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Fulano's Mexican Cafe

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145 Leucadia Blvd, Encinitas, CA 92024-1713
+1 760-753-1711
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Carlsbad, ca
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

Finally tried Fulano's after many years living in Carlsbad. It was my outstanding that they were a gourmet Mexican restaurant. Well just ain't so. Just average food and average service. Lots of other really good Mexican restaurants in the area. Try one of them. They only take cash!!!!!

Thank lubigolf
Irvine, California
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016 via mobile

Some restauranteurs forget a restaurant business is partly in the hospitality business. When you seek a restaurant like Fulano's it's for the EXPERIENCE... This place lacks any experience in atmosphere or decor or services... if you like Mexican food find a Mexican restaurant, if you're looking for a Mexican restaurant that thinks it's an Italian or French restaurant than find... More 

Thank mike1657
Leucadia, California
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Fulano's is a small restaurant that is easy to miss, not being on the Coast Highway where most of the local eateries are found. It's food is exceptionally good, and more upscale than the typical fare in our other local Mexican restaurants, many of which are also quite good.

Thank David B
Carlsbad, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

If you live in the Carlsbad -Encinitas area you should dine at this restaurant at least once. This place is not your usual taco shop.(Don't get me wrong, I love some taco shops) Leucadia is changing rapidly from sleepy coastal community to yoga, wine bars and brew pubs. This place is an old school neighborhood gem. The food is authentic... More 

1 Thank lorenrosalin
Rustrel, France
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2015

On Friday evenings, they serve one of the best sea bass dishes I've ever tasted. Grilled with a hint of lime on a bed of mashed potatoes with a gorgeous, lightly spiced sauce. It's worth the visit just for that dish. The rest of the Mexican menu is also very good. Great margarita. The dining room is not very big... More 

Thank LaurieSRoth
San Diego, California
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108 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2014

In my opinion the review of a restaurant will take many elements into consideration. Naturally, the food is of utmost importance. Also, it is important to evaluate the customer service, the physical facility, parking, and location. A great restaurant will have all of these elements in balance. My review is based upon each of these essential items. Fulano’s Mexican Café... More 

Thank TravelinMan760
Encinitas, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2013 via mobile

Overpriced, rarely open, interesting owner-chef. Won't return. Sadly gone downhill from prior years' visits.

Thank BigPapa714
Encinitas, California
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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2013

I have tried to eat here several times - as it looks like it would be a good place. I have NEVER seen it open in my ten plus years of living in Leucadia. Please can someone find out what their hours are????

1 Thank Lisa L
Encinitas, California
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2011

This is my favorite Mexican restaurant in San Diego. The chile rellano is so light and delicate with a delicious sauce. The pork dish with portobello mushroom has one of the most incredible sauces ever and it is served with great cole slaw. I don't even usually like cole slaw but there's is so good that I sometimes get extra... More 

Thank PilotsWife27
San Diego
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235 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 497 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2008

If it is Mexican food you are looking for, then there is much better be had at Fidels in Carlsbad / Solana Beach, Las Olas opposite the beach in Cardiff or Juanita's Taco shop just up the road on Highway 101 in Leucadia. The latter is in shabbier surroundings but the food is excellent! Fulano's menu was limited, the food... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 145 Leucadia Blvd, Encinitas, CA 92024-1713
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: +1 760-753-1711

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