Casa Guadalajara needs your vote. Nominations are open for San Diego City Beat’s “Best Of” issue, and we need all Mexican cuisine connoisseurs, food lovers and restaurant goers to help us win “Best” for:
- Family Restaurant
- Local Catering
- Mexican Food
- Outdoor Dining
- Fish Tacos
- Happy Hour
- Margarita at a Bar
You have through September 15 to nominate. Voting for the top 5 is held September 17-29 and the winners will be announced October 22.
Show them where to get the best Mexican food in San Diego – Casa Guadalajara! Nominations can be made at http://goo.gl/xbHjOR.
Stressed spelled backwards is desserts. Coincidence? We think not! Come relax with us and complete your meal with one of our mouth-watering desserts. Our “postres” menu is loaded with Deep Fried Ice Cream, traditional Churros and many other satisfying treats for your sweet-tooth.
- Deep Fried Ice Cream – A mound of creamy vanilla ice cream in a crispy cinnamon-sprinkled crust, topped with whipped cream and chocolate syrup.
- Sopapillas – Two deep-fried pastries topped with cinnamon sugar and served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
- Buñuelo & Ice Cream – A crispy flour tortilla smothered with melted butter and cinnamon sugar, topped with vanilla ice cream and whipped cream.
Flan – Traditional Mexican-style custard with a delicious caramel sauce.
- Churros – Golden fried churros dusted with cinnamon sugar and topped with whipped cream.
There is always room for dessert here at Casa Guadalajara!
Eating out is about more than just great food and wonderful service, it’s also about a warm and inviting atmosphere that allows diners to sit back, relax, and enjoy their dining experience. Unwind with us at Casa Guadalajara on our beautiful outdoor patio! You’ll be surrounded by a lush garden, colorful umbrellas, a splashing water fountain and a breathtaking 300-year-old California Pepper tree.
While taking advantage of San Diego’s idyllic weather, you’ll dine near exotic tropical vegetation, experience the sights and smells of authentic and fresh Mexican cuisine, and get serenaded by our strolling mariachis.
Guests also rave about our giant margaritas, and don’t forget happy hour, Mon.-Fri. from 4-7p.m. Hope to see you soon!
(To check out our full menu, click here.)
Healthy dining…Mexican style? Only at Diane Powers’ Bazaar del Mundo Restaurant Group, where six flavorful and regionally-inspired Mexican entrees are new – and all under 650 calories! Gluten-free choices are also included.
The chefs at Powers’ award-winning Mexican restaurants (including our sister-restaurants Casa de Pico in La Mesa, Casa de Bandini in Carlsbad and Casa Sol y Mar in Del Mar Highlands) have created lighter selections using the finest and freshest ingredients, with homemade salsas and sauces newly prepared every day:
- Camarones del Pacifico: The ultimate shrimp ceviche marinated and poached in Pacifico beer, lime juice, red onions, Tajin and cucumbers – 290 calories
- *Ensalada de Chef Ignacio: Grilled chicken, avocado slices, tomatoes, queso Oaxaca and thin red onion, served with spicy chipotle light ranch dressing – 510 calories; gluten free
- *Turkey Picadillo Enchiladas: Turkey Picadillo Enchiladas topped with salsa verde and queso cotija, served with black beans and jicama slaw – 560 calories; gluten free
- Turkey Picadillo Soft Tacos: Two soft, ground turkey tacos with pico de gallo, pickled red onions, queso cotija, served with black beans, arroz poblana and salsa quemada – 490 calories
- Tacos de Pescado Tropicales: Grilled fish with pineapple and mango salsa in soft corn tortillas, served with jicama slaw, light sour cream jalapeño lemon sauce, and black beans – 650 calories
- *Ensalada de Carne Asada: Grilled and marinated carne asada, with sliced avocado, tomatoes, queso cotija, sliced radishes, spring mix of romaine and cilantro lime dressing – 390 calories; gluten free
* = gluten-free selections
Diners can enjoy the new healthy dining entrees while washing them down with a frosty Skinny Margarita, made with Tres Agaves nectar and under 100 calories. ¡Salud!
St. Patrick’s Day is over, but we’re still seeing lots of green! When you see “verde” on our menu, you can bet it will be fresh, flavorful and delicious. Take our green food challenge and try something green from our menu on your next visit:
Pescado & Camarones Verdes: a filet of cod topped with three jumbo shrimp, salsa verde and melted cheese atop our Mexican rise, served with a concha of black beans
Enchiladas Verdes de Pollo: seasoned shredded chicken wrapped in two corn tortillas, topped with tomatillo sauce and served with a concha of black beans and cilantro lime fiesta cabbage
Green Chile & Cheese Tamales: two tamales filled with jack cheese and California chiles, topped with salsa verde and more jack cheese, served with black beans and Mexican rice
And of course, we can’t forget our tasty (and cute!) Concha de Guacamole. You’ll love this crispy flour tortilla with fresh guacamole, sprinkled with jack and cheddar cheese and served with chips.
See our full menu here.
If you have visited any of our Bazaar del Mundo Restaurants, you know we love lively mariachi music, a style rich in Mexican history and culture!
First appearing in the nineteenth century in the Mexican state of Jalisco, mariachi groups are known for performing at religious celebrations, plazas, big family events and restaurants – but their appearance has changed over the years. Early mariachi groups consisted only of string instruments, including guitars and harps, but as jazz music became more popular, the trumpet was introduced – now a beloved staple of the band.
Spreading their culture to the U.S., the first appearance of mariachi groups flourished in California. Now the groups are known all over for spicing up celebrations!
Guests love mariachis’ traditional clothing. Commonly called a charro suit, this outfit usually includes waste-length jackets, pants or skirts, and embroidery with leather designs or silver buttons.
If you haven’t had a chance to experience mariachi music, it’s time you visited one of our restaurants for an unforgettable fiesta! We invite you to celebrate your special occasion with us or join us for dinner and drinks, where you’ll be transported south of the border by our strolling mariachis.
Bazaar del Mundo Restaurant Group Mariachi Schedule
Casa de Pico
Thursday-Sunday: mariachi band 5:30-9:30 p.m.
Thursday-Sunday: mariachi band 6-9 p.m.
Casa Sol y Mar
Thursday-Sunday: mariachi band 5-9 p.m.
Casa de Bandini
Wednesday-Thursday & Sunday: mariachi band 6-9 p.m.
*For more information about mariachi music, click here.
Happy New Year from our family at Casa Guadalajara! If you’re among the millions of Americans fighting to be fitter in 2014, you’ll be happy to know you don’t have to quit eating out. Our talented chef has prepared a number of authentic Mexican entrees bursting with flavor, that won’t ruin your resolutions!
Our tasty Pollo Asado comes with fewer calories and a grilled boneless chicken breast in mild achiote sauce, covered with grilled fresh vegetables and served with a concha of black beans and cilantro lime fiesta cabbage. The Vegetarian Fiesta Fajitas will satisfy your taste buds with sautéed vegetables in achiote sauce, served with hot homemade tortillas, black beans and rice.
To top it off, sip one of our refreshing and frosty skinny margaritas, with under 100 calories! Who says eating healthy can’t be a “fiesta”?
To view more of our healthy selections, see our full menu here.
On the busiest shopping weekend of the year, American Express is reminding us to shop and dine locally with its Small Business Saturday campaign.
While you’re out-and-about in Old Town enjoying the sales, join us at Casa Guadalajara for a shopping-break. Sip on a frosty margarita, nibble on the Antojitos Platter and indulge in the Carne Asada Tampiqueña – and when you do, know that you are supporting a local business in your community.
Don’t forget to go next door to Bazaar del Mundo, where you can browse their collection of handcrafted artisan jewelry, home accessories and collectibles from all around the world, creative fashion, arts and crafts, hundreds of cookbooks and whimsical ornaments in all different styles and colors to adorn your Christmas tree!
Small Business Saturday is a national campaign that rewards American Express users when they shop and dine at local businesses, making a contribution back to their communities. AmEx users who have pre-registered their card, will receive a credit back on their statement. For more info about the campaign, visit: www.smallbusinesssaturday.com.