Tavern
Bar & Grill • $$

508 Tavern

508 S Santa Fe Ave, Vista, CA 92084

Great little place downtown Vista. Was my first time and I recommend checking it out. Very knowledgeable and helpful staff, awesome covered outdoor area with...

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  • Superb181 Reviews4.8
Belching Beaver Brewery Tavern and Grill 302 E Broadway, Vista
Belching Beaver Brewery Tavern and Grill
Bar & Grill • $$

Belching Beaver Brewery Tavern and Grill

302 E Broadway, Vista, CA 92084

They are still figuring out covid stuff, 21 months later...Seems like they added a patio by the front door that almost ruined the vibe for us. Just seemed...

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  • Superb291 Reviews4.4
Shaks Mediterranean Bistro 406 Main St, Vista
Shaks Mediterranean Bistro
Mediterranean • $$

Shaks Mediterranean Bistro

406 Main St, Vista, CA 92084

Great food, I have been ordering and eating their delicious cuisine for many years . Great appetisers I love their hummus, dolmatis, pickles, mutabal or baba...

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  • Superb254 Reviews4.5
Thai Thai Restaurant 1717 E Vista Way, Vista
Thai Thai Restaurant
Thai • $$

Thai Thai Restaurant

1717 E Vista Way, Vista, CA 92084

Ordered delivery through Uber Eats:* Spicy Thai Basil w/Chicken - ($13)* Pad Thai Noodles w/Shrimp, Chicken, Pork & Beef - ($18)* Thai Beef Noodle Soup...

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  • Superb238 Reviews4.5
Ciao Ristorante Italiano 2015 E Vista Way, Vista
Ciao Ristorante Italiano
Pizza • $$

Ciao Ristorante Italiano

2015 E Vista Way, Vista, CA 92084

The atmosphere is very unique, the service is excellent and the food is delicious! I was impressed with the restaurant and I will keep it on my favorites...

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  • Superb300 Reviews4.3
Hungry Bear Deli 2205 S Melrose Dr #103, Vista
Hungry Bear Deli
Deli • $

Hungry Bear Deli

2205 S Melrose Dr #103, Vista, CA 92081

Really enjoyed pastrami/cornbread combo and Cobb salad. Great potato salad.. Michael Levine ,(I think his family owns the place) very friendly. Overall...

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  • Superb262 Reviews4.6
Uncle Tony's 770 Sycamore Ave UNIT 121, Vista
Uncle Tony's
Italian • $$

Uncle Tony's

770 Sycamore Ave UNIT 121, Vista, CA 92083

Love this place! Dinner for 4 tonight, great food, great drinks, fabulous atmosphere! It's that local hidden gem everyone wishes they had. Real Italian...

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  • Superb237 Reviews4.4
Belching Beaver Pub 980 980 Park Center Dr Suite A, Vista
Belching Beaver Pub 980
Brewpubs • $$

Belching Beaver Pub 980

980 Park Center Dr Suite A, Vista, CA 92081

Just updating this because we just, per Bethany's rec, tried the beef quesobirairro (ah man sorry about the spelling butchery) and oh man it is like a...

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  • Superb205 Reviews4.5
Tacos Don Paco 800 Civic Center Dr suite F, Vista
Tacos Don Paco
Mexican • $

Tacos Don Paco

800 Civic Center Dr suite F, Vista, CA 92084

BEST MEXICAN FOOD AROUND! I have been in vista for about a year now searching for decent Mexican food. I didn’t think it existed. This food isn’t just...

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  • Superb181 Reviews4.8
When Pigs Fly BBQ 230 Main St, Vista
When Pigs Fly BBQ
Barbeque • $$

When Pigs Fly BBQ

230 Main St, Vista, CA 92084

The pork ribs were delicious... No need to smother them with sauce. And the Bread Pudding... OMG! So moist. Yummy! And Thanks to the manager Izzy our visit was...

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  • Good254 Reviews4.2
TIME OUT CAFE 1011 S Santa Fe Ave, Vista
TIME OUT CAFE
American • $$

TIME OUT CAFE

1011 S Santa Fe Ave, Vista, CA 92083

This is my empty plate because the breakfast croissant sandwich and the feta veggie scramble my partner got were superb accompanied by some finely priced...

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  • Superb176 Reviews4.5
Mom's Kitchen 124 Hanes Pl, Vista
Mom's Kitchen
American • $$

Mom's Kitchen

124 Hanes Pl, Vista, CA 92084

Came for the cinnamon swirl pancakes they and they did not disappoint. The pie took me back to when I was a wee little lad trying my moms pie for the 1st time....

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  • Superb176 Reviews4.5
MIKKO SUSHI 330 Main St, Vista
MIKKO SUSHI
Sushi Bar • $$

MIKKO SUSHI

330 Main St, Vista, CA 92084

Probably the best Sushi I've had in North County. The restaurant itself is large enough to mitigate waiting, but small enough to feel like a local place...

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  • Good253 Reviews4.2
Acropolis Greek Grill 3295 Business Park Dr suite d, Vista
Acropolis Greek Grill
Greek • $$

Acropolis Greek Grill

3295 Business Park Dr suite d, Vista, CA 92081

The food here was amazing, and the owner was very friendly. The chicken shawarma pita was delicious, and the Greek salad side was fresh and tasty as well. ...

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  • Superb144 Reviews4.6
Mama 'n Papa's Pizza Grotto 988 Civic Center Dr, Vista
Mama 'n Papa's Pizza Grotto
Pizza

Mama 'n Papa's Pizza Grotto

988 Civic Center Dr, Vista, CA 92083

I've eaten here twice and each time was great. The food is delicious and the portions are generous. Our server this time was Skyler and she was kind and...

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  • Superb250 Reviews4.5
Big Jim's 395 Grill 777 E Vista Way #204, Vista
Big Jim's 395 Grill
Sandwich Shop • $

Big Jim's 395 Grill

777 E Vista Way #204, Vista, CA 92084

This place is the best!!! Marine owned too! New York diner vibes with great art and memorabilia. Great food, great prices. We ordered the reuben and Chilli...

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  • Superb140 Reviews4.8
Prohibition Brewing Company 2004 E Vista Way, Vista
Prohibition Brewing Company
Brewpubs • $$

Prohibition Brewing Company

2004 E Vista Way, Vista, CA 92084

Great service and fantastic beer! Food is ok nothing to write home to mom about. The music could be better. They had a podcast on?? There is amazing old school...

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  • Superb203 Reviews4.3
Partake Gastropub 721 S Santa Fe Ave, Vista
Partake Gastropub
Wine Bar • $$

Partake Gastropub

721 S Santa Fe Ave, Vista, CA 92083

We have been showing up here from time to time for years. It's an eclectic and small place, with interesting decor. The food is just straight up...

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  • Superb202 Reviews4.3
Las Brisas Mexican Cuisine 1910 Shadowridge Dr, Vista
Las Brisas Mexican Cuisine
Mexican • $$

Las Brisas Mexican Cuisine

1910 Shadowridge Dr, Vista, CA 92081

Very nice neighborhood find, only a mile from our house. Enchiladas Suiza's were tender and flavorful and the service was great. Friendly and helpful. We...

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  • Superb155 Reviews4.5
Pho-Ever 485 S Melrose Dr, Vista
Pho-Ever
Vietnamese • $

Pho-Ever

485 S Melrose Dr, Vista, CA 92081

We've just discovered this restaurant we've been eating it everyday almost for the past week we absolutely love it highly recommended we are a family...

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  • Superb242 Reviews4.4
Pegah’s Kitchen 945 S Santa Fe Ave, Vista
Pegah’s Kitchen
American • $$

Pegah’s Kitchen

945 S Santa Fe Ave, Vista, CA 92083

I loved this restaurant! It has a great atmosphere and is very welcoming. Our food was excellent and our service was really good. A great experience and a good...

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  • Superb169 Reviews4.4
Nucci's Italian Cafe & Pizza 1580 S Melrose Dr # 108, Vista
Nucci's Italian Cafe & Pizza
Pizza • $$

Nucci's Italian Cafe & Pizza

1580 S Melrose Dr # 108, Vista, CA 92081

A step back in time when a family eatery took pride in their place! Food, service, and iced tea one would find in the deep south. COVID-19 has robbed us of...

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  • Superb165 Reviews4.4
The Yellow Deli Vista, LLC 315 E Broadway, Vista
The Yellow Deli Vista, LLC
American • $

The Yellow Deli Vista, LLC

315 E Broadway, Vista, CA 92084

What can I say - the Yellow Deli is absolutely an experience that is recommended to all.This place is so unique, warm and welcoming.The waiting staff are the...

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  • Good282 Reviews4.2
URBN Coal Fired Pizza 203 Main St, Vista
URBN Coal Fired Pizza
Pizza • $$

URBN Coal Fired Pizza

203 Main St, Vista, CA 92084

5 stars because I love this place. I don't love the pizza but I don't hate it either. The salad is soooo good. The salad I do love. Great staff, good...

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  • Good227 Reviews4.1
Corner Grill 1850 Hacienda Dr Suite 11, Vista
Corner Grill
Persian/Iranian • $$

Corner Grill

1850 Hacienda Dr Suite 11, Vista, CA 92081

Flavorful and delicious food that is reasonably priced. Had the chicken kabob and the ghormeh sabzi thursdays special and both were excellent. Thanks Corner...

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  • Superb76 Reviews4.9
Marco Italian Restaurant 1825 E Vista Way, Vista
Marco Italian Restaurant
Pizza • $$

Marco Italian Restaurant

1825 E Vista Way, Vista, CA 92084

Loved this place. Old world charm. Excellent service, fresh well prepared food for a reasonable price. The lasagna was very good. Highly recommend you save...

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  • Superb138 Reviews4.5
Upper Crust Pizza 1330 E Vista Way, Vista
Upper Crust Pizza
Pizza • $$

Upper Crust Pizza

1330 E Vista Way, Vista, CA 92084

I've never been the type to write reviews, but I've never had good pasta and garlic bread for SUCH a good price. If you are a lover of pizza and...

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  • Superb151 Reviews4.4
WildWood Crossing 116 Civic Center Dr, Vista
WildWood Crossing
American • $$

WildWood Crossing

116 Civic Center Dr, Vista, CA 92084

What a hidden gem of Vista. I've lived in Vista for about 15 years. This is my first time here and I was totally wowed. The drinks were great, the food...

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  • Superb151 Reviews4.4

American Restaurants

American in Vista
In-N-Out Burger 2010 Hacienda Dr, Vista
In-N-Out Burger
American • $

In-N-Out Burger

2010 Hacienda Dr, Vista, CA 92081

My grandsons love their in and out burgers and fries. Only a four star as the milk shake was not as thick as I've had in the past. Drive through line was...

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  • Superb192 Reviews4.3
Five Suits Brewing 2575 Pioneer Ave STE 104, Vista
Five Suits Brewing
American

Five Suits Brewing

2575 Pioneer Ave STE 104, Vista, CA 92081

I’ve been to many breweries in north county and I have to say without a doubt that Five Suits has the friendliest staff. I will be back soon! Oh and the beer...

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  • Superb71 Reviews4.9
Denny's 540 W Vista Way, Vista
Denny's
American • $

Denny's

540 W Vista Way, Vista, CA 92083

Awesome service and good food. I mean, it's Denny's! I ordered a 55+ simple one of each, egg, sausage, hash and sourdough toasts. The...

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  • Good152 Reviews3.8

Pizza Restaurants

Pizza in Vista
Pizzamaniac 1461 N Santa Fe Ave, Vista
Pizzamaniac
Pizza • $

Pizzamaniac

1461 N Santa Fe Ave, Vista, CA 92083

Great Customer ServiceQuality IngredientsGreat PizzasGreat WingsGreat saladsThey don’t need reviews because they hit all the points that make them great go...

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  • Superb183 Reviews4.5
Palomar Pizza & Pasta & Salad 3265 Business Park Dr # A, Vista
Palomar Pizza & Pasta & Salad
Pizza • $

Palomar Pizza & Pasta & Salad

3265 Business Park Dr # A, Vista, CA 92081

We had the pizza and Anti-pasta Salad the food was fresh hit and this is a must eat pizza. The staff we meet were all friendly and willing to serve. I don’t...

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  • Superb151 Reviews4.6
Grand Slam Pizza 1910 Shadowridge Dr #101, Vista
Grand Slam Pizza
Pizza

Grand Slam Pizza

1910 Shadowridge Dr #101, Vista, CA 92081

The pandemic looked nearly over when I got here to pick up my food. The specialty pizza choices are fun and all baseball related and I got the one with...

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  • Superb193 Reviews4.5

Mexican Restaurants

Mexican in Vista
California Mexican Restaurant 2147 E Vista Way, Vista
California Mexican Restaurant
Mexican • $

California Mexican Restaurant

2147 E Vista Way, Vista, CA 92084

Best Mexican food in Southern California. I am addicted to the Surf n' Turf burrito and the rice and beans are too good to pass up. Can't recommend...

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  • Superb139 Reviews4.6
Vamos A Texcoco 950 E Vista Way Suite H, Vista
Vamos A Texcoco
Mexican • $

Vamos A Texcoco

950 E Vista Way Suite H, Vista, CA 92084

the food was very good!garbanzos with the broth were excellentwith my tacos. i also order limes cut in halfnot wedges...must have the two that sell there one...

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  • Superb147 Reviews4.5
Taqueria Chabelita Taco Shop 1587 E Vista Way, Vista
Taqueria Chabelita Taco Shop
Mexican • $

Taqueria Chabelita Taco Shop

1587 E Vista Way, Vista, CA 92084

Small mexican restaurant but very clean I came with my friend he had Mexican food I ordered their cheeseburger meal and it was really good. It came with...

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  • Superb92 Reviews4.8

Chinese Restaurants

Chinese in Vista
Chin's Szechwan - Vista 600 E Vista Way, Vista
Chin's Szechwan - Vista
Chinese • $$

Chin's Szechwan - Vista

600 E Vista Way, Vista, CA 92084

Doesn't look like much when you drive by, but my goodness is this place delicious! We started out with the crispy cream cheese wontons (amazing) and then...

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  • Good183 Reviews4.1
Panda Wok 904 S Santa Fe Ave, Vista
Panda Wok
Chinese • $

Panda Wok

904 S Santa Fe Ave, Vista, CA 92084

Good variety Fresh and Generous portions. We get two 3 item combo, egg rolls cheese wonton and spend 26 for 2 days of food and sharing. Plenty of parking. I...

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  • Good131 Reviews4.2
Ho Won Express 1611 S Melrose Dr Ste O, Vista
Ho Won Express
Chinese • $

Ho Won Express

1611 S Melrose Dr Ste O, Vista, CA 92081

This place is delish! The food is hot and flavorful. My husband and I eat here frequently as we come in from out of town for work and this place keeps our...

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  • Good74 Reviews4.2

Fast Food Restaurants

Fast Food in Vista
Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers 303 Vista Village Dr, Vista
Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers
Fast Food • $

Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers

303 Vista Village Dr, Vista, CA 92083

One of my favorite spots for a quick bite! While it's faster to go inside to order, the long drive-thru line moves very fast, so I don't mind. Love...

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  • Good238 Reviews3.8
La Banana Fruits 1590 S Melrose Dr, Vista
La Banana Fruits
Fast Food

La Banana Fruits

1590 S Melrose Dr, Vista, CA 92081

I figured its about time I write this review. I have been coming here since they opened their doors. During the lockdown I discovered this place and man it was...

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  • Superb58 Reviews4.9
Sonic Drive-In 101 Main St, Vista
Sonic Drive-In
Fast Food • $

Sonic Drive-In

101 Main St, Vista, CA 92084

For some reason a person with a whole order of food and all got their order before I did, even though I arrived first and only ordered an ocean water and a...

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  • Average179 Reviews3.1
Wasabi Japanese Cuisine 1688 S Melrose Dr #212, Vista
Wasabi Japanese Cuisine
Sushi Bar • $$

Wasabi Japanese Cuisine

1688 S Melrose Dr #212, Vista, CA 92081

I go to a lot of sushi places in SD and so far since I lived here this place has the best sushi around! The guys behind the bar are amazing and the waitresses...

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  • Good160 Reviews4
ICHIBAN RAMEN AND SUSHI 3265 Business Park Dr C, Vista
ICHIBAN RAMEN AND SUSHI
Sushi Bar • $$

ICHIBAN RAMEN AND SUSHI

3265 Business Park Dr C, Vista, CA 92081

Food was good! Spicy tuna bowl was delicious. The waitress was pleasant but seemed distracted possibly bc she was the only server there. It's a small spot...

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  • Good168 Reviews3.9
Sushi On The Edge 1611 S Melrose Dr Suite.P, Vista
Sushi On The Edge
Sushi Bar • $$

Sushi On The Edge

1611 S Melrose Dr Suite.P, Vista, CA 92081

Delicious. Close to home. Wonderful lunch specials. I am already planning our next visit! I just wish the Rona would kick rocks so we could eat inside. The...

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  • Good128 Reviews3.8

Burger Restaurants

Burgers in Vista
Pepper Tree Frosty 270 S Santa Fe Ave, Vista
Pepper Tree Frosty
Hamburger

Pepper Tree Frosty

270 S Santa Fe Ave, Vista, CA 92084

My banana split was delicious ... and thank you for the carton to hold the dish!I'm still wondering how I lost weight that week - but the split was worth...

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  • Superb197 Reviews4.4
Dog Haus 227 E Broadway, Vista
Dog Haus
Burgers

Dog Haus

227 E Broadway, Vista, CA 92084

I love this place! The food is absolutely amazing, well priced, and they have a great beer selection as well. The outdoor patio is nice, especially during the...

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  • Good280 Reviews4
Islands Restaurant Vista 240 S Melrose Dr, Vista
Islands Restaurant Vista
Burgers • $$

Islands Restaurant Vista

240 S Melrose Dr, Vista, CA 92081

The staff here is so nice! They are warm and friendly the second you walk in the door. The food is good too but I have to beg, please bring back your original...

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  • Good182 Reviews3.9
Vista's Icebox 2260 Oak Ridge Way, Vista
Vista's Icebox
Sandwich Shop • $

Vista's Icebox

2260 Oak Ridge Way, Vista, CA 92081

So good! The place is located on oak ridge road, not in the car park that the directions say. The place was great! They offer a lot of stuff from sandwiches,...

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  • Superb105 Reviews4.6
Perfectsubs 3231 Business Park Dr, Vista
Perfectsubs
Sandwich Shop • $

Perfectsubs

3231 Business Park Dr, Vista, CA 92081

Wonderful sub shop. I am gluten free and their gluten free bread was excellent. My wife's sub was real packed with meat and her roll was delicious. Highly...

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  • Superb113 Reviews4.5
Good Belly Deli (Previously Yogurt Giant) 1817 W Vista Way STE E, Vista
Good Belly Deli (Previously Yogurt Giant)
Sandwich Shop • $

Good Belly Deli (Previously Yogurt Giant)

1817 W Vista Way STE E, Vista, CA 92083

Hadn’t been to yogurt giant in a few months so I took my daughter there because we where in the area house sitting. I was surprised and delighted to meet the...

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  • Superb67 Reviews4.8
Wings Mix 962 S Santa Fe Ave, Vista
Wings Mix
Chicken Wings • $

Wings Mix

962 S Santa Fe Ave, Vista, CA 92084

This is a nice hidden gem hidden around the corner from Vons. Moving up to North County, I needed a new spot for Buffalo chicken fries and no body does it...

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  • Good122 Reviews4.2
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen 1817 W Vista Way, Vista
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen
Chicken • $

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen

1817 W Vista Way, Vista, CA 92083

I love your chicken breasts sandwich. I won't eat any others. You have me hooked. The worker's are nice and attentive. My best regars Frank Rouse A...

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  • Good201 Reviews3.3
Andreas D Best Pizza 1591 E Vista Way Suit D, Vista
Andreas D Best Pizza
Chicken Wings

Andreas D Best Pizza

1591 E Vista Way Suit D, Vista, CA 92084

Great crust, great quantity - not too much sauce, not too much cheese.Good bake on the dough, a great crunch on the crust.Bread sticks have a little spice to...

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  • Superb37 Reviews4.8