Bring your Valentine to a warm, romantic dinner at Diane Powers’ Casa de Bandini in The Forum Carlsbad. Choose between Mariscos de Corazón, roasted sweet red peppers filled with sautéed shrimp, crab and melted cheese; Carne Asada Tampiqueña, seasoned, flame grilled and served with a cheese enchilada, beans and guacamole; or Pollo Valentino, butterflied chicken breast with chipotle mashed potatoes, black beans and avocado. End the meal with decadent chocolate cake and caramel flan served with zesty chipotle raspberry sauce. For $9.95, add a “Margarita Valentina” – a sweet and sour blend of tequila, triple sec and passion fruit puree. To make a reservation, call 760-634-3443.
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 email@example.com.
Treat your guests to the true spirit and taste of Mexico at Casa de Bandini!
Join the Cinco de Mayo Fiesta at the Bazaar del Mundo Restaurants in San Diego
Enjoy live mariachi music, folkloric dancers, authentic Mexican cuisine and frothy margaritas during the Cinco de Mayo celebrations at Diane Powers Bazaar del Mundo Restaurants: Casa Guadalajara, Casa de Pico, Casa de Bandini and Casa Sol y Mar.
Through her restaurants and Bazaar del Mundo Shops, Diane Powers continues her dedication to the exposition of Mexican cultures. Now the embodiments of all things “fiesta!”, her award-winning restaurants will feature the “Cincorita,” a delicious strawberry and kiwi margarita decked out in the colors of the Mexican flag, plus inspired “Cinco” fare and other festive specials to celebrate the occasion.
Offerings and entertainment vary by location:
Casa Guadalajara, Old Town:
4105 Taylor Street, San Diego, 619-295-5111, www.casaguadalajara.com
May 5–6: Guests will receive discounts on two Mexican food favorites – Chile Verde and Chile Colorado – as strolling mariachis and folkloric dancers perform throughout the day. The restaurant will also host promotional giveaways from favorite tequila brands such as Casa Amigos, Hornitos, Partida and Gran Centenario.
Casa de Pico, Grossmont Center, La Mesa:
5500 Grossmont Center Drive, La Mesa, 619-463-3267, www.casadepico.com
May 5–6: For true “Cinco” style, enjoy the “Enchiladas Banderas,” a savory sampling of chicken, cheese and beef enchiladas served with three different sauces – rojas, verde and blanca (red, green and white). Music and folkloric performances will take place throughout the day as well as promotional giveaways from Dos Equis, Corona, Hornitos, Cabo Wabo, Grand Marnier, Puerto Vallarta Tequila and more.
Casa de Bandini, The Forum, Carlsbad:
1901 Calle Barcelona, Carlsbad, 760-634-3443, www.casadebandini.com
May 5–6: Celebrate with music, folkloric dancing and hourly specials on select margaritas and tequilas, including Casamigos, Casa Noble, Hornitos, Clase Azul and more. Guests will also meet representatives from their favorite tequila brands and receive festive giveaways and souvenirs.
Casa Sol y Mar, Del Mar Highlands Town Center, Del Mar:
12865 El Camino Real, 858-792-4100, www.casasolymar.com
May 5: Get in the spirit with a build-your-own nachos bar on Casa Sol y Mar’s beautiful outdoor patio, or take a tour of Mexico with $20 beer buckets and $15 Patron flights in the lively Cantina. Strolling mariachis and folkloric dancers will perform in the dining room as guests enjoy $5 house margaritas and Mexican beers. Representatives from Corona and top tequila brands will also liven up the party with giveaways and souvenirs.
Sometimes confused with Mexican Independence Day (September 16), the Cinco de Mayo holiday celebrates the Battle of Puebla, in which vastly outnumbered Mexican forces defeated the Imperialist French Army on May 5, 1862.
Make Easter Sunday a fiesta at Diane Powers’ Casa de Bandini in the Forum Carlsbad with a beautiful brunch buffet!
Win a $50 dining certificate to use this Valentine’s Day, or after, from Casa de Bandini!
Share a photo on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram of yourself with the love of your choice eating at Casa de Bandini. Tag the restaurant and use the hashtag #LoveisaFiesta, and you could win a $50 dining certificate to use for a special Valentine’s Day dinner, or any time in 2017!
Submit your entries before Friday, February 10. Two entries will be selected at random to win. Winners will be announced on Monday, February 13.
*One entry per person, per restaurant, please.
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