A Festive Flair for the Holidays

| December 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Colorful Christmas trees are dressed in handmade Mexican ornaments at Bazaar del Mondo shops.

For more than 45 years, Diane Powers has been helping San Diegans shop and dine in vibrant holiday fashion with lots of color, personality and flavor.

A lively and colorful entry to San Diego’s Old Town community, Powers’ Bazaar del Mundo Shops, located at 4133 Taylor Street in San Diego, have been one of San Diego’s favorite locally owned shopping destinations for decades, especially for unique holiday gifts. These vibrant shops overflow with treasures and fashions from around the globe, including folk art, colorful accessories for the home, artisan jewelry and crafts, handwoven textiles, and unique collectibles.

Powers’ award-winning restaurants – Casa Guadalajara, Casa de Pico, Casa de Bandini and Casa Sol y Mar – also offer delicious dishes that infuse traditional holiday flavors into their authentic Mexican offerings.

Each restaurant is beautifully decked out for the season with colorful Christmas trees dressed in handmade Mexican ornaments, Mexican paper flowers, piñatas, painted tin ornaments, and lighted chili ristras. Strolling Mariachis add to each restaurant’s cheerful ambiance.

In keeping with the restaurants’ annual holiday tradition, each are serving the ever-popular turkey mole tamales (available for take-out too) are filled with tender turkey, raisins, chopped pecans and apples, all topped with a rich mole sauce and sesame seeds.

The holiday menus, available through the New Year at Casa Guadalajara in Old Town includes:
Crema de Elote, roasted corn, potatoes, onions, poblano chiles, pepper, cilantro and chipotle combine to create a delicious cream soup; Green Chiles and Cheese Tamales, tamales filled with Monterey Jack cheese, corn, green California and jalapeño chiles and topped with more cheese, served with arroz poblano and black beans; and Flan de Calabaza, the restaurant’s signature flan combined with fresh pumpkin.

In addition to these seasonal items, all the Bazaar del Mundo Restaurants present a beautiful environment for holiday parties, especially while splendidly decorated for the season. Catering is also available.

To learn more about holiday shopping and food options, visit bazaardelmundo.com or call (619) 296-3161.

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