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“Extremely fresh, well prepared food, atmosphere just OK” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Tin Leaf Fresh Kitchen

Tin Leaf Fresh Kitchen
6985 el camino real #108, Carlsbad, CA 92009
+1 760-431-5323
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Ranked #12 of 279 Restaurants in Carlsbad
Price range: $5 - $13
Cuisines: American, Belgian, Dessert, Californian
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Dining options: Delivery, Dessert
Description: Fantastic fresh and healthy eatery located within a mile of La Costa resort and spa. Very affordable and delicious. Walk up service with tables. Very kid friendly and large selection of sandwiches, salads and meat plates.
Northern Virginia
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85 reviews 85 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Extremely fresh, well prepared food, atmosphere just OK”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012 via mobile

A great find for our vacation at nearby Four Seasons. Instead of eating in or taking out time at a restaurant with ambience, we found this place and were surprised and delighted A great concept but they could add just a bit of ambience even though it is a walkthrough line. We had roasted brussel sprouts and the shrimp skewer. YUMMY on everything and we are picky. No ambience here but fairly fast, healthy and excellently prepared food. Also good for takeout.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Diego, CA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Delicious lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

My husband and I had lunch and both of us loved it. I ordered the 1/2 mediterranean salad.. It was a large serving even though half-size. Both the salad and the dressing were very tasty. My husband got their version of a BLT since we were at a new place and couldnt go wrong with that choice. He liked it so much he wished he had tried the tri-tip. The service was superb for a fast food restaurant. We received our orders within just a few minutes. I asked where to get water and our server pointed it out but said not to get up, she would bring it. We were asked several times if we needed anything and as we were leaving two employees said goodbye..since ordering is cafeteria-style you expect to be on your own. The service was on par with a regular restaurant but you receive your food much faster. Sitting on the patio was very pleasant

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Diego, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Tin Leaf- casual eatery and easy on the wallet”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

Fresh and creative food, tasty, and affordable. Tends to be noisy due to concrete floor. Love the food and especially the couscous salad and onion rings.

Visited September 2012
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California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Nice salad”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

This is a nice alternative if you're on a budget. Order at the counter and they bring it to you but the food is fresh and tasty and not your typical fast food choices. The ingredients are interesting and well prepared. The price is right for an upscale version of fast food.

Visited August 2012
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Carlsbad, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Fresh and fabulous...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

I was very surprised to find such an extensive menu. Located in a "strip mall" I just was not expecting the fresh, gourmet food that was offered on the ever changing menu. Loved the modern decor - although we chose to sit outside and enjoy the lovely weather. I ordered the California Cubano. It has a healthy dose of horseradish (I was warned!) and it was simply delicious. My lunch companion had on of the specials and said it was to die for. Their soda fountain included cream soda and black cherry soda along with the usual cola and lemon lime. There were so many unique choices on the lunch menu I cannot wait to go back and try some of the others. Next time...the marinated portobello sandwich. :-)

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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