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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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 104
    Excellent
  • 130
    Very good
  • 63
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 20
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Overstuffed and delicious burritos

Excellent Mexican Food. Must have been a pound of meat in my burrito. Really enjoyed my dinner. For a place that attracts a lot of tourists, they cook as if you are a regular. Very nice experience

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Sam4el
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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343 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Excellent Mexican Food. Must have been a pound of meat in my burrito. Really enjoyed my dinner. For a place that attracts a lot of tourists, they cook as if you are a regular. Very nice experience

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Carefree, Az
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52 reviews 52 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

The portion size was good; the prices were reasonable especially given the great location. The waiter was very attentive. Great looking cantina area; we ate in the restaurant.

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Carlsbad, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Been here for years (Was called Fidels) Moderately priced with good margaritas, chips and plain but good mexican food. Not expensive so we usually take the whole family. Short walk to the beach from here. Parking a bit of a pain but spaces on street (if you can find them) and in the subterranean lot.

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Kalamazoo, MI
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107 reviews 107 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Went for $2 Tuesday tacos but found out when we got the bill that was only in the bar! Didn't see the fine print. Service was average. Food was average. Was close and quick though.

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Carlsbad, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Norte used to be called Fidel's Norte. It has or had family ties with a Solana Beach restaurant called Fidel's. My wife and I loved Fidel's and decided to try Fidel's Norte. Being located near the beach, parking can be challenging. The food at Norte is very good, however, and worth the trouble. The carnitas is delicious and my wife... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My wife and I have gone here many times over the years. When your salsa is lousy there isn't much hope for the food. Having been to tons of Mexican restaurants I would rank this near the bottom. The food just isn't very good. The flautas are about the only dish I like. The bar is cool and the ritas... More 

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Minneapolis, MN
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Went at night. Outdoor seating had very little light, so it was pretty dark. Margaritas were pretty weak.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

Lively and Busy! We checked in to our resort then headed right over excited to have fish tacos and margaritas!!! But was disappointed once we sat down. Our server was MIA for quite a while. He finally comes to our table and takes our drink order, which he gets the order wrong. We ordered our food as the same time... More 

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Smithtown, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Yummy apps and half priced margaritas. Sit outside to get this deal. The restaurant is next door to the Carlsbad Inn but is not affiliat d with them.

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Tucson
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Norte is a great place with a huge menu selection. Seating inside or out is available. Specials on several nights of week. Staff are friendly and helpful and service is quick and efficient even on busy nights.

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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

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