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Norte Mexican Food & Cocktail

Mexican Restaurant$$$$
  • Ranked #9 for Mexican restaurants in Carlsbad
  • Marlo
    "Great outside patio and lunch specials with beer or margarita!"(10 Tips)
    Derek C.
    "Taco Tuesdays are lively, very affordable and tasty."(4 Tips)
    "Try the fish burrito, mahi mahi!"(3 Tips)
    Jessica w/ E.
    "Great Lunch Specials!"(2 Tips)
50 Tips and reviews
  • Mexican food
  • margaritas
  • tacos
  • burritos
  • happy hour
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  • brandi
    brandiAugust 1, 2015
    Excellent food. Try the fish burrito, mahi mahi! The servers are a little bit rude but other than that, the place is great. In some spots of the restaurant, you can get a view of the ocean.
  • Kimberly M.
    Kimberly MDecember 20, 2011
    I know a lot of ppl don't like olives so just a heads up that the enchiladas come with black olives (since it doesn't state that in the menu). Chz enchiladas, ckn chimi, & super quesadilla r delish!
  • Melissa M.
    Great food! Tacos r huge so one ala cate is perfect. Maui Maui grilled is amazing as well as the beans. My husband loved the Menudo.
  • Joe C.
    Joe CastruitaApril 4, 2015
    Drinks and happy hr. are great,staying here at Carlsbad inn great for family, Walk over and grab a bite and a cold one.
  • Leeland M.
    Leeland MillerJune 5, 2013
    By far the best mexican food you will ever eat. Period. The chicken chimichanga - nuff said.
  • Marlo
    MarloDecember 29, 2013
    Great outside patio and lunch specials with beer or margarita! Yummy food.
  • Allie B.
    Allie BrekkeNovember 23, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    the beef machaca burrito is amazing (and cheap), and I always look forward to their salsa ;)
  • Sean M.
    Sean MillerOctober 15, 2014
    Best sit down mexican food in the area. Been eating here for years!
  • Jessica w/ E.
    Great Lunch Specials! For $10 you get an Entree, Rice, Beans & Margarita/Beer/Soft Drink! Can't beat that! Delish!
  • Bree W.
    Bree WilliamsonAugust 4, 2011
    Chile verde with chicken. Best Mexican food I've ever eaten hands down. House margarita ftw.
  • Ally O.
    Ally OchoaSeptember 16, 2012
    Must have the blended raspberry margarita!!! It's too die for!! Take it from me :) I'm a marg girl!
  • Buist Bunch
    Buist BunchMarch 17, 2013
    Chorizo on the chips and beans is a must.
  • David O.
    David ObelczJanuary 28, 2012
    Get the cheese crispy with green onion, que bueno!!!!
  • Derek C.
    Derek ClouthierApril 16, 2015
    Taco Tuesdays are lively, very affordable and tasty.
  • Christian B.
    Christian BakerFebruary 9, 2013
    First impression is that this is a cougar den. $4 whiskey ginger was strong. No complaints here.
  • Denette
    DenetteOctober 10, 2015
    This place is okay. The food was good, ordered a skinny margarita not so great and the service was less than stellar.
  • Wilber D.
    Wilber DiazSeptember 3, 2011
    Chips and salsa are so good. Also the tortas.
  • Lacey S.
    Lacey SmithMay 12, 2013
    Not vegetarian friendly! Was told that everything here except for the salad and the whole beans is cooked in lard. Ew.
  • Megan S.
    Megan S.February 8, 2015
    Napales were ok - cactus was great, but beef was very fatty in spots.
  • Emma Lena C.
    Great during happy hour but the food and drinks are just okay.
  • Tami R.
    Tami RamirezAugust 16, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Chicken & Rice w/ cilantro & avocado !!! My fave!!! Yum!
  • Jennifer S.
    Jennifer SchwaeberAugust 19, 2013
    The chicken and rice soup is phenomenal!!
  • Dustin L.
    Dustin LiefermanOctober 6, 2013
    All the football action you can ask for
  • Kathleen S.
    Kathleen SeideNovember 2, 2011
    Patron Margaritas are great, get a pitcher
  • Randi
    RandiJuly 15, 2011
    If you like listening to pop music while you eat Mexican food
  • Mary S.
    Mary ScottJanuary 5, 2014
    The salsa was good but the meat was incredibly dry!
  • Sean D.
    Sean DavariAugust 2, 2012
    Best Patron margarita in SD
  • Kristy W.
    Kristy WilkinsonJanuary 5, 2012
    I ask for fries inside my burrito every time I come here. The jerk waiter said he wouldn't do it.
  • Becky F.
    Becky FolbOctober 14, 2010
    Fajitas are fantastic,nothing like that in London
  • Nick T.
    Nick TOctober 4, 2015
    Chile rellenos are legit.
  • Jamie L.
    Jamie LoughridgeSeptember 2, 2014
    Yum yum with great friends
  • Kylah H.
    Kylah Has CootiesJuly 22, 2012
    Bring your own cup. Cups are small here honey boo boo child.
  • Tavia B.
    Tavia BerryJanuary 8, 2012
    Great for margatitas, n taco tuesdays
  • Ray M.
    Ray MiddletonNovember 23, 2011
    The pink Cadillac Margareta is good too
  • Amy (@AmyPR) L.
    Salt your chips. ;-)
  • Sam (@HandstandSam) E.
    The salsa tastes like marinara sauce...
  • Sue W.
    Sue WidneyDecember 26, 2011
    Food good and chips and salsa!
  • Scott W.
    Scott WaiteJanuary 27, 2011
    their menu is here: Read more
  • Roger Z.
    Roger ZouharMarch 18, 2013
    The salsa here is awful. It's a cross between ketchup and bbq sauce
  • Mark P.
    Mark PalaceDecember 14, 2011
    Tacos for $2 on tuesdays!
  • Erik
    ErikSeptember 28, 2014
    One word. Guacamole.
  • Pappy P.
    Pappy PapApril 15, 2013
    Happy hour. 4-7
  • Sue W.
    Sue WidneyDecember 26, 2011
    Booths very uncomfortable and ice tea not that great!
  • Mike J.
    Mike JohnsonSeptember 11
    Puts the fun in queso fundido.
  • Grecia M.
    Grecia MaciasMarch 15, 2013
    The employees are very nice, but the food is decent.
  • Diana
    DianaAugust 9, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't get the strawberry margarita $1 more and horrible
  • Nancy M.
    Nancy MorrallAugust 8, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Skinny margs, yum!
  • Denise V.
    Denise VakiliMarch 20, 2010
    Enchiladas, a sure thing.
  • Brian C.
    Brian CarrollNovember 10, 2013
    food was meh.
  • Sandy U.
    Sandy UngerFebruary 3, 2010
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