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Making Mother’s Day Memories

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Bazaar del Mundo Mother Lovin' Shopping Spree

Mother’s Day is just around the corner! Why not show mom a little shopping-spree lovin’ to make her feel extra special this year? Diane Powers invites all mothers to come spoil themselves, while dads and kids shop for the perfect present, at the Bazaar del Mundo Shops in Old Town for a “Mother Lovin’ Shopping Spree,” May 9, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Whether she’s a fashionista, foodie, free spirit, or a little bit of it all, this Mother’s Day shopping party will host artists creating special gifts fitting the taste of all kinds of mothers. From themed cookbooks to handcrafted necklaces, there is sure to be the perfect gift for every mom.

And to say “Thank you!” for all those delicious home-cooked meals, treat mom to Mother’s Day brunch at Casa Guadalajara on Sunday, May 10. Between the gifts and a well-deserved birdbath margarita, she’ll be smiling for weeks to come!

Spending an Afternoon in Old Town is Easy to Do!

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It’s almost the weekend, which means you’re in need of a little fun! We’ve got the perfect way to spend your afternoon in historical Old Town.

You can’t do anything on an empty stomach, so grab some friends and start your day with lunch at Casa Guadalajara. With a satisfying selection of appetizers and entrées, we’re sure to have the right flavors to fit your mood. Enjoy your favorite dish with our famous birdbath margarita as you relish in the San Diego sun on our beautiful outdoor patio. After finishing up that fried ice cream you’ve been craving all week, it’s shopping time!

Head next door to the Shops at Bazaar del Mundo. With thousands of treasures from around the world, you and your friends are sure to find something new to love. Treat yourself to a pair of festive earrings or a beautiful silk scarf, or rejuvenate your wardrobe with vibrant blouses, sweaters and dresses to match your mood.

Maybe it’s your kitchen that needs a makeover! The Kitchen Shop’s unique and vast array of colorful dishes will have your next dinner guests saying, “Where did you get these?”

You’ll find the afternoon has breezed by after taking in all that the Shops have to offer. Before you know it, you’ll have to head home, but we hope you’ll be back soon!

Restaurant Review by The Daring Gourmet

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Photo Credit: The Daring Gourmet

Recently, The Daring Gourmet visited Casa Guadalajara and wrote this review about their great experience! We loved hearing about the extra-tender beef in their Enchiladas de Guacamole, tasty Virgin Strawberry Daiquiri and kid-approved Deep Fried Ice Cream.

Be sure to check out their site for more great dining tips.

Support Small Businesses on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 29

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Small Business Saturday

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 doing holiday shopping at Bazaar del Mundo next door, take a break and join us at Casa Guadalajara to sip a frosty margarita and try one of our new healthy dining creations such as Camarones del Pacifico – the ultimate shrimp ceviche marinated and poached in Pacifico beer, lime juice, red onions, Tajin and cucumbers (290 calories). When you eat at Casa Guadalajara and shop at Bazaar del Mundo, know that you are supporting local businesses in your community.

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 up to $30. For more info about the campaign, visit: www.smallbusinesssaturday.com.

The Holiday Menu is Here at Casa Guadalajara

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Casa Guadalajara Seasonal Specials

Holiday Parties and Office Lunches Become a Fiesta at Casa Guadalajara

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Give your holiday fiesta some Casa Guadalajara flare, and let us host it here! You’ll find splashing fountains, festive strolling mariachis and frosty Birdbath Margaritas that will fill your guests with cheer at your exciting Mexican fiesta holiday party or company lunch! Choose from one of our affordable event packages, or let us work with you to custom design your perfect menu.

Indulge in authentic award-winning Mexican cuisine among beautifully decorated dining rooms and an enchanting outdoor patio. Diane Powers’ Casa Guadalajara is a top San Diego destination for regionally inspired Mexican fare.

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. Diners can enjoy giant Birdbath Margaritas while being charmed nightly by strolling mariachis playing popular Mexican ballads – making it a great place to bring family or colleagues for a very special holiday experience.

Casa Guadalajara offers abundant banquet and catering menu options featuring award-winning authentic Mexican cuisine. Only the freshest ingredients are used for their 14 salsas and sauces made fresh daily, delicious selections of homemade salad dressings, and hot corn and flour tortillas prepared throughout the day. Popular dishes include the flavorful Carnitas a la Michoacan, succulent morsels of pork served with hot tortillas, guacamole, salsa and beans. During the holidays, Casa Guadalajara serves delectable Holiday Turkey Tamales, a beloved Mexican tradition, filled with tender turkey, raisins, chopped pecans and apples, all topped with a rich mole sauce and sesame seeds.

Casa Guadalajara also caters to the diner’s dietary needs with gluten-free, vegetarian and healthy dining selections.

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.

 

Calling All Casa Guadalajara Enthusiasts!

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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.

Sweets, Treats and Good Eats at Casa Guadalajara

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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!

Al Fresco Dining at Casa Guadalajara

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Casa Guadalajara Outdoor Dining

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.)

Say Hello to Healthy! Now Welcoming 6 New Low-Calorie Entrees.

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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!

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