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.
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 has been delighting families for years. The Mexican themed restaurant and family entertainment destination located in Denver has been named as one of the nation’s top 10 roadside attractions year after year. And Casa Bonita is super fun- but it’s also kitschy and really weird.
Casa Bonita Menu
|Beef or Chicken||$12.50 – $21.95|
|Shrimp||$12.90 – $23.95|
|Vegi-Fajitas||$10.50 – $19.00|
The restaurant’s website disappeared during the summer of 2020 sometime between July 7 and July 30. As of September 2020, the restaurant is still closed “due to Colorado-mandated regulations” during the pandemic.
Need to Know Reservations are available 7 days in advance. Be sure to wear a mask when entering the building. Lunch reservations are allowed 75 minutes for their meal. Dinner reservations are allowed 90 minutes for their meal.
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 .
Go outside and to the right, you can barely make out a crosswalk south from the corner. Take it to the bus stop and then use the sign to go back to South Park.