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Norte

3003 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2906
760-729-0903
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Ranked #63 of 276 restaurants in Carlsbad
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Vista, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This restaurant has had its ups and downs, but it's still a steady standard. The food is good, you are given plenty and the staff is attentive. They are really busy during the summer months, so make sure you allow time for a potential wait. Atmosphere is authentic and outside dining is the best! Good for families or just meeting... More

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Rancho Murieta
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We moved here four years ago and we are frequent diners at Norte. When I discover a particular dish I am especially pleased with I tend to repeat the same order at any given restaurant. I order a 1/2 order of Tostada Suprema and it is still a large portion My husband enjoys their Crab or Chicken Enchiladas. Service has... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

The setting is nice. It looks like a fun place to eat, but the food/drinks do not match. We ordered margaritas(4 frozen lime) and they were watered down with no taste other than salt. The price for 4 margaritas was $35... Crazy! When we were finally seated, we were seen by so many different waiters, we weren't certain which one... More

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phoenix
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This was by far our favorite food stop in Carlsbad. Food was delicious, service was incredibly fast and our waiter was very attentive. I had a carne taco and fish taco with some alterations- both were fantastic and prepared exactly as requested. If you are hungry for Mexican and in the Village, this is a must stop!

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Chandler, AZ
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This was our second visit and it continues to be the perfect Mexican restaurant. It's convenient and reasonably priced but above all the food it great.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I've been going to this restaurant for many years and always enjoyed the decor and food. I believe their lunch special (entree choice, including either a margarita, beer, or soda) is one of the best on the San Diego coast at approximately $10. The restaurant has an old Mexico decor, some seats have an ocean view, and the waiters/waitresses are... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

They have a crowded location, have been there forever. Food is typical, service can run hot and cold. They have a NON dog friendly patio which as a dog traveler sucks. What bothered me was that two patrons, one was apparently an almost daily regular left dogs in compromising situations. One guy tied his dog in the driveway, yep, so... More

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Phoenix
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Enjoying delicious Mexican food outside on the patio on a cool night in Carlsbad - what a lovely way to spend an evening. The crab entrees were wonderful!

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Reno, Nevada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Ate twice at this restaurant during our week's stay at Carlsbad Inn. One lunch and one dinner. Both experiences were great, food was good and wait staff.

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Chester, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Norte is a Mexican Restaurant that is attached to the Carlsbad Inn, we ate there once, it was always packed full of people and every seemed friendly, however I thought that the food had absolutely no flavor...very disappointed.

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