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Tin Leaf Fresh Kitchen

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6985 El Camino Real Ste 108, Carlsbad, CA 92009-4148
+1 760-431-5323
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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San Diego, California
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62 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've visited twice in the last month. Both times the food was good, but slightly different from what I expected. Tin Leaf is another order, take a number and sit place. They seem to have a decent selection of sandwiches and salads. My first visit I tried a daily special, Coq-au-vin. It was delicious but I thought the sauce was... More 

Thank Exoson
San Diego, California
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99 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ordered an Orient Express salad, takeout, after viewing the menu online. Both the phone order-taker and the in-store staff were very service-oriented, a real plus. The menu included multiple fresh takes on salads and a choice of dressings such as miso or lemon caper or basil vinaigrette, basil Green Goddess, etc. Almost all of the dressings and all of... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

I googled "gluten free Carlsbad" before my recent vacation and discovered the Tin Leaf Kitchen. I also signed up for their rewards club before going and was sent a $10 off reward. Nice! I like trying new restaurants and was not disappointed. Lots of great gluten free choices and great atmosphere with an outdoor patio to enjoy the beautiful Carlsbad... More 

Thank LBJ66
Coronado, California
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221 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

Friends took the two of us to this restaurant a short drive from their home (which puts it a short drive from Lego Land, from the Carlsbad beaches, etc.) We had not heard of restaurant but trust their judgment. It was a pleasant evening and so we chose to eat outside. It is self service... your walk past the offerings,... More 

Thank PeterandJinx
Glendale, Arizona
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

Two years ago we really liked this place. What happened since then we don't know. The ordered was messed up even after I confirm ed it. The food was very poorly done and was nothing like it use to be. The price of a salad is pretty steep when you only get lettuce. Hey but it was good lettuce. Do... More 

Thank harperjerry
San Diego, California
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

We have eaten here a dozen times and keep coming back because the food is interesting AND healthy. Menu available on their website tinleafkitchen.com. Also serves wine and beer!

Thank Molly W
Los Angeles, California
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

Food is fair, very healthy, lots of options. No table service, only one self service drink area, Order when you come in, Understaffed.

Thank Vildeee
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

The tri tip salad was amazing. The fresh greens were the perfect compliment to the tender beef. The portions were generous and the flavors outstanding.

Thank Nancy L
San Deigo
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

It's one of the few order-at-the-counter choices that has never disappointed me. They are flexible with changes, (pick a different bread, etc). Help is friendly. Clean facilities. Outdoor patio.

Thank Jeff R
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85 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

Great place, wish we had this in UK. Great salads with lots of choice and toppings, really friendly staff who explained the concept and what we needed to do. Highly recommend the onion strings - delicious!!

Thank Kiki126

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $13
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6985 El Camino Real Ste 108, Carlsbad, CA 92009-4148
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 760-431-5323
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?