Find Healthier Mexican Choices in San Diego at Casa de Bandini

San Diego is certainly known for its Mexican food.  From corner taco shops to high end restaurants serving Latin delicacies, each Mexican restaurant has its own flavor and flare, including long-time local favorite Casa de Bandini.

Healthy Food

Originally located in historic Old Town San Diego, Casa de Bandini is a classic Mexican restaurant now bringing the fiesta to North County in San Diego with festive décor and flavorful menu choices like these dietitian-recommended.  Locals know it’s a top pick for authentic Mexican food and a fun atmosphere.  Whether you’re enjoying lunch with the family or catching up with friends for dinner, opt for Healthy Dining choices like these:

Ensalada Ignacio – Special Request
Some days call for a crisp and refreshing salad for lunch or dinner.  This Ensalada Ignacio is a mix of Romaine lettuce, juicy tomatoes, creamy avocado, onions, grilled chicken breasts, and sliced cotija cheese (request less cotija cheese, 1 oz).  To keep this a dietitian pick skip the dressing or add it sparingly.  The dressing is not included in the analysis and will increase calories and fat.

Fish Tacos
Fish tacos are a local favorite that are a great choice for lean protein. These tacos are made with fillets of cod, grilled and garnished with cabbage and Sour Cream Jalapeño Dressing then served on corn tortillas.  The black beans and pineapple mango salsa on the side add a delicious finishing touch.

Combo Fajitas (Serves 2)
This choice includes chicken and beef, marinated and grilled with bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, tomatoes on a sizzling platter and served with guacamole and corn tortillas. Request no rice, and black beans instead of charro beans.  Don’t forget to split this one.  The entrée serves 2; nutrition information is for 1 serving.