With colorful decor, talented mariachis and traditional Mexican specialties, Fidel's Norte is a fiesta for all the senses. Pueblo-style architecture welcomes you to a Southwestern ambiance. The indoors is covered with decorative tile, Southwestern paintings and pottery, while the outside patio offers umbrella-topped tables among cactus plants. As the mariachi group approaches your table, request a song from any region of Mexico. As for the cuisine, try the Carne Asada which is served with guacamole, salsa frescale and tortillas. Top off your meal with a famous margarita. Visit the Norte Website      Location

Miguel's Carlsbad

Established in 1982 by Mike and Barbara Morton, Miguel's Cocina was the natural next step after enjoying astounding success with The Brigantine Family of Restaurants. The Morton family saw San Diego as a prime location for Mexican cuisine, and thus, Miguel's Cocina of Coronado was born. Their festive restaurant immediately took off and was followed by five additional locations. The restaurant's fun and colorful ambiance becomes apparent to visitors well before they step through Miguel's inviting doors. With tropical décor wholly reminiscent of an exotic a desirable island vacation, Miguel's has succeeded in bringing a resort-like feel to its guests. Palm trees grow inside the restaurant walls, bamboo accents the full service bar, and warm California breezes wash across the enticing outdoor patio. Visit the Miguel's Carlsbad Website      Location

Islands Restaurant

Islands Restaurants was founded in 1982 with a basic philosophy – serve great, fresh food with friendly service in a fun atmosphere. Entrepreneur Tony DeGrazier had a vision of a restaurant that would offer a simple, original menu featuring gourmet hamburgers, specialty drinks and a fun, tropical theme. In fact, he wanted to recreate the dining experiences he had in the 1960s while stationed in Oahu with his Navy buddies. Islands was an instant hit -- we ran out of food the first night at our West Los Angeles location, and we’ve been building a loyal following ever since. Since that first night, we’ve been slowly expanding and building upon our success. You can now find more than 50 Islands Restaurants throughout Southern California and Arizona, and more recently in places like Summerlin, NV and Sacramento. Over the years, we’ve added a few more burgers, served too many baskets of our fresh-cut fries to count, and perfected our salads and soft tacos, but our commitment to you – our guest – hasn’t changed. Visit the Islands Restaurant Website      Location

King's Fish House

We've been in restaurants a long time (three generations, to be precise) and we love seafood; so maybe it was inevitable that sooner or later our passion for fresh fish would get the better of us. And there's so much to be passionate about - the freshness, the flavor, the variety, the surprise. Writers might dream of writing the great American Novel. We dreamed of creating the ultimate seafood experience. So true to a great American tradition, we took to the road and began the long journey down highways and byways to well-traveled destinations and out-of-the-way places in search of the essential ingredients.  Visit the King's Fish House Website      Location

P.F. Chang’s

At P.F. Chang’s we are committed to providing you with an exceptional dining experience every time you walk through our doors. Each dish on our menu is prepared to order using the freshest and highest quality ingredients. At P.F. Chang’s you are surrounded by a unique environment combining influences of Chinese and American cultures. A panoramic, hand-painted mural depicting 12th century China, is visible from the main dining room and commands attention as the restaurant’s centerpiece, while several terra-cotta warriors stand guard. Our majestic 11 ft. tall horses grace the entrance to many of our restaurants. The horse symbolizes the original Forbidden City in China, which was built for China’s first emperor Qin Shi Huangdi. These elements showcase the cuisine and create a stylish, comfortable, upbeat dining experience for our guests. Visit the P.F. Chang's Website    Location


Nestled in the Northern San Diego County beach town of Carlsbad is our Italian kitchen, Gregorio’s. Formerly known as Spirito’s Restaurant and Pizzeria, we have been serving up great Italian food and pizzas for over 20 years. It was created by an East Coast couple as a way to share their family recipes with others. From the beginning we have had loyal clientele that continue to dine with us today. In fact, it was from being loyal and regular customers that the Nelson family decided to purchase the restaurant when it was put up for sale. They had always considered it to be their “kitchen away from home”. In 2004, Gregorio’s replaced the name Spirito’s but has kept the family recipes they loved so much as guests and have added a few more. Not to mention a more extensive wine list. Visit the Gregorio's Website     Location

Fresco Trattoria & Bar

Enjoy a Wonderful Carlsbad Restaurant, Fresco Trattoria, the Heart and Soul of Italy in Downtown Carlsbad Village While there are lots of Carlsbad restaurants, Fresco Trattoria stands out - the heart and soul of Italy in downtown Carlsbad Village within sight of the blue Pacific. Owner Leone D'Arcangelo hails from Sperlonga, Italy, a beachfront town midway between Naples and Rome, and one can easily imagine you are dining by the Mediterranean Sea in Sperlonga instead of in Carlsbad, CA, with the beautiful hand-painted murals that adorn the dining rooms. Visit the Fresco Trattoria & Bar Website     Location

Sammy's Woodfired Pizza

Sunny Carlsbad offers a wealth of activities whether you live in town or are just visiting for the weekend.  Spend a day at Ponto Beach or shop to your heart’s content at Carlsbad Premium Outlets then enjoy lunch or dinner at Sammy’s to refuel! Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza opened its doors in 1989, in La Jolla, California. Sammy’s was the 1strestaurant concept in San Diego to introduce the woodfired oven to its guests. Since then, multiple locations of the well-respected Sammy’s restaurants have opened throughout California and Nevada. Visit Sammy's Woodfired Pizza Website     Location

The Armenian Cafe

The Armenian Cafe serves Middle Eastern cuisine on an outdoor patio. Most guests opt to dine on the porch, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. On Friday and Saturday nights, enjoy live belly dancing entertainment. Belgian Waffles top the breakfast menu. For an elaborate breakfast, top your waffle with fruit, ice cream, whipped cream and syrup. Later in the day, consider the Spinach Bereg Platter. Phyllo dough is stuffed with spinach and cheese, then baked and served with rice pilaf and cucumber and yogurt dip. Visit the Armenian Cafe Website     Location

Paon Restaurant & Wine Bar

Beautiful Paon Restaurant, Wine Bar & Fine Specialty Wine Shop. Paon restaurant offers California cuisine with French influences. Beautiful patio dining, elegant Art Deco in an intimate dining setting. Private dining available in handsome club environment. Paon's menu features seasonal, locally grown organic produce for the palates of fine food lovers from all over the world. Spotlighting organic prime meats, game and fish prepared with traditional French sophistication. Beautiful lounge with old Hollywood feel and relaxing patio in a Downtown Carlsbad Village atmosphere. Paon's knowledgeable and attentive staff looks forward to creating an exceptional experience. Visit the Paon Restaurant and Wine Bar Website     Location

Vintage Bistro & Lounge

Vintage Bistro is located at 2961 State Street in the heart of the Carlsbad Village. We offer a diverse and flavorful menu that is both healthy and value oriented. Check out our "grab-n-go" deli case stocked with a selection of salads, sandwiches and drinks to take with you. We offer both indoor and outdoor patio seating. Our garden patio is very popular - come enjoy a great lunch, dinner or glass of wine! Visit our Chocolate Bar located across the street and purchase a bottle of wine. Enjoy it at our bistro with NO corkage fees. We are open Tuesday through Saturday and closed on Sunday and Monday. Call today for a reservation! Visit the Vintage Bistro Website     Location


Bienvenidos! Cessy's kitchen has been serving Homemade Mexican Food to the Carlsbad Residents for over two decades. Our warm and cozy location is conveniently located right next to the Carlsbad Bluffs, walking distance to the roaring Pacific Ocean and only a bike ride to the Oceanside Pier. Whether you're a surfer, a teenage punk rocker, a family of 5 or a curious tourist, we welcome you to come and grab some delicious meals that will fill your stomach and keep your wallet light! Visit the Cessy's Website     Location

Tin Leaf Fresh Kitchen

We at all times treat our customers (both internal & external) with kindness, honesty, & respect as if they were guests in our own home. We are an active partner within the neighborhoods that support us, through involvement in select charity, civic, & educational events that enrich our community as a whole. We strive on a daily basis to be the best that we can be, by being passionate, open-minded & pursuing opportunities for improvement. We support other small, independent local business owners like ourselves. Our food is hand-crafted with care from scratch using natural, fresh, and regionally sourced ingredients whenever possible. By keeping our menu simple, we are able to serve you quickly while maintaining freshness, always. For more information on our freshness standards, click hereVisit the Tin Leaf Fresh Kitchen Website     Location


At the Tuscany we offer an eclectic menu show casing Californian, New American, and Contemporary Italian dishes.  From Stone Fired Gourmet Pizzas, hand crafted burgers,  house made pastas, to tantalizing seafood ,we have something for everyone. Step inside and discover a warm, chic, upscale casual environment perfect for any occasion.  Join us in our full service bar and lounge where you can enjoy a multitude of fantastic tastings on our bar menu while watching the latest sporting event, catching up with old friends, or making new ones. Visit the Tuscany Website     Location

The Counter

Step into The Counter® and you’re greeted with a clipboard and an extensive list of fresh mouth-watering ingredients that allow you to build your own gourmet burger. Our 312,120+ different burger combinations make every burger as unique as each customer. Rarely is the same burger made twice in one day. Anti-Established in 2003, The Counter® is the 21st century’s bold answer to the classic burger joint. Ushering in a fresh era of industrial decor, today’s music, cold beer, unique wines, cocktails, and burger options that are only limited by your imagination. Visit the Counter Website     Location

BJ's Brewhouse

“Welcome to BJ’s.” This is how you are greeted when you come into our welcoming, caring, dependable, high-energy and fun casual restaurants, and we promise to do whatever it takes to serve high-quality food and beverages to every guest consistently. We never forget that each person has a choice in where to dine and we feel privileged each time you choose BJ’s.  Welcome! We are glad you are here. Visit the BJ's Brewhouse Website     Location