Where to Eat in Carlsbad?

Dining Out in Carlsbad

Where to Eat in Carlsbad?


Carlsbad was just recently placed on National Geographic’s list of the 25 happiest cities in the US. That beautiful Carlsbad beach surely contributes a lot to the happiness of its residents, and so does the healthy lifestyle many of them choose to practice. Seems like the happy people of Carlsbad also desire to have happy places around them, including dining venues that will keep a smile on their faces. Check out where to find excellent food in Carls”good”.

Miguel’s Cocina


This cheerful Mexican restaurant will begin to impress you right away with their signature queso dip or jalapeno white sauce that you’ll want to make at home. Any Enchilada and Fajita you decide to go with at Miguel’s will assure you that their taste seriously stands out when compared to other Mexican restaurants you’ve visited. Miguel Cocina is Carlsbad’s go-to place when you’re craving crunchy homemade tortilla chips with genuine Mexican food.

Vigilucci’s Cucina Italiana


Located in Downtown Carlsbad with a cozy little patio which gives the place a true resemblance to any European bistro, Vigilucci Cucina is providing the finest Italian cuisine of North County. An ideal place for a romantic date or a family night out when you want everything to be-perfecto! The Diverse Antipasti and Pasta menu selection have some rare finds like Pappardelle con Funghi e Capesante or Ossobuco Alla Milanese, so it seems like Vigilucci Cucina has everything Italian cuisine can offer.

Chandler’s Restaurant and Lounge


When you want the ocean view served with your food, the package is guaranteed at Chandler’s Restaurant and Lounge located at Cape Rey, Carlsbad. The menu accentuates the sense of coastal California in every bite with farm-to-table ingredients. If you’re looking for a good prime rib dinner, Sunset Sundays at Chandler’s include a 12-oz. Prime Rib, side salad, baked potatoes, and grilled asparagus at a fixed price.

Veggie Grill


For those who want the superfoods on their plate whenever they dine, Carlsbad is one of the awesome Veggie Grill locations in Southern California. Beyond Burger is Veggie Grill’s bestseller if you’re up for trying their regulars, and there is a flavorful selection of their “seasonal” like Zucchini Soup, Rustic Farm Bowl, or Kung Pao Tacos if you’re more into seasonal variety.

Pizza Port


One of the residents’ favorite pizza places, Pizza Port attracts the selection of their original pizzas and Build Your Own Pizza option with over 40 ingredients you can choose from. Pizza Port has been in Carlsbad for 20 years, and along with making great pizzas, the owners boast with their craft-brewed beers for which they collected over 90 medals and awards. Pizza Port has everything you need when you just want to hang out with some friends and family.


Tin Leaf Fresh Kitchen


A hidden spot on El Camino Real in Carlsbad is this casual eatery with amazing signature salads, specialty sandwiches and variety of homemade dipping sauces for Belgian fries. Entrée plates on the Tin Leaf menu offer delicious Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna, Seared Loch Duart Salmon, or Roasted Turkey Breast, to name a few of the favorite dishes. The outdoor sitting area is very cozy and dog-friendly, so stop by when you want a quick bite or a fresh home-style lunch.