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Check Out Our 2013 Zagat Rating

We have some exciting news: Casa Guadalajara was recently rated by! is the world’s original provider of user-generated content, which provides restaurant ratings and reviews for thousands of top restaurants worldwide.

Zagat 2013 ratings for Casa Guadalajara:

Quality: 23/30

Display: 24/30

Service: 23/23

Cost: $22

Here’s what people are saying about the restaurant:

“I recommend this Old Town spot for always reliable Baja-Mex food and never-ending margaritas at affordable prices.” – Zagat rating customer

“The vibrant, tourist-filled setting is especially festive on the colorful, umbrella-filled patio.” – Zagat rating customer



Bazaar del Mundo Restaurants Win Gold Medallion Award

We won! The California Restaurant Association has awarded the Bazaar del Mundo Restaurants – Casa Guadalajara, Casa de Pico and Casa de Bandini – the 2013 Gold Medallion Award for the Best Mexican Restaurants in San Diego.

Take a Virtual Tour at Casa Guadalajara

Sitting on the corner of Juan and Taylor at the north entrance of Old Town, Casa Guadalajara welcomes guests from far and near with its charming presence and fabulous decor. You may dine outside in our beautiful courtyard with its splashing fountains, indoors in our gorgeous dining room or in the romantic setting of our garden room. Our Award winning cuisine, delicious margaritas, exceptional Mexican folk art, the lively sounds of our Mariachis, and our gracious staff will provide an experience to satisfy all your senses. Whether you are looking for a romantic dinner for two or a large celebration, Casa Guadalajara is the perfect place for that special occasion.

Click here to visit us from inside

Cincorita Margarita

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Flair at Casa Guadalajara

Diane Powers first launched Old Town’s Cinco de Mayo festival in 1983, and today she continues her dedication to the exposition of Mexican cultures with lively celebrations at her Bazaar del Mundo Restaurants.

Weekend-long specials on food and drinks include: the festive “Cincorita” margarita – strawberry, Midori (melon flavored liqueur) and lime in layers of green, white and red, paying homage to the Mexican flag; cheesy Enchiladas Banderas – a savory sampling of chicken, cheese and beef enchiladas served with three different sauces – verde, blanca and rojas (green, white and red).

It wouldn’t be one of Powers’ distinguished events without strolling Mariachis and Folkloric dancers!

Also visit Powers’ Bazaar del Mundo Shops in Old Town for festive and authentic Cinco de Mayo attire and decorations for your own home or party.

Join us, Saturday & Sunday, May 4 to 5 – with live entertainment from noon to 9:30 p.m.

About Cinco de Mayo: Cinco de Mayo celebrates the Battle of Puebla, in which Mexican troops, led by General Ignacio Zaragoza, prevailed over French forces on May 5, 1862. Mexico’s soldiers, greatly outnumbered, defeated the army that was thought to be the most powerful in the world at the time. Though it did not stop the French from taking control of Mexico, the victory boosted the nation’s morale and determination to fight the invasion.