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Norte

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3003 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2906
760-729-0903
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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
Taco Tuesday

Tuesday features $2 tacos and $2 beer from 4-9pm. Better to arrive very early because the $2 tacos are only served in the bar and bar patio. Tacos are excellent and several kinds to choose from; chicken, fish, carnitas, shrimp, steak. Very busy but the service was excellent.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Tuesday features $2 tacos and $2 beer from 4-9pm. Better to arrive very early because the $2 tacos are only served in the bar and bar patio. Tacos are excellent and several kinds to choose from; chicken, fish, carnitas, shrimp, steak. Very busy but the service was excellent.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

A favorite! We never visit Carlsbad without stopping here for a cheese crisp or tostada. Outdoor seating is great year-round! But we do sit inside if there is a big group of us.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

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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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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