#1: Las Olas Mexican Restaurant
Las Olas was a pioneer of the Fish Taco and serves authentic Mexican Food, local craft beers, and the fantastic margaritas at their location right in the middle of downtown Carlsbad Village by the Sea – only a stone’s throw from the beach and numerous Carlsbad Village hotels – including Ocean Palms Beach Resort. Their menu also offers many fan favorites such as seasonal grilled vegetable enchiladas topped with low-fat yogurt, carne asada burritos, crispy fried beef or chicken tacos – and of course the fish taco. Las Olas prepares their food fresh daily and from scratch using natural ingredients, fresh herbs, and spices. As a bonus, vegetarian, gluten-free and vegan choices are also readily available.
#2: Senor Grubby’s
Senor Grubby’s co-founder Justin Jachura says the goal here is always providing a casual fun setting for families and friends of all ages – and for you all to find yourself smiling more with every visit. They have happy and social hour Sunday through Thursday from 8pm to 10pm, with all house craft cocktails for only seven dollars – regular happy hour is daily from 3pm to 6pm, with NFL specials during football games. They have Bloody Mary’s featuring Milagro Tequila, and all the favorite Mexican dishes such as burritos, nachos, tacos, and more!
#3: Cessy’s Taco Shop
You can’t miss this local Mexican food favorite, conveniently located right next to Pacific Coast Highway 101 in the heart of Carlsbad Village – proximal to countless Carlsbad Village hotels and resorts, making Cessy’s a superb option for familes staying to go to Legoland or other nearby San Diego attractions. Cessy’s has been serving homemade Mexican Food to local for over twenty years. Their cozy location is located right next to the Carlsbad Bluffs. Also is within walking distance to the gorgeous Pacific Ocean. Cessy’s offers some of the best prices of any Mexican food restaurant in a huge radius.
#4: El Puerto Mexican and Seafood
El Puerto Mexican and Seafood is a rather unassuming restaurant that offers burritos, tacos, tortas. All your other favorite types of Mexican food. This gem is situated smack in the middle of Carlsbad Village. It’s a favorite for people on plant-based diets – like vegetarians and vegans. Local generally enjoy this tiny taco shop for its cleanliness, great prices, good service, and unbeatable authentic Mexican cuisine!