Well, I know I know what first comes to mind when someone mentions Casa Bonita, but alot of people just repeat what others have been told by others and so on and so on…….. The food is really not all that bad. I think the whole “Food Sucks” thing started by parents who made than a quick excuse not to take their kids there. I agree that it is not 5 star cuisine, but for the price you really can’t go wrong.
The atmosphere is what makes Casa Bonita one of the best dining experiences in Denver. As a kid growing up I would look forward to going to this magical place on the west side. A trip to Disneyland was feasible maybe once every 10 years, but a trip to Casa Bonita is practical for anyone at anytime. As I got older It was hard for me to fathom that this place was located in a kind of worn down strip mall. Once inside those images of the dollar store and the check cashing place soon fade away and you are greated with a feeling of another world. I don’t care what anyone says, dining with a waterfall in the background in Denver is pretty unique. And it is this uniqueness that makes this a very cool place. If you not into any of the games and activities they have going on, just sit back in one of the cozy nooks surrounding the waterfall, have a margarita or three and just enjoy the tropical atmosphere.
At 37 years old, I dined there with a friend last night and had just as good of a time as when I was 10.
If your looking for something unique to Denver, then you must check Casa Bonita out!! Although it looks like Black Bart’s cave is in need of a facelift and a little maintenance, the Cliff Diver performance has drastically improved over the years.
Enjoy!! And don’t forget to save room for the Sopas!!!!over 6 years ago