Banquets, Weddings & Catering

Dazzle Your Guests – Book Your Event at Casa Sol y Mar

With so many options in San Diego for holding your special event, we’re glad you’re considering Casa Sol y Mar! If you’ve been looking for something festive and different that offers you an outstanding experience your guests are sure to love, then we invite you to discover all that we have to offer.,p>
Weddings, graduations, birthdays, holiday parties and more – We’ve hosted them all and can put together a custom experience fit just for you.

Casa Sol y Mar: San Diego’s ‘Happy Place’

With our hacienda-like archways, hand-crafted wrought iron fixtures, beautiful landscaping, giant margaritas and strolling mariachis, Casa Sol y Mar is the perfect place to gather with family and friends for that special occasion. Our guests have called us the “happy place!” Casa Sol y Mar is the place to have fun with friends and family, whatever the occasion, or for no reason at all! Enjoy our fun atmosphere and be sure to tell all your friends that you have your party preparations covered, with help from Casa Sol y Mar.

At Casa Sol y Mar, we bring the spirit of Mexico to you and your guests. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff strives to provide all of your guests with the most extraordinary experience possible. We can customize any of our special event menus to accommodate your specific needs.

Stop in to Plan Your Occasion – Casa Sol y Mar Style!

We invite you to come in and sample our food while we discuss the details of your special day, whatever the occasion may be. For more information or to book an event, contact General Manager Julie Bell-Gastelum at 858-792-4100 or

Casa Sol y Mar Buffet Catering

Casa Sol y Mar, The House of Sun and Sea, offers fully staffed, buffet catering for offsite events in San Diego. We have six menus of authentic Mexican food to choose from, along with vibrant Mexican decor that we can match to your event.

Each menu includes appetizers, a main dish, salads and side dishes, all made from scratch. Where possible, we grill meat onsite to be presented hot and fresh for tasty tacos and burritos. We offer desserts and celebration drinks upon special order (e.g. cake and champagne for weddings). We also provide china dishes and flatware.

Our buffet catering services include:

· Buffet planning

· Setup and decoration

· Friendly and professional buffet service

· After-meal cleanup and take down

For the best possible experience, we always plan ahead. In addition to which menu you would like served, when you call us for help with your party, here are the things we will discuss ahead of time:

· Rental arrival time – When do you want tables, chairs, and other equipment to arrive?

· Staff arrival time – When shall our staff and food show up?

· Meal serve time – What time do you want the buffet open to guests?

· Drinks – If included, when do you want to serve the champagne? What about other drinks, like coffee?

· Rental pickup – When do you want equipment picked up after the meal?

· Out-of-venue time – When do you want our staff off the grounds?

The Casa Sol y Mar staff works hard to make parties easier for their hosts. Planning the meal together like this ensures that it flows smoothly. So when you have your next party, call us. Together we will arrange your memorable event.

Also remember that if your venue falls through, we can host your party in our restaurant or patio in the Del Mar Highlands Town Center, 12865 El Camino Real, San Diego. Your guests can enjoy our warm, romantic atmosphere and entertaining mariachi band, in addition to the excellent cuisine for which we are well known.

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Banquet & Catering Menus

Casa Sol y Mar’s banquet menus offer superior quality, exceptional flavor and a wide range of choices. Select from a number of menu packages to fit your special needs – from a simple lunch buffet to an elaborate fiesta with mariachi entertainment!
Order Our Authentic Mexican Classics When Catering Your Next Event
Take Out Catering Order Form
Catered Fiesta Buffet Menu
Dinner Fiesta Menu
Banquet Fiesta Buffet Menu
Banquet Fiesta Lunch Menu
Fiesta Express Party Meals

Site Description & Capacity

In the main dining room, guests will dine beneath a breathtaking, hand-painted vaulted ceiling, dramatically illuminated by 35 traditional brass stars and sparkling glass lanterns, handmade by Mexican artists.

The maximum capacity is 73 guests.


Event Entertainment & Décor

Our restaurants are famous for strolling and delightful mariachis. They will serenade you with performances on Thursday through Sunday evenings and during special events, completing the cultural experience.

Lively & Festive Mariachis:

Thursday – Sunday 5-9 p.m.

Mariachi: Folk Music of Mexico

Mariachi folk banks are common sites in Mexican restaurants.

Typically, the band serenades an entire dining room, but often, it can even be prevailed upon to visit an individual table for a special song. Today, these bands usually sing and play guitars, but sometimes, they also have other instruments. While this folk music originated in Mexico, it is common to hear it when visiting a good Mexican restaurant in San Diego and other U.S. cities that are near the border.

Where Did Mariachi Folk Music Originate?

Even before the Spanish, native people had their own music and native instruments. These instruments included horns made out of shells, drums, and other percussion instruments. The native music may have been mostly religious. Later, the Spanish brought string instruments, woodwinds, and brass. Over time, these gradually replaced the native instruments. At first, these were also incorporated into Spanish-style religious masses, but later, they moved into secular music as well.

Very quickly, the native people and people of mixed native and Spanish descent picked up the string instruments, and in some cases, they even learned to make these instruments and adapt them to their own styles of music. Different styles of regional folk music developed, and eventually Mariachi was born in Jalisco in the 1700s.

The origin of the name has been forgotten. Some theories include that it came from a French word for marriage, the name of a local tree that produced the wood for guitars, or was derived from a popular festival. Either way, the style of music evolved to reflect local culture and became very important. While most people associate Mariachi with love songs and ballads, there have also been satirical and political songs, and at certain times in history, the authorities tried to censure these bands.

Enjoy Mariachi with Us

We hope you visit us at Casa Sol y Mar for authentic Mexican food, drinks, and entertainment. We are an especially popular stop for happy hour in San Diego. Enjoy special drinks and dishes while soaking up the music of the finest Mariachi music north of the border.