Jose Monforte started serving traditional Mexican food with his first Cocina del Charro Restaurant in 1978. Three generations later, the Monforte family tradition has expanded to include Escondido and San Marcos locations.
Old Cal Coffee has an expanded food menu and now serves morning scrambles, sandwiches, wraps, salads, soups, vegan chili, gluten free sandwiches, vegetarian meals, smoothies, and desserts as well as a full line of gourmet coffees and teas.
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Just past CSUSM on Twin Oaks Valley Rd, The Bellows is a neighborhood restaurant that delivers a dining experience that is hard to find in North County. It has a North Park kind of vibe and is a welcome addition for nearby residents.
The Old Spaghetti Factory feels as if you are in another world with antique lighting, stained glass displays and an old-fashioned trolley car that doubles as a dining hall! Nearly every item is made on-site, from scratch, using fresh ingredients.