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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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Peoria, Arizona
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Although we no longer live in Carlsbad, this is one of our favorite places in the area so we try to eat here at least once when we visit. I don't think we have had anything bad here. The have a tortilla bar, where you can sit and eat while watching them make home made tortillas. There is nothing like... More 

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

Everything we ate at Casa de Bandini was great, I enjoyed the Tostadas Trio with a frozen strawberry margarita. The kiddos meals were large as well even my 12 year boy could not finish the kids bean and cheese burrito which came with an Rice and beans on the side and carrots and celery. Staff was very friendly!

Thank Z4287OTmichellel
Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant by locals. Great atmosphere and great food Mexican food. The quesadillas with shredded chicken were fantastic! Best I've ever had

Thank Janine_Bxs
Dallas, Texas
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food. Attentive friendly staff. Do not ask for the Large Margarita you won't be able to finish it and you can't take it to go with you!

Thank HikeUpTrails
San Diego, California
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to lunch here today with my girlfriend. We had a great time together, but the food and the service was pretty average. I must give credit to the hostess, who was most pleasant and welcoming, which was really nice. However our waiter kinda sorta forgot about us, which is never a good thing. We'd ask for a few slices... More 

Thank amyfli
Carlsbad, California
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The bar scene is very good. Food is also very good. They take the time to prepare excellent food and the beer is great too.

Thank Joe T
Truckee, California
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264 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had the pleasure of eating at this Restaurant this past week at a company dinner after a long day of business planning. I was very pleased with the overall vibe and outside patio. Staff was super friendly and food was tasty. Margaritas were a bit to tart for my liking but the Paficos were cold and refreshing. Lots of seating... More 

Thank dank937
Frisco, Texas, United States
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83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I had margaritas and fajitas after a long drive back from Los Angeles. The margaritas were OK although a bit tart for our taste and we both asked for no salt but mine came with salt on the rim. The big disappointment was the beef fajitas. The beef had gristle in part of it, the onions and... More 

Thank Jim B
Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Seven friends met to celebrate 2 friends birthdays and discuss our upcoming cruise. Everyone's food was excellent and each person had ordered something. There was a lot of tasting. Service was superb. Enjoyed the band that came by our table. An extra touch.

Thank Beth W
Carlsbad, California
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Mexican, 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
Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene
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?