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$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
3003 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2906
+1 760-729-0903
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good37%
  • Average20%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“taco” (41 reviews)
“cheese crisp” (7 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3003 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2906
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a family time and 11 of us met here at Norte for a meal. The service was good and accommodating to have us all at one long table. We were surprised at the bland salsa. The meals ordered were mediocre so we won't...More

Thank TravelerGirl1975
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We sat outside because it was a beautiful day. This is a wonderful place whether you sit inside or outside. The service was excellent and the food was delicious and perfectly prepared.

Thank csarchibald
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love Norte for the atmosphere and location. The food, on the other hand, is just okay. Not the best Mexican food, not the worst either. They have a free parking garage nearby if you’re struggling to find parking.

Thank Houdah A
Reviewed 13 April 2018

Great restaurant and great food! Atmosphere is relaxing and taco Tuesday is a great deal. I would recommend this place!

Thank Melissa G
Reviewed 3 April 2018

My wife and I have had many dinners at the Norte during our vacations in Carlsbad. I have never been disappointed. I especially like their grilled Mahi Mahi tacos. My wife was disappointed in her chicken enchilada during our last visit, complaining that it was...More

Thank Fuzedade
Reviewed 29 March 2018

Really good margaritas and appetizers menu. Large patio seating. Try the Cheese Crisp! Happy Hour is 7 days a week and is usually crowded but I've never had to wait long. The staff is friendly and quick.

Thank ceymoor
Reviewed 22 March 2018

Service outstanding, ok atmosphere, yes it is expensive like everything in Carlsbad when u are a tourist

Thank Alohakaua
Reviewed 22 March 2018

Three of us went to Norte for dinner on a Monday night. We each had different things to eat, and they were all sub par. One of us had huevos rancheros, which was tasteless. I ordered a chicken based soup, which was so salty I...More

Thank Judy P
Reviewed 19 March 2018

I had a tortilla soup which was excellent. Staff seemed disinterested in the customers. Way too many fake plants for my taste – after all I was in southern California not BC

Thank Nigelcat
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

We had a late lunch at Norte. The food was delicious and the portions were large. Our waiter was attentive and food was delivered quickly.

Thank Janice V
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Mary C
17 April 2018|
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Response from Irene C | Reviewed this property |
I think it’s typically 3-6 pm.
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!
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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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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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