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Holiday Parties and Office Lunches Become a Fiesta at Casa Guadalajara0
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!0
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.
¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo!0
Celebrate at Casa Guadalajara or let us cater your at-home fiesta.
Diane Powers was the first to bring a Cinco de Mayo celebration to Old Town in 1983, and today she continues her dedication to the Mexican culture with lively celebrations at her family of restaurants.
Join us at Casa Guadalajara May 3-5 for several days of strolling mariachis and Folkloric dancers, tasty food, and drink specials!
Festive entertainment will begin at noon Saturday, Sunday and Monday with Troubadours, followed by mariachi and Ballet Folkloric performances.
On May 5, drink specials will start at noon in the Cantina, with promotions including Margarita de Cointreau for $5.95 from noon to 2 p.m., MargaFrida (Frida Kahlo margarita) for $6.95 from 4-6 p.m., Herradura Silver Shots for $5 from 6-8 p.m., and Herradura Skinny Margarita for $6.95 from 8:15-10:15 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday, some of our most popular antojitos (appetizers) will also be on special in the Cantina, including the Cheese Quesadilla, Nachos Chicos, Tostadita and Taquitos Chicos for $4.95, and Mini Ceviche for $5.95.
Join us for a great weekend of delicious Mexican food, drinks and entertainment. Or, if you’re planning a party at home, let us cater. We promise to “WOW” your guests with tasty antojitos (appetizers), flavorful entrees and sides, fresh tortillas, and sweet postres (desserts).
Visit our website for catering information: www.casaguadalajara.com.
¡Viva el Mariachi!0
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.
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Folk Art & More at the Latin American Festival & Mata Ortiz Pottery Market, August 2-40
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.