We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Casa Manana

Certificate of Excellence
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Mexican, Southwestern
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
502 S 1st Ave, Corner of Hwy 70 & 191, Safford, AZ 85546-2305
+1 928-428-3170
11:00 - 20:30
Closed now
See all hours
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow

160 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 158: English reviews
Escondido, California
Level Contributor
366 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

try it with green chiles, it is the south west after all, and it is great. good service, friendly atmosphere, wish we had one here at home, a welcome lunch on the road

Thank mike m
Saratoga Springs, New York
Level Contributor
85 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

It has been many many years since we have visited the Gila Valley and eaten at Casa Mañana - but, boy, oh boy! It was yummy food and the service - seriously - the service was AMAZING! (...and I don't often type in caps.) It was a busy Saturday evening (after a huge church meeting) there were many people, but... More 

Thank sgktravels
Gilbert, Arizona
Level Contributor
119 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Their chips and salsa, cheese crisps, and green chile are awesome, but their shredded beef tacos are to die for!!!

2 Thank Lawdrum
Phoenix, Arizona
Level Contributor
29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Among the best green chili burros I've had. But not good?-fish tacos -run from them. They are frozen fish sticks from 1954. Also not impressed with beef tacos as they lack flavor. Go for green chili only. Nice chips that are a combo of flour and corn.

2 Thank spindrmathis
Prescott Valley, Arizona, United States
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

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

1 Thank Debra R
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017

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

1 Thank J6459TIrichardd
Los Lunas, United States
Level Contributor
19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

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.

Valencia, Spain
Level Contributor
27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

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
Level Contributor
134 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
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
Level Contributor
82 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
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 SkiHikeKayakPlay
TheCasaManana, Owner at Casa Manana, responded to this review

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

Travellers who viewed Casa Manana also viewed

Safford, AZ

Been to Casa Manana? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
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.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Casa Manana staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?