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Bushfire Kitchen - La Costa

$$ - $$$American, ,
3433 Via Montebello, Ste 166, Carlsbad, CA 92009-8494
+1 760-456-7620
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good36%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“tri tip” (10 reviews)
“burger” (9 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Gastropub, Pub, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3433 Via Montebello, Ste 166, Carlsbad, CA 92009-8494
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were here after a family event. I brought my elderly parents who really enjoyed the Mac & cheese and salad options. I had a seasonal Salad with tri tip & a glass of red wine. It was all very good. It was a delicious...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank momof2wildchilds
Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

Excellent food, great selection and reasonably priced Mall location with casual seating inside and out

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank RR499
Reviewed June 23, 2018

Bushfire Kitchen serves up exotic sandwiches and healthy salads and sides. The food is always fresh and the service is good. I like to eat on the patio outside. It's a good place for kids and adults alike.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank 378dba
Reviewed June 13, 2018

Very nicely presented restaurant with a large sunny outdoor courtyard.The food here is top notch because nearly everything is prepared fresh in house.The burgers featuring grass fed beef are particularly tasty. They also have a very nice selection of local craft beers and other beverages.Hard...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Ned K
Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

Mediocre food. Chicken and ribs tough. Beans tasted like they came from a can. Others in our group thought it was pretty good. Me not so much. Won't be back.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank MrJamtastic
Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

Food is always fresh and lots of choices - always hard to decide because everything is good! The Mac and cheese is always a side for us! The tri tip is always tender and tasty! Only negative is dressing sits on the salad and at...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank margilib
Reviewed September 13, 2017 via mobile

just got off the plane driving to San Marcos. stopped in for lunch. had a veggie bowl. excellent and lots of options. I had strawberry spinach salad. all food from local farms. family run. excellent. ask for Zak he was incredible.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank JeffT134
Clive B, Owner at Bushfire Kitchen - La Costa, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2017

Hi Jeff, thanks you for you're great review and shout out to Zak. We do our best to use ingredients from local farms whenever possible. Hope to have you back again soon!

Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

Love the staff, great decor, live music on the weekends (awesome) and incredible food. The TriTip is to die for. I get the tri tip bowl with butternut squash and veggies. The fries are great. Tip: order a bowl instead of a plate. Saves you...More

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank carlsbadjen
Clive B, Owner at Bushfire Kitchen - La Costa, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2017

Hi carlsbadjen, thank you for taking the time to leave this great review! I’m happy to hear of your experiences at Bushfire Kitchen and thoughts on our dishes. Look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed June 16, 2017

We've had several good meals here and some not so great. Don't go if you are in a hurry, it is not fast food. It seems like it is cafeteria style, but it isn't, and can take about 15-20 minutes to get your meal--invariably if...More

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank GoBearsinSD
Reviewed May 28, 2017 via mobile

Amazing food and fantastic prices Food to table , mostly gluten free and better than any home cooked meal, real comfort food Best burger I have ever had Don't forget to place this on your list of best places to visit while in San Diego

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank marielouiseb80
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $20
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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: 3433 Via Montebello, Ste 166, Carlsbad, CA 92009-8494
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 760-456-7620
  • E-mail
We are a local family owned and operated restaurant. Our mission is to provide meals using top shelf ingredients at an affordable price to local neighborhoods. Bushfire Kitchen offers counter service (instead of wait service) in order to offer high quality food at a fraction of the price. Just about everything we serve is made at Bushfire Kitchen from scratch to ensure quality, control and freshness, just like you would do at home if you had the time. We strive to contribute to your healthy lifestyle by providing slow food served fast; cooked simply with bold flavors.
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