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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 17 January 2017 via mobile

It's nestled in a shopping center that has a nice variety of department stores & boutiques! Food is good! You can make it an all day event! Have a nice lunch and shopping or family time..

Thank Pat S
Reviewed 6 January 2017

I have been going to this restaurant since it's original location in Old Town San Diego. They serve all the usual dishes plus they also have a Healthy Menu and less traditional. At Christmas the decor becomes even more colorful and I enjoy the festive...More

Thank Rosel T
Reviewed 5 January 2017

On our last day before leaving for the airport the four of us decided on Mexican and Maylene and Steve said this was the place! The food was served fast and hot and the portions were generous all at a very reasonable price. It's easy...More

1  Thank Sapphire-Ed
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

After a cold, damp New Years Eve at LegoLand we were all ready for a good meal in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Based upon Trip Advisor reviews we drove to Casa de Bandini and we certainly weren't disappointed. Our family party of 9 was...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Walking in and seeing the chaotic waiting scene let us imagine the food must be amazing! It was very good - but seriously abundant! Two or three can easily share any one dish!!! They do have a gluten free menu and every thing seems fresh...More

Thank feather2001
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

The line to get a table was pretty long (45mins to 1 hour). But the good thing is that they will message you once your table is ready and they also have app to keep track of your line. They don't accept reservations. That's why...More

1  Thank Jessica P
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Fantastic: service, chips and salsa, atmosphere, prices. Very good: Margaritas. Definitely worth your stop-in!

1  Thank CarolRororo
Reviewed 25 December 2016

Our friends took us to Casa De Bandini when the 4 of us returned from 15 days on the high seas. What a delightful time we had at this restaurant. The Margarita come sized small, medium, and large - something we have never encountered before....More

Thank Alan B
Reviewed 18 December 2016

This restaurant is adorned with beautiful decor throughout. We learned from Sal the manager that the employees decorated for Christmas. It is absolutely beautiful. The food was enjoyed by all. The mariachis duo was a special touch, personal not just noise. This place was a...More

Thank Shelly M
Reviewed 16 December 2016

A very busy Mexican Resturant in Carlsbad, between Encinitas and La Costa. Great atmosphere and their food is very good. I enjoy their fish tacos. They have a very good Bar service and a roving three piece band. Always enjoyable. Fun family restruarnt

Thank TravelingMan2012
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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
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"
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
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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
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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