Lake Elsinore Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Lake Elsinore

April 14, 2018 Phylicia Berquist

Lake Elsinore is a city in western Riverside County, California, United States. Established as a city in 1888, it is on the shore of Lake Elsinore, a natural freshwater lake about 3,000 acres (1,200 ha) in size. The city has grown from a small resort town in the late 19th century and early 20th century to a population of 51,821 at the 2010 census.
Things to do in Lake Elsinore

1. Annie's Cafe

32251 Mission Trl # 8, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530-4536 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 951-245-6106
Excellent
74%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 141 reviews

Annie's Cafe

Reviewed By BobandJan66 - Albuquerque, New Mexico

.......at Annie's restaurant - exceptin' Annie, of course. This British ball of fire has put together some great down home cafe food, with a few dashes of the U.K. mixed in, to satisfy most appetites. There are sandwiches and burgers, salads and pastas, waffles and eggs, veggies, fruits, and red meat; with large enough portions to satisfy anyone for breakfast or lunch (only open until 3 pm, sorry). If you're lucky, Annie herself might come over and chat with you and tell you her story. Oh, and occasionally the lights will dim, the waitresses will stop what they're doin', and they'll put on a little song and dance for your entertainment! How much for fun do you want with your casual meal, for cryin' out loud.....

2. Wolfee Donuts

29997 Canyon Hills Rd, Lake Elsinore, CA 92532-2581 Wheelchair Accessible Breakfast +1 951-244-0505
Excellent
59%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 12 reviews

Wolfee Donuts

Reviewed By Kauai-Biz-Traveler - Riverside, California

After a few visits, I've noticed all the cakey donuts and fritters are overcooked (too crunchy). The coffee, however, is always fresh, and better than most chain coffee. The service here is terrific. Haven't tried the doughy donuts, but if you like those, this place is probably a winner all-around.

3. Starbucks

31800 Grape St, #a, Lake Elsinore, CA 92532-9706 Cafe +1 951-245-0755
Excellent
76%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 8 reviews

Starbucks

Reviewed By Christopher W - Sun City, California, United States

One of the best Starbucks in the area. This location sits atop the hill in the Wal-Mart Parking lot. Is just off the 15-fwy at Railroad Canyon. This location has 24-hr drive-thru. The staff is always friendly & this location is very fast compared to others in the area. The inside of the store is always kept clean & they have a large sitting area to enjoy your coffee with Free Wi-Fi.

4. Vincenzo's Olive Tree

31712 Casino Dr, Ste 3B, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530-4547 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Lunch +1 951-674-8941
Excellent
66%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 137 reviews

Vincenzo's Olive Tree

Reviewed By JenJen1865 - Corona, United States

Been here before and liked it, will go again BUT this past Saturday. Ana was our server, nice lady. I didn't think it was that busy for a Saturday but maybe for them it was as she apologized for the slow service. We never complained. I ordered #34 Genovessa - it was very bland. When I ate it for lunch today I doctored it up with garlic, salt & pepper and it was much better. 2 others ordered #30 Alfredo with no complaint except for when it came to the bill, they overcharged each of the meals $4.00 for the chicken that was ordered. When we questioned the server she didn't know then the owner came out and said she would make separate bills so we could understand. We didn't need separate bills they didn't understand that they did overcharge us. Alfredo [email protected] $19.95 already had the chicken in the price should have been $15.95. Then they added ***Alla Romano style 2 @$4.00 =$8.00 they didn't understand their own system. So if you order #30 Alfredo make sure they only charge you $15.95 not $19.95.

5. Raised Donuts and Bagels

263 Diamond Dr, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530-4466 +1 951-471-9499
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 7 reviews

Raised Donuts and Bagels

Reviewed By Kauai-Biz-Traveler - Riverside, California

There's a new donut place in town and it's fabulous. They also make terrific breakfast sandwiches. I like the large bagel with ham and egg. The donuts are soft and fluffy. Coffee is excellent. It's right off the I-15 at Diamond Dr exit. It's getting busy. They'll need more employees and more donuts!

6. Guadalajara Mexican Grill & Cantina

105 N Main St, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530-4118 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 951-674-8294
Excellent
64%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 69 reviews

Guadalajara Mexican Grill & Cantina

Located in historic downtown Lake Elsinore

Reviewed By Bubbaboy3

Used to be a regular moved to Murrieta don't seem to get up that way much anymore. I took the family in for dinner the other night and I was really impressed. The food has always been authentic Mexican food with great flavors.
But I really like the remodel they've done over the past few years they really updated it the look. The service is fast the servers are always nice it's just a great restaurant. I'm gonna make it a point to go there regularly again.

7. La Unica

110 N Main St, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530-4119 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Mexican, Latin, Spanish Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch +1 951-674-2233
Excellent
70%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 58 reviews

La Unica

Zipcode: 92530

Reviewed By Luke17 - Western Hemisphere

La Unica Cocina Mexicana means The Only Mexican Cuisine, but in the street where they are located we saw several Mexican restaurants. Is a daring title, because perhaps it implies that they stand alone in culinary excellence, and from the numbers of 5 Stars reviews found in Yelp, I even began to believe they were going to be that good.
So we decided to go, just a few days after a not very auspicious dinner at another highly rated Mexican place: Provecho, in Sun City. I was curious to compare one with the other.
Service was acceptable, place was nearly empty when we arrived at around 7:15 PM on a Wednesday, but gradually more patrons kept arriving. The restaurant area is built like a train cart, long and narrow.
Menu has changed, website description is incorrect. Food ordered:
Supremos Nachos, with Carne Asada, $14. An expensive failure that was no better than lesser priced Nachos. Pieces of Carne Asada chewy and old. Beans dried and tasteless, guacamole a little nicer but small, salsa acceptable but really a sad beginning for this highly praised eatery. No more than one Jalapeño slice in the concoction. 1.5 Stars.
Carnitas Combo (2), $14 each. One with Black beans, the other with Pinto refried beans. The refried old and dried, I heard that the black beans were better. Mexican rice well made. Two corn tortillas, stale and lukewarm. Carnitas were dry, a sip of water after each bite dry, charred and salty, with maybe one or two more tender pieces. Can’t believe how poorly made they were. 1.5 Stars.
Camarones al Mojo de Ajo, $16. With Black beans, rice and two corn tortillas. This Shrimp dish with garlic, according to the one who ordered it, was delicious. 4.5 Stars.
Enchiladas Shrimp, $15. Served with their refried beans, rice and two corn tortillas, and smothered in their red sauce, eater said it was okey, not great by a long shot. 3 Stars.
Churros w caramel inside, $8. Three small churros, with barely any caramel inside, covered in sugar, a joke that costs way too much for what it really was. 2 Stars.
Creme Brûlée, $9? Very well regarded by those who tried it. 4.5 Stars.
Water was fresh, chips warm, salsa average at best. Total close to $125 before gratuity. Let’s just say that this place is no bette, or worst, than just about any other Mexican restaurant.

8. The Lookout Roadhouse

32107 Ortega Hwy, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530-6568 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Breakfast +1 951-678-9010
Excellent
64%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 49 reviews

The Lookout Roadhouse

Reviewed By Goodness4you - Newport Beach, California

The view is great, the food good, the inside atmosphere funky, Bruce, the server is friendly, but good luck if you need a restroom. They have ONE working, filthy, "Porti-Potty." If you gotta go, ya gotta go, but you'll be tempted to burn your shoes when you leave that "Porti-Potty."

9. In-N-Out Burger

331 Railroad Canyon Rd, Lake Elsinore, CA 92532-4424 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover American, Fast Food Lunch, Dinner SGD 7 - SGD 26 +1 800-786-1000
Excellent
68%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 41 reviews

In-N-Out Burger

At In-N-Out Burger, quality is everything. Stop by to enjoy our menu of hamburgers, cheeseburgers, french fries and shakes. In-N-Out makes fast food the old fashioned way.

Reviewed By Cavydad - Camarillo, California

Animal style fries and a grilled cheese. Yum. Double double's and even grilled cheese sandwiches. Ordering off the secret menu is part of the fun of going to In n Out. The food is always great and service is friendly. Cleanliness seems to be part of the company mantra.

10. Main Street Kitchen & Tap

157 N Main St, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530-4005 Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Lunch +1 951-674-6777
Excellent
63%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 24 reviews

Main Street Kitchen & Tap

Reviewed By angela d - Lake Elsinore, California

A small place but a good place to go have a beer and the food may be a tad expensive but has been tasty every time we have gone.

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