Summers in San Diego are hard to beat! America’s Finest City’s year-round sun lends itself to some of the best “al fresco” dining in the country. So when FINE Magazine named Casa Sol y Mar the “Best Outdoor Dining” in San Diego, we couldn’t be more thrilled.
Complete with a lush garden, colorful umbrellas and a splashing water fountain made from Cantera Stone and hand-painted tiles, our outdoor patio is something special. And according to writer Matthew Zamudio, our Carnitas a la Michoacan are too! So grab a friend, take a seat and enjoy the summer sun – it’s not going anywhere any time soon.
Our sister restaurant Casa Guadalajara is celebrating its 20th anniversary next week! While many San Diegan’s have come to call the restaurant their favorite Old Town dining destination, we bet few remember how Casa Guadalajara came to be. In honor of the milestone, here’s a little history behind the restaurant:
Casa Guadalajara was once known as Romaine’s Guadalajara Grill. Upon discovering that Romaine’s former owner intended to cut down a majestic, 250-year-old California Pepper tree on the property to make way for a parking lot, Diane Powers purchased the land and transformed the restaurant into Casa Guadalajara – saving the tree and making it the focal point of the restaurant’s festive courtyard. Casa Guadalajara officially re-opened for business on June 12, 1995.
To celebrate the occasion, Powers and Casa Guadalajara will be throwing a week-long fiesta, with special entertainment including Folklorico dancers, strolling troubadours and mariachis, and special promotions. Starting Monday through Thursday, June 22 to 25, from 4 to 7 p.m., a special “Happier Hour” will take place in the Garden Room with tequila vendors on hand to present a special seminar. Thursday and Friday, June 25 and 26, will feature a special “throwback” menu with five favorite dishes that date back to the original menu, each with a 20 percent discount, and a commemorative T-shirt giveaway provided by Casamigos Tequila.
Come join the party and see why Casa Guadalajara has been a San Diego favorite for the last 20 years!
Join us for Margarita Month! Throughout the month of May, visit Casa Sol y Mar and try our “Milagro Mercado” margarita – a fresh and spicy blend of Milagro Tequila Silver, Azucar Morena syrup, fresh-squeezed lime juice, muddled cucumber, cilantro and jalapeño served over ice in a glass rimmed with Chamoy and Tajín.
Help this refreshing drink become #1! Upload a photo of your “Milagro Mercado” on Instagram using the hashtags #MargaritaMonth and #CasaSolyMar. You can also rate our drink HERE. Cast your vote for a chance to win $1,000 in gift certificates from participating venues!
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 Sol y Mar on Sunday, May 10. Between the gifts and a well-deserved birdbath margarita, she’ll be smiling for weeks to come!
With only one day left to vote, help Casa Sol y Mar win Best Mexican Restaurant, Best Happy Hour and Best Fish Tacos in San Diego Magazine’s Best Restaurants 2015 poll. Cast your votes HERE!
It’s almost the weekend, and we’ll bet that you’ve got a ton of errands to run. With Del Mar Highlands Town Center being home to dozens of shops and services, it’s a convenient location to get several things crossed off your list at once. With proper planning, you can be in and out in an hour or two and still have time for a little fun!
First, drop off your items that need to be dry cleaned at Odgen’s Cleaners and those shoes that need a little mending at Anthony’s Shoe Repair. Then head down and check out movie times. That new action flick would be perfect for date night tonight!
You’re desperately in need of some new jeans, so you’ll have to try on a few pairs at a few different stores to get the best fit. Might as well try on some tops while you’re at it, right? Once your new outfit(s) is complete, grab a new accessory for Fido at Unleashed by Petco.
Go freshen up your toes with a pedicure or take a few moments to relax with a well-deserved massage. You’ve been busy today!
Now that you’ve worked up an appetite, it’s time to meet up with your special someone for an early dinner at Casa Sol y Mar. 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 with that fried ice cream you’ve been craving all week, its movie time!
It’s been a fun and productive day at Del Mar Highlands Town Center. With so many things to do, Casa Sol y Mar is proud to call Del Mar’s favorite shopping mall home. We hope to see you again soon!