Transform Holiday Parties into Delicious Fiestas at Casa Guadalajara



Dazzle guests with a festive party to remember and have Casa Guadalajara take care of the details! When you let us host your party in the heart of Old Town, your guests will enjoy our traditional Mexican food, strolling mariachis and world-famous margaritas. Whether you are throwing a holiday gathering or a casual company lunch, we have a variety of delicious menu packages that cater to your needs. Or, have it your way with a menu custom designed to fit your one-of-a-kind event!

Diane Powers’ Casa Guadalajara is a top San Diego destination for authentic and award-winning Mexican cuisine, showcasing friendly service and the very best in Mexican cultureWe have a gorgeous dining room, two charming patios and a lively Cantina available to host whatever special occasion you are celebrating.

Casa Guadalajara welcomes guests from near and far with its vibrant atmosphere and fabulous décor. The fiesta begins when you walk through the door – your party will be welcomed with vivid colors, hand-painted artwork and hand-crafted furnishings. Our environment makes every occasion extra special, spotlighting fun entertainment, delicious cuisine and refreshing cocktails. Diners can sip on frosty giant birdbath margaritas while enjoying regionally inspired Mexican fare, alongside Mariachi music played by our very own Cielito Lindo.

We take pride in serving the best traditional and regional Mexican cuisine – all of our recipes are made from scratch using only the finest ingredients. From freshly made tortillas to a selection of 14 homemade salsas and sauces, Casa Guadalajara offers a wide array of choices for all tastes.

For those with special dietary needs, Casa Guadalajara provides special gluten-free, vegetarian and healthy dining options.

We also offer our “Fiesta Express” menu, making party planning easy by offering our delicious cuisine for pickup or delivery. For more information or to book a reservation, call 619-295-5231 or email

Treat your guests to the true spirit and taste of Mexico at Casa Guadalajara!

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Have a special occasion coming up? A big family birthday, rehearsal dinner or company milestone? Give your gathering some fiesta flare by hosting it here at Casa Guadalajara!

Indulge in authentic award-winning Mexican cuisine and Birdbath Margaritas among beautifully decorated dining rooms and an enchanting outdoor patio. Decorated with hand-crafted furnishings, fine Mexican folk art, and colorful hand-painted murals, guests feel the warmth and romance of Mexico as soon as they enter the door. Our world-class strolling mariachis add a level of fun to the festive atmosphere.

Casa Guadalajara offers abundant banquet and catering menu options, including gluten-free, vegetarian and healthy dining selections. Only the freshest ingredients are used for our 14 salsas and sauces made fresh daily, delicious selections of homemade salad dressings, and hot corn and flour tortillas prepared throughout the day. Choose from one of our affordable event packages, or let us work with you to custom design your perfect menu.

Give your guests a fiesta to remember!

To let us bring the fiesta to you, call us at 619 295-5231 to discuss party-to-go options or visit our website to view our take-out catering menu.

Holiday Home Décor Inspired by Casa Guadalajara and Bazaar del Mundo


If you’ve visited Casa Guadalajara lately, you may have noticed our restaurant is alive with the holiday spirit. But did you know that much of our décor comes from the same artists and vendors found at Bazaar del Mundo in Old Town?

Throughout the Shops, you’ll find a large collection of wonderfully dressed Christmas trees adorned with hand-crafted ornaments, Mexican paper flowers, colorful ribbons, and – for something a little out of the ordinary – creative folk art masks, dolls and gourd ornaments. These pieces of art are stunning on a tree or as gifts!

If you’re searching for holiday pieces to decorate your mantel or dining room table, Bazaar del Mundo has a wide selection of hand-carved nativities and festive poinsettia table runners that will add holiday cheer to your home.

The holidays will be here before you know it! Visit Bazaar del Mundo in Old Town to find unique décor items from all over the world that will help turn your home into a holiday oasis. And, if you’re looking to host a holiday party at home, consider Casa Guadalajara for your catering needs. We can bring the holiday fiesta to you! Visit our website or call 619-295-5111 for more information.

Now Serving: Holiday Merriment at Casa Guadalajara


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Serving up festive fare and classic cocktails with a twist, Diane Powers’ award-winning Bazaar del Mundo restaurants – Casa Guadalajara, Casa de Pico, Casa de Bandini and Casa Sol y Mar – now present a unique menu that incorporates traditional holiday flavors into authentic Mexican offerings, available through the New Year.

The restaurants are beautifully decorated for holiday cheer with colorful Christmas trees dressed in handmade Mexican ornaments, Mexican paper flowers, donkey, bull and horse piñatas, painted tin ornaments, and lighted chili ristras. Strolling mariachis add to each restaurant’s cheerful ambiance. 

Casa Guadalajara’s holiday menus includes Turkey Mole Tamales, a beloved Mexican tradition, filled with tender turkey, raisins, chopped pecans and apples, all topped with a rich mole sauce and sesame seeds. Served with achiote vegetables and black beans.

Other seasonal specials include: Enchiladas Poblanas, Enchiladas de Picadillo con Papa, Chipotle Cranberry Chicken and Crema de Elote con Pollo.

Through December 15, guests can buy a $50 gift card at any of the restaurants and receive a free $10 gift card; a $25 free gift card comes with the purchase of a $100 gift card.

All the Bazaar del Mundo Restaurants present a beautiful environment for family or corporate parties, especially while splendidly decorated for the season. Catering is also available.

The Holiday Menu is Here at Casa Guadalajara


Casa Guadalajara Seasonal Specials

Let Us Host Your Holiday Fiesta


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Leave it to Casa Guadalajara to host your enchanting Mexican Fiesta holiday party! Your guests will be charmed by our beautiful restaurant, colorful dining rooms and lush outdoor patio, award winning cuisine, and strolling Mariachis. Choose from one of our affordable event packages, or let us work with you to custom design your perfect menu.

To let us bring the fiesta to you, call us at 619-295-5111 to discuss party-to-go options.

Folk Art & More at the Latin American Festival & Mata Ortiz Pottery Market, August 2-4


There is no need to travel to the deepest regions of Mexico in order to experience some of the world’s most vibrant Latin American folk art and Mexican pottery – just visit the Bazaar del Mundo Shops’ Latin American Festival and Mata Ortiz Pottery Market, August 2 to 4, in OldTown,San Diego.

The colorful marketplace hidden beneath a colorful array of umbrellas with artists from Mexico, Guatemala, Peru, Ecuador and other Latin American countries, showcases one of the most extensive collections of genuine Latin American folk art, traditional clothing and textiles and colorful collectibles and radiant jewelry this side of the border. Guests can peruse authentic, hand-painted Mata Ortiz Pottery, colorful Mexican folk art and vibrant artisan jewelry.

The Festival exhibits San Diego’s largest collection of authentic Mata Ortiz pottery, a centuries-old art form renowned for its detailed process and hand-painted geometric and ancestral symbols, with several skilled potters showcasing their wares, including Jorge Quintana – a principal Mata Ortiz artist whose work has been displayed in museums all over the world.

Live demonstrations will be performed for eager festival-goers, as artists hack away at wooden stumps to reveal life-like animal figures, weave hand-pulled wool into intricate textiles and skillfully paint delicate designs onto hand-formed clay pots.

Other custom crafts and sought-after handmade goods include: San Antonio embroidery, tinwork, Talavera pottery, Oaxacan wooden animal carvings, Guatemalan weaving, various colorful and symbolic wall art and sculptures, Huichol yarn and bead paintings and one-of-a-kind pottery.

Musical entertainment will be provided by TINKU, a Latin American Folk band performing over 19 musical rhythms from throughout Latin Americaon authentic native instruments. Mouth-watering Mexican cuisine from neighboring Casa Guadalajara restaurant will be for sale.

Admission is free. The event runs 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Casa Guadalajara: A Great Wedding Venue according to Exquisite Weddings Magazine

Casa Guadalajara Wedding Venue

The Perfect Location For A Perfect Wedding, Reception or Rehearsal Dinner

Exquisite Weddings Magazine, a publication of San Diego Magazine, published it’s list of top San Diego wedding venues in its November, 2011 issue. Among the locations listed was Casa Guadalajara in Old Town.

As quoted in the article, “Experience our award-winning cuisine, lively Mariachis & giant margaritas.  Plus a highly attentive staff and abundant free parking leads to a fun and festive occasion.” You can read the entire article and see some great pictures of our venue at

If you’re looking for the perfect location for your wedding, reception or rehearsal dinner we’ll be happy to accommodate you.


For Dates and Availability Contact:

Catherine N Breedlove
Special Events Director
4105 Taylor Street
San Diego, CA 92110

Holiday Parties/Catering by Casa Guadalajara

Casa Guadalajara San Diego Old Town Catering

Catering for All Events: Our Place or Yours

The holiday season is fast approaching, and our schedule is filling up fast. Our Casa Guadalajara catering group provides the finest in Mexican cuisine catering at your location or at our restaurant at 4105 Taylor St. in Old Town, San Diego. Revered by many as the best Mexican Restaurant in San Diego, we take the pressure off of you by taking care of all of the personal details that make your event unique and memorable.

All of our events are custom designed to provide a unique experience for your group. Since 1995 dozens of companies and organizations have enjoyed our full service catering for their end of year parties. In lieu of the traditional holiday “office party”, many companies host a pre-Thanksgiving dinner for their employees and/or customers. Since you’ll probably be eating Turkey on Thanksgiving day, we’ll put together for you a special menu that will make your event one which everyone will remember for years to come.

For your holiday party our Courtyard and Garden Rooms provide you with a private, intimate atmosphere for you to celebrate ’till your hearts are content. Our Director of Catering and Special Events, Catherine Breedlove, will create an event to remember for you. Catherine is extremely creative and goes above and beyond to be sure all of your guests are given the special treatment you want them to experience.

If you’d prefer, we’ll happily bring the party to you. Our catering department can deliver your special event right to your doorstep. If you’re in charge of special events for the end of the year, contact us as soon as possible to get your event scheduled.  For information visit our Bazaar del Mundo banquets and catering web page at Call Catherine Breedlove at 619-295-5111 for complete information and to make your reservation.

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