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28 Aug, 2009

San Diego Restaurants…What’s New?

Posted by: Beach Reporter In: beaches| california| dining| travel

San Diego, CA– Dining in San Diego is one of the best things to do when you visit. There’s always something new going on. Here’s a few developments in the dining & cuisine scene:

Cucina Urbana, a small plates Italian-American restaurant, provides  a rustic Italian kitchen highlighting seasonal and classic cuisines from various Italian regions combined with a distinct California farm-to-table flair. Pizza Mia kids menu, 100 wines from the Americas and Italy for adults, award-winning cocktails infused with seasonal ingredients and a rotating selection of local microbrews and Italian beers accept comfort foods.

Casa de Bandini opened in Carlsbad  to recreate the romantic essence of Old Mexico.  Dine in cozy indoor dining rooms that feature authentic Mexican folk art and festive hand-painted walls or on beautiful outdoor patios under colorful umbrellas.  Casa de Bandini’s menu showcases traditional Mexican cuisine and innovative entrees that pair the restaurant’s famous giant margaritas.  For more information call 760-634-3443, or

Casa de Reyes restaurant and a new restaurant, Barra Barra, were greeted in Old Town San Diego’s Fiesta de Reyes this summer.  Casa de Reyes, an outdoor courtyard restaurant in the center of Fiesta de Reyes, features an outdoor tortilla factory, mariachi stage and California hacienda décor. Mexican food includes classic favorites like homemade tamales, chile rellenos and sizzling fajitas.  Barra Barra serves eclectic Latin American fare in an intimate home-style building.   Mexican artifacts, artwork, furniture and decorations adorn the indoors, while authentic firepits and outdoor chandeliers decorate the outdoor patio dining area.  Bara Bara’s menu features a unique blend of homemade chips, tacos, tortas, combination platters, enchiladas and more.  Call 619-297-3100,

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