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Norte

3003 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2906
760-729-0903
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Ranked #66 of 277 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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Seattle
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65 reviews 65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We heard great things about Norte and were really looking forward to a great margarita and snack. The margaritas were pretty average. The appetizer platter was also pretty average and the bartender wasn't rude but also wasn't friendly. Overall, we paid $40 + for 2 drinks, an appetizer and a pretty average experience.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

eating on the patio was very pleasant. service was fine and the food was average. okay for lunch. also seemed to have a pretty popular bar.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Norte-formerly Fidel- restaurant: food, ambient,margaritas, happy hour, everything really supper. I was there several years ago and remembered how great food was there. This year on vacation, I came again and it was just better! We came for a dinner there every night for our stay. I will come back again!

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Mission Viejo, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We celebrated a couple of birthdays with 14 people in our party. Made reservations, they set us up with two tables in an "L" configuration with a pole in between tables...basically it separated us from the other members in our party. Food was hit and miss. Crab burrito got rave reviews, while chicken quesadilla was "canned" chicken. Vegetarian tostada was... More

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Mission Viejo, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Must know to Park in garage enter on Carlsbad Village drive .Like sitting on the patio. Great service.

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New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

As good as it gets, outside of Mexico. The menu is extensive and the quality of the food is very good. Lovely setting with outdoor seating.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

if you are a business traveler and sit at the bar they only serve the Bar menu with tapas not the full menu

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

lovely patio with plenty of shade, the bar inside is fun too. Best Margaritas and tacos. try the Tostada with Mahi Mahi, Yum!

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Escondido, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great location,....food and service are terrible Great outdoor seating venue,,,near the beach Terribel

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San Diego, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We have dined here many times over the years, but last night our experience was awful. Everything contributed to this from poor service, over an hour wait for food to be served-which was cold, salty and overall poor quality. We will not be going back.

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