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Casa de Bandini

1901 Calle Barcelona, Carlsbad, CA 92009-8402
+1 760-634-3443
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Ranked #7 of 282 Restaurants in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Indulge in authentic award-winning Mexican cuisine amidst lavish dining rooms and an enchanting outdoor patio at Casa de Bandini, located at The Forum in Carlsbad.
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English first
San Diego
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We always go here when in San Diego, meet family and friends. Food is very good, atmosphere doesn't get any better. The Mariachi band came to our table and sang cucurrucucu la poloma, made big points with wife

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los angeles, CA
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57 reviews 57 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

i m not much of a fan of Mexican food and cannot tell how authentic it is, but if u like to have wonderful time, this is a great place to go to. The waitress at our table has such a pleasant personality with her big smile and happy attitude, it just brighten up my day. Food wise, my fish... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

A must if you like Mexican food. Some of the best I have ever eaten.Food was served hot, margheritas were wonderful and service was fantastic.

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Came here as solo traveller, had a fantastic Mexican meal with complimentary nachos to start, a delicious burrito, two fantastic and quite alcoholic margaritas, and some chocolate mud cake to finish... Was about $55 for my meal, but I would def go again and again...! Those margaritas.... !!

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San Diego
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

There are a lot of different varieties of "Mexican" food in San Diego. Some will say the food at Casa de Bandini (and its sister restaurants) isn't authentic but they use fresh and good quality ingredients, provide excellent service, and have a very attractive patio. It's worth trying and if you like it, you'll return. If not, there are plenty... More 

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Surprise, Arizona
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86 reviews 86 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

I just loved this place. I choose this restaurant to go to with close friends due to the great menu and the great review on TripAdvisor. They didn't disappoint. I would suggest everyone to go here. Very extensive menu. Awarding winning entries.

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Detroit, MI
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We went the Casa de Bandini with a group of 8. The waitress was awesome, quick and patient, and gave each one of us all separate bills which was very nice. The menu offered a huge variety. The food was delicious. I ordered the fish taco special which was delicious. The margarita -- not so delicious. It tasted very syrupy,... More 

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Coarsegold, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Celebrated my granddaughter's birthday here one night after her birthday because we couldn't get in on Friday. They take no reservations but you can call an hour ahead and get put on a list for inside dining or dining on the patio. It is a hopping place. I didn't get the Disney Small World imagery mentioned by previous reviewers, but... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We have searched high and low for a great breakfast since arriving in California last week. Yesterday was a disaster at The Daily News near the beach but today we stumbled upon this place. Yolk is a great place to bring your kids. Food was just right and for ONCE since we got here the COFFEE was good. Service was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This is the sort of place I'd visit weekly, as well as for special occasions. The building itself is modern as its part of a shopping mall, but once inside, the atmosphere changes and is homely and welcoming. The staff are excellent and very friendly. Service is top notch. The food is authentic Mexican, and some of the best I've... More 

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Additional Information about Casa de Bandini

Address: 1901 Calle Barcelona, Carlsbad, CA 92009-8402
Phone Number: +1 760-634-3443
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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