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“A little bit of Old Town in carlsbad”
Review of Casa de Bandini

Casa de Bandini
Ranked #8 of 343 Restaurants in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, 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.
Echuca, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A little bit of Old Town in carlsbad”
Reviewed June 12, 2014

Great meal with fantastic friends, love the cadillac margarita, and between us we had six items from the menu, each one fantastic.

Great atmosphere outside of an evening, or inside around the bar.
Probably some of the best mexican food I've had.

  • Visited May 2014
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Gainesville
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Worth a Trip to Carlsbad”
Reviewed June 5, 2014

The restaurant is set in an upscale shopping plaza. Very nice ambiance and excellent service. The food is very well prepared. The fish tacos were particularly good.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Fred085
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Ithaca, New York
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Great food!”
Reviewed June 4, 2014

Awesome food and great service. Huge menu to choose from with lots of options. Margaritas are also great. Highly recommended.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank kapharios
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Encinitas,
Level 6 Contributor
104 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Fine dining in Carlsbad”
Reviewed May 29, 2014

For a flavorful, authentic Mexican dining experience select Diane Powers flagship restaurant Casa de Bandini in Carlsbad. It is a spacious, special place with ample parking, both indoor and outdoor seating, well prepared food, and friendly waitresses in colorful Mexican attire. The atmosphere is upbeat and festive, and you are easily led to believe that you are in a quaint villa in central Mexico. Roaming mariachis never fail to add that celebratory accent that makes us believe that we’re on holiday.

The décor is authentic and is a testament to the owner’s fine eye for detail as demonstrated by the various artifacts and other collector’s items prominently displayed throughout the restaurant.

You are always guaranteed to receive excellent quality food prepared from prime quality fresh ingredients and an exquisite presentation. We dine there frequently and recommend it highly.

  • Visited March 2014
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San Diego, California
Level 6 Contributor
145 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“better than average Mexican food”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

i have been to this place 3 times always a good meal and drinks to please.
you have a wide selection to please all in your group.
a fun place to visit as a couple or a larger group
my only complaint is the lack of a lunch menu

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Russ V
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