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“So many options...”

Tin Leaf Fresh Kitchen
Ranked #54 of 339 Restaurants in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $13
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Fantastic fresh and healthy eatery located within a mile of La Costa resort and spa. Very affordable and delicious. Walk up service with tables. Very kid friendly and large selection of sandwiches, salads and meat plates.
Carlsbad, California
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144 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“So many options...”
Reviewed April 4, 2013

I went to Tin Leaf for a lunch with co-workers and I fell in love with this place. There are so many options, all of them being fresh and delicious. I had the portobello and goat cheese sandwich with fries. The food was amazing and not too expensive for the quality.

It gets pretty busy in this place so its good to go during an off-hour, but if you're in the area you definitely have to try this place. It's my understanding there aren't too many locations in the Southern California area.

Don't pass up on the fries!!!

  • Visited April 2013
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Carlsbad, California
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“fresh and delicious”
Reviewed March 21, 2013

our family often eats at the Tin Leaf since opening a couple of years ago. They have family meals nightly which we regularly eat. Our favorite ones are the chicken cacciatore on wednesdays and the boneless beef short ribs on saturdays. They are both gourmet meals you could serve company.They also have great tasting sandwiches like their BLT. They make homemade salad dressings. My favorite is the basil green goddess. The parking lot is crowded at lunch.

  • Visited March 2013
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San Diego, California
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108 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“A Great Lunch Experience”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

Attractive, convenient, delicious and healthy are four qualities which can make for a great restaurant. The Tin Leaf, in the La Costa the area of Carlsbad, certainly has all four ingredients. Located in a tiny corner of this small center, once you have found it, you’ll definitely want to return. The staff is friendly and professional and the restaurant serves a variety of fine sandwiches, salads and other delicious luncheon specialties. I ordered the Ahi tuna salad and rate it as one of the best I've ever had. The dressing is light and tasty. At the beverage bar, the Tin Leaf serves a variety of freshly brewed teas. My favorite is the black current tea.

This restaurant features both inside and outside dining. There are three large booths inside, along with a number of tables. If you go and plan on discussing business, you will want one of these booths. If you arrive late, be prepared to wait. But you will find the Tin Leaf a wonderful dining choice.

  • Visited March 2013
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Escondido, California
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115 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Pretty Good”
Reviewed February 13, 2013

The food was very good. The service was very good. The variety seems to be very good. Very nice atmosphere. I will be going back.

  • Visited February 2013
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Glendora
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Not your average eatery!”
Reviewed February 7, 2013

The Tin Leaf is off the beaten path, hidden in a shopping center, but is definitely worth the search. Extensive menu with FRESH ingredients. I had the turkey/stuffing/cranberry sandwich and it was delicious. If I lived in the area, I would make this a regular spot for dining as there is a lot to choose from. Give it a try!

Visited January 2013
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