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$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
3003 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2906
+1 760-729-0903
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good38%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“taco” (41 reviews)
“cheese crisp” (7 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 9:30 PM Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3003 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2906
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Reviewed March 23, 2016

I believe this to be the very best mexican resturaunt in Carlsbad, not only with food and drinks but with ambiance as well.

Thank scotraveler2015
Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

Had a very nice family birthday dinner Saturday night! We did make a reservation for 10 + high chair. We weren't rushed even though the place was packed and some of our party were a little late, stuck in traffic. Service was great and the...More

Thank rrosol
Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

Went to eat while walking around Carlsbad. Food was really good and so was service. Great lunch for our family of 11! The pink Cadillac was a bit too strong for me but otherwise delicious food, chips, salsa, and great dinner with family on our...More

Thank nyoungberg
Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our quick lunch at this establishment. The service was good, the food arrived in a timely fashion, the portions were large and the food was really tasty. We ordered 2 different types of tacos, fish and shrimp and both were delicious.

Thank Liezl K
Reviewed March 15, 2016

Great lunch location FOOD: Local Mexican. Great choices and large plates. They offer half plates...a good plan! SERVICE: Attentive wait staff. Busy at lunch time. The locals recommend this as their favorite. VALUE: Very reasonable; great fresh food for a reasonable price. ATMOSPHERE: A large...More

Thank OldPilot1967
Reviewed March 2, 2016

We ate here since we were staying at the Carlsbad inn...Thought it should be decent...However it was not so great!

Thank lrsda
Reviewed February 26, 2016

The place was crowded, which is usually a sign that food and service are good. USUALLY! Not always. The food was only fair. The service was good, but a bit slow because of the crowd. I, for one, am used to better tasting Mexican food...More

Thank prevere
Reviewed February 22, 2016 via mobile

So, we've had a lot of Mexican food, this was bland and the server seemed annoyed. Waste of a good first meal of our staycation.

Thank Vinster7
Reviewed February 22, 2016

We had heard that Norte was great from friends. My husband and I were spending Valentines Day in Carlsbad and decided to give it a try. We got there early so the wait was not too long. Our waiter was not the most attentive. The...More

Thank SunDancer1
Reviewed February 19, 2016 via mobile

We are here a couple of times, it is a really nice location and it's busy, but it is just middle of the road at best Service is ok but the food has really been too Americanized . There are better Mexican restaurants than this...More

Thank Volker L
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Mary C
April 16, 2018|
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Response from Irene C | Reviewed this property |
I think it’s typically 3-6 pm.
September 29, 2017|
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Response from Kristine O | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they do...but as much as I love the place I have to say I was extremely disappointed when I took my first sip of a happy hour margarita and there was NO liquor in it! The waitress almost rolled her eyes at me when I... More
Marilyn D
June 23, 2017|
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Response from rrosol | Reviewed this property |
I'm not certain, I'd call ahead to be sure but I'd be surprised if it wasn't Dog friendly!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups
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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