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“A well deserved following of fans” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Norte

Norte
3003 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2906
760-729-0903
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Ranked #67 of 280 Restaurants in Carlsbad
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Fairfax, Virginia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“A well deserved following of fans”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

Lunch for 4 on a mid-week afternoon proved to be the start of a tradition for us visiting Carlsbad with our friends. Very good margaritas, excellent food with a wide selection, a friendly staff in a convivial atmosphere are all the makings of a great place to come together. Truly a good experience!

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

Visited November 2012
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Los Angeles
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71 reviews 71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
30 helpful votes 30 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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129 restaurant reviews
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
“Very good Mexican food in Carlsbad”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

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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