We will be staying in Carlsbad for 4 nights at the Park Hyatt Aviara with our dog (who cannot be left alone in the hotel room).
We would love to find restaurants with patios which might let her be with us during dinner. If these options do not exist, we can leave her in the car (because the weather will be cool) with the moon roof open. We would need to visibly see the car from our table in order to not worry about the dog during our meal.
We do not want fine dining but always enjoy really good food (seafood is a real treat for us coming from Denver). Are there any exceptional Mexican restaurants in the area?
What do you think of Vigilucci's in Encinitas or Jake's in Del Mar?