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Koko Beach

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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2858 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2901
+1 760-434-6868
10:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 16:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 16:00
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What a bad experience the salad was brown and wilted my grilled fish shish kabobs tasted like they had been lying around for a day or two all I can say is avoid the place it's terrible and dirty.

Thank TRA2
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a great dinner but the place was not clean. Bathrooms were a mess. Food debris was underfoot. Interior dated. But...food was really good and not expensive.

Thank Fred M
San Jose, California
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209 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Known for over 20 years for its generous portions and mid-range pricing, KoKo Beach fills a need for affordable family food in a town littered with high end restaurants. The menu has what people enjoy eating from sandwiches to burgers to full dinners. The restaurant stays open late but is busiest in the early evening. I normally have the Prime... More 

Thank HikingLee
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have eaten here often over the years. Sometimes the food is better than at other times, but there is always a lot of food and the service is good. This has always been a local's hangout, especially at the bar with the televisions. Of course during tourist months everyone eats there. I usually eat the steaks or lobster. The... More 

Thank Douglas60933
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267 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the type of restaurant we call OP, which stands for Old People. In other words, Old People (i.e., our parents) would have liked it. Straight American, mostly beef, and all bland. I played it safe and got prime rib, which was fine. My wife did not play it safe, ordered crabs, and was disappointed. Service mediocre

Thank chazzq
Climax Springs, MO
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've visited Carlsbad every year for last 5 years but never eaten at KoKo Beach. We got a recommendation from a stranger who eats here every time they visit. Menu is good, so is food and service. Everything from thick clam chowder to salads, sandwiches, prime rib, and seafood. We eaten there twice this trip and the food was excellent.... More 

Thank Sandy670_12
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We met Maria the bartender at the KOKO. It is a scene out of 1970. Red leather booths, fireplace burning in the corner. Warm and cozy! Great martinis and a fabulous steak with fries.

Thank Stephanie W
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165 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

This place has been around forever, and is still good. Great value. A bit dark and dank, but in a charming way. Will continue to visit when in town. The French dip is my favorite. With baked potato. Excellent service.

Thank Peter L
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83 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Everything is awesome,from the people working to the food! Everyone is friendly and the food is soo reasonably priced and nothing has changed since I first visited 6 years ago! Landmark and 1st Choice to eat when I'm in the area! Don't change anything,always a delight!!

Thank heppegirl
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

The name is deceiving, the inside of Koko Beach is classic steak house. Fine comfort food with hot rolls and butter brought to the table and tasty drinks from the bar. The Strawberry Mule was delicious! The starters were generous enough to be a meal in themselves. Booths had no dividers so conversation of other diners distracting, but otherwise A-1.

Thank Grace N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2858 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2901
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 760-434-6868

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