We are visiting Carlsbad and had dinner at West Bistro. I cannot say enough bad things about it. Terrible food and overpriced, too. The beets lacked flavor, were overly sweet, and had a texture as if they had been boiled into oblivion. The seafood we had, which included shrimp and scallops, was overcooked, so they had a tough, rubbery texture and were unnaturally salty. The risotto-- well in my opinion, few places can get risotto right, but rice'a'roni probably has better instant risotto than what this place served. They even brought salad to the table with the wrong dressing. Oh, and the wait for the drinks was inexcusably long.