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Tin Leaf Fresh Kitchen

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6985 el camino real #108, Carlsbad, CA 92009
+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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Scottsdale, Arizona
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a really well done local fresh bistro concept that was a jewel of a find! We actually stumbled into it because it was right around the corner from our Hotel, but it was EXCELLENT. This was a family vacation and everyone loved the dynamic menu with locally sourced, exciting options. Service was good and ambiance was sophisticated and... More 

Thank jfoster1268
Carlsbad, California
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

I have dined at Tin Leaf many times. I really like that the food is prepared in a healthy way with many of the items being organic. They seem to be very conscious of what they are serving and make a huge effort to only serve the best. My kids also like the food which makes it a great option... More 

Thank Tiffany R
Gainesville, Florida
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493 reviews
360 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

Very nice experience dining here! Good food and ample menu selections. Extremely personable staff so willing to please in every way. Highly recommend!

Thank jelsrtrav
Escondido, California
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292 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

looking for non-franchised food that tastes good, this is it. only exception is soda, why no Coke? Or Pepsi? I guess the snobs only prefer pure cane soda...but teh food and service are first rate, try the lemonade, it grows on, but at $2.95 drink lots to make it worth your while. prices seemed high,but you will leave full, we... More 

Thank mike m
Encinitas, California, United States
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342 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Fresh ingredients, tasty meals, great prices and quick service. There are a few places further south which try to imitate Tin Leaf however their waits to order are long and the food not as delicious. We were here on a Monday, so hubby had the Turkey Pot Pie. I had the sliced turkey plate and it was so moist and... More 

Thank Marti R
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

We have been to the Tin Leaf several times now. We like the healthy food and eating out on the patio was a wonderful experience. However, indoors is cold and sterile, with lots of hard surfaces and closely-crowded tables and chairs. The inside flooring is also a bit of a problem--I worry that it will be slippery when it gets... More 

Thank jessicaaK3390UO
Oceanside, California
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Tin Leaf has been my go to place for lunch for years. They have excellent salads sandwiches and their french fries are worth the calories. The extensive menu is so large it takes time to decide on what to order, you will not be disappointed with anything. The staff is so friendly and if you join their email club you... More 

Thank Robert L
Kansas City, Missouri
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55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016 via mobile

Very nice alternative to fast food. Fast and friendly. Menu was extensive for a " healthy joint".... Have been there a few times and it is always crowded .

Thank debbydif
Duluth, Minnesota
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016 via mobile

We ate here with our teens. They were apprehensive as it appeared too healthy for them. They had the turkey platter with garlic potatoes and homemade mac and cheese. They liked it after all their grumbling. They really loved the homemade lemonade and special flavored soda. I had the salmon sandwich. The salmon was sliced a little thin, and my... More 

Thank Angela S
Chicago, Illinois
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77 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

This is a great alternative to fast food dining, we found the menu to be extensive and the quality of ingredients better than average. I had the tri-tip steak salad and the greens were super fresh and the amount of steak provided was more than expected.

Thank BellBoys60625

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $13
American, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery
Good for
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 #108, Carlsbad, CA 92009
  • 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?