Twenty years after Casa del Rio first opened its doors, the
family-friendly Mexican eatery will once again welcome Waukesha
and Chacon families decided to come out of retirement after leasing
out the building four years ago. Co-owner Nancy Gonzalez explained
that both families missed working in the restaurant since it had
become like a second home to them.
missed the customers,” said Gonzalez. “I made a lot of really good
friends, and I would see them around town and they’d ask why we
She says most
of the same staff from the last 20 years will continue working at
Casa del Rio. There has been some downsizing to the menu, but
Gonzalez says some customer favorites will be offered on Saturdays
and Sundays as weekend specials.
different cooks and that made it difficult because it needs to have
the same flavor as before,” said Gonzalez. “Everyone does it a
little different, but I think we’ve managed to do it.”
She says she is
most excited to see the families she’s connected with over the last
20 years once again. Gonzalez has seen customers grow up and then
welcome their first children during her time as Casa del Rio. She
emphasizes that the restaurant is truly a family-oriented
establishment and all are welcome with open arms.
Casa del Rio’s
grand reopening is scheduled for today through Sunday at 408 E. Main
St. The six days will be filled with a wide range of activities.
Today: Trick or
treat for kids
Mary tastings sponsored by Jimmy Luvs from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
beer tasting with Dos Equis girls from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
girls will sample Hornitos Cristiliano from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Cuervo girls will be sampling premium traditional margaritas from 6
p.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday: There will
be samples of Eppa Sangria, an organic version of the drink, from 6
p.m. - 8 p.m.