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Casa de Bandini

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1901 Calle Barcelona, Carlsbad, CA 92009-8402
+1 760-634-3443
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Indulge in authentic award-winning Mexican cuisine amidst lavish dining...
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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  • 112
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A Walk Down Memory Lane

For many years, I looked forward to going to my absolute favorite restaurant, Casa de Bandini, in Old Town San Diego. My wife and I were down at the Welk Resort in Escondido and decided to take the drive down (about 30 miles). I wisely decided to go online to see if they're still in Old Town, and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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San Mateo, California
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
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San Mateo, California
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

For many years, I looked forward to going to my absolute favorite restaurant, Casa de Bandini, in Old Town San Diego. My wife and I were down at the Welk Resort in Escondido and decided to take the drive down (about 30 miles). I wisely decided to go online to see if they're still in Old Town, and I'm very... More 

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Atlanta
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Ate here on a busy Father's Day while visiting the area. A little extra effort trying to find parking but only a short wait for a table. Enjoyed watching the ladies make corn and flour tortillas. The food and atmosphere were both excellent and the service was good in spite of the crowd.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Really great atmosphere. Large gluten free menu with educated staff. Delicious food! Priced reasonably. Great outside seating.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

You can't go wrong when dining at Casa Bandini. Patio dining or inside, both beautiful settings. Love the beef fajitas and they make the best margaritas. They are always happy to refill the salsa and chips. You can watch the ladies making fresh tortillas by hand. Extensive menu and everything has always been fresh and delicious.

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Oceanside, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

My wife and I came here with my sister for Mexican food. Convenient location near the I-5. It was overpriced for what the food was bit great interior and outside patio area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

My family and I are Mexican food snobs and always in search of a new place to add to our growing list of great Mexican food restaurants. Casa de Bandini was firing on all cylinders from the moment we walked in the door. We were promptly seated and Gabriel, our server, took care of every need. Those who are looking... More 

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Fresno, California
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5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

It's one of the most beautiful Mexican restaurants! The patio is great, too. A huge menu with lots of fresh seafood. Tradional dishes and more! Great waiter, Jose, who kept our party of eight full with salsa chips and drinks.

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Anaheim, California, United States
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

As a native SoCal resident, I grew up on Mexican food and we enjoy it once or twice a week. Casa de Bandini is one of the best in Southern California, with excellent food and service. I recently had a Taco Sampler plate, with four small street tacos, two Carnitas and two Carne Asada, served with an incredible citrusy salsa.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Our family had Mothers Day here. Outdoors is best, much less noisy. Beautiful setting, strolling musicians are nice. Food is very good, a little pricey. An excellent place for special occasions. Maugeritas are large and good. We all enjoyed what we ordered. Still miss the Old Town location.

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Palatine, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Visited after a conference and had a fantastic seafood salad and raspberry margarita. This area is usually very expensive and my total dinner was under $25. Also They have half price appetizers and $2 off margaritas during happy hour. There is a really nice outdoor mall next door for shopping as well.

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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1901 Calle Barcelona, Carlsbad, CA 92009-8402
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 760-634-3443

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions

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.
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?