About Us

Diane Powers has brought the fun and flair of the original Casa de Bandini to The Forum Shopping Center in Carlsbad, Calif. Formerly located in Old Town, San Diego, this second generation Casa de Bandini Mexican Restaurant is the essence of Mexican culture: authentic Mexican food, fabulous mariachi entertainment, hot-off-the-grill homemade tortillas, giant margaritas and an environment depicting Colonial Mexico.

This beautiful Mexican restaurant creates the perfect setting for one of San Diego County’s best Mexican restaurants. The award-winning, flavorful Mexican cuisine made with the freshest ingredients is paired with our homemade salsas, using our original regional recipes. Enjoy truly memorable dining, accompanied by an extensive selection of specialty margaritas. Over 80 entrees can be found on the menu including: Mexican seafood such as delicious fish or crispy shrimp and mango tacos; traditional combination plates; flavorful Mexicana Chicken; beef or pork entrees and the most wonderful Carnitas Burrito you will ever taste; and an abundant choice of creative and healthy Mexican salads. Casa de Bandini also offers a Healthy Dining menu, numerous vegetarian choices and 50 gluten-free selections.
Banquet and private party accommodations are available. Enjoy dining under the stars on the magnificent heated patio. There’s always a fiesta going on at Casa de Bandini!.

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“Festive south-of-the-border cuisine served by attentive servers in colorful attire has made Diane Powers’ Casa de Bandini the most popular Mexican restaurant in North County!”

–Barry Bendes, The San Diegan

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Upcoming Events

February-Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day Menu
February 22nd-Happy National Margarita Day
– Small Margarita $8.50 , Medium Margarita $12.50, Partida Shots Blanco $7, Reposado $8 and on the Whole $9.
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February 12 through Easter – Fish Taco Fridays
– $2.50 off Fish Taco plates or $1 discount on all a la carte Fish Tacos
March 27th– Easter
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May 5th– Cinco de Mayo
May 8th– Mother’s Day
May 15th
– Start booking end of year and graduation parties! Catered Events, Party Planning and Site Coordination available for groups of 20 to 100 guests!
June 19th– Father’s Day
June 27 – 30th– Casa de Bandini Anniversary
September 16th– Mexican Independence Day
-Today ONLY!
We will be offering our Taco, Enchilada and chile relleno combination plate #1 for only $ 10.95. We will also be serving our Small House Margarita for the special price of $4.95 All Day.
September 20th to 27th– San Diego Restaurant Week
October 1st– Begin Fall/Winter Specials Menu
October 15th– Start booking Holiday Parties
November 1st
– Time to book your family and business Holiday parties! Catered Events, Party Planning, and Site Coordination to make your event spectacular! Add the sights, sounds and flavors of Mexico with Casa de Bandini!
November 15th– La Comida de Mexico
November 21st– Christmas Holiday decorating
November 24thClosed Thanksgiving
Holiday schedule Forum Shopping Center Tree Carlsbad
December 24thClosed 8pm Christmas Eve
December 25thClosed Christmas Day

December 26th– Winter Break
December 31st– New Years Eve



Full Menu

At the center of your dining experience will be our award-winning regional cuisine, expertly created using quality ingredients and homemade sauces prepared fresh daily. Like our old home in Old Town, we specialize in unique seafood entrees, many healthy dining choices (calorie and nutritional information available), and our famous giant margaritas.

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Restaurant Week Menus 2016

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Lunch Menu

Dinner Menu


Cantina & Happy Hour

Our Cantina features over 50 of the most popular tequilas. Every month we feature a special tequila with drink promotions that are extended into our dining room. For updates on our tequila promotions join us on Facebook or ask one of our knowledgeable staff members.

Happy Hour

Monday – Friday: 4-7 p.m. in Cantina only

One of the best happy hours available in North County!

Served weekdays in our Cantina with discounts on all our appetizers!

Drinks and house margaritas only $4.75, all beers $1 off, and all glasses of wine $2 off!

Our Best Selling Margaritas

Cadillac Margarita made with Sauza Hornitos, triple sec premium sweet & sour, a splash of OJ and lime juice, served with a shot of Grand Marnier on the side.
Skinny Margarita made with Sauza Hornitos Reposado, Cointreau, fresh lime juice and a splash of Agave Nector, shaken over ice.

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Our famous mariachi group, Cielito Lindo, has been with us since 1995. Originally from Mexico City, Cielito Lindo is highly acclaimed for their incredible quality of music and voices. Sure to make any occasion memorable, their songs will transport you to Old Mexico. Request your favorite Mexican song or a birthday serenade.

Wednesday to Sunday: Mariachis 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday: Duo noon-3 p.m.

*Entertainment every night, Saturday – Sunday


Visit Us


1901 Calle Barcelona
Carlsbad, CA. 92009
Located at The Forum
in Carlsbad, California
Map It! HOURS OF OPERATION Sun - Thu 11:00 AM - 9:30 PM Fri - Sat 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Map of Carlsbad, California

Contact Us

Casa de Bandini does NOT accept reservations.
For groups of 25 or more please contact Ingrid Loreto at 760-634-3443 or

Restaurant Address:
1901 Calle Barcelona
Carlsbad, CA. 92009
Phone: 760.634.3443
Fax: 760.634.3412

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