As a Colorado resident I felt it my duty to check this place out. I went with the absolute worst expectation.
One thing you should know about Casa Bonita is that they serve you cafeteria style. In order to enter and have a seat you must order a meal. This is a very wise tactic as the food is not what brings in customers, it's the experience.
I ordered the Nachos. My husband ordered their combination plate since it's all you can eat and comes with chips and salsa and all you can eat sopaipillas.
My nachos came with a surprising amount of ground beef. It didn't have much cheese though. I didn't mind eating them. They were certainly different and very salty but they weren't bad at all. I'd stick with that if I go again.
My husband didn't like any of his food so he filled up on chips and salsa, which you have to request. The sopaipillas are all the rave but we didn't really enjoy eating them. They didn't have other flavors. You can top them with honey.
They have an awesome little cave you can go through! I loved it! They also have cartoon portraits you can have done and a old fashioned, western photo shoot. There is a cave full of arcade games for the gamers too! Oh, and you can't forget the souvenir shop filled with Colorado and Casa Bonita trinkets. They really have it all!
Overall, I will say that Casa Bonita is a very unique restaurant and I'll have a hard time finding anything like it. People should go once. The fact that there is a whole South Park episode dedicated to the place is pretty awesome!
Posted by ColoradoCritics at 8:21 PM