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Norte

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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
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3003 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2906
+1 760-729-0903
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11:00 - 21:30
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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Bastrop, Texas
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The actual food might have been decent enough...but, the salsa was the worst I have ever tasted!! We couldn't justify taking a chance on what the food was like! If the salsa's not good...it's bad!

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Thank Mimi493
Prescott, Arizona
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133 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just arrived from long drive in from northern Arizona, wanted some drinks and bar food. Norte is next door to where we are staying. Great Margaritas and pretty extensive happy hour foods. We will go back again for more drinks and happy hour fare.

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Thank Kevin J
San Diego, California
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

During a vacation in Carlsbad one evening we wanted soup for dinner and Norte has a few varieties on their menu. I had the albondigas soup and my husband ordered menudo. The albondigas soup was quite good and both were served with warm homemade tortillas. Service was prompt and attentive. The patio and bar area have better ambiance than the... More 

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Thank marycatherine23
Carlsbad, California
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560 reviews
384 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our group of 20+ had a nice early Wednesday evening dining experience. They had a long table set up for our group and the server, Anthony A, did an outstanding job of handling all the drink and entree orders. He was friendly, courteous and attentive. Food orders covered nearly everything on the menu and I heard nothing but positive comments.... More 

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Thank Gordon C
Garden City, Utah, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not expensive and well located, the food is great. It is next to the Carlsbad Beach Hotel so we ate 3 or 4 meals there.

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Thank bcoray
Pacific Palisades
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Let me begin by saying that much of my feeling about this restaurant are due to the horrible service we received, which is why I didn't give it the lowest ranking. The mexican food, particularly for San Diego standards, was very average...at best. Overpriced, small portions, and our server couldn't have been less helpful. Finally gave up waiting for our... More 

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Thank McKennas_Daddy
Carlsbad, California
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387 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Now an institution in downtown Carlsbad at the corner of Coast Hwy and Village Drive, Norte is a large Mexican restaurant with bar. We ordered carnitas, which should be moist and flavorful; slow cooked and then deep fried. Instead, the meat was dry, tough, and flavorless. The worst I have ever tasted. We made the most of it, given that... More 

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Thank Bruce M
Carlsbad, California
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

This is a good place for happy hour margaritas with friends. We did eat dinner here once before and it was ok, not my favorite but keep in mind I'm a vegetarian so definitely makes it a little more challenging. Salsa is very mild and this place is good if you don't care for much spice in your food. Like... More 

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Thank karensally2016
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Happy Hour is from 4-6 and is in the bar or on the patio. A limited menu is available for Happy Hour. The house margarita is good. My husband and I split a platter of mini tacos, chimichangas, flautas, and quesadillas. Although it was an appetizer, it was plenty of good for 2 people as a dinner (unless you are... More 

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Thank Dianne M
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

The patio connected to the bar is a fun place to be. They have a wonderful happy hour menu (also, they have a complete menu and inside dining room). They have painted and decorated Norte's to give a cantina feel. The help is fun and energetic. The patio has a nice view of the Carlsbad Inn courtyard. Just a happy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 21:30
Monday
11:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?