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Tin Leaf Fresh Kitchen

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6985 El Camino Real Ste 108, Carlsbad, CA 92009-4148
+1 760-431-5323
11:00 - 21:00
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Carlsbad, California
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445 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Tin Leaf is located in The Von's shopping at the corner of Alga Road and El Camino Real in Carlsbad. They are open for lunch and dinner and specialize in Salads, Sandwiches and full meals. You order at the counter and they bring the food to your table inside or on the outdoor patio. There are lots of interesting... More 

Thank DarylJ552
Carlsbad, California
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164 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friday's special, Beef Bourgogne, saves Tin Leaf. Their other offerings are OK. Their gluten free offerings are limited. I have eaten their several times and at the end of the meal leave wondering why I chose to return? Better options abound.

Thank db7477
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son and I had lunch here a few days ago. We both ordered the kale and quinoa salad with Portabella mushrooms and yellow beets. The salad was huge. Enough to share but a bit pricey. Our only complaint was the length of time it took to bring our food to the table. Outdoor eating area is pleasant. Indoor area... More 

Thank A. M
Carlsbad, California
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119 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been here several times over the last few years. Each time it has slipped a bit. The menu and food choices are fresh and good. A bit pricey but not over the top. The last time I had gone in, the service was not great and the salad (tri tip) was good but not as well as when... More 

Thank Kendall H
Jennifer G, Owner at Tin Leaf Fresh Kitchen, responded to this review

Hi, First of all, please accept my apologies on the handling of your order last night. I would like to thank you for you feedback as it is extremely helpful in developing our staff to our expectations. If you would be so kind to send me your address, I would like to send you a gift card that you can... More 

San Diego
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112 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was very good and the service is kind and helpful. Definitely a nice place to get a healthy salad or meal.

Thank bostonsig
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43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

We ate dinner last night at Tin Leaf. Our entrees were All-Natural Santa Maria Tri Tip, and Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna. The trip tip was sliced about 1/4" thick and was quite tender and tasty. I requested that the tuna be medium rare, it normally comes rare as did my order, so my server took it back and eventually returned... More 

Thank 4slomo
Nanjing, China
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116 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

I love this place fresh clean and nice people make my life better. I feel better after eating there every time I'm in town. I will always go here the food is really tasty and fast to get.

Thank Dan S
Carlsbad, California
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Very clean, nicely done place where you choose from a wall menu, then moves along like a buffet You pay at the end of the line before they serve it to your table. Good wait-staff, very friendly.

Thank Annie13035
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

In town for conference. Escaped resort prices for something that was local. We were there mid-week night for dinner around 630. I had an entree of sesame crusted ahi tuna, she had tri tip salad. Both were very good; booth table a bit sticky tho. Went again alone (2x) for lunch take out and dinner. I had same 2 items.... More 

Thank MarkSS1
San Diego, California
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63 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

I've visited twice in the last month. Both times the food was good, but slightly different from what I expected. Tin Leaf is another order, take a number and sit place. They seem to have a decent selection of sandwiches and salads. My first visit I tried a daily special, Coq-au-vin. It was delicious but I thought the sauce was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 13
American, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6985 El Camino Real Ste 108, Carlsbad, CA 92009-4148
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 760-431-5323
Fantastic fresh and healthy eatery located within a mile of La Costa resort and spa. Very affordable and delicious. Walk up service with tables. Very kid friendly and large selection of sandwiches, salads and meat plates.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?