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7 great restaurants to try in Carlsbad, CA

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To live in Carlsbad is to know how great life is. It is to go where food is embedded in city history, where the farm-to-table concept came from. Today, Carlsbad embraces modern food without letting go of traditional, well-loved dishes.

The best restaurants in Carlsbad attest to this. Here are some of the city’s must-tries:

  1. Himalayan Sherpa Cuisine795 Carlsbad Village Drive

    Feel on top of the world the way the Himalayan sherpas did. Enjoy momos, thukpa, yak meat dishes, Sherpa bread and others sourced from local ingredients. Feel at home in cozy interiors lined with authentic decorations and artifacts. Then you’ll know why Himalayan hospitality is one the best.

  2. Campfire2725 State Street

    This restaurant is 6,000 square-feet devoted to healthy dishes cooked with fire. Dine in a rustic, communal setting reminiscent of comforting campfires. The menu includes raw oysters, ceviche, blistered wax beans, smoked duck, smoked and grilled ribeye, and s’mores. Cocktails invite you to say “Cheers!” Choose the Camp Feast option, and let the kitchen whip up favorite dishes for a table of friends and family.

  3. Paon Restaurant and Bar2975 Roosevelt St, Carlsbad

    This is a great place for special occasions, corporate events, a relaxing meal after work, and others. Drink in the elegance of the Art Deco dining room, where you can savor seasonal, locally grown, organic produce, along with escargot, oysters, charcuterie, prime steaks, duck confit, and scallops. Check out the cocktail lounge with lots of seating. The adjacent wine bar is just as welcoming.

  4. Harbor Fish Café3179 Carlsbad Blvd.

    This family-owned restaurant dates back to 1967, when the McWha family opened it for seafood lovers, people who admired breathtaking ocean views, and those on the lookout for great fun. The cafe is well known for its sauces and slaws, concocted by a member of the McWha family years back.

  5. The Crossings at Carlsbad5800 The Crossings Drive

    Talk about a one-stop place for golfers, foodies, and nature lovers. This popular destination boasts golf facilities, a full-service restaurant and bar, and amazing nature views. The local seaside cuisine is delicious. The terrace at the Player’s Lounge Patio is ideal for a romantic evening and bonding over your favorite spirits. The clubhouse sits on 28,000 square feet of property overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

  6. Windmill Food Hall890 Palomar Airport Rd.

    The imposing building at Interstate 5 and Palomar Airport Road now sports a fresh new look. It houses a market for food and entertainment (lawn and table games, video games, etc.) and features food from around the world such as Korean-style fried chicken, Mexican street food, Thai-style rolled ice cream, and so much more.

  7. The Daily News Café3001 Carlsbad Blvd.

    This restaurant continues to live up to its reputation after it got Best Service honors. Well-trained staff makes dining a wonderful experience. Homemade food, lovingly prepared for almost 15 years now, is a hit. The breathtaking landscaping and pleasant weather bring patio meals to the next level.

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