Mariachis, Margaritas and More! Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Diane Powers’ Bazaar del Mundo Restaurants in San Diego
Enjoy live mariachi music, folkloric dancers, authentic Mexican cuisine and frothy margaritas during the Cinco de Mayo celebrations at Diane Powers Bazaar del Mundo Restaurants: Casa Guadalajara, Casa de Pico, Casa de Bandini and Casa Sol y Mar.
Through her restaurants and Bazaar del Mundo Shops, Diane Powers continues her dedication to the exposition of Mexican cultures. Now the embodiments of all things “fiesta!”, her award-winning restaurants will feature the “Cincorita,” a delicious strawberry and kiwi margarita decked out in the colors of the Mexican flag, plus inspired “Cinco” fare and other festive specials to celebrate the occasion.
Offerings and entertainment vary by location:
Casa Guadalajara, Old Town:
4105 Taylor Street, San Diego, 619-295-5111, www.casaguadalajara.com
May 5–6: Guests will receive discounts on two Mexican food favorites – Chile Verde and Chile Colorado – as strolling mariachis and folkloric dancers perform throughout the day. The restaurant will also host promotional giveaways from favorite tequila brands such as Casa Amigos, Hornitos, Partida and Gran Centenario.
Casa de Pico, Grossmont Center, La Mesa:
5500 Grossmont Center Drive, La Mesa, 619-463-3267, www.casadepico.com
May 5–6: For true “Cinco” style, enjoy the “Enchiladas Banderas,” a savory sampling of chicken, cheese and beef enchiladas served with three different sauces – rojas, verde and blanca (red, green and white). Music and folkloric performances will take place throughout the day as well as promotional giveaways from Dos Equis, Corona, Hornitos, Cabo Wabo, Grand Marnier, Puerto Vallarta Tequila and more.
Casa de Bandini, The Forum, Carlsbad:
1901 Calle Barcelona, Carlsbad, 760-634-3443, www.casadebandini.com
May 5–6: Celebrate with music, folkloric dancing and hourly specials on select margaritas and tequilas, including Casamigos, Casa Noble, Hornitos, Clase Azul and more. Guests will also meet representatives from their favorite tequila brands and receive festive giveaways and souvenirs.
Casa Sol y Mar, Del Mar Highlands Town Center, Del Mar:
12865 El Camino Real, 858-792-4100, www.casasolymar.com
May 5: Get in the spirit with a build-your-own nachos bar on Casa Sol y Mar’s beautiful outdoor patio, or take a tour of Mexico with $20 beer buckets and $15 Patron flights in the lively Cantina. Strolling mariachis and folkloric dancers will perform in the dining room as guests enjoy $5 house margaritas and Mexican beers. Representatives from Corona and top tequila brands will also liven up the party with giveaways and souvenirs.
Sometimes confused with Mexican Independence Day (September 16), the Cinco de Mayo holiday celebrates the Battle of Puebla, in which vastly outnumbered Mexican forces defeated the Imperialist French Army on May 5, 1862.
Visit Diane Powers’ Casa Sol y Mar in Del Mar Highlands Town Center to enjoy a celebratory Easter champagne brunch buffet!
Who doesn’t love tamales? At Diane Powers’ Casa Sol y Mar, diners can now try a delicious twist on this Mexican food classic: the Inside-Out Tamale.
Casa Sol y Mar’s Inside-Out Tamales begin with handmade, fresh masa with cheese. The masa is butterflied open and topped to order with a choice of chile Colorado, chile verde, shredded beef or chicken, or sautéed vegetables, and topped with their own special sauce and melted cheese. Each tamale is served with Mexican rice and beans.
“I wanted our customers to enjoy piping hot tamales made to order,” said Julie Bell-Gastelum, general manager for Casa Sol y Mar, who came up with the idea. “While most tamales are premade and stored before serving, our Inside-Out Tamales give customers the opportunity to enjoy one of our most popular items fresh to their table and paired with rich, authentic Mexican flavors.”
The Inside-Out Tamale is currently served as part of Casa Sol y Mar’s new lunch specials menu, and is available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $10.95. The dish will also soon be added to the restaurant’s seasonal menu and will be served all day.
Additional lunch specials include a lunch-sized portion of the restaurant’s famed Tequila Lime Shrimp; Torta de Barbacoa, grilled carnitas with a chipotle-tequila barbecue sauce, pickled red onion, chipotle mayo and melted cheese on a bolillo roll, served with fiesta coleslaw and French fries; and the Piñata Salad with grilled chicken breast, fresh salad greens, chopped tomato, red bell pepper, avocado, black beans, roasted fresh corn, mixed cheese and jicama tossed in a lime vinaigrette and served with fresh watermelon wedges.
Casa Sol y Mar is located in the bustling Del Mar Highlands Town Center at 12865 El Camino Real. It is the fourth in Powers’ Bazaar del Mundo Restaurant Group, also including Casa Guadalajara in Old Town, Casa de Pico in La Mesa and Casa de Bandini in Carlsbad.
For more information, visit http://www.casasolymar.com/.
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Celebrate San Diego Restaurant Week at Casa Sol y Mar, September 25 to October 2! Treat yourself to any of our mouth-watering lunch and dinner combinations and let the fiesta begin!
Hey PokémonGo players – Casa Sol y Mar is an official PokéStop in San Diego. Let us turn your quest to catch ‘em all into a fiesta!