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‘Tis the season for Turkey Mole Tamales!
Available through the New Year, come taste our delicious seasonal specials, including our famous Turkey Mole Tamales – two handmade tamales filled with turkey, raisins, chopped pecans and apples, all topped with a mole sauce and sesame seeds.
Additional seasonal items include Enchiladas Navideñas – two corn tortillas filled with sautéed carnitas, onions and cilantro, topped with a rich cranberry-chipotle mole sauce, drizzled with Mexican crema and served with rice and frijoles de la olla – and Pumpkin Flan made with fresh pumpkin and holiday spices, garnished with sugar and cinnamon cream. Click HERE to view the rest of our seasonal specials.
Click HERE to view our full menu. For questions or to place an order for pick-up, call us at 760-634-3443.
Win a $50 gift certificate to use this Cinco de Mayo, or after, from Casa de Bandini!
Submit a photo of your past celebrations at Casa de Bandini and you will be entered to win a $50 gift certificate! Two winners will be chosen at random and announced on May 5.
Although you can’t celebrate at our restaurant this year, our Fiesta Express Meals and to-go margaritas are the perfect way to create your own Cinco de Mayo fiesta at home!
To be entered to win our “Celebrate Cinco de Mayo” contest, submit your photo in the comments or send in a private message on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. All submissions must be entered before Monday, May 4.
*One entry per person, per restaurant, please.
Best of luck to you all!
16 oz. mango cut into 1 cm. cubes
1 medium red onion chopped
2 bunches cilantro – chopped
2 oz. fresh lime juice
2 oz. jalapeño – chopped fine
2 red bell pepper – diced
Mix all ingredients together, cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours to let flavors marry.
Place one medium sized flour tortilla on a hot grill. Add a layer of 2 oz. mixed cheddar and jack cheese, 4 oz grilled chicken breast, and 4 oz. of mango salsa spread liberally and top with 2 more oz. of mixed cheese and another flour tortilla. Cook till golden brown on both sides then cut into wedges. Serve with additional mango salsa on the side.
Enjoy Casa de Bandini’s famous guacamole with this simple at-home recipe!
4 Hass avocados
2 Limes juiced
1 Small yellow or red onion diced
1 Tomato diced
2 Tablespoons of cilantro leaves finely chopped
1 Teaspoon coarse salt (or to taste)
1 Teaspoon freshly ground pepper
½ Teaspoon granulated garlic or garlic powder
1 or 2 Serrano chiles – remove seeds and finely chopped
- Cut avocados in half and remove pit.
- Scoop pulp into medium bowl and add lime juice.
- Mash avocado with fork
- Mix in all other ingredients
- Chill, if desired, and serve
Saturday, Feb. 22 is National Margarita Day and Diane Powers’ award-winning Casa de Bandini in Carlsbad is celebrating with happy hour prices on small (17 oz glass!) house margaritas all day long.
The famous, and frothy margaritas come in flavors such as strawberry, raspberry, peach, banana, lemon-lime and mango. Casa de Bandini will be offering house margaritas for $6.50 all day, all restaurant!
Love is in the air at Casa de Bandini! Check out our delicious three-course dinner for $29.
San Diego Restaurant Week is back from January 19-26! Join us for a week of delicious dishes and discounts. Check out our special lunch and dinner menus below.
Casa de Bandini’s holiday menu has arrived! Feast on delicious seasonal specials like Turkey Mole Tamales, Pumpkin Flan and Enchiladas Navideñas!
Spice up your National Taco Day fiesta and enjoy four carnitas street tacos for $8 at Casa de Bandini. That’s only $2 per taco, all day! (No substitutions allowed.)
Diane Powers’ Casa de Bandini will host a multi-course tequila tasting dinner featuring Carlsbad premium tequila brand, CaliFino, on Thursday, October 10 at 6 p.m.
CaliFino “P.O.G.” cocktails (made with passion fruit, orange and guava) will be served upon arrival followed by a multi-course meal, with dishes paired with reposado, añejo or super añejo tequilas. The evening’s menu includes Camaroncito Quesdailla with mango salsa; Fiesta Ensalada with cilantro-lime dressing; Carne Asada with crab enchilada topped with jalapeño cheese sauce, arroz Amarillo and guacamole. CaliFino will then debut its “Tequila Gelato” for dessert.
Guests will also get to hear directly from owner Miguel Luna on the history of the company, and how CaliFino tequila is made.
The brand’s name CaliFino comes from its mission to introduce California to the world’s finest tequilas. Created by Miguel Luna and Phil Salvagio (best known as players for the San Diego Sockers), CaliFino launched in 2014 to share the tequila that the Luna family has been making since 1975. CaliFino tequila is made from the finest, hand-selected blue agave, grown in the historical Arandas Highlands of Jalisco, Mexico.
Casa de Bandini is located at The Forum Carlsbad, 1901 Calle Barcelona. Tickets are $65 each. Reservations are required. To learn more or purchase tickets, visit www.bandini-califino.eventbrite.com.