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“A Great Lunch Experience” 5 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 #6 of 294 Restaurants in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $13
Cuisines: American, Californian, Belgian, Dessert
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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.
San Diego, California
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77 reviews 77 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“A Great Lunch Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Attractive, convenient, delicious and healthy are four qualities which can make for a great restaurant. The Tin Leaf, in the La Costa the area of Carlsbad, certainly has all four ingredients. Located in a tiny corner of this small center, once you have found it, you’ll definitely want to return. The staff is friendly and professional and the restaurant serves a variety of fine sandwiches, salads and other delicious luncheon specialties. I ordered the Ahi tuna salad and rate it as one of the best I've ever had. The dressing is light and tasty. At the beverage bar, the Tin Leaf serves a variety of freshly brewed teas. My favorite is the black current tea.

This restaurant features both inside and outside dining. There are three large booths inside, along with a number of tables. If you go and plan on discussing business, you will want one of these booths. If you arrive late, be prepared to wait. But you will find the Tin Leaf a wonderful dining choice.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Escondido, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Pretty Good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

The food was very good. The service was very good. The variety seems to be very good. Very nice atmosphere. I will be going back.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Glendora
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Not your average eatery!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

The Tin Leaf is off the beaten path, hidden in a shopping center, but is definitely worth the search. Extensive menu with FRESH ingredients. I had the turkey/stuffing/cranberry sandwich and it was delicious. If I lived in the area, I would make this a regular spot for dining as there is a lot to choose from. Give it a try!

Visited January 2013
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Carlsbad, California
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54 restaurant reviews
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
“Great value for a healthy, well prepared meal.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

We have now eaten here six times and every time the food is well prepared with the freshest of ingredients. The cost is reasonable and the setting enjoyable. They have a very large outdoor patio for nice days and evenings. Service is always attentive--a plus in a restaurant where food is ordered at the counter and later delivered to the table.

Visited December 2012
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Carlsbad, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Small Portion for Price”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

I agree with the person who wrote a review about the portion sizes being small. Last night for dinner I ordered their white bean cassoulet. It cost $11.95 and came with a small salad and bread. The cassoulet was excellent! Spicy and chock full of meat and beans. I just wish I had more. The down side was the small portion size of the cassoulet, especially for dinner and for the price. I was still hungry afterwards and had some cereal. I am not a big eater and am petite in size.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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