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Casa de Bandini

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1901 Calle Barcelona, Carlsbad, CA 92009-8402
+1 760-634-3443
11:00 - 21:00
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San Diego, California
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Came here for a family member's birthday dinner. Wide variety of choices for dinner, awesome peach margarita. The extra special tequila shot is worth it! Dinner tasted great, nothing bad here.

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Sedona, Arizona
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142 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone raved about their meal and everyone had something different. Good food and great margaritas.

Thank johnwY8305UO
Pattaya, Thailand
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90 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in on Good Friday, early evening with daughter and her family. Already a line of about 15 parties, we decided on patio seating so we were at our table in less then 10 minutes. The weather was a bit cool but the space heaters kept us very comfortable. We ordered drinks at once an were served 4 baskets of... More 

Carlsbad, California
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Casa de Bandini is a beautiful restaurant inside and has a beautiful patio outside. It is a great place to take guests for a memorable Mexican food experience. The prices are reasonable, and the food is always consistent and delicious. The portions are big! My husband and I sometimes share. You can ask for items "a la carte" from the... More 

Thank chrisross1950
Carlsbad, California
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been going to Casa de Bandini for years. First in Old Town San Diego and now in Carlsbad. The environment is fast fun and loud. There are always mariachi playing all over (make sure you request and give them a little $) Fish is fresh and delicious any way they prepare as is the enchiladas, beans and rice. Never had... More 

Thank gloriaas19492468
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoy this place because the atmosphere is delightful, and the food is delicious. A step up from just "Going out for Mexican."

Thank Michael F
Vista, California
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143 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here recently on a Friday night, was that ever a mistake. This is an extremely busy place. It would be considered a trendy place. My wife and i had the taco appetizer and then the Macho Combo. The Tacos were very good and had more meat than you can shake a stick at. The combo is a little bit... More 

Thank Phil_and_Sandy_2008
Carlsbad, California
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Large portions and great tasting food. Excellent service with a nice authentic Mexican vibe. Extensive menu#

Thank cobraman427
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

CdB has been in SD for 50 years. That's proof of something excellent. If you seek quality mexican food with great 'south Tip of Baja' atmosphere then I boldy hollar "CASA de BANDINI IS BEST" in all SD. Outstanding for families. Always clean. Inside is festive and there is a beautiful tree covered patio if you like outside. I prefer... More 

Thank TheyEarnIt
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always have a great time here! Great food, great ambiance and always a line ! Get there early and sit outside. Warm and festive !

Thank LUV2GO22

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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?