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Calling All Casa Guadalajara Enthusiasts!



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

Al Fresco Dining at Casa Guadalajara


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.





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!

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in 4 Locations!


Cinco de Mayo 2014

Valentine’s Day Menu 2014


Valentine's Day Menu 2014

Dine with Us on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 30


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:

Small Business Saturday

Welcome, Casa Sol y Mar!


Help us welcome Casa Sol y Mar to Diane Powers’ Bazaar del Mundo Restaurant family!

Casa Sol y Mar – the fourth restaurant in a family of fine Mexican eateries dispersed throughout San Diego– opened in May. The restaurant is located in the bustling Del Mar Highlands Town Center at 12865 El Camino Real, and is elaborately designed to reflect the true spirit of Mexico.

“Our philosophy is to offer great value and a delightful Mexican dining experience,” said Powers. “This includes memorable flavors, abundant selections, high quality and fresh ingredients, and a spirited, authentic environment that captures the essence of Mexican traditions.”

Guests will sense the warmth and enchantment of Mexico as they enter through the beautiful wood and glass doors and find themselves standing beneath a high glowing ceiling and breathtaking iron chandelier. The interior of the restaurant is artfully painted in a fiesta of gold, crimson, and orange jewel tones, sparkling from wall to wall with Mexican folk art, festive embellishments, and glazed Mexican accent tiles in red, emerald, and orange hues.

The delicious menu is comprised of traditional Mexican dishes with an emphasis on flavor and freshness, including a large selection of regional entrees made from scratch, and award-winning seafood recipes that have been in the Bazaar del Mundo family for decades. The menu also features newly created small plates and appetizers, as well as entrees with a contemporary twist. Homemade dressings, salsas, guacamole and sauces are made fresh daily, along with hot corn and flour tortillas. There is also an extensive children’s menu, appetizing entrée salads and countless gluten-free, vegetarian and healthy dining selections.

In the lively cantina, guests enjoy giant frosty margaritas, sip fine Mexican beers and consume tasty appetizers and entrees. The cantina features flat screen TVs and reclaimed wood tables framed with black hammered iron and custom bar stools upholstered with bright wool fabrics hand woven by artisans in Oaxara, Mexico. In addition, Casa Sol y Mar offers a collection of top shelf, premium and specialty tequilas including Reposado and Anejo-aged in white oak casts for more than a year. Check out the Cantina menu here.

The Bazaar del Mundo Restaurants are famous for cheerful, strolling Mariachis who serenade guests Wednesday through Sunday evenings – completing the cultural experience.








Cinco de Mayo Celebration at Casa Guadalajara Is The Best In San Diego!



Casa Guadalajara Old Town San Diego Celebrates Cinco de Mayo

THE San Diego Mexican Restaurant IS Casa Guadalajara in Old Town



Residents and visitors agree that San Diego Mexican Restaurant Casa Guadalajara is the finest you’ll find this side of the border. Nestled right in the heart of San Diego is a little slice of Mexico. The attention to detail is the signature of owner and highly regarded entrepreneur Diane Powers, who has spared neither time nor expense in creating Mexican authenticity for you to enjoy without having to cross the border.

But don’t take just our word for it. In the past two years Casa Guadalajara received the California Restaurant Association’s award for “Best San Diego Mexican Restaurant 2010″ and was voted “Best Margarita in San Diego” by Star 94.1 FM listeners in May 2011. Now that’s a winning combination: awards for best foods and best margaritas. And in San Diego, competition is fierce among Mexican restaurants, but we provide the finest San Diego Mexican Restaurant dining experience in the historic area known as Old Town in the heart of San Diego.

Enjoy the ambiance for a romantic dinner for two, or a fun filled wedding rehearsal dinner or reception. With our spacious indoor dining area, as well as two outdoor areas, we can accommodate just about any size group. And if your group wants us to bring the party to you, that is absolutely no problem. Our catering and special events department will get mobile and bring it on to give you a most memorable event at the location of your choice.

Whether it be tequila or tamales, burritos or taquitos, we’ve got the dish for you. Did we mention the music? Luciano Rodriguez and his band Cielito Lindo have been providing beautiful music and memories at Casa Guadalajara since 1996. This is no ordinary mariachi band, this is a unique musical experience that people talk about when they leave us as much as they do the food or the margies.

So whether you’re a local or a visitor, don’t miss out on the finest San Diego Mexican Restaurant Casa Guadalajara. We’re waiting to provide you with an experience you’ll be telling friends and family about long  after your visit. And we know once you’ve visited us that you’ll be back again and again.

And we’re easy to find:

Directions to San Diego Mexican restaurant Casa Guadalajara


See you soon!



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

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