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“Oustanding Mexican food and experience”
Review of Casa de Bandini

Casa de Bandini
Ranked #4 of 358 Restaurants in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
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.
Reviewed June 12, 2013

The restaurant is located in an upscale outdoor mall, but if you go through the restaurant and sit outside the feeling you get is one of Old Town. Beautiful gardens and really good food. The two ladies I had with me tried margaritas and both only raved at how good the drinks were...definitely a recommend!

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Reviewed June 2, 2013

The chicken and mango burrito off the healthy choices section of the menu was fantastic! We will definitely be returning to this restaurant again. Excellent service. We sat outside which was very nice, doesn't feel like you are in a shopping mall at all.

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Thank chipdesigner
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

We used to pass by this restaurant and for some reason never bothered to try it. But one day we decided we ought to see what they've got. And boy! Were we surprised! Their carnitas ala Michoacan is just sooo good, the pork marinated in orange juice, as it should be, very tender and served with a hot chipotle sauce, guacamole, frijoles and the wonderful made-in-the-premises tortillas. It was the best we've ever had. In subsequent visits, we tried the chile verde which has huge chunks of very tender pork sauteed with onions and green bell peppers in delicious salsa verde. Their seafood dishes are equally wonderful and delicious - the enchiladas Del Mar is one worth trying with fresh crab, jumbo shrimp, and fish in a creamy jalapeno sauce. All the servings are very very generous.

The atmosphere in Casa de Bandini is like being in a huge noisy town fiesta where everyone is having a good time. For this reason, it can be very very noisy, especially at dinner time. Outdoor seating is quieter. Lunch is more subdued and one can enjoy his or her food in peace. They also serve mean margaritas.

The restaurant is beautifully decorated with some authentic antique pieces from Mexico - santos, platters, jars, mirrors, paintings, etc. It is a place where one can enjoy a good meal in beautiful surroundings. It has become one of our favorite places.

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Thank cot2ntail
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Reviewed April 21, 2013

Our visit to Casa de Bandini was very pleasant and enjoyable. The ambiance was great and our servers were attentive and professional. We enjoyed lunch on the patio which filled up with other diners quickly. This is a popular restaurant in Carlsbad. We ordered the chicken taco salad as we had big dinner plans in place to the evening. It was quite big, colorful, and really fresh. We watched many meals being brought to the patio and they looked yummy also. Everyone seemed to be having a good time. Isn't that what it is all about?

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Thank celticbuckeye
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Reviewed April 18, 2013

Used to go to this when it was in Old Town. I'm so glad it is much closer now. Was here several times last year.

Thank LGA026
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