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Jul 22, 2010 11:37 AM

Carlsbad recommendations?


We are 2 overbaked foodies escaping the Arizona Heat for a few days in Carlsbad CA in late July.
We love good food from any culture, and prefer low down dining, but are not afraid to make a deep hip pocket move if the experience is worth it.
Our particular desires on this trip could include beach food, South east asian, and sea food including fish and chips, but we are open to any suggestion.
Thank you in advance, and we look forward to your cool breezes- J&D

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  1. It's been awhile but have had great fish n' chips at Harbor Fish Cafe right on Carlsbad blvd..oceanfront..pricey but decent.
    Pelly's Fish market has a great sea bass sandwich.
    Jay's gourmet pizza is small but great place too.
    Vigilucci's with the patio dining with the ocean views is a fun time.

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    1. re: Beach Chick

      We also like the fish & chips at Harbor Fish Cafe. It's location near the beach is a plus and the open air picnic table-ish seating fits your request for low down.

      Beach Chick - What else is good at Jay's? Everytime we've been by there during intown getaways at the beach it's packed. So we haven't eaten there, but are always looking for suggestions to what's decent within walking distance from Tamarack Beach.

      Which Vigilucci's; any preference?

      Harbor Fish Cafe
      3179 Carlsbad Blvd Ste B, Carlsbad, CA 92008

      1. re: Island

        THe Viggies on the corner of Tamarack and Carlsbad blvd. (101) has a great view. The food at all of them is similar. Fish House Vera Cruz on Carlsbad Village Drive has a large fish selection all char-grilled, but alas no view.

        Fish House Vera Cruz
        417 Carlsbad Village Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008

    2. I've been to West Steakhouse. It was good.
      I've been to Tip Top Meats. It was good.

      Been to Berlin. It was good.

      Thank you.

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      1. re: Fake Name

        Brevity is the soul of wit, eh?

        1. Paon is an excellent restaurant. Everyone from WineSeller and Brasserie moved here.

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          1. Kaito and Yu Me Ya in Encinitas.

            1. Let me add a not-expensive, family-friendly, comfort food experience which is Japanese food, both hot selections and sushi: Mikko Good quality versus price value there I think. And regardless of price the food is certainly better than a lot of local places. We find it a reliable choice. Since sushi is so common and I already eat it for lunch a couple times a week, we go for the hot dishes so I can't comment on their sushi.

              Also, I like The Counter, (burgers, Carlsbad). I posted a review on this: