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$$ - $$$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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11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
3003 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2906
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1 - 10 of 652 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a party of 6 for dinner last week. Very comfortable restaurant with an above average menu. Very satisfied with the food. We retired to the bar after eating and had to rush as they closed the bar early on Sundays.

Thank paul s
Reviewed 1 week ago

Been coming here since 1988 when it was called Fidel's. Still the same flavorful Carnitas, Chips & Salsa and Margaritas. My Family likes a lot of selections, like the Flautas and the Ceviche but I cant get away from the Carnitas with fresh Guacomole and...More

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has a good location near Carlsbad Beach and a down to earth Mexican vibe. The food and service are good and portions are healthy. Overall, however, it’s just average.

Thank Matt N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Restaurant had poor lighting and was noisy. The food was plain/bland and Cold. A lady took our picture and then tried selling us photos which was awkward. Would not recommend!

Thank BigHowdy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yummy Mexican food. Late night happy hour at bar. The restaurant gets busy. We had a large group and everyone enjoyed their meal.

Thank salsez
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a noisy place. Food is surprisingly so so. Carnitas had no spice or flavor. Plain pork-meat was good but not seasoned. Pinto beans horrible, perhaps in the pot all day or more. Miserly pours on the draft beer. This was not my first...More

Thank LarryandMaureen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were famished. Our family took us to El Norte, which was their first visit too. We ordered the Chile Relleno which was good but not as spicy as the name implies. A Chimichanga reported as great. My wife and I split the chicken Fajitas....More

Thank closch7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a lovely restaurant, right on the ocean, many choices of Margaritas, although we found house Marg to be perfect. We requested seating by the fire pits and so enjoyed the beauty of the night with friends. While my fresh crab enchilada was delicious and...More

Thank Kathy Z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They have taco Tuesday but we opp. For dinner, good chip better than average. Meals we good. I had the crab enchilada with rice and beans. The beans were very good. 😋

Thank Betsy C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Our cousin who frequents this place said the crowd was very unusual for the time of year we came. I guess we came on at a weird time. They sat us (party of 3 with a toddler) in an EXTREMELY noisy area with a very...More

Thank Jami F
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30 September 2017|
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Response from Kristine O | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they do...but as much as I love the place I have to say I was extremely disappointed when I took my first sip of a happy hour margarita and there was NO liquor in it! The waitress almost rolled her eyes at me when I... More
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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
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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