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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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Mission Viejo, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great Steakhouse very reasonably priced. Best Prime rib I've ever had !! Tammy was so fun and made our experience so nice. You need to come early because it gets crowded. Crab stuffed mushrooms great starter.

Thank Jesseohara
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place has been around for years. Its family owned and the prices are great!! They are well known for their big slabs of prime rib, and seafood selection but the BEST part of this restaurant are the prices!!! They blow the doors off all the competition with very reasonable prices. They also pour a good drink and the service... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Very good and reasonably priced dinners. Happy hour and late-night dinners especially. Good bar and great bartender Maria. Weekends can be packed Phone orders and take-out available.

Thank betsy662015
Salt Lake City, Utah
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 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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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 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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229 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

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
Reviewed 2 February 2017

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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269 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

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
Reviewed 26 January 2017 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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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

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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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, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Television
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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?