The atmosphere at this popular restaurant and bar is best characterized as colorful. The bright yellow sign, along with a front door featuring yellow, blue and green prints, welcome guests into the restaurant. Once inside, guests will notice colorful tabletops as well as mural-covered walls. The small, busy restaurant offers juke box music and a big bar. Carne asada- grilled steak, tops the menu, including combination of tacos, tortas and burritos. The place also offers marinated steak with a cheese enchilada and guacamole. Jose's Court Room is the place for great craft cocktails and delectable eats done the authentic Mexican way.
Visit Vigilucci's Seafood & Steakhouse if you want to indulge yourselves. From magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean, to the sublime prime steaks and seafood with the heartiness of Italian cooking, will just make you want for more. Their full bar features an impressive wine list. The Seafood & Steakhouse is a great place for parties and special events with an awe inspiring ocean backdrop or just dine in their grand private dining room for an atmosphere of the classic Italian charm. Godere!
Fresco Trattoria & Bar at Carlsbad is an upscale Italian restaurant with an extensive menu of pasta, pizza, soup and salads. The restaurant is cozy and charming with its cream and coffee hues, dark wooden furniture, hand painted murals, lovely outdoor patios and its close proximity to the ocean. You can just hear the waves calling out to you if you are dining at the patio. The food is a work of love, deliciously hearty and soul warming such as the Rigatoni Salsiccia alla Siciliana, Veal Milanese, Pizza Rustica and Linguine Mare Mosso. And a delightful end with desserts like chocolate souffle, raspberry sorbet and pastries. Fresco has an amazing wine list, so whether you are a wine aficionado or a newbie, you will have plenty to choose from. The restaurant has got two patios while one is by the sidewalk with a lot of tables laid in front, the other is wonderfully landscaped. Fresco is ideal for a memorable evening of romance.
West Steak and Seafood is an upscale steakhouse in Carlsbad, offering one of the best prime steaks, chops and seafood. To add to the farm to table experience, fresh veggies are plucked daily from the local garden. The grand interiors give a touch of drama to it while the showstopper are the steaks, cooked with a little butter and sea salt, the flavor speaks for itself. Some of the other menu highlights are the Jumbo White Mexican Shrimp Cocktail, Pan-roasted wild Alaskan halibut, Wedge Salad, Maine Lobster Tortelloni, local Swordfish and Capriolo E Melanzane. And yes for rich sweet ending, try the white chocolate creme brulee with an almond tuile of fresh berries. Complement your meal with any of the wine or cocktail available in their extensive lists.
Black & Blue Steakhouse and Lounge at the Valley View Casino & Hotel is an award winning steakhouse serving one of the finest steaks, freshest seafood and heavenly desserts. This upscale restaurant has a huge beautiful saltwater aquarium at the lounge where you can indulge on innovative cocktails while having a conversation with friends, then move on to their cozy dining room designed with deep wood and cool granite. Reservation is recommended and diners have to be 21 and over to dine here. Black & Blue is accessible for private events and banquets on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Mustangs and Burros at Estancia La Jolla is a beautiful restaurant designed in the Territorial Ranch way. The restaurant has a warm and inviting dining room with low lighting, casual seating, a large brick fireplace and a wonderful patio similar to a Spanish hacienda for a wonderful romantic night dinner with a fireplace. The menu is packed with enticing small bites infused by the Southwest and the seasons. The full bar has some amazing house crafted cocktails and creative margaritas with great happy hour offers during the weekends. All the ingredients are fresh, local and seasonal, and are used in the menu in the most creative way. If you are craving for beautiful flavors and awesome dining experience, then M & B is the place to be in.
Coyote Bar & Grill combines a Southwestern theme, hip cuisine and live entertainment. Wooden furniture features Southwestern-style carvings and Native American symbols are painted on the stone fireplace. Real cactus plants are scattered throughout the restaurant. While the inside hosts a large bar and dining area, the fast-paced action is outdoors. Live entertainment, from disc jockeys to karaoke, enlivens the patio dining section. Popular entrees include swordfish tacos, the vegetable burrito and Chile relleno.
For the wine-lover, this restaurant which combines an extensive wine list with their own retail wine shop and tasting bar should keep the most avid oenophile happy. While its touted as "California-French" cuisine, and that is reflected in some of the Pacific seafood and American paddle fish caviar, its roots are rural French. The menu offers up farm-raised venison and other meats, all expertly sauced and adorned a la francaise in an updated Art Deco environment. Private dining areas are available if discretion is a must. The bargain-seeker will enjoy the lower prices in the bar and lounge, which opens 4p-midnight. - deTraci Regula
Downtown Carlsbad combines three attractions at Pizza Port Carlsbad— original pizza preparations, handcrafted brews, and a clambake atmosphere. Surfboards are suspended overhead throughout the restaurant. Surfing pictures plaster the walls while televisions show surfing footage. Seating is available at long, wooden picnic-style tables or at the bar. Try the hometown Pizza Carlsbad, which offers toppings of pesto, chicken, artichoke hearts, feta and sun dried tomatoes. Top off your meal with one of Port Brewing's award-winning, world-famous handcrafted brews. Two popular choices are the California Honey and Sharkbite Red. Opt for the Wipeout IPA if you're feeling up to it.
Hennessey's Tavern offers a full breakfast, lunch and dinner menu, along with an expansive bar. Green umbrella-topped tables crowd the outside seating area. Meanwhile, the indoor area features a large bar, several tables and televisions facing every direction. For breakfast, the Hennessey's Benedict offers Corned Beef with Poached Eggs on an English Muffin! Later in the day, soups, sandwiches and burgers are customer favorites. The Earth Burger combines Swiss Cheese, Avocado, Sprouts, Tomato and Pineapple. Traditionalists will find basic cheeseburgers and mushroom burgers on the menu as well.