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

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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
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We have visited Norte's in Carlsbad on vacation several times in the last 10 years. It's our favorite place to eat right after watching the sun go down at the beach. On our visit a couple years ago we got hooked on Coke Zero with lime. This year the food was excellent as we expected. The chips and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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Upland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Had dinner here for Taco Tuesday. Very popular restaurant with plenty of seating inside and out. The Chicken tacos were really tasty, as was the chips and salsa.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Talk about a delicious margarita & tortilla soup...this is the place to go! We sat on the patio, first the drink bar then the resturaunt side...both friendly environment and outstanding staff! The staff was as amaizing as the food and drinks! Family friendly with positive atmosphere! Had a great time and will be a regular spot on our annual trip... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Beautiful old house provides a great look for a fun bar/ restaurant. Great for a lite meal or all the works. Food tends to be be spicy but great flavors and staff and drinks are great too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We have visited Norte's in Carlsbad on vacation several times in the last 10 years. It's our favorite place to eat right after watching the sun go down at the beach. On our visit a couple years ago we got hooked on Coke Zero with lime. This year the food was excellent as we expected. The chips and salsa are... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We've been here several times on different trips to CArlsbad. This time we stayed in a hotel close by and true to form, Norte's did not disappoint. They have the best salsa and their cherry coke tastes better than any other restaraunt ever. The waiters are always so polite and friendly. We always love coming to Norte.

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Carlsbad, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

LOVE their chicken tortilla soup and crispy chicken tacos. Great Margaritas too. Wait staff varies from excellent to terrible. Some of the food is okay- some is excellent.

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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I have been going to Fidel's in Solana Beach for about 40 years because I have not found a Mexican Restaurant I like better. Then they opened another Fidel's Del Norte in Carlsbad. Eventually, for whatever the reasons, the 2 brothers each took one of the restaurants and then changed the one in Carlsbad to Norte Restaurant. So, the menus... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Had reservations for a party of 20 and the table was set up right on time. The service was quick and all orders were served timely.

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Peoria, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We went for a dinner, just a little before the rush, and were seated on the patio right away. Then they moved us. They decided they had some "elite" customers coming and they needed the table we were at. Finding out how not "elite" we were ... well ... it was a set-back. We got another table on the patio.... More 

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Chino, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

Have been going to this restaurant with my family since I was a child. I recently returned after a long time and it was as good as ever! Value is similar to other restaurants in the area and you get a lot of food for your money. My personal favorite is the crab burrito, best burrito I've ever had. The... More 

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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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