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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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115 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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46 reviews
27 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 19 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 

Thank Exoson
San Diego, California
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100 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

I ordered an Orient Express salad, takeout, after viewing the menu online. Both the phone order-taker and the in-store staff were very service-oriented, a real plus. The menu included multiple fresh takes on salads and a choice of dressings such as miso or lemon caper or basil vinaigrette, basil Green Goddess, etc. Almost all of the dressings and all of... More 

Thank SeekingVines
Phoenix, Arizona
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69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I googled "gluten free Carlsbad" before my recent vacation and discovered the Tin Leaf Kitchen. I also signed up for their rewards club before going and was sent a $10 off reward. Nice! I like trying new restaurants and was not disappointed. Lots of great gluten free choices and great atmosphere with an outdoor patio to enjoy the beautiful Carlsbad... More 

Thank LBJ66
Coronado, California
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234 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Friends took the two of us to this restaurant a short drive from their home (which puts it a short drive from Lego Land, from the Carlsbad beaches, etc.) We had not heard of restaurant but trust their judgment. It was a pleasant evening and so we chose to eat outside. It is self service... your walk past the offerings,... More 

Thank PeterandJinx
Glendale, Arizona
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Two years ago we really liked this place. What happened since then we don't know. The ordered was messed up even after I confirm ed it. The food was very poorly done and was nothing like it use to be. The price of a salad is pretty steep when you only get lettuce. Hey but it was good lettuce. Do... More 

Thank harperjerry
San Diego, California
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We have eaten here a dozen times and keep coming back because the food is interesting AND healthy. Menu available on their website tinleafkitchen.com. Also serves wine and beer!

Thank Molly W

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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
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?