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Casa de Bandini

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
1901 Calle Barcelona, Carlsbad, CA 92009-8402
+1 760-634-3443
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“chips and salsa” (31 reviews)
“carnitas” (22 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1901 Calle Barcelona, Carlsbad, CA 92009-8402
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went for lunch twice, a week apart. Great ambiance with Mexican motif. The freshly made tortillas were awesome. Fresh guacamole was very tasty..Had a Carne Asada plate the first time and a Carne Asada burrito the second. Both were at least a good as I've...More

Thank stevenmY5029CM
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is certainly one of the best authentic Mexican restaurants that I have ever had the pleasure of visiting. It is obvious that great care has gone into providing a nice themed environment that is clean, inviting and lively. Add in a festive bar, live...More

Thank souzagar
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on a busy Sunday evening and had to wait 25 mins for a table, along with several other diners. However, once seated we were served straight away. The food was average but not memorable and I agree with others that the portion sizes...More

Thank uniquelyme
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very nice resturant, they make fresh tortillo's onsite. Service is good but bartenders need to do a better job attending to the bar patrons during the busy time. Food is good and they have a lot of dining seating.

Thank Jeff W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the only thing that i would have liked, is slightly smaller servings. (of course i could have not eaten everything but that would have meant i needed more will power). service was also great, friendly a lot of good energy without looking like he had...More

Thank allan s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we arrived in SanDiego we wanted Mexican. Our concierge recommended Casa. I had the best margarita ever. The place was not busy at the time and we were very well taken care of. The decor was awesome we loved it. We decided to go...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great menu and large portions. We take some home for later. The artwork is unique. They have both inside and outdoor seating in a garden atmosphere.

Thank Anne B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a perfect pick for lunch with our daughter-in-law & two young grandsons. We sat outside & it was nice. My husband & I shared a lime shrimp meal & it was enough for the both of us. My daughter-in-law had a salad &...More

Thank WiSunnywi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Don’t understand the 4 star reviews unless your idea of a top notch Mexican restaurant is an oversized basket of free chips and salsa. Food quality is very ordinary for a low end eatery.

Thank FrankSandy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was my second visit to this restaurant.... with family and friends... for dinner... enjoyed the margaritas... tried fish tacos and crab enchiladas... awesome... the service was pleasant and caring... though the place was crowded for a week day late dinner...great time we had

Thank Odiya
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23 June 2016|
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Response from Cathie M | Reviewed this property |
We were staying at La Costa when we ate there and it was just down the road - maybe 5 minutes. Double check on Google Earth or another map app or ask at La Costa's guest services to confirm. Enjoy!
Vicky K
20 February 2016|
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Response from Read W | Reviewed this property |
Hello. I live in Oregon and went to eat there in October, last year. So, best bet for hours is to phone the restaurant . . . kind of "old school"
28 February 2015|
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Response from calmtnman | Reviewed this property |
They do not take true reservations, but you can call ahead and estimate what time you will arrive and they will put you on the waiting list when you call.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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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