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Casa de Bandini

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1901 Calle Barcelona, Carlsbad, CA 92009-8402
+1 760-634-3443
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Carlsbad, California
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I won't go back, poor service, waited to long to order and then waited to long to get food. it is also very noise and a lot of questionable people.

Thank 19037Travel
Carlsbad, California
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We go at least twice a month, delicious food. Great service, the only thing that stinks is the long wait time on the weekends. Go before 6 or after 8 if you don't want to wait

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Orange County, California
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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
San Marcos, California
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 feeling of being on vacation somewhere in Mexico. I ordered a grilled chicken, avocado burrito... More 

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St. Thomas
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216 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 612 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 to see why this is one of our cousins favorite places to eat.

1 Thank Sapphire-Ed
New Braunfels, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 seated within 10 minutes and we were treated to a delicious feast of Mexican food... More 

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Earth, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 and wholesome. It was a very festive one-time experience but we won't go back. It... More 

Thank feather2001
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 with the long wait. We waited for a while for our food. They were quite... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

1 Thank CarolRororo
Woodbridge, New Jersey
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122 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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. I went for the Medium after I saw the size of the Large while the... More 

Thank Alan B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?