Mariah’s Location Gets Grubby

by The Editors on June 27, 2008


The sign on the roof at 377 Carlsbad Village Drive is all that’s left of Mariah’s Restaurant. Though the owners of the long-time Carlsbadistan breakfast spot tried fine dining and even went online last fall in hopes getting funding to give the business an upgrade, they just couldn’t pull it off and had to call it quits.

But it’s not all bad news for the old space. A new upscale “quick serve” tacos and beer restaurant (which may be called Grubby’s Tacos) is set to open within the next few weeks. The new restaurant is owned and operated by the same team responsible for Oceanside’s Los Tacos and Grubby’s Diner. They have completely renovated the space (it’s looking solid) and will be kicking down good food (including breakfast with a Mexican groove) and what just might be Carlsbadistan’s largest selection of Mexican beer on tap.

We’ll keep you posted.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Melissa September 10, 2008 at 5:32 pm

Well, I went to check out this Mariah’s replacement and was NOT impressed. It’s a joke, really. Cessy’s and Fidel’s are much better. We had burritos and they just didn’t pass muster. I won’t be going again. I miss Mariah’s! COME BACK! September 11, 2008 at 11:42 am
C'Bad 84 October 5, 2008 at 8:19 am

I mean c’mon. We have Mexican food everywhere in Carlsbad. Mariah’s was quick, tasty, and a good place to walk for breakfast from any of the hotels. A walk up In-and-Out burger maybe. I’d go for that spending all day at the beach. I’ll pass on Grubby’s tacos. Cessy’s rock on.

EC October 10, 2008 at 12:12 pm

The service at this new replacement was aweful. Coffee was out and the waitresses were horrible which by the way it wasn’t packed. Not to mention, my chicken fried steak was uncooked and still mooing. Come back Mariah’s!

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