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Love is a Fiesta at Diane Powers’ Bazaar del Mundo Restaurants

Valentine’s Day Specials Inspired by Amor

San Diego County CA— Serving up authentic Mexican fare with a Valentine’s Day twist, Diane Powers’ award-winning Bazaar del Mundo Restaurants – Casa Guadalajara, Casa de Pico, Casa de Bandini and Casa Sol y Mar – present amor-inspired menus with delicious dishes for Valentine’s Day weekend.

Each restaurant boasts a romantic ambiance with colorful Mexican paper flowers, piñatas and hand-painted artwork. Guests are able to request their favorite serenades from strolling Mariachis.

The Valentine’s Day menus from each restaurant include:

Casa de Bandini, The Forum Carlsbad (Carlsbad)
Dive in to a delicious three-course dinner for $29. Dishes include a Mexican Shrimp Ceviche appetizer; choice of entrée between Mariscos de Corazon, two large roasted peppers filled with sautéed shrimp and crab and topped with serrano chiles; Pollo Valentino, butterflied chicken breast broiled on an open flame and served with chipotle mashed potatoes and black beans; or Carne Asada Tampiqueña; plus a decadent Chocolate Flan dessert. Dinner wouldn’t be complete without the special Margarita Valentina, crafted with Casa Noble tequila, triple sec and sweet & sour blended with passion fruit puree; available for $9.95. For more information, call 760-634-3443.
1901 Calle Barcelona, Carlsbad, casadebandini.com

Casa de Pico, Grossmont Center (La Mesa)
Casa de Pico’s special Valentine’s Day menu includes a 17.5 ounce House Margarita, a delicious Surf & Turf entrée featuring 4-ounce portions of both steak and salmon, served with arroz verde and sautéed vegetables in achiote sauce, plus a Chocolate Lava Cake that’s almost too good to share! Treat your loved one to this Mexican feast for $31.95. To make a reservation, call 619-463-3267.
5500 Grossmont Center Drive, La Mesa, casadepico.com

Casa Guadalajara (Old Town)
Treat yourself—or your date—to a special three-course meal for only $23.80. Start off with a cup of warm Albondigas or Tortilla Soup. For an entrée, choose between four traditional favorites: Carnitas a la Michoacan, traditional Mexican pork served with hot tortillas, guacamole, salsa quemada and beans; Pollo Mole Poblano, sautéed chicken tenders cooked in our original mole poblano sauce; Carne Asada Tampiqueña, flame-grilled carne asada topped with a mild California chile and grilled onions; or Combinacion Vegetariana, which includes a vegetarian enchilada and tostada, and a chile relleno. For dessert enjoy a flavorful combination of a crispy churro sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon plus a decadent flan with caramel sauce. For more information, call 619-295-5111. 
4105 Taylor St., San Diego, casaguadalajara.com

Casa Sol y Mar, Del Mar Highlands Town Center (Del Mar)
Celebrate your love with a fabulous four-course, shared dinner for two! For $49.95, split a Concha de Guacamole; Sweetheart Grilled Shrimp Salad; your choice of entrée from Fajitas, Tequila Lime Shrimp or Seafood Poblanos; and a Dessert Sampler with homemade caramel flan, Mexican chocolate mousse and churros with ice cream. Guests may also enjoy a small house margarita for $6.95 or a glass of champagne with a fresh strawberry for $4. To make a reservation, call 858-792-4100.
12865 El Camino Real, San Diego, casasolymar.com