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) #33 of 272 Restaurants in Carlsbad $$ - $$$ Mexican, , Latin
3003 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2906
+1 760-729-0903
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good38%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
3003 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2906
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This lovely restaurant in right next to Carlsbad Inn, with bright yellow umbrellas and lovely indoor and outdoor seating. It's a bustling, busy eatery with a varied menu. We loved the crab burrito and crab enchiladas. They also had great guacamole and homemade chips. Their...More

Thank Evelina62
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there with family. Location is great and just a block from the beach, but when at capacity, the ambient music and the noise from other diners create such a cacophony that you'll have to yell across the table. The menu is typical of Mexican...More

Thank SusanR7795
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had eaten here back in 2013 and we wanted to go there again on this trip! I like that the salsa isn't spicy! Great food, great patio, decent prices. It's a must-do in Carlsbad, CA.

Thank Kristine O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a very nice, family friendly, restaurant. The cost was reasonable for our family of 6. The scenery was no e as the restaurant is located right next o a beach.

Thank Cynthia P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice atmosphere and very mexican feeling when you walk into the restaurant. Great bar area and outside patio that has great views with breezes off the ocean. Chips and salsa are fresh and good tasting. The Margaritas are just so so. Not made with fresh...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a locals hangout with plenty of indoor & outdoor seating within one block of the beach so you can take a stroll to walk off your meal! Great Mexican food, drinks, service! One of their standouts is their chicken soup, it's just a...More

Thank beachlovers4
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nortes restaurant in The city of Carlsbad. I have been there several times. This place has terrible food and service. Case in point about the service; my wife asked for a margarita no salt, I asked for a glass with my beer. We were ignored...More

1  Thank raftingbuzz
Reviewed 14 June 2017

This is a great Mexican restaurant. The setting is beautiful and the waiting area for a table is very unique.The food was wonderful as were the variety of Marguaritas. They had a very large menu and so there was something for everyone including my two...More

Thank Denise A
Reviewed 11 June 2017

We went to Norte with 2 children and 4 adults who had spent the day at LEGOLAND. We were seated immediately. That was the only good thing. We asked for 5 waters and one margarita and an order of guacamole to start. Margarita came immediately...More

1  Thank teffie5677
Reviewed 7 June 2017

I think we'd been spoilt visiting Los Agaves in Santa Barbara so expected more. It was ok. Clean, colourful, a good menu choice and standard Mexican food. My only criticism, the dishes were a little bland and not as flavourful or spicy as I was...More

Thank NeilFarnham
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Marilyn D
23 June 2017|
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Response from rrosol | Reviewed this property |
I'm not certain, I'd call ahead to be sure but I'd be surprised if it wasn't Dog friendly!
4 November 2015|
Response from Regina T | Reviewed this property |
Note is a Mexican Restaurant not a hotel. There is a hotel next to it.
Jeanne H
9 April 2015|
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Response from MyCuppaJo | Reviewed this property |
Jeanne - they do not have a gluten-free menu and the staff have limited knowledge of gluten containing foods and preparation, some are familiar but many are not, it's too dicey for me. They do offer the option of corn or... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3003 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2906
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 760-729-0903
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