Reader: Everyone should go to Casa Bonita once, if only to see why Cartman loved it

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Have you been to Casa Bonita? Whether you love or hate the Pepto Bismol-pink palace (and you may need Pepto Bismol after eating there), you can't deny that for good or bad, it's a Colorado culinary landmark. When our writers sat down to write their bucket lists for 2014, Casa Bonita made a frequent appearance -- and some readers weren't waiting for the new year to dive in.

See also: Legal weed, Casa Bonita and other drops in the 2014 bucket list.

Says Kristi:

Taking my fiance and our kids tonight,actually. He's from Texas and has never been. I will admit it's not the best food -- but it's an interesting place to go. I LOVED it as a kid; great memories. Everyone should go there once, even if it's to understand why Cartman loved it so much.
Should everyone go to Casa Bonita at least once? What culinary adventures in Colorado are on your bucket list?


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Casa Bonita

6715 W. Colfax, Lakewood, CO

Category: Restaurant

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186 comments
James Miller
James Miller

The way denver is going, unfortunately yes.

Tammy Rees
Tammy Rees

Maybe 40 years ago! The place is pretty much a dump now and the food is horrible! Not the same experience as I remember as a kid!

Nancy Mullaney Zaccagnini
Nancy Mullaney Zaccagnini

Yes but only once and then only to see it not to eat their food. Back in the early days they were pretty good but honestly don't think I would ever bring anyone there.

Rosebud Cordier
Rosebud Cordier

Used to go there occasionally. Once, with a party of 9, upon finishing our meal, a cockroach went crawling across the table! We filmed it and trapped it under a cup. Called the manager over who promptly gave us our meal for free. Hahaha. Saved us over $100. But still gives me the creeps when I think about it!! But also gives us a good laugh when we reminisce.

Heather Cousins
Heather Cousins

ROFL I see I am the Only person in the world that likes it here! lol

Jessica Frye Haase
Jessica Frye Haase

I've been there twice. Both times the food was HORRIBLE and my entire group ended up with food poisoning. I'll never go there again. Ever.

Julia Widdop
Julia Widdop

I usually go when I'm in Denver, but not for the food.

Brian Boston
Brian Boston

Never been known for its food but is a unique experience. Kids will love it

Chris Ash
Chris Ash

Well that's a place to go if you want to get hit up by tweekers and s***** Mexican food

Brenda Hubka
Brenda Hubka

I should have my birthday there as a lark...my 50th!

Chriss Hoffman
Chriss Hoffman

Back in the late 70's I remember hour long lines to get in to eat!

Erick Quinto
Erick Quinto

I used to work here , the food is not the best , but the place and the people pretty cool

Humberto Mendoza
Humberto Mendoza

used to be yes but the food has gone down hill and have taken some of the other attractions with it. If they go for some REAL Mexican recipes and cleaned EVERYTHING it just might be a yes again. Till then i will avoid this joint.

Jon Miller
Jon Miller

We go, maybe once a year, for the kids. Food was actually not horrible this last time, right before Halloween.

Ken Alan Kruise
Ken Alan Kruise

I once threw up in their parking lot before we even went in, and they still made me order food. The things we do for our kids. Too sick to even order a margarita, but my kidos had a great time!

David Acklam
David Acklam

We went there often back in the 80's, food wasn't bad.

Krista Merezko-Manton
Krista Merezko-Manton

just go for the fun of it, everyone needs to go once or you really aren't from Colorado

Ron Irvine
Ron Irvine

lousy food!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and over priced

Bradley Langston
Bradley Langston

I was one of the first people to work there. You think the food is bad now? It was so awful then that we all ate at the Burger King across the street on our breaks.

Chris Tree Williams
Chris Tree Williams

Heck yes! The kids love it. Great childhood memories. It's even better at Halloween and Christmas.

Manfrenjensen
Manfrenjensen

Just think how sick you'd have been if you HAD eaten there!

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