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Taverna Blu

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12873 El Camino Real, San Diego, CA 92130-2002
+1 858-509-3950
Today
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 16:30 - 21:00
Sun - Sat 11:00 - 14:30
Thu - Sat 16:30 - 21:30
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Carlsbad, California
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417 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

The Taverna Blu is located in a shopping center at El Camino Real and Del Mar Heights Road. There are lots of tables inside where the bar is located and outside on a patio. There are a good variety of Greek dishes on the menu and they serve beer and wine. I was there for lunch and ordered Moussaka and... More 

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Thank DarylJ552
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

great food, exceptional service and relaxed atmosphere. I highly recommend this place for lunch or dinner. Everything is so fresh and well prepared. Our server was quick, friendly and knowledgeable. Check this place out!

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Thank Daisie74
San Diego, California
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39 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

This place has a cozy feel and the food is really really yummy. The staff are friendly too. I have been here multiple times for both lunch and dinner and it has always impressed me. Their mascarpone dessert was to die for. Highly recommend!

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Thank PnH24
Pikesville, Maryland
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016

While the food was delicious, served hot and plentiful, the service was even better. Though nearly empty when we arrived at 5:30 PM, almost every table was occupied on a Saturday evening by 6:15 when we were served our meal. The eggplant and sundried tomato appetizer was terrific and served with enough pita bread and chips that I had some... More 

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1 Thank Tom P
Rancho Santa Fe, California
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

We always enjoy going here, and three of us went mid week for dinner. We really recommend the Saganaki (flaming melted cheese). The moussaka is excellent at $17, and the vegetarian combo consisting of falafel, hummus and baba ghanoush is very tasty for $15. There are good beers on tap such as Sculpin IPA and the wine list is very... More 

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Thank MrD1956
San Diego, California
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544 reviews
298 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2015

I had a Greek Salad that was fair. We had some appetizers with minus pita bread. The selections of beers are good. It isn't the most comfortable place I have been.

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Thank baltoro
Oakland, California
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2015

Ordered with my eyes rather than stomach so got to taste a variety: meatballs were moist and flavorful; refreshing spicy beet salad. Lamb platter was a little disappointing - bland lamb, but the grilling helped boost the flavor a bit.

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1 Thank Yasmin S
San Diego, California
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

as you walk in the restaurant the settings is black that gives you a feeling of a fine dining although it is casual where some people are dress in shorts and flip flop eating....very relax atmosphere... I like the fact that the menu have short list but good selection We liked the calamari as first course....the gyros plate have plenty... More 

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1 Thank Annabelle B
San Diego, California
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544 reviews
298 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

The restaurant is informal and the food is tasty. The service is always good. They have many Greek dishes and a number of craft beers on tap.

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1 Thank baltoro
San Diego, California, United States
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185 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015

I have eaten here a few times and really enjoy it. The atmosphere is great, the service is good and there is an excellent selection of food on the menu.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$22
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Greek
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:30
Saturday
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12873 El Camino Real, San Diego, CA 92130-2002
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 858-509-3950

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?