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3003 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2906
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Open 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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palm desert ca
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186 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Verv satisfied with our quick and generous lunch. Service was excellent and the parking convenient (at that time of day).

Thank morteight
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have eaten here several times & always enjoyed it, most recent visit was August 2016. Food was excellent & good choice of drinks. Only down side was being virtually thrown out at just after 9pm which might be fair game locally but a bit weird for UK visitors.

Thank Matthew J
North Carolina
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

They have good menu with variety of foods and prices. We ate here twice. The outside patio is very nice. Taco Tuesday is fun, but you have to eat them in the bar. Full menu in the dining room.

Thank DejolaNC
Williamsburg, VA
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131 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I came here on the recommendation of a friend and had a great lunch during our brief stay in Carlsbad. We were well-received and got a great table on their patio...right by the fountain! The service was good and the food was also good and we all enjoyed it. I had a fish taco and one of... More 

Thank jasonparkhouse
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not very authentic. It was nice to see menu do on the menu. I has chili rellano. ..more like a big omelette.

Thank Flora S
Acton, Massachusetts
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93 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family has been coming to Norte’s (which we still call Fidel’s) after the beach on Sundays since the kids were little in the early 1990s. We Moved to Boston in 1999 but we still come back to visit the in-laws. And, we always find a way to get to Carlsbad beach for some boogie boarding and lunch at Norte’s.... More 

Thank Actondad
Marina del Rey, California
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205 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A friend from NY had visited Carlsbad in the past and recommended this restaurant to me. My husband and I LOVE Mexican food, non-chain establishments are our preference for this type of cuisine. We came in on a Saturday around 2 in the afternoon, we were quickly seated on the packed patio. We each decided to have a drink and... More 

Thank NYCaliKara
Tucson, Arizona
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We picked up dinner to take back to our hotel. The staff was friendly and the service was pretty prompt. We thought the food was amazing--and we're from Tucson, so we are no strangers to good Mexican food. I had the cheese enchilada and bean burrito combination plate with beans and rice. It was so much food that even sharing... More 

Thank Laura H
Parker, Colorado
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182 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food isn't great here, but it's close and easy to get to when you're staying in Carlsbad. Great atmosphere, typically busy with a wait. Service can be a bit slow, but it's a nice option to have vs. driving in CA.

Thank wbforever
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94 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This historic beatiful site on the grounds adjacent to the Carlsbad Inn is the spot's most redeemeing quality. Food is mediocre, drinks over priced and service is fair. We have been coming here for a quarter of a century to watch the downward spiral. Fun to take folks who have never been there because of beatiful and unique pation and... More 

Thank Charles H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene
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: 760-729-0903

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Anaheim, California, United States
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Carlsbad, California
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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?