Carlsbad Real Estate News and Views: Carlsbad Village Lifestyle – Restaurants in Carlsbad Village

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Carlsbad Village Lifestyle – Restaurants in Carlsbad Village

Carlsbad Village Lifestyle

Where to Dine in Carlsbad Village


Garcia's Mexican Restaurant in Carlsbad VillageA fun part of the Carlsbad Village lifestyle is discovering, and enjoying all the dining options, from very basic and casual to higher end.


While the Village doesn’t offer the diversity of restaurants found in San Diego, there are plenty of options, with a few new ones on the way – more on those eateries later.


Some favorites have disappeared - Le Passage on State Street several years ago, and more recently Fish House Vera Cruz, and the Armenian Cafe (torn down to make room for a hotel).


Restaurants in Carlsbad - Cafe Elysa in Carlsbad VillageThis list is not intended to be all-inclusive – there are plenty of other options - and while I have enjoyed many of these, the list consists of some of the restaurants I am aware of or those that have been suggested and not just ones I can personally recommend.


No one pays to be on this list or even has specifically asked to be – it’s my choosing. 


If there are other favorite restaurants you think should be highlighted as part of the Carlsbad Village lifestyle, please let me know and I will add them to the list!


Keep in mind there is plenty of dining outside of Carlsbad Village, and we’ll talk about those options down the road.


Paon Restaurant

2975 Roosevelt St

Carlsbad, CA 92008

(760) 729-7377


Café Topés

3091 Roosevelt

Carlsbad, CA 92008

(760 434-8673


The Land and Water Co.

2978 Carlsbad Blvd

Carlsbad, CA 92008

760) 729-5263


Blue Ocean Robata and Sushi Bar

2958 Madison St

Carlsbad, CA 92008

(760) 434-4959


Vigilucci’s Cucina Italiana

2943 State St

Carlsbad, CA 92008

(760) 434-2500


83 Degrees

660 Carlsbad Village Dr

Carlsbad, CA 92010

(760) 729-7904


Las Olas

2939 Carlsbad Blvd

Carlsbad, CA 92008

(760) 434-5850


Fresco Trattoria Restaurant (as of late 2017 it's 264 Fresco)

3263 Carlsbad Village Drive

(760) 479-1525



Café Elysa

3076 Carlsbad Blvd.

(760) 434-4100


Jay’s Gourmet

2975 Carlsbad Village Drive

(760) 720-9688


Norte Mexican Restaurant

3003 Carlsbad Blvd.

(760) 729-0903


Barrio Mexican Restaurant

530 Grand Avenue

(760) 453-7242


Pizza Port Brewery & Restaurant

571 Carlsbad Village Drive

(760) 720-7007


Harbor Fish Café

3179 Carlsbad Blvd.

(760) 729-4161


Coyote Bar & Grill

300 Carlsbad Village Drive (in the Village Faire)

(760) 729-4695


Dini’s Bistro

3290 Carlsbad Blvd.

(760) 434-6000


Garcia’s Mexican Restaurant

2968 State Street

(760) 729-8565


Señor Grubby’s Mexican Restaurant

377 Carlsbad Village Drive

(760) 729-6040


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Comment balloon 2 commentsJeff Dowler, CRS • February 24 2016 09:03AM


Jeff what a great post! Everybody wants to know where the restarants are in every town.  Carlsbad Village has a lot of interesting choices.  YUM!

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) over 2 years ago

Thanks, Anna Banana Kruchten 

There is a good selection of restaurants that will likely please many appetites and budgets!


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) over 2 years ago