The 3 of us (my husband, goldendoodle and I) will be staying at the Park Hyatt in Carlsbad mid Sept for 4 nights. We are searching for really good local restaurants in the area.
Because it won't be hot during our stay, we could leave our dog in the car (with the moon roof open) during our dinner but we would prefer to find an outdoor patio which is pet friendly.
Could you recommend any great restaurants we should try? We don't want fine dining but in search of some really good meals. Do you have any comments about King's Fish House, Vigilucci Seafood or La Especial Norte?
Also, while my husband plays golf each day, Maddy and I will be on our own to explore the surrounding areas. She does not need to run on a beach or need special exercise in a dog park. Are Carlsbad and Encintas good destinations for us to wander streets on our own?