Dining Room_Photo by Martin Mann

The fourth restaurant in the Bazaar del Mundo family continues a decades-long popularity 

Casa Sol y Mar, now open in Del Mar Highlands Town Center, presents its popular Mexican cuisine, with an emphasis on flavor and freshness.

The menu showcases newly created small plates and appetizers, as well as entrées with a contemporary twist. Popular seafood dishes that have been in Powers’ restaurant family for decades, such as Tequila Lime Shrimp, Tequila Lime Salmon, Ceviche and Seafood Chimichanga, still appear on the menu. Additionally, the Ensalada Sol y Mar – an entrée salad replete with shrimp, crab, avocado, Mexican cheese and a fresh assortment of vegetables and greens – makes its menu debut.

Ten different flavorful homemade salsas and mole, as well as a number of original housemade dressings and sauces, are also prepared daily with all-natural ingredients.

“We offer only the freshest ingredients, using local produce whenever possible, and all our menu selections are made to order,” said Eduardo Zepeda, general manager. “We’re very proud of our wide selection of beef, pork, chicken and seafood entrees, with recipes which are inspired by various regions throughout Mexico.”

Dining highlights further include a collection of quesadillas, fajitas, tacos, combination plates, burritos, wraps, and notable enchiladas such as the Chicken Mole Enchiladas, Enchiladas Suizas, Enchiladas Rancheras, Enchiladas de la Casa and Enchiladas Huastecas.

In the “Especiales” category, guests will be happy to see the Carnitas a la Michoacan. This traditional Mexican dish is prepared each morning and simmered slowly so that the delectable flavors peak by the time it is ordered each day.

From the sea, diners can enjoy Seafood Poblanos – two poblano peppers charbroiled and chock-full of sautéed pescado blanco, crab and shrimp, served in a jalapeño cheese sauce and topped with melted cheese.

Guests can watch as fresh tortillas are prepared in the charming tortilla kitchen, resulting in a delicious aroma that wafts through the colorful dining rooms that are richly decorated with Mexican folk art.

There are also deliciously appealing entrée salads, an extensive children’s menu and gluten-free, vegetarian and healthy dining selections.

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 family of restaurants – 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/.

About Bazaar del Mundo Restaurant Group

Diane Powers’ Bazaar del Mundo Shops and her family of restaurants are San Diego’s recognized destinations for international cultures and Mexican-spirited cuisine.

The Bazaar del Mundo Shops, which have been recognized as one of the best shopping environments in San Diego, create a lively and colorful entry to San Diego’s Old Town community while Powers’ award-winning restaurants – Casa Guadalajara, Casa de Pico and Casa de Bandini – which make up the Bazaar del Mundo Restaurant Group, provide authentic Mexican flavor and ambience throughout San Diego County.

The Shops are comprised of colorful boutiques, each offering unique gifts from all over the world, home accessories and collectibles, handcrafted artisan jewelry, plus creative fashion, arts and crafts. Our Kitchen Shop offers vibrant tabletop products and worldwide imported ceramics, as well as specializes in unique and quality crafts and folk art from Mexico.

The Bazaar del Mundo Shops and Casa Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant are at the entrance to Old Town on the corner of Taylor and Juan Streets. Casa de Pico is located at 5500 Grossmont Center Drive, La Mesa, 619-463-3267. Casa de Bandini is located at 1901 Calle Barcelona, Carlsbad, 760-634-3443. For more information call 619-296-3161 or visit http://www.bazaardelmundo.com.