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Bar Traza, Carlsbad, CA

Bar Traza

4.6
4.6
138 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Overlooking the hills of La Costa and the resort's lush golf courses, Bar Traza offers rustic shared plates in a Spanish Colonial-inspired setting. Be sure to try one (or several) uniquely profiled cocktails from the award-winning Flavor Origins menu, which encourages patrons to embark on a cocktail discovery from comforting to adventurous.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Mediterranean, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 2:00 pm–12:00 am Sat, Sun 11:00 am–12:00 am
  • Phone number
    (760) 930-7058
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Chef John Beriker
  • Catering
  • Private party facilities
    Please reach out to lacostadining@omnihotels.com for information
  • Neighborhood
    Carlsbad
  • Cross street
    El Camino Real
  • Parking details
    Complimentary two-hour validation is included for restaurant patrons. After entering resort, follow Costa del Mar to the first stop sign and go left. Continue ahead as the road veers right and follow signs to our self-parking lot. Walk towards lobby/main entrance. Bar Traza is located in the main plaza building.
  • Public transit
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 138 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

138 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My husband and I had dinner on Valentine’s Day there and we were surprised that It was a quiet night for this place - maybe people don’t choose a sports bar for Valentine’s Day but it was great choice for us. My husband had the ahi tuna and I had a half sandwich and delicious tomato soup. The margarita was excellent and so was the brownie dessert. We had wonderful service - no doubt because the place was practically empty. It was a lovely evening.

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  2. BigEater

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This spot is always top notch. The food is wonderful, but it is the service that keeps us coming back every time we visit. BIG shout out to Peyton, Connie and Theresa.

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  3. joeBob73

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Except that the order got badly messed up by the waitress, drinks and burgers came wrong

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  4. CJRed

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service staff was upbeat and polite. Our server Ava was wonderful. The only negative: $24 for valet parking

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  5. RooneyD

    San Diego

    70 reviews

    4.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Recycled bar site for LaCosta Omni. The food was somewhat unremarkable (Fish and Chips were soggy. Drinks were not adequate as they were out of several ingredients for a margarita.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed a great meal on the patio. It was prefect.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The view from the outdoor patio was spectacular and our server, Peyton, was terrific!

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  8. Raywoo

    San Diego

    47 reviews

    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and good service would recommend for an early evening dinner

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  9. KarenS

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    AJ our waiter was amazing. The atmosphere and the food was wonderful. Will definitely go back.

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  10. TiffaniR

    Oklahoma City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant was very busy the evening my husband and went for dinner, due to multiple conferences being held at the resort at the same time. It was very loud and crowded, but the staff was top notch, and did a great job staying attentive, even with the high volume of people. The lobster roll I ordered was delicious, I just wish it was bigger.

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  11. RyanB

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great service, environment, and food. Great lunch spot and probably dinner. Love the view. Staff is so nice and very on top of it!

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  12. BrianP

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Thank you, I would recommend this to my friends and family. The view of the golf course was spectacular.

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  13. DarrellO

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Attended this resort for a conference. First time. Friendly staff. Great tasting food. Not rushed.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Tucson

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Took over two hours to complete our meal. It was about 30 minutes before anyone came over to our table to take a drink order or check in. The food was fine, and the server was nice when they came over.

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  15. Fourfoodies

    Los Angeles

    125 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    125 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed several happy hours and dinner at Bar Traza during our stay. A lovely outdoor patio, fabulous service, and a good selection of smaller bites.

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  16. moon34

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We ate there a few times during our stay. Good food and great service.

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  17. Dperry

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I did a search for mediterranean cuisine in Carlsbad and this restaurant came up. It reads: “offers rustic, Mediterranean shared plates, curated cocktails and delicious light bites in a timeless Spanish-colonial setting. Influenced by his Israeli roots, Chef Adam Solowitz’s eclectic menu reflects European flavors and the fresh lifestyle of coastal cuisines. At the heart of the menu are their quality organic and local ingredients, many of which are grown within the grounds of the resort itself. Signature dishes include fried chicken gyros, meatballs with chickpea ragout and steamed clams and mussels that feature resort-grown pink peppercorns and fennel. The award-winning flavor-origin cocktail menu remains the essence of Bar Traza’s allure. Sip twenty-four uniquely profiled cocktails that encourage you to embark on a cocktail discovery both comforting and adventurous.” The menu sounded amazing and I was excited to take my husband. We arrived, were seated and the menu didn’t have any of those items. It was a regular bar menu. Turkey club, Caprese sandwich, fish and chips, pastrami, etc. I would’ve left, but it was already 8:30 PM. So confused and disappointed! The server was nice but service was slow, even though it was almost empty. Besides that the food was terrible. I had a 1/2 caprese sandwich that was bland and tomato soup that was cold. I really don’t understand the mixup with the menu. Unless something changes, I don’t recommend :(

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  18. Psn123

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Recommend Bar Tarza . Ambience was great and nice view . Eating was very relaxing

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  19. BestSD

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a great place for a quick bite in a wonderful setting. Service was attentive. Food was good and experience was the best of SoCal living. Seating was quick and friendly. No wait. Had reservations.

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  20. Socalgirl

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Subpar service as usual but great ambiance outdoors.

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  21. LeighL

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Not quite back to what it used to be, but definitely improved since our last visit. Hostess was great, waitstaff was great but the menu is kind of boring

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  22. BonnieK

    Las Vegas

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cocktails and food are fabulous as always 🥰 One of the best bartenders in Carlsbad! Service is great. Love living so close.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Stayed at Omni Carlsbad. Had a great meal. Would go back if we come back to the resort

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  24. MarcelaH

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    from the minute we walked in the premises, it was a great experience. Monique our server was very gracious and diligent in what she does, she loves her job and you can tell.

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  25. Barnacle6

    San Diego

    95 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    95 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    There is a new menu that is very good. And the new dessert with chocolate and mouse cake is amazing. BUT...do not go if you like dark beers ( not including Guinness.) They do not carry porter beer or milk stouts which for me is a no go.

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  26. taylorl

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience, great food and good vibes. Definitely recommended

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wwent for a do

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  28. MissMeliss

    Austin

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    5 stars for the service provided by bartender Jesus and manager Steve.

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  29. SummerS

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We sat at our table and the first thing the server asked was how we were going to pay. Then cam beck later to take our order, that was strange to us. The food was not bad , but not exceptional.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful venue, great service and food.

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  31. RyanB

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome food, beautiful view, great service. Love to come here for lunch!

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  32. beverly

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The food at this hotel has to be some of the worst food i've ever had. been here many times over the years when it was fun to look forward to. What happened to all the dining at this hotel? Dennys would be better.

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  33. CarolynS

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always enjoy bringing a few friends for lunch at the Bar Traza.

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  34. Skip

    Sacramento

    16 reviews

    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Noisy, hard to have a conversation. Limited Menu. Food was average and little to choose from if on a low cal/carb/no red meat diet. Nice place with view. Did not have our reservation for 4 so had to put us in the bar area. Cold, wore our jackets the entire time.

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  35. DominiqueA

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Had a reservation, we had to go look for the hostess to be seated, then after 20 minutes of waiting for a server we left.

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  36. Socalgirl

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food is sub-par. Service is always slow. Not what you would expect from a place like Omni. Skip this place and dine at Vue instead.

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  37. TaniaP

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing view. Friendly servers. Food is delicious.

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  38. PauletteG

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to enjoy our beautiful Carlsbad weather while having a great meal. The cocktails are well done!

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  39. Velk1976

    San Diego

    103 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    103 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This is a nice place to have a quiet lunch inside the Omni La Costa. Our lunch was good and the portions large. Service was top notch too. Depending on where you sit it can feel like a classic bar lounge and like a resort with a view.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Unfortunately gone a bit downhill as everything has. Have been here many times. Cocktails were once amazing! Now mostly sugar and water. Wait staff seems disconnected. No A/C, near 90 degrees inside. Looking for a lux resort feel? Move on…

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FAQs

Bar Traza offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 930-7058.

Bar Traza is rated 4.6 stars by 138 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Bar Traza

2100 Costa Del Mar Rd, Carlsbad, CA 92009-6823

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    El Camino Real
  • Neighborhood
    Carlsbad
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 2:00 pm–12:00 am Sat, Sun 11:00 am–12:00 am
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Mediterranean, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Complimentary two-hour validation is included for restaurant patrons. After entering resort, follow Costa del Mar to the first stop sign and go left. Continue ahead as the road veers right and follow signs to our self-parking lot. Walk towards lobby/main entrance. Bar Traza is located in the main plaza building.
  • Public transit
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Chef John Beriker
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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