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Al Fresco Dining at Casa de Bandini

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Casa de Bandini Patio

Eating out is about more than just great food and wonderful service, it’s also about a warm and inviting atmosphere that allows diners to sit back, relax, and enjoy their dining experience. Unwind with us at Casa de Bandini on our beautiful outdoor patio! You’ll be surrounded by a lush garden, colorful umbrellas and a splashing water fountain made from Cantera Stone and handpainted tiles.

While taking advantage of San Diego’s idyllic weather, you’ll dine near exotic tropical vegetation, experience the sights and smells of authentic and fresh Mexican cuisine, and get serenaded by our strolling mariachis.

Guests also rave about our giant margaritas, and don’t forget happy hour, Mon.-Fri. from 4-7p.m. Hope to see you soon!

(To check out our full menu, click here.)

¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

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Celebrate at Casa de Bandini or let us cater your at-home fiesta.

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Diane Powers was the first to bring a Cinco de Mayo celebration to Old Town in 1983, and today she continues her dedication to the Mexican culture with lively celebrations at her family of restaurants.

Join us at Casa de Bandini May 3-5 for several days of strolling mariachis and Folkloric dancers, tasty food, and drink specials!

Latin American folk band TINKU will commence three-days of live entertainment Saturday, Sunday and Monday, followed by mariachi performances and Folkloric dancers. Entertainment is from noon to 9 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday, drink specials will include small Azunia margaritas for $7.95 from noon to 2 p.m., Cuervo Bucket of Gold for $5.95 from 2-3 p.m., pints of Dos Equis for $4 from 3-5 p.m., small Don Julio margaritas for $9.95 from 5-7 p.m., and a special late night happy hour from 7-9 p.m. including $1 off draft beers, $2 off wine, $4.50 house margaritas and half-off select appetizers.

All day Monday, small house margaritas are $4.50, Dos Equis pints are $4 and Coronito large margaritas are $9.95.

Join us for a great weekend of delicious Mexican food, drinks and entertainment. Or, if you’re planning a party at home, let us cater. We promise to “WOW” your guests with tasty antojitos (appetizers), flavorful entrees and sides, fresh tortillas, and sweet postres (desserts).

Visit our website for catering information: www.casadebandini.com

 

 

 

It’s Spring – Eat Green!

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Concha de Guacamole

St. Patrick’s Day is over, but we’re still seeing lots of green! When you see “verde” on our menu, you can bet it will be fresh, flavorful and delicious. Take our green food challenge and try something green from our menu on your next visit:

Ensalada Verde: garden greens, tomatoes and cheese in a concha shell with your choice of dressing

Enchiladas Verdes: two enchiladas stuffed with cheese and topped with our salsa verde, sour cream, more cheese and roasted California chiles, served with frijoles and Mexican rice

Enchiladas Verdes de Pollo: seasoned chicken wrapped in two corn tortillas, topped with tomatillo sauce and served with a concha of black beans and sprinkled with parmesan cheese

And of course, we can’t forget our tasty (and cute!) Concha de Guacamole. You’ll love this crispy flour tortilla with fresh guacamole, sprinkled with jack and cheddar cheese and served with chips.

See our full menu here.

Vote for San Diego Magazine’s Best Restaurants

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Fish Taco Fridays

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Fish Taco Fridays

¡Viva el Mariachi!

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Mariachi Band

If you have visited any of our Bazaar del Mundo Restaurants, you know we love lively mariachi music, a style rich in Mexican history and culture!

First appearing in the nineteenth century in the Mexican state of Jalisco, mariachi groups are known for performing at religious celebrations, plazas, big family events and restaurants – but their appearance has changed over the years. Early mariachi groups consisted only of string instruments, including guitars and harps, but as jazz music became more popular, the trumpet was introduced – now a beloved staple of the band.

Spreading their culture to the U.S., the first appearance of mariachi groups flourished in California. Now the groups are known all over for spicing up celebrations!

Guests love mariachis’ traditional clothing. Commonly called a charro suit, this outfit usually includes waste-length jackets, pants or skirts, and embroidery with leather designs or silver buttons.  

If you haven’t had a chance to experience mariachi music, it’s time you visited one of our restaurants for an unforgettable fiesta! We invite you to celebrate your special occasion with us or join us for dinner and drinks, where you’ll be transported south of the border by our strolling mariachis.

Bazaar del Mundo Restaurant Group Mariachi Schedule

Casa de Pico

Thursday-Sunday: mariachi band 5:30-9:30 p.m.

Casa Guadalajara

Thursday-Sunday: mariachi band 6-9 p.m.

Casa Sol y Mar

Thursday-Sunday: mariachi band 5-9 p.m.

Casa de Bandini

Wednesday-Thursday & Sunday: mariachi band 6-9 p.m.

 

*For more information about mariachi music, click here.

Vote for Casa de Bandini in U-T San Diego’s Readers Poll

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Casa de Bandini has been nominated by the readers of the U-T San Diego as Best Mexican Restaurant! Vote for us at: www.sdbestpoll.com/. You can vote once per day until Sunday, July 7. Come on, North County San Diego, let’s get voting!

Welcome, Casa Sol y Mar!

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Help us welcome Casa Sol y Mar to Diane Powers’ Bazaar del Mundo Restaurant family!

Casa Sol y Mar – the fourth restaurant in a family of fine Mexican eateries dispersed throughoutSan Diego– opened in May. The restaurant is located in the bustling Del Mar Highlands Town Center at 12865 El Camino Real, and is elaborately designed to reflect the true spirit ofMexico.

“Our philosophy is to offer great value and a delightful Mexican dining experience,” said Powers. “This includes memorable flavors, abundant selections, high quality and fresh ingredients, and a spirited, authentic environment that captures the essence of Mexican traditions.”

Guests will sense the warmth and enchantment ofMexicoas they enter through the beautiful wood and glass doors and find themselves standing beneath a high glowing ceiling and breathtaking iron chandelier. The interior of the restaurant is artfully painted in a fiesta of gold, crimson, and orange jewel tones, sparkling from wall to wall with Mexican folk art, festive embellishments, and glazed Mexican accent tiles in red, emerald, and orange hues.

The delicious menu is comprised of traditional Mexican dishes with an emphasis on flavor and freshness, including a large selection of regional entrees made from scratch, and award-winning seafood recipes that have been in the Bazaar del Mundo family for decades. The menu also features newly created small plates and appetizers, as well as entrees with a contemporary twist. Homemade dressings, salsas, guacamole and sauces are made fresh daily, along with hot corn and flour tortillas. There is also an extensive children’s menu, appetizing entrée salads and countless gluten-free, vegetarian and healthy dining selections.

In the lively cantina, guests enjoy giant frosty margaritas, sip fine Mexican beers and consume tasty appetizers and entrees. The cantina features flat screen TVs and reclaimed wood tables framed with black hammered iron and custom bar stools upholstered with bright wool fabrics hand woven by artisans in Oaxara, Mexico. In addition, Casa Sol y Mar offers a collection of top shelf, premium and specialty tequilas including Reposado and Anejo-aged in white oak casts for more than a year. Check out the Cantina menu here.

The Bazaar del Mundo Restaurants are famous for cheerful, strolling Mariachis who serenade guests Wednesday through Sunday evenings – completing the cultural experience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Casa de Bandini Gets Another Great Review On Yelp

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From Alexis W. on Yelp. Alexis travels all the way down from Irvine to enjoy Casa de Bandini. Thanks Alexis!

 

Have you had a great experience at Casa de Bandini that you’d like to share? Please do! Go to http://www.yelp.com/biz/casa-de-bandini-carlsbad

Get the word out about Carlsbad’s best Mexican Restaurant! Thank you!!

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