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!
Cinco de Mayo celebrates the Battle of Puebla, in which Mexican troops prevailed over French forces on May 5, 1862. Mexico’s soldiers, greatly outnumbered, defeated the army that was thought to be the most powerful in the world at the time. Though it did not stop the French from taking control of Mexico, the victory boosted the nation’s morale and determination to fight the invasion.
In honor of the holiday, Diane Powers first launched Old Town’s Cinco de Mayo festival in 1983. Today, she continues her tradition of celebrating Mexican culture with lively revelries at her Bazaar del Mundo Restaurants.
Specials on food and drinks include: the festive “Cincorita” margarita – strawberry, Midori (melon flavored liqueur) and lime in layers of green, white and red, paying homage to the Mexican flag; and cheesy Enchiladas Banderas – a savory sampling of chicken, cheese and beef enchiladas served with three different sauces – verde, blanca and roja.
And, it wouldn’t be one of Powers’ distinguished events without strolling Mariachis and Folkloric dancers!
Also visit Powers’ Bazaar del Mundo Shops in Old Town for festive and authentic Cinco de Mayo attire and decorations for your own home or party.
Join us Thursday through Saturday, May 5–7, for live entertainment, promotional giveaways, delicious food and drink specials, and a fiesta unlike any other!
Come visit Casa Sol y Mar this Easter Sunday for a beautiful brunch buffet with delicious Mexican and traditional breakfast favorites!
Have a special occasion coming up? A big family birthday, rehearsal dinner or company milestone? Give your gathering some fiesta flare by hosting it here at Casa Sol y Mar!
Indulge in authentic award-winning Mexican cuisine and Birdbath Margaritas among beautifully decorated dining rooms and an enchanting outdoor patio. 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. Our world-class strolling mariachis add a level of fun to the festive atmosphere.
Casa Sol y Mar offers abundant banquet and catering menu options, including gluten-free, vegetarian and healthy dining selections. Only the freshest ingredients are used for our 14 salsas and sauces made fresh daily, delicious selections of homemade salad dressings, and hot corn and flour tortillas prepared throughout the day. Choose from one of our affordable event packages, or let us work with you to custom design your perfect menu.
Give your guests a fiesta to remember!
To let us bring the fiesta to you, call us at 858-792-4100 to discuss party-to-go options or visit our website to view our take-out catering menu.
You’ve heard about love at first sight, but at Casa Sol y Mar we believe in love at first bite! This Valentine’s Day, bring your loved ones for an unforgettable authentic Mexican experience. Here at Casa Sol y Mar, we offer a variety of delicious Mexican dishes in generous portions perfect for sharing. Start your meal with our popular Antojitos Platter, which includes a few favorites like our cheesy quesadillas, taquitos and crispy shrimp — all bursting with mouthwatering flavors.
Our beautiful ambiance and lovely décor are more than enough to make any guest fall head-over-heels. Decorated with colorful streamers and surrounded by splashing fountains, our courtyard is the ultimate destination for any romantic occasion. Sit under the stars as you enjoy the charming music of our strolling mariachi. Don’t forget to indulge in one of our birdbath margaritas as you listen to the festive tunes! In tasty flavors like strawberry or mango, these drinks are also big enough to share and are sure to get the fiesta started.
With delicious entrees like Tequila Lime Shrimp or Carne Asada Tampiqueña on our fabulous menu, it may be hard to pick just one! Room for dessert? Our Deep Fried Ice Cream is sure to get your appetite going again.
Make this Valentine’s Day an unforgettable one. Fall in love with the taste of Mexico at Casa Sol y Mar!