Any non-touristy mexican food spots featuring Mariachi bands in San Diego?
- gotukola Feb 8, 2009 03:16 PM
There must be a place (think Cielito Lindo in South El Monte:
in San Diego County. Possibly in Chula Vista or South Bay?
You could try the trio in Solana Beach - Fidel's, Don Chuy and Tony's Jacal. They aren't particularly touristy in the off season.
I've seen some Mariachis come through Super Cocina on a Saturday afternoon. They came in and walked around for a bit then left b/c no one asked them to sing. I think they were walking from business to business down University looking for someone to take them up on a song. It would be difficult to predict if and when they are going to stop in. Maybe the owners would know how often they stop by.
2305 Otay Lakes Rd, Chula Vista, CA 91915
Also salsa nights below.
Alejandro's Mexican Restaurant
2220 Otay Lakes Rd # 505
Chula Vista, CA 91915
First, I feel obligated to say that I've been reading the SD Chowhound threads frequently for a long time, but haven't been a big poster myself. However, that's likely to change, because my job requires me to be up super caught up on our culinary scene (whereas before it was just a hobby). So that's just my little way of saying that I'm looking forward to talking more directly with all of you guys :)
Here's my question related to this thread: I have someone coming into town next month that is really looking to recreate the Casa de Bandini experience he had in Old Town back in the day...in Old Town. So my question to you is two parts -- first, are there any restaurants in Old Town that come close, and second, how does the Carlsbad location compare to the original?
Thanks in advance, team SD.
re: foodie bride
Casa Guadalajara on Taylor Street near the entrance of Old Town is owned by Dianne Powers who owns/owned Bandini and the old Bazaar Del Mundo. Pretty much same colorful, vibrant atmosphere, giant birdbath margaritas and food. Haven't been to the new Carlsbad location. Look forward to your future posts.
4105 Taylor St, San Diego, CA 92110