Our Rich History

Gilbert Molina Sr.

Gilbert Molina Sr. is holding his pattented taco maker invention.

Many Tacos have been made throughout the world using Casa Molina's very own taco maker. The tradition lives on today with the Molina Family.


Casa Molina (House of Molina) is that rare establishment which is authentic and the best of its kind.

Marked by a radiant sun etched in the a solid wood door, its softly aging walls enclose pure Mexico for the aficionado.

Once inside the door you will be graciously met by one of the Molina family...from this moment on, all of our services will be at your disposal. Here you are Supreme! Casa Molina has extended every courtesy to our guests since we first opened in 1947, with a seating capacity of 16. We now can accomodate over 300 in comfort!

In our entry you find a stone fireplace. Above the fireplace note the ceramic plaque of Guadalupe (the saint whose vision was seen in ancient Mexico)...below a candle will always be found burning!
It's now time to be seated in one of our dining rooms or the outdoor patio. Should you prefer just cocktails, you may want to be seated in our quiet lounge, The Cantina. With the lights at a minimum you will soon find yourself in complete relaxation. Here is the perfect place for a tempting cocktail made with tequila, which is the distilled juice of the Mexican cactus. It's refreshing!
Soon forgotten is the fact that a city awaits you outside these quiet walls. Native costumend waiters and waitresses serve you graciously, explaining the various Mexican dishes if you are new to the cousine.
As you become aware of your surroundings, note the beamed ceilings covered with saguaro ribs. The ceiling lamps, made of hand wrought copper, are imported from Mexico and add charm to an already beautiful room. Like the patio and all of Casa Molina, you feel as though Mexico is right outside the door. The furniture is custom made by Gilbert Molina Sr. from hand-hewn native mesquite tree forks and pine slabs. On the walls are large hand-painted plates and cacharros (pots) mad of baked clay. Should you be in Mexico, these are the types of pots you would see women cooking in.
It's time to leave Casa Molina. The food has been superb, the cocktails delightful and the evening most enjoyable. You leave with the feeling of having discovered a completely different world of pleasure...one you will return to again and again...so 'till we meet again...Adios mi Amigo!

Opening Hours

  • Daily: 11AM - 9PM
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