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Restaurant Guide

North City

San Marcos offers a delightful array of dining experiences, with a diverse selection of restaurants to cater to every palate. From charming local eateries serving farm-to-table cuisine to international flavors that transport your taste buds around the world, there's no shortage of wonderful dining options to savor in this vibrant city. Whether you're craving a cozy family meal or a romantic dinner, San Marcos has something for everyone to enjoy.

North City

Symposium Catalyst Sponsor North City is located a short walk from CSUSM and features a wide array of culinary destinations including:

Buona Forchetta - A staple of award winning Neapolitan-style pizzas and Northern Italian upscale entrees in a family-friendly, approachable space.

Fresh Health Cafe - Healthy and balanced sandwiches, wraps, salads, smoothies, protein bowls and more.

Copa Vida - Local coffee roaster offering specialty coffee and specialty tea options. Food menu includes delectable pastries, salads, and sandwiches.

Draft Republic - A family friendly eater-tainment destination of comfort food, wine, craft cocktails, extensive beer list with bowling, patio games, summer movies and music, and more.

Maya's Cookies - America‚Äôs #1 Black-Owned Gourmet Vegan Cookie Company is packed with delicious, all-vegan treats, and features unique partners for special in-store events, products, and exclusive flavors and items. 

Milonga Artisinal Empanadas - Specializing in handmade artisanal empanadas drawing from a traditional Argentinian heritage cultivated in Michelin-star kitchens. Enjoy handmade and freshly baked savory options.

Umami Japanese - Traditional Sushi and creative rolls, ramen, poke bowls and other Japanese cuisine. Select from a wide range or trust the Chef and order omakase.

Learn more about North City's selection of restaurants

Other Local Options

333 Pacific (American/Steak/Seafood)

The Bellows (American/Gastropub)

Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens (American)

Vintana Wine & Dine (American/Steakhouse)