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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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120 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've had salads at lunch here and they were good! But we came for dinner after a movie on a cold evening and it was AWFUL. My dad had meatloaf, yuck! Too tightly pressed together flavorless mass of food. The worst offense, both the meatloaf and the mashed potatoes were served icy cold! We had to send it back. My... More 

Thank Margoes
Encinitas, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Very nice casual restaurant with a great menu offering. Fresh salads, sandwiches, soups, and main entrees.

Thank Carol H
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202 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Everything I ate here was fresh, attractive and delicious. The service was quick and the atmosphere casual and friendly. Great choice for a casual healthy meal.

Thank Joanne K
Vista, California
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62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

I frequent this place and it's always good. From the delicious sandwichs to the salads and daily specials it's a win. If you have a timeline for lunch this place works really well. But you can also relax and take on the sun and fountains outside.

Thank jennsantel
Kalamazoo, MI
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309 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Fresh, local, nice selection. All home made. Some different, tasty selections. Good for lunch or a quick dinner.

Thank JSKazoo
Carlsbad, California
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452 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

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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218 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017 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
Reviewed 5 February 2017

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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121 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

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
Reviewed 24 January 2017

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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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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?