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 award-winning restaurants and Bazaar del Mundo Shops, Diane Powers continues to honor her love of Mexican culture. The embodiments of all things “fiesta!”, the Bazaar del Mundo restaurants will feature inspired “Cinco” fare, such as “Cincoritas,” delicious strawberry, kiwi and lemon-lime margaritas decked out in the colors of the Mexican flag; and “Enchiladas Banderas,” a savory sampling of chicken, cheese and beef enchiladas served with three different sauces – rojas, verde and blanca (red, green and white).
Additional offerings and entertainment vary by location:
Casa Guadalajara, Old Town:
4105 Taylor Street, San Diego, 619-295-5111, www.casaguadalajara.com
May 5–6: Head to the “Two for Cinco” street taco bar in the Garden Room and enjoy drink specials in the lively Cantina, including cans of Tecate and Dos Equis for $5.50. Mariachis and ballet folklorico dancers will perform throughout the restaurant.
Casa de Pico, Grossmont Center, La Mesa:
5500 Grossmont Center Drive, La Mesa, 619-463-3267, www.casadepico.com
May 5–6: Celebrate with carnitas tacos and Corona beer buckets! Additional drink specials will be offered both days, including hourly margarita specials featuring Tres Generaciones, Cabo Wabo and Don Julio tequilas. Mariachis, troubadours and ballet folklorico dancers will provide live entertainment throughout the restaurant.
Casa de Bandini, The Forum, Carlsbad:
1901 Calle Barcelona, Carlsbad, 760-634-3443, www.casadebandini.com
May 4–5: Spice up your fiesta with the Carnitas Taco Sampler and wash them down with Casa de Bandini’s new Cazadores Palomas. Sip on specialty cocktails with drink specials by the hour, offered Friday and Saturday. The fiesta wouldn’t be complete without live mariachi music and dancers.
Casa Sol y Mar, Del Mar Highlands Town Center, Del Mar:
12865 El Camino Real, 858-792-4100, www.casasolymar.com
May 4–5: Festive Cantina specials include “Tour of Mexico” beer buckets or Hornitos tequila flights for $20. Enjoy with the choice of a taco sampler, cantina tostada or jalisco wings. Music and folkloric performances will take place throughout the weekend.
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.
Dazzle guests with a festive party to remember and have Casa de Pico take care of the details! When you let us host your party, your guests will enjoy our traditional Mexican food, strolling mariachis and world-famous margaritas. Whether you are throwing a holiday gathering or a casual company lunch, we have a variety of delicious menu packages that cater to your needs. Or, have it your way with a menu custom designed to fit your one-of-a-kind event!
Diane Powers’ Casa de Pico is a top East County destination for authentic and award-winning Mexican cuisine, showcasing friendly service and the very best in Mexican culture. We have two fabulous fiesta rooms, an expansive dining room and lovely outdoor patios available to host whatever special occasion you are celebrating.
Casa de Pico welcomes guests from near and far with its vibrant atmosphere and fabulous décor. The fiesta begins when you walk through the door – your party will be welcomed with vivid colors, hand-painted artwork and hand-crafted furnishings. Our environment makes every occasion extra special, spotlighting fun entertainment, delicious cuisine and refreshing cocktails. Diners can sip on frosty giant birdbath margaritas while enjoying regionally inspired Mexican fare, alongside Mariachi music played by our very own Troubadours.
We take pride in serving the best traditional and regional Mexican cuisine – all of our recipes are made from scratch using only the finest ingredients. From freshly made tortillas to a selection of 14 homemade salsas and sauces, Casa de Pico offers a wide array of choices for all tastes.
For those with special dietary needs, Casa de Pico provides special gluten-free, vegetarian and healthy dining options.
We also offer “Fiestas To Go,” making party planning easy by offering our delicious cuisine for pickup or delivery. For more information or to book a reservation, call 619-463-3267 or email banquets@CasaDePico.com.
Treat your guests to the true spirit and taste of Mexico at Casa de Pico!
Win a $50 dining certificate to use this Valentine’s Day, or after, from Casa de Pico!
Share a photo on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram of yourself with the love of your choice eating at Casa de Pico. Tag the restaurant and use the hashtag #LoveisaFiesta, and you could win a $50 dining certificate to use for a special Valentine’s Day dinner, or any time in 2017!
Submit your entries before Friday, February 10. Two entries will be selected at random to win. Winners will be announced on Monday, February 13.
*One entry per person, per restaurant, please.
Tag us using the following handles:
The La Mesa Courier wants your vote for the “Best of La Mesa!” Last year, Casa de Pico won “Best Mexican Cuisine,” “Best Margarita,” “Best Cocktail” and “Best Comfort Food.”
Help us win again this year by casting your vote for Casa de Pico in the following categories:
- Business Lunch
- Casual Dining
- Comfort Food
- Family Restaurant
- Happy Hour
- Mexican Cuisine
- Outdoor Dining
The poll is open until midnight on January 13, 2017. Click here to get started.
Hey PokémonGo players – Casa de Pico 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!
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 de Pico!
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 de Pico 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 619-463-3267 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 De Pico we believe in love at first bite! This Valentine’s Day, bring your loved ones for an unforgettable authentic Mexican experience. Here at Casa De Pico, we offer a variety of delicious Mexican dishes in generous portions perfect for sharing. Start your meal with our popular Fiesta Sampler Platter, which includes a few favorites like our cheesy chicken quesadillas, taquitos and flautas — 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 De Pico!
If you’ve visited Casa de Pico lately, you may have noticed our restaurant is alive with the holiday spirit. But did you know that much of our décor comes from the same artists and vendors found at Bazaar del Mundo in Old Town?
Throughout the Shops, you’ll find a large collection of wonderfully dressed Christmas trees adorned with hand-crafted ornaments, Mexican paper flowers, colorful ribbons, and – for something a little out of the ordinary – creative folk art masks, dolls and gourd ornaments. These pieces of art are stunning on a tree or as gifts!
If you’re searching for holiday pieces to decorate your mantel or dining room table, Bazaar del Mundo has a wide selection of hand-carved nativities and festive poinsettia table runners that will add holiday cheer to your home.
The holidays will be here before you know it! Visit Bazaar del Mundo in Old Town to find unique décor items from all over the world that will help turn your home into a holiday oasis. And, if you’re looking to host a holiday party at home, consider Casa de Pico for your catering needs. We can bring the holiday fiesta to you! Visit our website or call 619-463-3267 for more information.