Carlsbad the beach city along the Pacific Ocean Coastline, known for its gorgeous sunsets, extensive beaches and moderate temperatures year-round. Carlsbad is the perfect location for a Southern California Beach Resort vacation. With plenty of gorgeous places to visit like Tamarack Surf Beach, the Flower Fields and Legoland California theme park to name a few.
For a foodie, Carlsbad has some of the most desired restaurants and is a destination for a foodie. From fine dining to casual deliciousness. Enjoy your gorgeous beach resort vacation and have a great time hitting the restaurant scene. Your inner foodie will not be disappointed.
Campfire near Southern California Beach Resort
This restaurant’s name alone makes you think of a fun family gathering around a fire. This restaurant in fact is that, a family-friendly restaurant with outdoor firepits and a 12-foot teepee that the kids can play in. For a foodie, the restaurant has market-driven ingredients in their menus. They are open for brunch, lunch, and dinner. Located in Carlsbad Village, this restaurant is within a walkable distance from Carlsbad beach resorts.
Casa de Bandini
When you think San Diego County, you think of classic, authentic Mexican cuisine. The famous Old Town restaurant Casa de Bandini is now in Carlsbad. The award-winning restaurant is definitely worth a trip to Carlsbad.
The sights sounds and flavors of Mexico come alive with an extensive menu. They have indoor and outdoor dining and many afternoons and evenings Mariachi entertainment.
Located in Carlsbad Village and steps away from any of the southern California beach resorts in Carlsbad. Café Elysa is a local favorite breakfast stop. It is a causal order at the counter restaurant with a variety of pastries coffees, breakfast options, and sandwiches. Enjoy the ocean breeze with a cup of coffee on the patio.
Cicciotti’s Trattoria & Seafood
In Downtown Carlsbad, local foodies venture to Cicciotti’s to enjoy their Italian and seafood creations. This casual yet sophisticated restaurant offers traditional pasta, seafood, and woodfired pizza. They have an extensive wine collection.
They have a dog-friendly heated patio, so if the entire family is on vacation, everyone can come and enjoy. If you go on a Friday or Saturday night, enjoy live music with your food.
If you are looking for a great steak dinner or some surf and turf West Steak & Seafood Restaurant should be on your radar. They are a farm to table fine dining restaurant that gets its organic ingredients from West Organic Farm. The farm is within a few miles of the restaurant so the chefs and farmers work hand in hand when creating the seasonal menu.
With a huge wine cellar and list, it is a fun evening of pairing wine with delicious cuisine. They have daily happy hour specials, so be sure to check them out.
Enjoy the sunshine and outdoors while lounging in the center of Carlsbad Village, at Park 101. The multi-level complex is both kid and dog-friendly so everyone on the vacation can enjoy themselves.
For a beer connoisseur, there is the Garden Pub that has 32 local beers on tap. Choose from salads, sandwiches, tacos, BBQ, meat and cheese boards, classic kid cuisine, espresso, and ice cream. All of your foodies will be able to find an option that appeals to their tastes. With a rooftop lounge and firepits, the scene is set to lounge and enjoy.
There are so many great dining options in Carlsbad that every foodie in your group will have a wonderful time during your vacation to Southern California beach resorts. They are all within walking distance or a quick 5-minute car ride away.