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Casa de Bandini

1901 Calle Barcelona, Carlsbad, CA 92009-8402
+1 760-634-3443
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1901 Calle Barcelona, Carlsbad, CA 92009-8402
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Reviewed yesterday

I really like Casa di Bandini. The food is plentiful and the menu is large, so there is something for everyone. The atmosphere is lively, with Mariachis in the evenings. On summer nights the patio is a wonderful place to enjoy a meal, there are...More

Thank mjlyell
Reviewed 2 days ago

The food is fresh and delicious. Servings are substantial and could easily be shared. The black beans are aromatic and wonderful. Service is friendly. Can be very busy at peak hours and wait can be long. Beautiful outdoor patio.

Thank jtalak2268
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

One of the most delightful restaurants in southCARLSBAD, California. Eating in the patio garden setting or the bar area or dining room is a cultural experience of delicious Mexican food, traditional Mexican music by Mariachi musicians , and classic Country Mexican furniture and decorations creates...More

Thank KmmLaon
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place is like a dream to a kid, I used to snatch cherries from the serving station, the fountains and the drinks and the courtyard, it's like going back in time. I've traveled all over the world and this will always be one of...More

Thank h3rodotus
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just had a fabulous Mexican dinner at Casa few Bandini. Spouse had Carnitas Burrito. I had Enchiladas Souza. Both were delicious. Our server Nancy recommended the Cadillac Margarita, skinny style. Yum. Will definitely be returning on our next visit to Carlsbad, CA.

Thank Lynn M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time visit. It was Mothers Day. They don't take reservations but they told me that when I called so I was expecting that. Place was crowded for brunch but, again, it was Mothers Day. Service was good for how crowded it was and food...More

Thank peterloaiza
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice looking place but every thing our party tasted was terribly bland food.. I don't understand the lines waiting to get in this place. Maybe they we giving something away ....never again

Thank Bracciolla
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank mytravel360
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank johnwY8305UO
Reviewed 14 April 2017 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...More

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How far is the restaurant from Omni La Costa
22 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
I want to know if you are open? Did you close when the Old Town restaurant did?
19 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"
Do you need reservations here?
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
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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
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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.