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3003 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2906
760-729-0903
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Ranked #68 of 279 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

They told us 30 min for seating actually only took 10. great food with great outdoor seating. Hold out for outdoor seating

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Santa Barbara, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Same yummy north county mex! I loved coming here for drinks and apps back in the day still do. It was quiet but the food, service and atmosphere same thank you!!

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Albany, New York
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67 reviews 67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

went here with co-workers. Nice atmosphere, I recommend sitting outside if there is a table available. Good margaritas but just average food

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Redmond, Washington, United States
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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Average bar food for happy hour, but exceptional margaritas! We looked forward to enjoying more than a single visit.

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Lebanon, New Hampshire
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The location is nice with some outdoor dining. We used to love eating there when it was Fidel's. Somebody is forgetting to train the staff though. Service at every point was S-L-O-W and incomplete or forgotten. Food was mediocre and barely seasoned. Don't bother!

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Carlsbad, CA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We recently went to Norte for dinner. While fairly crowded, we were seated within 5 minutes of arriving. Unfortunately, we were seated behind a group of 6 with a toddler whose folks ignored his high pitched screaming and must have thought it was OK because the restaurant was pretty crowded and noisy. With a toddler practically screaming in your ear,... More

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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Perhaps not the most authentic Mexican food, but it is always fresh and tasty and the ambiance is wonderful, both inside and outside. A Carlsbad staple for many, many years.

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Carlsbad, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Norte's has the best margaritas in Carlsbad. Their Taco Tuesday is really a great deal - best street tacos too!

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21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Enjoyed lunch on the patio with friends and was very impressed with the delicious food. I ordered the chiliquiles (not on the menu) and they were terrific but watch out.. Very spicy. My wife ordered the fajitas and they were served with huge slices of avocado which she loved. The dishes were well prepared and portions were ample. The margaritas... More

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Carlsbad
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6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This was a spinoff from Fidel's in Eden Gardens (Solana Beach) a place I went to when Fidel had a barber shop and sold burritos out the backdoor. It grew into a larger restaurant next to Tony's Jacal (the best in San Diego, bar none), and as it grew, so did the crowd--though few patrons were locals...mostly tourists or out-of-towners... More

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Address: 3003 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2906
Phone Number: 760-729-0903
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
Cuisine: Mexican

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