Modern Times Far West Lounge

Beer, Burgers, Burritos, Desserts, Salads, Sandwiches, Tacos, Weekend Brunch, Wine

470 South Coast Highway 101
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 452-4304
  • Monday: 12:00 – 9:00 PM
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: 12:00 – 9:00 PM
  • Thursday: 12:00 – 9:00 PM
  • Friday: 12:00 – 10:00 PM
  • Saturday: 12:00 – 10:00 PM
  • Sunday: 12:00 – 9:00 PM

Reviews 4.6/5

Felicity Fung 4/5

Great place to hang out with your friends! Very spacious and lots of seats. Love the high ceiling, retro theme and decor. Lots of beer selections. You will get drunk just by getting flights of beer. I love vegan food but not at this place. Ordered a Carne asada fries but the fries were soggy and I could taste the old oil they used. I highly recommend you eat something before you come. There are plenty of fun food places nearby!!

Sofía Folwarski 4/5

I was so excited to try the food here, because it’s all vegan! I got the carne asada fries, and the slidders. I recommend the sliders! The impossible patties were so flavorful and the toppings made it a balanced, zesty, full bite every time! The carne asada fries were pretty good, but I didn’t love the way the seitan (the "carne asada" was seasoned. The texture was a little off too. I’ve had better loaded vegan fries, but these were good - not great. I recommend it if you’re in the area and want a small bits along with a drink (alcoholic or non). I’m not a big fan of alcohol, but my friend who is really enjoyed their selection and variety! A very pleasant experience but not the best vegan food I’ve had! Still really enjoyed it!

Casey Gordon 5/5

Delicious vegan food, and I generally think vegan establishments are lazy with their flavors. Not these guys. Got an quesadilla , loaded fries, and the mushroom french dip. Sauce should be thickened to stick to the sandwich.

Chris k 4/5

Not a bad location.

Spots kinda tough on parking.

Haven’t tried the food yet, but the beer selection wasn’t to bad.


This place is surprisingly family friendly, they make good use of there space as seating can end up being fairly limited when it gets busyer. But the kids always end up having a good time, there’s a nice Gelato shop next door that they’re always excited to stop at.

There vegan food here is actually pretty good, the meat definitely doesn’t have the same texture as really meat, a little "squishy" but still tasty nonetheless. My girlfriend has wanted to go back a few times based off the food alone, so yah I’ll call it a win and update my review to 5 stars.

Gavin Bauer 5/5

I have to assume the only folks not giving this spot 5 stars are people who ordered before they realized it was a vegan place. This is genuinely the best vegan restaurant I’ve been to. As a non-vegan, the food is honestly fantastic. The brussel sprouts are top notch. The beer was good and covered a range of styles. The atmosphere is sorta 70s-ish in a good way, hipstery but still unpretentious, with a pinch of kitsch. Good music, and the guy who took our order was very nice.

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