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“Healthy and Fresh, with a Crisp Decor”

Tin Leaf Fresh Kitchen
Ranked #58 of 343 Restaurants in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $13
Cuisines: American, Belgian
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Dining options: Delivery
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.
San Diego
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Healthy and Fresh, with a Crisp Decor”
Reviewed May 8, 2013

When you walk into Tin Leaf it's hard to imagine that it's a stand-alone concept because the look is so polished, clean and crisp. The menu boards are well thought out and the menu choices feel like they're all healthy. The system is efficient and after ordering at the register it doesn't take long for the food to be delivered. As you would expect, the food, which I would characterize as "comfort food" is really good.

As others have stated, the prices are quite fair, but still will be out of the range of someone looking to get a sandwich and drink for $6 or $7. This is not fast food. The fresh turkey breast comes moist and flavorful. The fresh and crispy green beans we tried today came with a slightly spicy glaze on them. It was not too sweet and not too spicy.

I don't think that you'll be disappointed with Tin Leaf and I highly recommend it.

  • Visited May 2013
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English first
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Healthy and fresh food of very high quality.”
Reviewed April 28, 2013

I'm a local and we eat here often. A couple of times a week from day one. It taste like REAL food made fresh! They have a nice patio . I love the custom salads with homemade dressings and the fresh cooked turkey they use for the turkey sandwiches and dinners. The restaurant and the restrooms are very clean. The service and quality is always consistent. I believe this is because I usually see what appears to be the owner and his wife there working very hard. I love the new fresh herbs in containers out front. Carlsbad Rocks!

  • Visited May 2012
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so cal
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276 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Very affordable comfort food.”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

This is an order at the counter, thye bring you the food restaurant. They have mainly sandwiches or main dishes featuring salmon, turkey, meat loaf etc. The sandwiches, with a side (their fries are very good) ar $8.95 and the plates (with two sides are $12.95). We had the Thanksgiving On a Bun sandwich (turkey, stuffing, cranbery) and the meat loaf sandwich . I once had the Cubano sandwich - if you order it be careful of the spicy mustard, it's hot.

  • Visited March 2013
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Carlsbad, California
Level 6 Contributor
144 reviews
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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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Thank vinas12
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Carlsbad, California
Level 3 Contributor
13 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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