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Norte

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3003 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2906
760-729-0903
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great location, a block off the beach

We like to eat at Norte at least once while we are in Carlsbad. The food is pretty good and it comes out pretty fast. Great location right in the middle of all the action.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
Wayne S
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Mesa, Arizona
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Mesa, Arizona
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67 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We like to eat at Norte at least once while we are in Carlsbad. The food is pretty good and it comes out pretty fast. Great location right in the middle of all the action.

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Carlsbad, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

In 2014, both of our twin grandsons visited us for a week at a time, in separate solo visits. Each flew out on his own from the Washington D.C. area. Both loved spending time at Carlsbad State Beach. Each was willing to try Mexican Food, so I took each of them to Norte, one of my favorite places to eat.... More 

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Las Vegas, NV
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We went in to Norte for a late lunch, early supper. Happy hour started at 4 PM. Happy hour at Norte is not just for drinks, it applies to the appetizers also. They have a large selection, we split the La Pachanga. This is a large plate with mini tacos, a quesadilla, flautas, and mini chimichangas served with salsa fresca,... More 

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OHIO
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

On my visits to Carlsbad, we always include meals at Norte and dine on the patio. Our party of four was in Carlsbad last week on vacation and we went there for an evening meal and then for lunch the next day! The food is great, the margaritas fabulous, the service very good, and the atmosphere is lovely. My shredded... More 

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Santa Clarita, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Norte in Carlsbad Ca. is enough of a reason to visit Carlsbad which is over 100 miles from my house. I'm an Arizona native and when i find a place that makes an open face Cheese Crisp instead of just the usual Quesadilla i'm a fan for life. They also have a great Happy Hour and very nice patio off... More 

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Mission Viejo, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This colorful spot is perfect for a long lunch, happy hour, or a relaxing and casual dinner. The patio is clean and well kept and makes you feel like you're on a mini vacation. I had a melon margarita which was excellent. The food was quite good, . . . on the mild side for Mexican fare. All in all... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This is right near the beach with outside seating. The hot fresh chips are a plus. Happy hour is a good value. The food is average Mexican food. Appetizer and drinks are your best bet.

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Lake Orion, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We went on Taco Tuesday, if you were an adult this would have been fun because they had cheap tacos and drinks. I was with my young kids so we could not participate in taco Tuesday. The food was average and pricey compared to other mexican restaurants in the area, I would probably not go out of my way to... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

My husband and I recently visited Norte one evening in early June. We choose the restaurant because we had visited it many times before and had thought it very good. Of course, our memories go way back to the time it was linked to Fidel's in Solano Beach. We were immediately seated at an outside table under a pleasantly warming... More 

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Harrisburg, PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Read reviews and have to agree it isn't the best food. Went for lunch and had the chicken burrito lunch special with the margarita. The margarita was wonderful but the burrito was lacking in flavor and the tortilla was very doughy. The chips and salsa were not that great either. Ordered a side of guacamole which was really good. Service... More 

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

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  • 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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