La Especial Norte

  • 604 N. Coast Highway 101, Leucadia, CA 92024 | Directions
  • 760-942-1040

It’s famed for superb soups -- the Mexico City-style chicken soup is laden with avocados, chicken shreds, cilantro, and rice, and the eggplant soup includes airy little croutons of puffed relleno batter. Inexpensive.


Day Hours
Sunday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Monday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Tuesday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Restaurant Details

Detail Status
Cuisine Mexican
Price range of entrées $9 - $42
Delivery No
Outdoor seating No
Party room No
Reservations accepted Yes
Kids menu Yes
Occasional live music No
Vegetarian friendly Yes
Vegan friendly Yes
Payment Options Accepts credit cards

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The soups are the best--and come with corn or flour tortillas and limes (on request)--the lunch specials are a real draw. This is a favorite for locals and a real taste of authentic Mexican fare.

They even have a special chicken soup if you are sick. Says so right on the menu. Not FDA approved, but it works. And then go back and enjoy everything else on the menu when you're feeling better.

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