We think we’re great…the best Mexican restaurant in North County, San Diego. We prove it every day by providing you with the freshest food prepared and delivered by a super staff in a truly beautiful and authentic Mexican restaurant setting. But don’t take our word for it…

‘The re-incarnation of my favorite restaurant in old town is worth the drive. Its a Carlsbad address but I call the neighborhood Olivenhain or Inland Encinitas. We went there with a party of twenty on a Sunday Afternoon and experienced great service, delicious food, and the Black Cherry margaritas before were a HUGE hit with the ladies. Honestly, San Diego Magazine was wrong, because Casa de Bandini has the best guacamole! Its served in a concha and looking right at at you just daring you to dip a chip! The seafood dishes were amazing and my wife loved the chile colorado!’ – Van A.



This seems like a LARGE Typical Mexican Restaurant – yet this place is GOOD!! Perhaps GREAT!!

After looking through the HUGE Menu which will make you dizzy, I finally landed on the 1 separate page “HOUSE SPECIALS” menu that had SALMON with a lime Cream Sauce, baked potato and veggies – grilled.

Well, i am so glad i had this, not only was it the Best priced item on the menu at $11 vs. $15-25 for most other burritos or fish plates, but this was perhaps one of the BEST DISHES I have had, and I do not say that lightly or often.

More than not I am disappointed with many places except a Few … However, after my experience there, I put it at TOPS of my list and actually after I digested that day wanted to go back AGAIN 4 hours later and have it again, it is THAT GOOD!!!



“Great place! Same food and same great service as when they were in Old Town. Big delicious margaritas too!” – Lisa G.

Come out tonight and experience our award winning menu and our famous margaritas. It’s San Diego Mexican restaurant excellence!