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Make Casa de Bandini’s Guacamole at Home!

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Enjoy Casa de Bandini’s famous guacamole with this simple at-home recipe!

Ingredients:

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

Instructions:

  1. Cut avocados in half and remove pit.
  2. Scoop pulp into medium bowl and add lime juice.
  3. Mash avocado with fork
  4. Mix in all other ingredients
  5. Chill, if desired, and serve

Enjoy National Margarita Day at Casa de Bandini!

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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! 

Check out Our Special Valentine’s Day Menu

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Love is in the air at Casa de Bandini! Check out our delicious three-course dinner for $29.

Holiday Specials 2019

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Casa de Bandini’s holiday menu has arrived! Feast on delicious seasonal specials like Turkey Mole Tamales, Pumpkin Flan and Enchiladas Navideñas!

Join us for National Taco Day!

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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.)

Casa de Bandini Hosts Tequila Tasting Dinner with Local Distiller CaliFino, Oct. 10

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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.

San Diego Restaurant Week is Back! Sept. 22-29

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Love trying new restaurants? San Diego Restaurant Week is the perfect time to do just that! Check out the specials Casa de Bandini will be serving for San Diego Restaurant Week, September 22-29.

Nominate Us in San Diego CityBeat’s “Best of San Diego” Poll!

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Nominations are now open for San Diego CityBeat’s “Best of San Diego” poll!

Please help us win in the following categories:

  • Best Happy Hour
  • Best Margarita
  • Best Michelada
  • Best Burrito
  • Best Family Restaurant
  • Best Fish Tacos
  • Best Mexican Restaurant
  • Best Restaurant Staff
  • Best San Diego Restaurant
  • Best Tacos

Nominations close on August 13. Final voting will take place August 28-September 17 for the top 5 nominations.

Visit http://bit.ly/CityBeatBandini to learn more.

It’s National Tequila Day at Casa de Bandini!

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Wednesday, July 24 is National Tequila Day and Casa de Bandini is celebrating with $18 flights of Casa Noble 100% organic, blue agave tequila – allday long!

Flights are available in Crystal, Reposado and Añejo. Crystal is known for its flavors of honey, buttery-sweet agave with a hint of citrus, Reposado for its aromas of vanilla and lemongrass, and toasted oak flavors, and Añejo for its complex aromas of dried fruit and flavors such as vanilla and butterscotch.

While we can’t wait to celebrate with you, please remember to enjoy responsibly!

Enter Casa de Bandini’s National Avocado Day Social Media Contest!

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Break out your best avocado and guacamole puns for National Avocado Day!

Visit us on Facebook and caption our “famous” guacamole with the funniest pun you can think of. The most creative entry will receive a $50 gift certificate to Casa de Bandini! Spend your gift certificate on dinner (or $50 worth of guacamole!)

One winner will be announced on July 31 at 3 p.m.

*Limit one entry per person.

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