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Casa Manana

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Mexican, Southwestern
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502 S 1st Ave, Corner of Hwy 70 & 191, Safford, AZ 85546-2305
+1 928-428-3170
11:00 - 20:30
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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Seattle, Washington
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114 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

3 hours into your trip from Mesa to El Paso please stop here. It is clean and offers huge portions. I enjoyed the spicy Manchaca shredded beef taco on a corn tortilla which came with rice and beans. My husband had the enchilada style burro with a request to not be fried with green chili. Salsa not to my liking,... More 

Thank Hystericalhappiness
Courtenay, Canada
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82 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Pros: The green tamales are evidently made by a local who sells to the owner. These tamales are truly the best. Not overloaded with masa. Just the right mix and texture. The cheese on top adds to, does not overtake the taste. Friendly and fast service. Cons: Surprised and saddened by cleanliness. The door in and out of the womens... More 

Thank Skipatroller
TheCasaManana, Owner at Casa Manana, responded to this review

Glad you love our tamales. Restroom doors are spotless now! Thanks for your comments. More 

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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

I have been traveling throughout the Tucson / Show Low / Douglas areas while I await the delivery of my new RV. Safford and Casa Manana have some of the prettiest women I've yet seen on this trip. I mean that as a compliment. And the food hit the spot. I liked the Creamy Chicken Enchiladas so much that I... More 

Thank UncleGuy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Sweet little restaurant. Attentive staff and great Cobb salad. Split one and they gave us two plates. The chicken soup was just right. This restaurant hires and trains developmentally delayed clients. They are doing well and good.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Everyone enjoyed their food everything from shredded beef tacos, chicken nuggets, green chili burro, taco salad, hamburgers etc, service was very good. Would eat here again.

Thank dana d
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51 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Good food, a wide choice on the menu though they had run out of fish, good service, recommend the restaurant.

Thank Caroline067
Willcox, Arizona
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100 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We have been to this restaurant many times and love the Chicken fajita salad. We went there today and were seated promptly. It was about 1:30 so the lunch crowd was gone. We got chips and water quickly. We waited and waited for our server. A waitress was in and out waiting on a table with a mom and five... More 

Thank TomKat2006
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We make a lot of Mexican food at home so we rarely go out for it. But this is one place I would go out to get Mexican. The staff are friendly. It is a small town so not a high end service place. Don't think there are any in town but this is as good as we have found.... More 

Thank nazcougar
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

I love the service I always get when eating here. The staff is friendly, fast and on top of things. The food is something that brings me back to this place time and time again.

Thank Jillian H
Buckeye, Arizona
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Haven't visited this restaurant in 15 years and couldn't wait to eat there again as I passed through town. Gave it a 3 due to the good service, waitress was always there before the drinks were empty, kept our chip basket full, and checked on us often. Food came out fast. Wife ordered a shredded beef burrito and son a... More 

Thank Nap85396

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$25
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 502 S 1st Ave, Corner of Hwy 70 & 191, Safford, AZ 85546-2305
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Safford
  • Phone Number: +1 928-428-3170
Since 1951, Casa Manana is The Gila Valley's oldest Landmark Mexican restaurant serving many generations of families & friends. Our founders, "Gabby" & Emma Gabaldon began using family recipes & creating some of her very own. With a humble beginning in the original red brick house, guests couldn't get enough of of their food. Many additions were made to accommodate the many families that passed on the "Casa Crave" to the next generation. Original cast iron skillets used to make the green chili meat are still used today. The famous beef is still slowly cooked all night long using only a few ingredients and then hand-shredded. From freshly smashed avocados for the guacamole, award winning salsa to dip the addictive mixture of corn and flour chips. You are sure to discover your favorite dish when you stop in. The Casa family is waiting for you.

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