Diane Powers, an accomplished, recognized entrepreneur and design professional, presides over a quartet of Mexican-inspired Shops and Mexican restaurants that enrich San Diego’s history and enhance San Diego’s landscape in Old Town, La Mesa, Carlsbad and Del Mar Highlands.
In Old Town, restaurant Casa Guadalajara and the adjacent Bazaar del Mundo Shops form a vibrant entrance to the community on the corner of Taylor and Juan Streets. La Mesa is home to Powers’ Casa de Pico restaurant, framing Grossmont Center with the unmistakable silhouette of a Mexican hacienda. Casa de Bandini in Carlsbad, like all Powers’ projects, is replete with gardens, fountains and Mexican and South American hand-picked folk art, drawing locals and visitors to The Forum from every direction. Powers’ newest dining venture, Casa Sol y Mar in Del Mar Highlands, opened in spring 2013 and is artfully painted in a fiesta of gold, crimson and orange jewel tones, showcasing the warmth and romance of Mexico. Powers’ restaurants are famous for their award-winning Mexican food, lush outdoor patios, strolling mariachis and giant frosty margaritas.