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Casa de Bandini

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1901 Calle Barcelona, Carlsbad, CA 92009-8402
+1 760-634-3443
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Carlsbad, California
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46 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Very good Mexican food, good service, too loud when the restaurant is full and the mariachi players are circulating.

Thank JudgeJim777
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5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It was just fair in fact to commercial Service was good nice music sitting outside but I would not go back I wanted more authentic Mexican food

Thank Myrna S
West Palm Beach, florida
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53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

this title is really something if you think about all the Mexican places in southern California. The service the food the margaritas all top notch. order anything with Del Mar in the title the fajitas enchiladas etcetera these are the seafood items and so now you have the best of both worlds on the California coast.

Thank Liveforetravel
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I am a fan for many years. You may remember Casa de Pico, great Mexican restaurant in Old Town San Diego. They lost their lease and that was fortunate for North County. They have a beautiful old Mexico decor inside and a most festive patio with bright umbrellas and lush gardens. They even have the station where you can watch... More 

Thank Jacquis73
Carlsbad, California
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a fun time and food was good - have had better for the price. Service could be better - it was slow

Thank margilib
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42 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic presentation...wonderful flavors...service was impeccable. My only regret is that I didn't have a margarita.

Thank LoneTreeGuy
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been going to this restaurant for over 20 years, and in spite of a location change from downtown San Diego up north to Carlsbad, the consistency of the food and margaritas has not changed in any way at all. The guacamole, carne asada burrito, and house margarita are our favorites. If you want authentic Mexican food and drinks,... More 

Thank agalleno
Arvada, Colorado
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I LOVE this place! Between the food, margaritas, service and ambience, this is a true Carlsbad gem! I really love coming here every time I am in San Diego. I can't say enough about this place. I recently had their banana margarita for the first time, and it was super good! It wasn't really sweet and syrupy like you'd expect.... More 

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Watchung, New Jersey
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a group of 9 staying at the nearby Omni hotel. We called and got a last minute reservation for a group of us coming from a day at the Lego park - we were super casual, not really "restaurant ready" :) They seated us promptly, and were very accommodating to the 3 kids present. The food was very... More 

Thank Nancy W
Encinitas, California
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Loud & fun. My Pina Colada was yummy. The food is okay.This place is close to my house, so it's nice to get out after work. The happy hr is at the bar which is very limited on chairs. The happy hr food is just ok. I find it rather greasy and extremely limited. The Chips, Salsa and guacamole is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Mexican, Gluten Free Options, Latin
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1901 Calle Barcelona, Carlsbad, CA 92009-8402
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 760-634-3443
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?