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“soups are amazing”
Review of La Especial Norte

La Especial Norte
Ranked #37 of 314 Restaurants in Encinitas
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Mexican
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A TripAdvisor reviewer on Facebook
Encinitas, California
Reviewed November 29, 2007

soups are amazing

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A TripAdvisor reviewer on Facebook
Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
Reviewed November 2, 2007

Possibly THE best authentic Mexican sit-down cuisine in San Diego! Just some good old fashioned comfort food at a ridiculously good price.

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Reviewed March 6, 2007

Try the Chicken Tortilla Soup....My 5 Star review is based on this alone. It's "hands-down" the best I have ever tasted. Lot's of chicken & veggies, avocado & tortilla strips in a rich, flavorful broth.....Pure Heaven!!!! I drive down from Orange County (1 hour north) just to get a bowl!!!! It's that good (and believe me....I've tried every bowl of Tortilla Soup in Southern California...so I consider myself an expert!). They also have great tasting spicy salsa!! Yum!! As for their regular menu items....they are good, but I've had better....

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Reviewed August 14, 2006

Great food, attentive service, reasonable price, authentic non-corporate atmosphere. If you are visiting and want a genuine taste of what casual beachside Southern California used to be like, this is it!!! Everything about this restaurant breaths authenticity, from its PCH location to its modest yet colorful interior. These guys have obviously been doing this for a long time and it shows. This is one of the few jewels that has withstood the test of time.

My only suggestions would be stronger margaritas and kosher salt for carne asada.

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Reviewed June 11, 2006

Had a wonderful meal there last week. Very tasty, not overdone. The triple seafood entree of fish, shrimp and octopus sauteed in brown butter and garlic was excellent! Good margaritas, too.

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