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.