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Casa de Bandini

) #8 of 272 Restaurants in Carlsbad €€ - €€€ 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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“carnitas” (19 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 4 days ago

During meal times this place packs them in. Long wait for tables. Meal was good and service was very attentive but fairly fast.

Thank mitjones
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What a fun place this is. Best margaritas ever ! Which may have influenced my review but it was good enough to bring us back for a second visit within 6 days. It is buzzing with atmosphere - waiters and waitresses all in traditional dress...More

Thank luisa_robertson2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Casa de Bandini has a very nice Happy Hour with a good selection of options that are enough to make a meal...plus the chips were warm and the salsa was fresh and tasty. Additionally, the Happy Hour margaritas were good too. All around good experience...More

Thank Howard L
Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere and ambience is great here whether sitting inside or outside. We chose to sit outside for lunch. The service was excellent. The food was ok. The chips and salsa were very good, warm chips and yummy salsa. I wasn't over the moon about...More

Thank TravelerGirl1975
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We try to visit San Diego every year and this is at the top of our list! This year I again ordered chicken fajitas and even though they've always been great, they seem to have changed their seasonings and these were the best I've ever...More

Thank luvlifeandtravel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to dinner with a big group for someone's Birthday. Had a nice night out and dinner. Good place to bring the family. I enjoyed the Carnitas. Everyone enjoyed the meal.

Thank A. Vinnie V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thought we would have to wait 45 min for a dinner table, but they got us in in under 10! Food was typical, service was good.

Thank jen g
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want a very extensive Mexican menu with a festive traditional atmosphere, this is the place. The food is generally quite good and service is fast and efficient, once you get seated. (Because they do not take reservations, wait times for tables at peak...More

Thank Kartgv
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The atmosphere was very comfortable and fun. Food was excellent and so were the margaritas! Especially enjoyed the ceviche and the shot gun margarita (not sure of the exact name).

Thank rinaples
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had dinner with my family and we all agree best food, drinks and atmosphere . If your looking for a great spot with a patio or a clean inside dinning with great service ,great food this is the place they even have a mariachi...More

Thank 7000TrishaB
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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"
27 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
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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
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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