Well, I left before most of you posted, but here's the rundown of what we ate in Encinitas (it's kind of disappointing. We were a little lazy this time.)
2 meals at Juanita's. Al Pastor taco bigger than those from the taco trucks in LA, and much drier. But still had a great flavor and texture. Carnitas taco, dry but flavorful (I sense a trend here) and unexpectedly topped with tasty guacamole. Was not a fan of the tortillas the tacos came in. Too dry. Carne asada burrito tasty and large. Cheese enchiladas were the real standout here. Gooey and with a flavorful enchilada sauce, and topped with flavorful cheese (manchego?) as well as filled with tasty goodness.
1 meal at the Pannikin. The weirdest yet best quiche I've ever had. What do they do to their eggs here? They say they are steamed but how does that translate to this dense, thick quiche? It had a peppery taste and not much filling other than egg. Good stuff. Topped with cheese. Companion had the bagel with pesto/cream cheese/sundried tomato. Not anything you can't get from Trader Joe's, but still good. STRONG coffee and tasty latte.
2 bowls of clam chowder at the Solana Beach Fish House. We wish we had more money, because their fish dishes looked great. The chowder was perfectly good but the location (in a strip mall) left something to be desired. Good beer on tap, though.
1 meal at Wendy's. OK, not really a Chowhound place but we don't have Wendy's in our hometown and we miss it. It was, well... Wendy's. Sans fingers.
Next time we want to try the Japanese place up on the hill. Is it any good? It looks interesting.