LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Denver7 got one of the first looks inside the remodeled Casa Bonita on Friday ahead of the iconic restaurant’s reopening and theories about when it will finally welcome customers back.
The restaurant allowed Denver7 to take photos of the interior and the newly renovated food and drink menu.
Take a look inside the renovated Casa Bonita
The restaurant has generated excitement around the return of such a famous Colorado destination with billboards in the Denver metro area.
Billboards advertise what Casa Bonita is perhaps best known for – “the cliff divers are back”.
Casa Bonita will reopen to the public with limited dining hours initially. At its soft launch, guests will be selected exclusively from the restaurant’s mailing list.
It closed the restaurant service during the pandemic in 2020 after its then-owner, Summit Family Restaurants, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
The restaurant was later purchased by “South Park” creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker in 2021, who featured Casa Bonita on an episode of the show, boosting its national awareness.
The duo recruited Dana “Loca” Rodriguez, an award-winning chef and restaurateur, to be executive chef and culinary partner of Casa Bonita.
Colorado is still eagerly awaiting an official reopening date.