It’s hard to name a more iconic Colorado restaurant than Casa Bonita . Still , Casa Bonita is not faring well amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “Our plan is to open the business as soon as we believe it’s legally possible,” Summit Family Restaurants President Bob Wheaton said.
Casa Bonita (Spanish; literally means “pretty house”) is a former chain of Mexican-themed “eatertainment” restaurants which originated in Oklahoma City.
|Established||1968–1993 (original restaurant) 1971–2011 (Tulsa location) 1973–present (Colorado location)|
|Owner(s)||Star Buffet, Inc.|
No, Casa Bonita isn’t permanently closed , but it’s not likely to reopen anytime soon, owners say. LAKEWOOD, Colo. Still, Casa Bonita is not faring well amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “Our plan is to open the business as soon as we believe it’s legally possible,” Summit Family Restaurants President Bob Wheaton said.
DENVER – Chances are you have probably heard of Denver’s Casa Bonita , the Mexican restaurant known for its elaborate décor, the sopapillas, a gorilla on the loose, as well as its indoor waterfall and cliff divers. Construction began on Denver’s Casa Bonita in 1972 and the pool underneath the waterfall was dug by hand.
Casa Bonita Menu
|Beef or Chicken||$12.50 – $21.95|
|Shrimp||$12.90 – $23.95|
|Vegi-Fajitas||$10.50 – $19.00|
There is typically a “shelf” between where the cooks cook and plate the food and from which the servers take the plated food . Also, the cooks will line up empty plates under the heater before they plate the food , just as a way to prepare the order and keep everything straight. So , the plates become EXTREMELY hot .
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Black Bart’s Cave can be found on the right hand side of the main floor of the restaurant, just to the left of the toilets. Upon entering Black Bart’s Cave, you’ll find that you will not be able to head to the right as there is a queue of kids waiting for a photo with Black Bart .