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Casa Bonita

Mexican Restaurant$$$$
Edgewood, Lakewood
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  • Hyatt Regency Denver
    "... enjoy sopapillas, cliff divers, an arcade, and numerous enjoyable shows."(11 Tips)
    Trent G.
    "Probably one of Denver's most premier Mexican restaurants."(7 Tips)
    2catsblue
    "You can't go wrong with the beef taco salad."(7 Tips)
    Melisa Ü.
    "Enchilada and taco plate!!! Fried ice cream!!! Love sopaipillas"(5 Tips)
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  • Movie Mayor
    Movie MayorJanuary 20, 2013
    As police pursue South Park's Cartman for kidnapping Butters, he runs through Casa Bonita, sampling all of their attractions including Black Bart's Cave, Puppet Shows, and finally, the Cliff Divers
  • Denver Westword
    Denver WestwordAugust 5, 2014
    You can't call yourself a Coloradan until you've visited Casa Bonita, an institution that was alternately amusing and horrifying visitors long before the concept of "eatertainment" became hot. Read more
  • Rachel M.
    Rachel MercerAugust 1, 2011
    The food can't be avoided (must purchase a meal for entry) but plan to go with friends and camp out, and order tons of drinks. Plenty of shows, arcade games, and amusing ephemera to explore.
  • Colorado
    ColoradoJanuary 23, 2012
    Not your average Mexican restaurant, this longtime Denver favorite is known less for its food and more as an indoor amusement park with cliff divers, a pirate cave, magicians and more.
  • chris c.
    chris conleyJune 12, 2016
    They have an admission fee option for $10 you get a soda and sopapillias
  • Karl B.
    Karl BastianApril 1, 2012
    OK, I understand it's cool to rip on this place - but the truth is, we need more unique places in a franchise world. Great food, good entertainment, themed environment, and LOTS to explore!!
  • Trent G.
    Trent GillespieMarch 8, 2014
    This place is legit. Probably one of Denver's most premier Mexican restaurants. I've tried every dish and don't have anything bad to say about the food other than that it's delicious.
  • Zach B.
    Zach BensonJuly 8, 2015
    Everything! I had an excellent bean burrito with queso on top and Spanish rice. To top it all of, dessert was an awesome Sopaipilla treat with honey!
  • Dennis S.
    Dennis ScottApril 12, 2012
    You go here for the atmosphere, the entertainment and to watch the delight on the kids faces (and first-timers!). The food you could get out of the freezer section of the supermarket.
  • Westcoastless C.
    Westcoastless CrewAugust 9, 2014
    Taco salad was the best choice (though the register girl said she liked the rellianos). Always a cool experience!
  • Jediah C.
    Jediah Cummins1 week ago
    Be sure to enjoy all the theming in the line as you wait to order and be served! You don’t really come for the food but for the entertainment!
  • The Daily Meal
    The Daily MealJune 8, 2011
    Brace yourself for a meal of epic proportions — all-you-can-eat beef enchiladas are served in a pirate cavern beneath a 22-karat gold leaf dome featuring a statue of the last Aztec emperor. Read more
  • Liz C.
    Liz ConnelySeptember 3, 2011
    Fried ice cream and the kids chicken strips are yummy try them instead of adult plates... I useto work here I enjoy bringing my son I know where all the cool spots are!!!
  • Georgia G.
    Georgia GallagherSeptember 9, 2012
    So much fun! The food is absolutely disgusting, but it's definitely a family place. The sopapillas are better then most in Denver. I totally recommend it.
  • Ratna G.
    Ratna GetcluedinJuly 22, 2012
    was out first time. Get there early to avoid lines. choose the taco salad no meat. bc a meal is required. My whole fam is sick from the food so stick w basic things. Eat chips n salsa n sopapillas
  • Rosicella J.
    Rosicella JoplinNovember 18, 2011
    Nothing on the Manu is worth the calories.. You are better off eating at taco bell or deltaco.. The kids enjoys the experience and they have fun here, they make you buy a $13.00 meal in order to go in
  • Terry
    TerryApril 4, 2014
    The taco salad was actually ok. Sopapillas were not as good anymore. You're not going for the food but a fun unique experience that your kids won't forget. The best tacky tourist attraction ever,
  • Renee L.
    Renee LyleApril 21, 2013
    Let me suggest....the water and lettuce. Not at all what I expected for the food. I would definitely say Taco Bell is much better than this. However, my 6 yr old daughter loved the shows.
  • Bradley G.
    Bradley GordonMay 15, 2015
    The food isn't as bad as people say. The entertainment is awesome! We played so much skeeball when we weren't busy watching the cliff divers.
  • Randy
    RandyMay 26, 2014
    If you want to experience the best Casa Bonita has to offer walk through the exit, look around, and go elsewhere for dinner
  • Bryan C.
    Bryan CostanzaOctober 10, 2015
    I enjoyed the taco salad but everyone else in my group complained bitterly. It was sort of ridiculous but I'm glad I saw it once. It felt like Disneyland+Cafeteria.
  • Christine H.
    Christine HauberAugust 6, 2014
    Go for the entertainment, not for the food. Great for kids!! Sopapillas are the best still!
  • irish b.
    irish bostonNovember 2, 2013
    Get a table by the waterfall for great views of the show.
  • Lindsey S.
    Lindsey SummersMarch 29, 2015
    A Denver classic, food is not great, go for the experience and divers!
  • Steven
    StevenMay 25, 2010
    Go because you heard about it on South Park, stay because there's loads of cheeseriffic crap to witness
  • Scotty V.
    Scotty VinasJanuary 21, 2013
    Generally a great experience. Dont expect much of the food but the experience with kids and friends is a "10"
  • Edgar
    EdgarApril 13, 2014
    Food is so so just like everyone says. Fun atmosphere. You order like at Ponderosa back in the day.
  • Mandy H.
    Mandy HamiltonDecember 20, 2015
    Casa Bonita is like a Mexican Disneyland since there is so much detail to the decor. It's also like Disneyland because the food is expensive (and kinda sucks), but that $15 you pay acts as admission.
  • Carley J.
    Carley JohnsonMarch 4, 2013
    100$ bill for 3 adults and 2 kids.... Make sure and check the website for specials !
  • Diana E.
    Diana EssNovember 7, 2015
    Try the taco salad, Amigo Burgers and ENDLESS SOPAPILLAS! Definitely Defin
  • Chris R.
    Chris RhoadesJuly 10, 2013
    Get drunk before you come. The margaritas are salty as Hell. But being here drunk is AWESOME!!!
  • Cristian R.
    Cristian RiosSeptember 1, 2012
    You have to be a fan of South Park to fully appreciate this place. Sit back and enjoy the show.
  • Monte P.
    Monte PescadorSeptember 14, 2014
    Don't expect great food or good service. Do expect a great family time for hours.
  • Bill B.
    You shouldn't leave Denver without coming here. Most Denverites only come here with out of towners. Bring kids! The atmosphere is festive. Oh... The food sucks.. But that's not why we come here.
  • Curt S.
    Curt SallingerJune 12, 2016
    The setting of a village in Mexico, complete with a waterfall, recreated inside. This restaurant is truly unique.
  • Travis L.
    Travis LandryJanuary 20, 2010
    Lower level in the caves to the right of the water fall. One of the stalagmites has the words casa bonita on it. This is the cave with the bats on the ceiling not the barrel.
  • Nick D.
    Nick DavisMarch 25, 2015
    Somewhere you have to go at least once to see what it's all about. The food isn't that bad. The enchiladas were pretty good.
  • Lisa N.
    Lisa NewtonApril 4, 2012
    This place is really cool and fun! Eat before you go, DO NOT eat the food. Consider the meal your entrance fee.
  • Melisa Ü.
    Melisa ÜnsoyOctober 12, 2015
    Enchilada and taco plate!!! Fried ice cream!!! Love sopaipillas
  • Tony P.
    Tony PhillipsJuly 9, 2013
    Definitely interesting but geared for kids. Warning: the food will tear you up!
  • Graham G.
    Graham GibbsMay 2, 2015
    It is an experience. The food is ... edible. But the sopapillas! And cliff divers!
  • Jordan W.
    Jordan WhiteAugust 24, 2015
    Food is ok, service is ok, but it's a fun atmosphere for families. Lots to see and do, shows, arcade
  • Christopher L.
    Christopher LyleApril 21, 2013
    By far the best Mexican food outside of Croatia!
  • Charlie
    CharlieApril 7, 2016
    Food is not its strong point....sometimes cold, very bland. Sopapillas are awesome, really fun place with shows!
  • Jim K.
    Jim KinterJuly 4, 2015
    Popular place. The kids had a lot of fun. The food is average and overall way too expensive. The wait is too long all things considered. Seating location is key!
  • L B.
    L ButlrApril 6, 2014
    You don't come here for the food, that said the chicken enchiladas are considerably better than they used to be
  • Drake C.
    Drake ChambersJuly 6, 2011
    Everyone says the same thing haha! But I've been coming here since very young for the atmosphere.
  • Jacob A.
    Jacob AllmerJanuary 4, 2014
    I think I have a sopapilla hangover. They are pretty tasty, hot & dripping with honey.
  • Jeremy H.
    Jeremy HNovember 23, 2012
    This place is like rain forest cafe only cheaper, however, I love it!
  • Russ L.
    Russ LangfettMarch 25, 2012
    Lots of cute eye candy, so so food, cheesy entertainment but, fun nonetheless.
  • Joseph N.
    Joseph NagleAugust 7, 2011
    If your going to drink stick with beer, pretty sure the margaritas have zero alcohol in them
  • Morgan G.
    Morgan GJune 23, 2012
    The food was NOT as bad as everyone says! A little overpriced, but still good. Pretty entertaining place; lots to look at.
  • Taras T.
    Taras TomkivOctober 14, 2013
    Food wasn't good, ordered taco salad and chips were stale, meat was weird,sopapillas were good. I already expected it though.Atmosphere is very interesting. Enough for one time only, wouldn't go back.
  • Jim E.
    Jim EllisJanuary 4, 2013
    Cliff divers are awesome, especially their acting abilities. :) www.AwakeMySole.com
  • Softub
    SoftubMarch 23, 2012
    Cliff divers in the middle of dinner is pretty awesome. I almost choked on my food in awe.
  • David S.
    David SuttonJune 30, 2012
    This place is bigger on the inside than it is on the outside.
  • Monica B.
    Monica BishopAugust 24, 2010
    You can't go wrong in a place w/tacos, air hockey and cliff divers. Have fun!
  • LuisAlfredo Z.
    LuisAlfredo ZambranoDecember 15, 2013
    Save space for the (included) sopapillas dessert... And enjoy the show!
  • Jennifer W.
    Jennifer Wade-BeaulieuAugust 12, 2010
    I Love the Enchilladas & sopapillas w/ Honey!! Don't forget to go down to the jail & have your Pic taken!!
  • Shawn C.
    Shawn CampbellFebruary 15, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Play the "Who's-Going-in-the-Water?" game. (Pro tip: check the actors' feet; no-shoes mean they're going in.)
  • Rachael B.
    Rachael BradySeptember 10, 2011
    The only thing really worth eating is the sopapillas. Fun for the kids though.
  • Chaz J. C.
    Chaz J. CruzJuly 24, 2014
    The absolute longest line I've ever waited in for a restaurant; and food that literally made me sick. If you're looking for the "experience," and not the food; factor in the 70-80 minute line.
  • DV G.
    DV Green🌀January 17, 2012
    Cartman: Casa Bonita is my favorite place in the whole world, I'll just die if you don't take me. Please.
  • Walter A.
    Walter AlmanzaMarch 5, 2012
    The food is actually good! And I love Mexican food!
  • Rick G.
    Atmosphere and it's kind of Denver tradition. It's fast food, but it's ok.
  • Jesse D.
    Jesse DuncanSeptember 6, 2012
    Everything is fresh local creepy and organic!
  • Noel G.
    Noel GuilloryApril 12, 2014
    If you want to eat cold Taco Bell while surrounded by screaming children in a place that smells thoroughly like chlorine, this is the place for you.
  • Kell P.
    Kell Peplau-KaiserAugust 23, 2014
    It is a much needed experience if you're in Colorado. The point is the experience, not the food.
  • Keri B.
    Keri BarnesApril 10, 2011
    Cool arcade, and Old Time Photos. Gift shop - ehh.Dubbed Most Ridiculous place on Earth!
  • Sam M.
    Sam MelnickJune 24, 2013
    Rushed through, cashier freaked out when I asked about changing something, and burned my hand in the plate when asked to take it off my tray. Came in hungry, completely lost my appetite from service.
  • Shane G.
    Shane GuerinJuly 19, 2012
    Food is bad, so buy something cheaper just to get in. Then, just enjoy the tackiness of the whole experience
  • DP
    DPAugust 3, 2015
    Calling this place "Mexican Disneyland" is an insult to both Mexico and Disneyland.
  • Michael R.
    Michael RobinsonMay 14, 2014
    Order the chicken always.... Never the beef
  • Nathan M.
    Nathan MauldinMarch 28, 2013
    Go for the fun atmosphere not the food
  • Jackal
    JackalJune 21, 2015
    Horrid I don't even understand what the big deal is, other than fit as much tackiness in one building, call it a restaurant, serve yourself, and get sick on the food you eat.
  • Hyatt Regency Denver
    Hyatt Regency DenverNovember 27, 2009
    Featured on the TV show Southpark, enjoy sopapillas, cliff divers, an arcade, and numerous enjoyable shows.
  • Shonda H.
    Shonda HolmanJanuary 3, 2013
    Pretty cool if you're a kid. I'd still prefer Taco Bell
  • Sarah B.
    Sarah BockelmanMay 16, 2011
    You go for the atmosphere not the food. Good memories scary caves and cliff divers
  • Alyson K.
    Alyson KoernerJune 19, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Make sure to tip your server, they only make 4.26 an hour.
  • Tim J.
    Tim JensenJune 13, 2013
    Very unique entertainment, but extremely AVERAGE food quality. Dirty bathrooms, too.
  • Dana M.
    Dana MartinezMarch 15, 2014
    It gets all moist and sweaty up in that cave
  • Tanner
    TannerApril 25, 2013
    Get the Mexican Food. Quality Good.
  • Jeff A.
    Jeff AronsonFebruary 9, 2012
    Trap one of your classmates in a bomb shelter for a week just to go here.
  • Jordan K.
    Jordan KingJanuary 29, 2014
    I had no clue what I had just experienced after I left. Food is probably the worst thing I've ever had and the surroundings are like a giant acid trip. Go at least once.
  • Scott M.
    Scott MJuly 6, 2011
    The Gorilla touched me in my NO-NO Zone. I'll be back.
  • Julie S.
    Julie SmithMarch 16, 2014
    Save room for the sopapillas!
  • Liza B.
    Liza BoormanApril 5, 2012
    Be prepared to make many trips to the bathroom after your meal.....
  • Braeden W.
    Braeden WintersMarch 19, 2013
    How do you say 'The best restaurant in Colorado' in Spanish?
  • Jama G.
    Jama GoersAugust 22, 2013
    The food is horrible, Oder a 5 dollar corona to help digest!
  • Charlie M.
    Charlie MelbyeJuly 16, 2011
    Choose the right line, it's faster.
  • Brian K.
    Brian KatoDecember 16, 2013
    Go for the ambiance not the food.
  • Lesley L.
    Lesley LellyMay 1, 2011
    the chicken fried steak seeks to be the safest meal
  • Colorado Daily
    Colorado DailyJanuary 2, 2012
    As Cartman says, it’s “totally” worth it.
  • Cari D.
    Cari DMay 16, 2015
    Don't go there for the food. As it is below average. And after seeing into the kitchen, yuck! But kinda a cool place to check out.
  • Westcoastless C.
    Westcoastless CrewAugust 9, 2014
    Atmosphere is awesome!
  • Bernard S.
    Bernard ShawAugust 23, 2011
    The greatest shittiest shithole ever! Simply a must!
  • Teresa H.
    Teresa HellmannJuly 3, 2013
    Wow. Just wow.
  • 2catsblue
    2catsblueOctober 24, 2010
    You can't go wrong with the beef taco salad.
  • Nicole B.
    Nicole BrinkleyMarch 25, 2013
    Dont sit right at right by the exit.
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    TV Food MapsSeptember 2, 2014
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