Diane Powers’ Mexican restaurant Casa de Bandini is the go-to spot for North County businesses and residents looking for a festive dining experience. The famous restaurant draws San Diegans from all across the country to its location in The Forum Carlsbad for its vibrant dining rooms, lush patios, mouth-watering Mexican cuisine and giant margaritas. Decorated with hand-crafted furnishings, fine Mexican folk art, and colorful hand-painted murals, your guests will feel the warmth and romance of Mexico as soon as they enter the door.

Did you know Casa de Bandini also specializes in custom-designed events? Turn your next holiday party, banquet, office party, business function, retirement party, rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony and reception, anniversary, birthday party, graduation or any other celebration into a fiesta!

“We provide hands-on coordination so our clients don’t have to worry about anything, our party and event planners will take care of it all,” said Gilbert Gastelum, Casa de Bandini’s general manager. “From the décor and ambiance to the food and drinks, customize it how you want it and your guests will never forget.”

There are multiple spaces available including:

Sala de Santos — the restaurant’s main interior party room decorated with beautiful Latin American artifacts and antique handcarved figures depicting images and representations of saints — is hand-painted with intricate stenciling and illuminated by two beautiful, wrought iron chandeliers. This private area seats up to 60 guests.

The West Patio – perfect for dining under the stars and can host a private banquet of up to 70 people.

The North Cocktail Patio — seats up to 30 guests and is great for a quick get-together between soccer practice or PTA meetings.

No matter the size of your party, Casa de Bandini’s seasoned professionals get the job done to create memorable experiences that will impress your guests. Choose from a variety of banquet and catering menu options made with fresh ingredients and traditional regional recipes — accompanied by 14 salsas and sauces made daily, and hotoff-the-grill handmade tortillas. The restaurant’s delicious menu also has an abundant selection of creative, healthy Mexican salads and vegetarian choices, and 50 gluten-free items. Specialties include Mole Poblano, Carne Asada Tampiqueña and Tequila Lime Shrimp, a famous creation introduced by Casa de Bandini in the 1980s that’s been a customer favorite ever since. The dish includes Pacific wild shrimp sautéed with tequila, lime and butter, then seasoned with garlic, crushed chili and cilantro atop arroz Amarillo, and served with a side of black beans.

In addition to its award-winning cuisine, Casa de Bandini offers an extensive collection of more than 90 premium tequilas, over 15 specialty hand-made margaritas and of course the famous “Bird Bath” margarita!

If you’re hosting the party at your office or home, let Casa de Bandini bring the fiesta to you! A full-service caterer, Casa de Bandini can design custom menus for any event and will provide caring and detailed service that customers have come to expect from this North County icon.

With its splashing fountains and beautiful heated outdoor patios, authentic Mexican cuisine and legendary margaritas, Casa de Bandini will give you and your guests a fiesta to rave about.

No matter the event, Casa de Bandini provides hands-on coordination from beginning to end.

For more information about Casa de Bandini’s special event services, call 760-634-3443.

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