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Norte

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3003 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2906
760-729-0903
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    Very good
  • 65
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  • 27
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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
Good Mexican Food and Great Atmosphere

Stopped in for a late lunch, early dinner. The service was outstanding and food was delicious. I have always sat in the patio area which is in the front of the restaurant, however it was too hot outside so we sat in he dining room. I was surprised to see a view of the ocean from the dining room... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
csarchiblald
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San Marcos, California
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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San Marcos, California
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259 reviews 259 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Stopped in for a late lunch, early dinner. The service was outstanding and food was delicious. I have always sat in the patio area which is in the front of the restaurant, however it was too hot outside so we sat in he dining room. I was surprised to see a view of the ocean from the dining room. Nice... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Everytime we visit this area we make sure to have dinner at Norte. The food is always delicious and fresh. The drinks are great. A bit pricey but worth it for a good meal.

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Refried beans dip and chips was authentic and tasty. House Margarita very satisfying but small. Make it larger and a five star rating to follow.

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San Marcos, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Happy hour drink specials and the tacos are a staple here. Never disappoints. Arrive early as this place is always crowded.

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San Francisco
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86 reviews 86 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Sizable portions on food & drinks with good friendly service. Parking is ample in front with other options available. Dining room seating offers booths and tables. There is outdoor options for dining and cocktails, umbrellas for sunshine, fire pits for cool evenings. The menu is good and offerings are fresh. The salsa is like pizza topping and seriously needs some... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

Loved sitting on the patio with kids! The food was delicious....shrimp fajitas,chicken enchiladas, and blended margaritas....mmmm!

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Carlsbad, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Moderately priced with good margaritas and simple but good Mexican food. Portions are huge. Parking can be a bit of a pain, particularly on weekends and the summer. Close to the beach. Service is generally attentive. Good for locals and visitors.

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CA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We ended up eating here twice in one weekend. Not because it was particularly exceptional, but because we were easily able to get a table for a larger group, compared to some of the other places around. The salsa is actually fairly good and if you stick to the basics, the food is not bad either. Don't get me wrong,... More 

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Germantown, Wisconsin
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75 reviews 75 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The patio is excellent and we loved the fountain and the patio tables & umbrellas outdoors. The food was average at best. I had a shrimp taco and wanted soft shell and got a corn tortilla. Asked for it to be changed to a flour tortilla, but they said they didn't have any small flour tortillas so couldn't accommodate me.... More 

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Crestline, California
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178 reviews 178 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Been here several x's. The menu is very extensive. The Margarita's are "americanized" too much mixer! But the Draft Modelo-Especial? Perfect with the food I had!

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?