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3003 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2906
+1 760-729-0903
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Van Nuys Ca
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34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here for dinner while staying at the Carlsbad inn. I had the menudo and it was excellent. My wife had the fajitas and she enjoyed them as well.

Thank David K
Bastrop, Texas
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The actual food might have been decent enough...but, the salsa was the worst I have ever tasted!! We couldn't justify taking a chance on what the food was like! If the salsa's not good...it's bad!

Thank Mimi493
Prescott, Arizona
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133 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just arrived from long drive in from northern Arizona, wanted some drinks and bar food. Norte is next door to where we are staying. Great Margaritas and pretty extensive happy hour foods. We will go back again for more drinks and happy hour fare.

Thank Kevin J
San Diego, California
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

During a vacation in Carlsbad one evening we wanted soup for dinner and Norte has a few varieties on their menu. I had the albondigas soup and my husband ordered menudo. The albondigas soup was quite good and both were served with warm homemade tortillas. Service was prompt and attentive. The patio and bar area have better ambiance than the... More 

Thank marycatherine23
Carlsbad, California
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564 reviews
386 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our group of 20+ had a nice early Wednesday evening dining experience. They had a long table set up for our group and the server, Anthony A, did an outstanding job of handling all the drink and entree orders. He was friendly, courteous and attentive. Food orders covered nearly everything on the menu and I heard nothing but positive comments.... More 

Thank Gordon C
Garden City, Utah, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not expensive and well located, the food is great. It is next to the Carlsbad Beach Hotel so we ate 3 or 4 meals there.

Thank bcoray
Pacific Palisades
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Let me begin by saying that much of my feeling about this restaurant are due to the horrible service we received, which is why I didn't give it the lowest ranking. The mexican food, particularly for San Diego standards, was very average...at best. Overpriced, small portions, and our server couldn't have been less helpful. Finally gave up waiting for our... More 

Thank McKennas_Daddy
Carlsbad, California
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387 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Now an institution in downtown Carlsbad at the corner of Coast Hwy and Village Drive, Norte is a large Mexican restaurant with bar. We ordered carnitas, which should be moist and flavorful; slow cooked and then deep fried. Instead, the meat was dry, tough, and flavorless. The worst I have ever tasted. We made the most of it, given that... More 

Thank Bruce M
Carlsbad, California
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

This is a good place for happy hour margaritas with friends. We did eat dinner here once before and it was ok, not my favorite but keep in mind I'm a vegetarian so definitely makes it a little more challenging. Salsa is very mild and this place is good if you don't care for much spice in your food. Like... More 

Thank karensally2016
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

Happy Hour is from 4-6 and is in the bar or on the patio. A limited menu is available for Happy Hour. The house margarita is good. My husband and I split a platter of mini tacos, chimichangas, flautas, and quesadillas. Although it was an appetizer, it was plenty of good for 2 people as a dinner (unless you are... More 

Thank Dianne M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3003 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2906
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 760-729-0903

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