Banquets and Catering

Transform Holiday Parties into Delicious Fiestas at Casa de Bandini


Dazzle guests with a festive party to remember and have Casa de Bandini take care of the details! When you let us host your party, your guests will enjoy our traditional Mexican food, strolling mariachis and world-famous margaritas. Whether you are throwing a holiday gathering or a casual company lunch, we have a variety of delicious menu packages that cater to your needs. Or, have it your way with a menu custom designed to fit your one-of-a-kind event!

Diane Powers’ Casa de Bandini is a top North County destination for authentic and award-winning Mexican cuisine, showcasing friendly service and the very best in Mexican culture. We have a gorgeous dining room and charming patio space available to host whatever special occasion you are celebrating.

Casa de Bandini welcomes guests from near and far with its vibrant atmosphere and fabulous décor. The fiesta begins when you walk through the door – your party will be welcomed with vivid colors, hand-painted artwork and hand-crafted furnishings. Our environment makes every occasion extra special, spotlighting fun entertainment, delicious cuisine and refreshing cocktails. Diners can sip on frosty giant birdbath margaritas while enjoying regionally inspired Mexican fare, alongside Mariachi music played by our very Cielito Lindo.

We take pride in serving the best traditional and regional Mexican cuisine – all of our recipes are made from scratch using only the finest ingredients. From freshly made tortillas to a selection of 14 homemade salsas and sauces, Casa de Bandini offers a wide array of choices for all tastes.

For those with special dietary needs, Casa de Bandini provides special gluten-free, vegetarian and healthy dining options.

We also offer “Fiestas To Go,” making party planning easy by offering our delicious cuisine for pickup or delivery. For more information or to book a reservation, call 760-634-3443 or email

Treat your guests to the true spirit and taste of Mexico at Casa de Bandini!

Celebrate Spring! Book Your Special Occasion at Casa de Bandini


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Have a special occasion coming up? A big family birthday, rehearsal dinner or company milestone? Give your gathering some fiesta flare by hosting it here at Casa de Bandini!

Indulge in authentic award-winning Mexican cuisine and Birdbath Margaritas among beautifully decorated dining rooms and an enchanting outdoor patio. Decorated with hand-crafted furnishings, fine Mexican folk art, and colorful hand-painted murals, guests feel the warmth and romance of Mexico as soon as they enter the door. Our world-class strolling mariachis add a level of fun to the festive atmosphere.

Casa de Bandini offers abundant banquet and catering menu options, including gluten-free, vegetarian and healthy dining selections. Only the freshest ingredients are used for our 14 salsas and sauces made fresh daily, delicious selections of homemade salad dressings, and hot corn and flour tortillas prepared throughout the day. Choose from one of our affordable event packages, or let us work with you to custom design your perfect menu.

Give your guests a fiesta to remember!

To let us bring the fiesta to you, call us at 760-634-3443 to discuss party-to-go options or visit our website to view our take-out catering menu.

Holiday Home Décor Inspired by Casa de Bandini and Bazaar del Mundo


If you’ve visited Casa de Bandini lately, you may have noticed our restaurant is alive with the holiday spirit. But did you know that much of our décor comes from the same artists and vendors found at Bazaar del Mundo in Old Town?

Throughout the Shops, you’ll find a large collection of wonderfully dressed Christmas trees adorned with hand-crafted ornaments, Mexican paper flowers, colorful ribbons, and – for something a little out of the ordinary – creative folk art masks, dolls and gourd ornaments. These pieces of art are stunning on a tree or as gifts!

If you’re searching for holiday pieces to decorate your mantel or dining room table, Bazaar del Mundo has a wide selection of hand-carved nativities and festive poinsettia table runners that will add holiday cheer to your home.

The holidays will be here before you know it! Visit Bazaar del Mundo in Old Town to find unique décor items from all over the world that will help turn your home into a holiday oasis. And, if you’re looking to host a holiday party at home, consider Casa de Bandini for your catering needs. We can bring the holiday fiesta to you! Visit our website or call 760-634-3443 for more information.

How to Celebrate Summer, Fiesta Style


We admit, we’re spoiled living in San Diego. The sun shines year-round, there’s plenty to do, see and – most importantly – eat! That doesn’t mean, that we don’t get a little happier when summer rolls around. Spending a warm summer evening with family and friends on our luscious outdoor patio is the perfect way to celebrate the season. To experience all of the fiesta flair Casa de Bandini has to offer, we recommend the following:

  • Step 1: Order one of our famous birdbath margaritas. Frosty and delicious, there’s a reason they’re so popular! And for those under 21, we offer mocktail (or virgin) versions of our refreshing blended drinks to help keep cool.
  • Step 2: Enjoy your favorite meal, or try something new! The Seafood Tostada, two crispy tortillas topped with a colorful salad of shrimp, crab and guacamole, and accented with bits of tomatoes, cheese, sour cream and avocado slices, is a summer favorite.
  • Step 3: Request a song from our strolling mariachis and sing along. Nothing says fiesta like live music! Click HERE to see our entertainment schedule.
  • Step 4: Relax and have a great evening!

Luckily, San Diego summers stretch on way past September 22, so let the celebrations continue!

The Holiday Menu Has Arrived at Casa de Bandini


Seasonal Specials at Casa de Bandini

Let Us Host Your Holiday Fiesta


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Leave it to Casa de Bandini to host your enchanting Mexican Fiesta holiday party! Your guests will be charmed by our beautiful restaurant, colorful dining rooms and lush outdoor patio, award winning cuisine, and strolling Mariachis. Choose from one of our affordable event packages, or let us work with you to custom design your perfect menu.

To let us bring the fiesta to you, call us at 760-634-3443 to discuss party-to-go options.

Casa de Bandini Banquet and Catering Reviews: Don’t Just Take Our Word For It!



Casa de Bandini Banquet and Catering Services for wedding rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions, birthday parties, corporate meetings…see what some locals have to say after experiencing the attention to detail we provide and our commitment to making your event very special and very memorable.

Here are a couple of reviews for our Banquet and Catering Services:


Kelly L. from Solana Beach, CA      11/10/2011

Love it! I love this restaurant so much, I had them cater my rehearsal dinner when I got married. Ingrid, the event manager was great, the service was wonderful and all our out of town guests loved the food. As for the restaurant itself, everything is really tasty and fresh, the decor is very nice. Delicious carnitas. Tasty margaritas with a good happy hour deal– $3.95, I think? It can get pretty loud in the main room, but the back room is quieter.


Candice D,  from San Diego, CA   8/9/2011

We had our rehearsal dinner here, Friday, August 5, 2011. We picked out the buffet and Ingrid, the manager, did a SUPERB job putting it together! My friends and family were impressed by the quality of the food as well as the service! If you are planning a banquet, this place is it! I give it a FIVE stars. They will take very good care of you and will not disappoint! Thank you Casa De Bandini for everything!! You guys ROCK!!!


Kristie M.  December 12, 2011

Hi Ingrid,

Thank you for hosting our Holiday Party  again this  year. The food was AMAZING and thanks for putting up with all of us. 🙂 Everyone had a really great time!

Call our Banquet and Catering Supervisor Ingrid Loreto for reservation and pricing information. Ingrid can be reached at 760-634-3443 or via e-mail at

Casa de Bandini: Banquets and Catering


Casa de Bandini in Carlsbad


If you’re like most residents of North County, Casa de Bandini in Carlsbad is hands down your favorite Mexican Restaurant. It’s also surprising how many loyal Bandini fans from the old days in Old Town still make the trek up the 5 freeway to enjoy the award winning food, and of course those famous margaritas!

But there’s another side of Casa de Bandini we’d like to tell you a little about: banquets and catering. Our Restaurant Manager Gilbert Gastelum and Banquet Supervisor Ingrid Loreto have assembled a banquet and catering lineup that can satisfy any gathering from a small breakfast meeting to a complete dinner at a company’s offices.

It’s also that time of year again for wedding rehearsal dinners and receptions. If you have a spring or summer wedding coming up and have not yet booked a location for these events give Ingrid a call and she will let you know about availability of space if you want to have the festivities at Casa de Bandini, as well as the different food offerings available. She’ll also tell you about bringing the party to you if that’s an option you’d like to explore.

Ingrid can be reached at 760-634-3443 or via e-mail at Get in touch with us and we’ll gladly help you with your event, small or large. Special buffets can be designed for groups as small as 25. Let your group enjoy the ambiance and quality that Casa de Bandini is famous for. It will be our pleasure to serve you.

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