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“something for everyone” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Norte

Norte
3003 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2906
760-729-0903
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Ranked #52 of 259 Restaurants in Carlsbad
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“something for everyone”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

great margaritas, perfect for dinner when staying at the inn, take the kids outside while waiting for your food

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Los Angeles
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Popular with Bad Food”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

The place was packed on a Saturday night, and I just cannot believe that a Mexican place serving food this bland can survive in Southern California. This is a Mexican restaurant for people who don't like Mexican food. The margaritas are from a mix and way too sweet. The food is flavorless and tastes like a salt lick. The service was disinterested at best. You can do much better.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Bakersfield, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Always good Mexican food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

We've dined here often when we visit Carlsbad to see our son and granddaughter. The food is good, the service is friendly, and the atmosphere is jolly.

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Massachusetts
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205 reviews 205 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 90 cities Reviews in 90 cities
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
“Very good Mexican food in Carlsbad”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012 via mobile

Norte is a large, bright & airy Mexican restaurant a half block off of Carlsbad's main Street. There is a large menu, food is tasty & well prepared, and service is excellent. Plates are huge - most of us couldn't finish. Prices are very reasonable. Free Parking is available underground next to Norte.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Long Beach, California
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20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“vacation”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

We ate here while waiting for our room to be ready at the Carlsbad Inn Resort. The food was a little over priced but the quality and takes was very good.

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