Casa De Bandini

4.0 stars 4.0 out of 5 14 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Tortilla Chips + 4 more
85% of 7 votes say it's Celiac friendly

1901 Calle Barcelona, Carlsbad, CA 92009 Directions

(760) 634-3443
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    5 ratingJuly 25, 2017

    Their service was seriously amazing. They have a really extensive gluten free menu and there are so many options. Their chips and salsa are incredible and I got fajitas. I don't think I could have the rice so I got extra beans instead, but it was still so yummy. I just explain really clearly how they need to be careful. I'm a really sensitive celiac and have eaten here several times without problems.

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    2 ratingNovember 26, 2016

    I love the service and Sheila but beware of the hard shell Taco's. I am not 100% they use a dedicated fryer that's not cross contaminationed . The chips are safe but I asked for a soft taco and got a hard shell and my order usually has to be checked .

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    5 ratingJune 18, 2015

    Great place for a gf night out! Waiters are knowledgeable and helpful. The only thing that bothered me is they said the only margarita that is gf is the "most expensive" one... Even though Jose Cuervo is gf and is one of the cheaper margaritas.

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    4 ratingJanuary 19, 2015

    Went with my GF meet up group and they were very attentive to our group. GF chips and salsa on the table and plenty of choices off their GF menu. Manager even checked up on us to make sure no issues. Great service too. Highly recommend

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    5 ratingSeptember 28, 2014

    Love this place! Have been here many times without issue.

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    5 ratingAugust 30, 2014

    Tons of savory, spicy and flavorful gluten free options. Very nice atmosphere.

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    4 ratingMarch 22, 2014

    All the chips are made gluten free now!

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    4 ratingFebruary 06, 2014

    Very family friendly, HUGE portions. Tequila shrimp were very good.

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    1 ratingDecember 20, 2013

    They may have a gluten free menu, and claim to have a dedicated gluten free fryer, but our server had no knowledge of Celiac/gluten free and didn't care either. My husband and I both ordered from the GF menu, and I mentioned that I have Celiac and another allergy as well (cilantro) when ordering. Our food arrived, and when I asked the runner if it was all GF, he just said 'sure.' One small taste of the rice, and I knew there was cilantro in it, so had to spit that out which is always attractive in a restaurant. When I asked our server, Violeta, if there was cilantro in my dish she needed to go back and check (which should have already happened) and came back laughing and said 'Yes.' So our food possibly had gluten, and definitely had cilantro, so basically the service was terrible. I would not recommend to other Celiacs. Regarding the dedicated fryer, this was being cleaned during the lunch hour (12:45 on a Thursday) so chips + other fried food were unavailable from the GF menu. Our server didn't mention this, a busser was kind enough to answer us. And, if you are wondering, it is actually very easy to eat at most Mexican establishments with a cilantro allergy! This was only my 3rd encounter where someone was too busy to care.

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    5 ratingMay 24, 2013

    My favorite place to eat in the area. They know their gluten free stuff. They even have gluten free chips they fry in a dedicated fryer. Huge gf menu just ask your server for one. Can get busy on weekends.

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    5 ratingNovember 04, 2012

    Make sure you order off the GF menu. I made the mistake of not ordering off the GF menu last night and felt like a mess today. The waitress said, it's the same but it clearly is not. They have some of the best food in San Diego even when ordering off the GF menu. I won't make that mistake again.

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    5 ratingOctober 13, 2012

    Fantastic food, knowledgeable staff, and a separate fryer for GF foods. highly recommended.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Tortilla Chips


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Restaurant
11 am - 9 pm
11 am - 9 pm
11 am - 9 pm
11 am - 9 pm
11 am - 10 pm
11 am - 10 pm
11 am - 9 pm

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