Archive for April, 2013

Casa de Bandini Named in Top 10 Most Beautiful San Diego Outdoor Dining Destinations


USA Today Travel’s 10Best has included Casa de Bandini in its list of Best Outdoor Dining Options in San Diego to Enjoy Ocean Breezes and Near-Perfect Weather!

Our intimate patio is reminiscent of a traditional Mexican garden, landscaped with several specimen plants, dramatic flax and exotic tropical specimens in the narrow planters along the patio’s edge in large Mexican pots. You will see a lovely variety of succulents, cactus, palms, bird of paradise, bougainvillea, flowering vines, Kangaroo paws – and, as always, an abundance of color!

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Flair at Casa de Bandini


Diane Powers first launched Old Town’s Cinco de Mayo festival in 1983, and today she continues her dedication to the exposition of Mexican cultures with lively celebrations at her Bazaar del Mundo Restaurants.

Weekend-long specials on food and drinks include: the festive “Cincorita” margarita – strawberry, Midori (melon flavored liqueur) and lime in layers of green, white and red, paying homage to the Mexican flag; cheesy Enchiladas Banderas – a savory sampling of chicken, cheese and beef enchiladas served with three different sauces – verde, blanca and rojas (green, white and red).

It wouldn’t be one of Powers’ distinguished events without strolling Mariachis and Folkloric dancers!

Also visit Powers’ Bazaar del Mundo Shops in Old Town for festive and authentic Cinco de Mayo attire and decorations for your own home or party.

Join us, Saturday & Sunday, May 4 to 5 – with live entertainment from noon to 9:30 p.m.

About Cinco de Mayo: Cinco de Mayo celebrates the Battle of Puebla, in which Mexican troops, led by General Ignacio Zaragoza, prevailed over French forces on May 5, 1862. Mexico’s soldiers, greatly outnumbered, defeated the army that was thought to be the most powerful in the world at the time. Though it did not stop the French from taking control of Mexico, the victory boosted the nation’s morale and determination to fight the invasion.

Vote for Casa de Bandini in San Diego Magazine’s Best Restaurants 2013!


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