Casa Bonita: "North America's largest restaurant" Casa Bonita Tip by rexvaughan

Casa Bonita, Denver: 14 reviews and 2 photos

  The Emperor and the Princess
by rexvaughan

This place bills itself as North America's largest restaurant and I do not doubt their claim. It occupies 52,000 square feet and has seating for 1,100! The building itself has an 85 ft tower topped by a 22 karat gold dome. Inside is a plaza, wishing well caves and a faux cliff with a 30 foot drop into a small lagoon. Every 5 or 10 minutes a diver goes off the cliffs Acapulco style. There are skits staged atop the cliff and a band plays between acts. There is an "escaped gorilla" who provides some slapstick comedy as well as strolling mariachi bands, magicians and jugglers. My two grandchildren (in the photo) loved it. We were seated in a balcony overlooking the main level and when Nicholas sat down and looked out, he said, "I feel like an emperor!"

Favorite Dish: The food is only average Mexican fare but reasonably priced and each meal comes with sopapillas. They are pretty good when doused with a generous bit of honey.

Address: 6715 West Colfax Ave., West Denver
Price Comparison: less expensive than average
Phone: 303/232-5115
Price: US$11-20
Rating: 4
Theme: Mexican

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Apr 6, 2005
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