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Posted: 10/11/2005 4:26:33 PM EDT
Use to live in denver and loved the place, damnit I want my casa bonita.

Link Posted: 10/11/2005 4:32:55 PM EDT

[cartman] "More sopapillas, please." [/cartman]
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 4:41:01 PM EDT
Had one in Tulsa, at least until a few days ago  
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 5:45:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By olyarms:
Use to live in denver and loved the place, damnit I want my casa bonita.

www.casabonitadenver.com/iamges/cliffdivers.jpg



When is the last time you went there? Last time I went was in 1987.

[cartman] "Taco kissessss!" [/cartman]

Link Posted: 10/11/2005 5:47:53 PM EDT
I got my stupid ass locked out of one once.  Beings the only choice was to go through the line, we camped out a locked access gate until a security/staff guy wandered by.
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 5:56:35 AM EDT

Originally Posted By MudFlapper:

Originally Posted By olyarms:
Use to live in denver and loved the place, damnit I want my casa bonita.

www.casabonitadenver.com/iamges/cliffdivers.jpg



When is the last time you went there? Last time I went was in 1987.

[cartman] "Taco kissessss!" [/cartman]



Around 2000 when I went back to visit some friends. Man 87, you gotta get back to casa bonitas, it was rather trashy around it but it was still freaking cool.
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 6:25:07 AM EDT
I used to work there in the "Old Time Photo" place.  You know, that place you go and get your picture taken while wearing an old west type costume that has been on the stinky, filthy, unwashed bodies of many thousands before you.  Yep, the costumes rarely got washed or cleaned.  

And I could cure your nostalgia for the rest of the place by taking you on a walk through the kitchen.  
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 6:26:24 AM EDT
The only safe thing to eat there now is the hot dogs.    
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 6:28:29 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Yankee1911:
I used to work there in the "Old Time Photo" place.  You know, that place you go and get your picture taken while wearing an old west type costume that has been on the stinky, filthy, unwashed bodies of many thousands before you.  Yep, the costumes rarely got washed or cleaned.  

And I could cure your nostalgia for the rest of the place by taking you on a walk through the kitchen.  



I think they were going for the Authentic appearance, just like the cliff diver.
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 6:33:13 AM EDT

Originally Posted By CSM:

Originally Posted By Yankee1911:
I used to work there in the "Old Time Photo" place.  You know, that place you go and get your picture taken while wearing an old west type costume that has been on the stinky, filthy, unwashed bodies of many thousands before you.  Yep, the costumes rarely got washed or cleaned.  

And I could cure your nostalgia for the rest of the place by taking you on a walk through the kitchen.  



I think they were going for the Authentic appearance, just like the cliff diver.



Every once in awhile, the diver would just slightly miss his mark and turn the pool red.
...good times.
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 8:16:52 AM EDT
I havent been to Casa Bonita in years. I should watch that South Park episode then go over there for lunch
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 8:33:01 AM EDT
The only food I liked there was the soapapillas but I had a nephew who we took every year for his birthday.

I did know a cocktail waitress who worked there, what a slut she was, not that I minded.
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 8:43:33 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/12/2005 8:44:09 AM EDT by NovaHokie9]
I go to Denver every couple of months for work and one of my co-workers to me I HAD to go there, just HAD to!

So I get out there and ask the locals at work what the deal is.  The almost unanimous reply was, "Why is the hell would you want to go there?!!?"  "Who told you to go there??!  Do they like you?!?!"  

Needless to say, I didn't make it.
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 8:44:44 AM EDT

Originally Posted By olyarms:
Use to live in denver and loved the place, damnit I want my casa bonita.

www.casabonitadenver.com/iamges/cliffdivers.jpg



+1

Damn you, I used to live in Boulder and I go back to Estes Park every year, but this year I didn't get to eat at Casa Bonita, now im mad....  But that place was the shit.  I remember going through the cave when I was a "wee lad" and it scared the shit out of me...hahahaha
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 1:15:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheCynic:
[cartman] "More sopapillas, please." [/cartman]



[cartman] Run Butters!! The zombies are coming!!![/cartman]
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 1:53:06 PM EDT
Went for the first time in along time about two years ago.  Fun for the kid, but not enough to outweigh the incredibly horrid food.  Won't be going back anytime soon.

FWIW my favorite in Denver is Tacos Jalisco at 38th and Tennyson.

Seydou
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 1:56:25 PM EDT
Been there, done that. The food suxd.

But thats been many years ago.
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 2:12:39 PM EDT
Tulsa closed last week with NO NOTICE after 35 years in business at 21st & Sheridan...I was 9 years old when they opened and 43 years old when they closed.

Used to have a g/f who worked there when we were both in high school. Most people don't know that it was wholly owned by Taco Bueno, or that was what was on her paychecks. And you're right, the food was crap (unless you were a kid and didn't care)
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 2:22:58 PM EDT
I remember that it was lots of fun, but crappy food.  I'd go back.
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 2:33:54 PM EDT
the Colorado casa bonita is not what it used to be back in the 70-80's.

food sux

attractions are not as well maintained.

that was last summer..who knows how bad it's gotten since then.
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 2:34:44 PM EDT
Its fine for the kids but I prefer my messican to NOT taste like cardboard!
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 2:42:52 PM EDT
Forgive me, I don't, nor have I ever lived in Colorado, but what is Casa Bonita? Is it like a wild west type
restaurant/bar?
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 2:48:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By deej86:
Forgive me, I don't, nor have I ever lived in Colorado, but what is Casa Bonita? Is it like a wild west type
restaurant/bar?



Mexican food restaurant that is over the tops.  They have a flag on each table you raise for service.  Trays of cheap Mexican food.  Indoor cliff diver.  Pool of water barely deep enough for the fall.  Black Bart's Cave.  Soapillas for desert.

You need to see the South Park episode...or just go to Denver.
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 2:48:35 PM EDT
I miss Casa Bonita too. Not for the food, just for the atmosphere. Everytime we would wait in that long line it felt like I was about to get on the Pirates of the Caribean ride in Disney World.
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 2:49:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Keith_J:

Originally Posted By deej86:
Forgive me, I don't, nor have I ever lived in Colorado, but what is Casa Bonita? Is it like a wild west type
restaurant/bar?



Mexican food restaurant that is over the tops.  They have a flag on each table you raise for service.  Trays of cheap Mexican food.  Indoor cliff diver.  Pool of water barely deep enough for the fall.  Black Bart's Cave.  Soapillas for desert.

You need to see the South Park episode...or just go to Denver.


Their restaurants are only exclusive to Denver?
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 2:51:19 PM EDT
What are soapapillas?


(You're probably going to tell me that, like, they are the best things ever)
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 2:58:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By deej86:
What are soapapillas?


(You're probably going to tell me that, like, they are the best things ever)



Ever have French Donuts? It is a shortbread dough, deepfired to make it crunchy on the outside, painfully steaming hot on the inside and covered with powdered sugar, granulated sugar and cinnamon or honey.

It is food porn.  Simple, good and tasty.
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 8:48:21 PM EDT
 So, is it fair to say that Casa Bonita has "jumped the shark" one too many times, and is at the end of it's syndication contract with no chance for renewal?

 When I was a kid in Colorado, there was this place called the "Organ Grinder" or something like that. Now before anyone makes a funny comment, no it was not a place to bump nasties, but rather a pizza place with a huge organ...oh shit I give up.

 
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 10:20:50 PM EDT
Its not about the food folks, it was just a neat place. The food wasnt amazing but still better than taco bell. And the prices werent bad either, unless they have raised the prices.
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 10:25:21 PM EDT
Casa Bonita!



Link Posted: 10/12/2005 10:47:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MudFlapper:

Originally Posted By olyarms:
Use to live in denver and loved the place, damnit I want my casa bonita.

www.casabonitadenver.com/iamges/cliffdivers.jpg



When is the last time you went there? Last time I went was in 1987.

[cartman] "Taco kissessss!" [/cartman]







[cartman] "Taco, taco, taco burrrrrrito!" [/cartman]
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 11:03:50 PM EDT
havent been in years
Link Posted: 10/13/2005 5:25:41 PM EDT
Hell, I'm tempted to go back just for 'ol times sake.

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