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Spring Specials Now Available Casa de Bandini!


Spring Flavors are Blooming at Casa de Bandini

Casa de Bandini is putting the vibrancy of spring into its new Spring Specials! Our limited-time menu features flavorful dishes with the freshest ingredients, from the colorful Seafood Tostada to the Spicy Salmon Tacos de Lechuga.

Enjoy these mouth-watering dishes alfresco style on our heated outdoor patio, next to splashing fountains and blossoming cacti.

Check out the full menu below!

Three-Course Valentine’s Day Menu


Is your date’s love language food? Treat them to a three-course meal at Casa de Bandini on Valentine’s Day! The dinner will start with our famous Conche de Guacamole followed by an entrée of your choice and one of our limited-time desserts, all for $35.

Festive Flavors Now Available at Casa de Bandini!

Casa de Bandini Turkey Mole Tamales

‘Tis the season for Turkey Mole Tamales!

Available through the New Year, come taste our delicious seasonal specials, including our famous Turkey Mole Tamales – two handmade tamales filled with turkey, raisins, chopped pecans and apples, all topped with a mole sauce and sesame seeds. 

Additional seasonal items include Enchiladas Navideñas – two corn tortillas filled with sautéed carnitas, onions and cilantro, topped with a rich cranberry-chipotle mole sauce, drizzled with Mexican crema and served with rice and frijoles de la olla – and Pumpkin Flan made with fresh pumpkin and holiday spices, garnished with sugar and cinnamon cream. Click HERE to view the rest of our seasonal specials.

Casa de Bandini is open daily for outdoor dining on our expanded (and heated!) patios, as well as takeout and delivery (via DoorDash and Postmates).

Click HERE to view our full menu. For questions or to place an order for pick-up, call us at 760-634-3443.

Casa de Bandini Helps You Celebrate Cinco de Mayo


Win a $50 gift certificate to use this Cinco de Mayo, or after, from Casa de Bandini!

Submit a photo of your past celebrations at Casa de Bandini and you will be entered to win a $50 gift certificate! Two winners will be chosen at random and announced on May 5.

Although you can’t celebrate at our restaurant this year, our Fiesta Express Meals and to-go margaritas are the perfect way to create your own Cinco de Mayo fiesta at home!

To be entered to win our “Celebrate Cinco de Mayo” contest, submit your photo in the comments or send in a private message on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. All submissions must be entered before Monday, May 4.

*One entry per person, per restaurant, please.


Twitter: @Casadebandini1

Instagram: @Casadebandini

Best of luck to you all!

Make It At Home: Casa de Bandini’s Chicken Mango Quesadilla


Mango Salsa
16 oz. mango cut into 1 cm. cubes
1 medium red onion chopped
2 bunches cilantro – chopped
2 oz. fresh lime juice
2 oz. jalapeño – chopped fine
2 red bell pepper – diced

Mix all ingredients together, cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours to let flavors marry.

Place one medium sized flour tortilla on a hot grill. Add a layer of 2 oz. mixed cheddar and jack cheese, 4 oz grilled chicken breast, and 4 oz. of mango salsa spread liberally and top with 2 more oz. of mixed cheese and another flour tortilla. Cook till golden brown on both sides then cut into wedges. Serve with additional mango salsa on the side. 

Make Casa de Bandini’s Guacamole at Home!


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


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


  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!


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


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

Holiday Specials 2019


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.)

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