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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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Prescott Valley, Arizona, United States
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Server was on top of everything, the food was great, very tasty. The award wining creamy chicken enchiladas were just that!

Thank Debra R
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My wife and I had their beef tacos. Their Spanish rice is really good. Small town dining at its best.

Thank J6459TIrichardd
Los Lunas, United States
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pretty great food here, and flour tortilla chips with chunky salsa? YES PLEASE! Friendly staff, nice decor, I'm a fan and if I'm ever in town again, I'll come here.

Thank Jeremy Z
Valencia, Spain
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were 3 people there for dinner. Very friendly staff. Excellent nachos, much higher than average (home made and good taste). Good enchilada. But other things were not of good taste (chicken burrito, no taste at all, and some kind of tortilla with meat and tomato sauce and salad, not good)

Thank Sensenomconegut
Seattle, Washington
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119 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 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
A TripAdvisor Member
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 8 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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53 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

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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
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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