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Norte

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3003 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2906
760-729-0903
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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    Very good
  • 88
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  • 32
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  • 26
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The lunch special is pretty good and the bar is a good place to watch the game

I love the lunch special they have here. I can get a big taco with rice and beans as well as a margarita for a reasonable price. Chips and salsa are good. If you're like me and you like things spicy, ask them to also bring you some "diablo sauce". I like to sit outside in the patio areas. It's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
heatherh0p
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San Diego, California
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Carlsbad, California
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is the first time I've felt moved to write a negative review on a restaurant. My wife was excited to bring me to Nortes, her coworker brought her there a few months ago. We sat outside and the atmosphere was nice. We ordered a beer and a marguerita, then the Queso Fundito appetizer. She had that last time and... More 

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San Diego, California
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77 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love the lunch special they have here. I can get a big taco with rice and beans as well as a margarita for a reasonable price. Chips and salsa are good. If you're like me and you like things spicy, ask them to also bring you some "diablo sauce". I like to sit outside in the patio areas. It's... More 

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Thank heatherh0p
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You can't go wrong with dinner at Norte. Start with Margaritas on the patio by the bar and continue inside (or outside on the front patio) with a selection of wonderful, home-style cooked Mexican food. The albondigas soup is our favorite! It comes with two hot, flour tortillas and is very filling. The overall menu is extensive and there are... More 

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Thank 978donc
Ottawa
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited with 2other couples and enjoyed it all. We had drinks at the bar to start. A lively fun bar area. We were then seated outside, as requested. Great spot. Big table. Warming heaters. The menu is big with lots of choice. The waiter brought both our food and drinks quickly. We all liked our food. There was lots... More 

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Thank Saphire10
Pensacola, Florida
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I first ate and drank in this restaurant when it was called Fidel's Norte back in 1980. I made it a point when I was in Carlsbad to eat here again. I ate in the bar area which had the same feel it did back in the early '80s. (This is a beautiful bar by the way). This is a... More 

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Thank attorneyonajerney
Kirkland, Washington
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked around the village looking for a place to sit outside. We decided to eat at Norte. The patio area was great. They had several fire pits that help heat the area and added character. The food and service were excellent.

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Thank DougInKirkland
Tyler, Texas
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147 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nothing like we have in Texas. The nachos were very good and very fresh. We had combination dinners. The taco shells are fried & we thought we were getting ground beef but was shredded beef. Must be a one refill on Coke products because that's all I got. Wife's enchilada had brown gravy. Spent $57 total.

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Thank Pat K
San Diego, California
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is a long standing institution in Carlsbad. And it doesn't disappoint. Great food at reasonable prices. You have your choice of indoor or outside patio seating. Great place to kick back with some friends for drinks and enjoy good some Mexican fare.

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Thank Foxphyl
Los Alamitos, California
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great restaurant, great food, great service…even with it being packed. It was out first time eating at the restaurant and it didn't disappoint.

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Thank Kim F
Nashua, New Hampshire
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Mexican food right actors the parking lot from the Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort. Good Margaritas too. Reasonable and let us sit and watch football play off games on several TVs.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3003 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2906
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: 760-729-0903

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?