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Lotus7 Jun 28, 2012 05:08 PM

Hi there! Im in Carlsbad for 5 days and could use some recs for excellent food in carlsbad and surrounding area (open to driving 10-15 miles as we have 2 small kids). We are adventurous eaters and love all cuisines. Can't be too fancy bc of kid factor. On the list so far: Armenian cafe (had lunch today); yoshino deli; Red oven pizza truck; carnitas snack shack; Taquerias La takiza-vista location. Thx!!!

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    Magnolia2 Jun 29, 2012 08:02 AM

    Try Casa de Bandini at the Forum, Carlsbad ( El Camino Real & Calle Barcelona. )

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      mjill Jun 29, 2012 10:07 AM

      Flying pig in oceanside

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        RB Hound Jun 29, 2012 10:16 AM

        Do you like craft beer? If so, Pizza Port Carlsbad might be worth a stop.

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          pickypicky Jun 29, 2012 09:38 PM

          I believe there were two long, complete threads addressing this query within the last month. This is summer rental season. So search for Carlsbad, Encinitas, Solana Beach threads.

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            DeLobstah Jun 29, 2012 11:31 PM

            West Bistro and west seafood and steak are pretty tasty.

            http://weststeakandseafood1-px.trvlclick.com/welcome/

            http://www.bistrowest.com/

            They are affiliated with a hotel but the food has always been great.

            Kings seafood is a chain but they are very kid friendly and good food.

            http://www.kingsfishhouse.com/locatio...

            Parking can be dicey in this location.

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              DeLobstah Jun 29, 2012 11:34 PM

              Fish house Vera cruz is a good lunch spot and they have a cool aquarium that kids would enjoy

              http://www.fishhouseveracruz.com/Fish...

              1. PommeDeGuerre Jun 29, 2012 11:43 PM

                Lot s of good stuff in Encinitas, Carlsbad, not as much. In Carlsbad, for a casual seafood lunch, you might try Pelly's. Good, simple, fresh seafood and seafood sandwiches, just west of the 5 on Encinas. in a shopping area with a Ralphs or Vons.

                The best sushi in Sand Diego is at Kaito Sushi in Encinitas on El Camino Real. Very serious sushi, but casual even for omakase and very friendly to kids.

                Hope all goes well.

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                  danieli10 Jun 30, 2012 08:27 PM

                  +1 on Pelly's recommendation. Went there last summer and loved the fish tacos, sashimi, etc. Looking forward to trying Yu Me Ya and Kaito on the trip this year.

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                    Island Jun 30, 2012 08:52 PM

                    Another vote for Pelly's. Was there tonight. At our table: NE clam chowder, lobster tacos, calamari steak and halibut sandwiches and everyone enjoyed their meal.
                    For something less casual, Paon in downtown Carlsbad is very good

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                      PommeDeGuerre Jul 1, 2012 05:10 PM

                      +1 on Calamari steak sandwich.

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                      PommeDeGuerre Jul 1, 2012 05:09 PM

                      +1 on Yu Me Ya Sake House. Hadn't thought about that place in a while. Next time I am down from L.A. in my hometown.

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