Casa Guadalajara, a vibrant and colorful welcome to Old Town San Diego, has long been popular for its festive décor, trumpeting Mariachis, lush patios, “Birdbath Margaritas” and authentic Mexican cuisine.
- Sat-Sun: 10am-9pm
- Mon-Fri: 11am-9pm
Phone – (619) 295-5111
Address – 4105 Taylor St, San Diego, CA 92110
Website – www.casaguadalajara.com
The vision for Casa Guadalajara began years ago, when Powers discovered that the owner of “Romaine’s Guadalajara Grill,” originally on this corner, intended to cut down a majestic, 300-year-old California pepper tree on the property to make way for a parking lot. Instead, Powers purchased the property in 1995 and established Casa Guadalajara – saving the tree and making it the dramatic focal point of the restaurant’s festive courtyard.
From mariachis to margaritas, the Mexican city of Guadalajara is known as the birthplace of all things synonymous with “fiesta!” And in Old Town San Diego, the spirit lives on at Casa Guadalajara.
Casa Guadalajara’s extensive menu features traditional and contemporary cuisine, inspired by the regional villages of Mexico. Signature offerings include award-winning seafood dishes such as Ensenada Fish Tacos, Tequila Lime Shrimp, Chipotle Chile-inspired entrees and savory Salsa Quemada, as well as Pipian Verde, and Carne Asada Tampiqueña. With an emphasis on flavor and freshness, homemade Cilantro Lime dressing, salsas and sauces are made from scratch daily. We also encourage our guests to watch our delicious flour tortillas being handmade and served hot-off-the-grill.
Our cuisine is presented with flair in beautifully detailed dining rooms and patios reminiscent of a welcoming Mexican hacienda. Our old wooden gates and doors, hand carved stone and tile fountains, colorful hand painted walls, wrought iron light fixtures, handmade Mexican furniture and folk art, and outdoor dining under our beloved, giant California pepper tree provide a very special dining experience for you and yours.
In addition to authentic food and décor, Casa Guadalajara brings the spirit of Mexico to life with lively performances from our mariachis. Diners are serenaded as these world-class musicians stroll through our dining rooms and patio, on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays