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Spending an Afternoon in Del Mar Highlands Town Center is Easy to Do!

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Casa Sol y Mar

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!

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Al Fresco Dining at Casa Sol y Mar

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Casa Sol y Mar Patio_Photo by Martin Mann

Eating out is about more than just great food and wonderful service, it’s also about a warm and inviting atmosphere that allows diners to sit back, relax, and enjoy their dining experience. Unwind with us at Casa Sol y Mar on our beautiful outdoor patio! You’ll be surrounded by a lush garden, colorful umbrellas and a splashing water fountain made from Cantera Stone and handpainted tiles.

While taking advantage of San Diego’s idyllic weather, you’ll dine near exotic tropical vegetation, experience the sights and smells of authentic and fresh Mexican cuisine, and get serenaded by our strolling mariachis.

Guests also rave about our giant margaritas, and don’t forget happy hour, Mon.-Fri. from 4-7p.m. Hope to see you soon!

(To check out our full menu, click here.)

Say Hello to Healthy! Now Welcoming 6 New Low-Calorie Entrees.

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Healthy dining…Mexican style? Only at Diane Powers’ Bazaar del Mundo Restaurant Group, where six flavorful and regionally-inspired Mexican entrees are new – and all under 650 calories! Gluten-free choices are also included.

The chefs at Powers’ award-winning Mexican restaurants (including our sister-restaurants Casa Guadalajara in Old Town, Casa de Pico in La Mesa and Casa de Bandini in Carlsbad) have created lighter selections using the finest and freshest ingredients, with homemade salsas and sauces newly prepared every day:

  • Camarones del Pacifico: The ultimate shrimp ceviche marinated and poached in Pacifico beer, lime juice, red onions, Tajin and cucumbers – 290 calories
  • *Ensalada de Chef Ignacio: Grilled chicken, avocado slices, tomatoes, queso Oaxaca and thin red onion, served with spicy chipotle light ranch dressing – 510 calories; gluten free
  • *Turkey Picadillo Enchiladas: Turkey Picadillo Enchiladas topped with salsa verde and queso cotija, served with black beans and jicama slaw – 560 calories; gluten free
  • Turkey Picadillo Soft Tacos: Two soft, ground turkey tacos with pico de gallo, pickled red onions, queso cotija, served with black beans, arroz poblana and salsa quemada – 490 calories
  • Tacos de Pescado Tropicales: Grilled fish with pineapple and mango salsa in soft corn tortillas, served with jicama slaw, light sour cream jalapeño lemon sauce, and black beans – 650 calories
  • *Ensalada de Carne Asada: Grilled and marinated carne asada, with sliced avocado, tomatoes, queso cotija, sliced radishes, spring mix of romaine and cilantro lime dressing – 390 calories; gluten free

* = gluten-free selections

Diners can enjoy the new healthy dining entrees while washing them down with a frosty Skinny Margarita, made with Tres Agaves nectar and under 100 calories. ¡Salud!

¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

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Celebrate at Casa Sol y Mar or let us cater your at-home fiesta.

Pico and Sol y Mar

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 Sol y Mar May 3-5 for several days of strolling mariachis and Folkloric dancers, tasty food, and drink specials! Festive entertainment Saturday, Sunday and Monday will include Ballet Folklorico at 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., and mariachis from 1-9 p.m.

On Monday during happy hour from 4-7 p.m. in the Cantina, guests will enjoy promotional giveaways from Dos Equis, Pacífico and Negra Modelo, as well as house margaritas for $3.95. Featured food and drink specials include the Cincorita Margarita – a combination of strawberry, lemon-lime and kiwi, in layers of green, white and red, paying homage to the Mexican flag – and Enchiladas Banderas – a savory sampling of chicken, cheese and beef enchiladas served with three different sauces – verde, blanca and rojas (green, white and red).

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.casasolymar.com

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in 4 Locations!

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Cinco de Mayo 2014

It’s Spring – Eat Green!

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Concha de Guacamole

St. Patrick’s Day is over, but we’re still seeing lots of green! When you see “verde” on our menu, you can bet it will be fresh, flavorful and delicious. Take our green food challenge and try something green from our menu on your next visit:

Chile Verde: pork carnitas sautéed in a tomatillo sauce with onions and green peppers, served with Mexican rice, frijoles de la olla and hot tortillas

Enchiladas Suizas: two enchiladas with seasoned shredded chicken and roasted green chiles, topped with salsa verde, cheese and sour cream, served with Mexican rice and refried beans

Enchiladas de Espinacas: sautéed spinach, mushrooms, onion and peppers with jalapeño cheese sauce folded into two corn tortillas and topped with salsa verde and sour cream, served with fiesta rice and a concha of black beans

And of course, we can’t forget our tasty (and cute!) Concha de Guacamole. You’ll love this crispy flour tortilla with fresh guacamole, sprinkled with jack and cheddar cheese and served with chips.

See our full menu here.

Valentine’s Day Menu 2014

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Valentine's Day Menu 2014

San Diego Restaurant Week, Winter 2014

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San Diego Restaurant Week Winter 2014 Lunch

San Diego Restaurant Week Winter 2014 Dinner

Sizzling Selections for Healthy Eating in 2014

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Margaritas

Happy New Year from our family at Casa Sol y Mar! If you’re among the millions of Americans fighting to be fitter in 2014, you’ll be happy to know you don’t have to quit eating out. Our talented chef has prepared a number of authentic Mexican entrees bursting with flavor, that won’t ruin your resolutions!

Flavorful Fiesta Fajitas are a lower calorie alternative, featuring vegetables sautéed with achiote sauce, served with hot homemade corn tortillas, black beans and arroz poblano. Our Mango Chipotle Chicken will satisfy your taste buds with seasoned flame grilled chicken breast, topped with chipotle sauce and mango salsa, served atop arroz poblano and with cilantro lime fiesta cabbage.

To top it off, sip one of our refreshing and frosty skinny margaritas, with under 100 calories! Who says eating healthy can’t be a “fiesta”?

To view more of our healthy selections, see our full menu here.

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